Oxford Times Feature The Kitchen Farnborough
Jo Robinson chatted to journalist Katherine MacAlister about her vision for The Kitchen…
“Previously known as The Inn at Farnborough, near Banbury, it was always a popular dining destination. Anthony and I had a vision, to make a different mark on the country eating scene.Our vision was of a village pub the way we felt it should be – a community foodie hub for the 21st century – with contemporary rustic cooking at its core.
Fast forward a year of planning, investment, renovation, re-branding with many magical moments including team brainstorms, wine tastings and menu creations – not to mention sleepless nights!
We’ve had an amazing year of transition from The Inn to The Kitchen.”
“The Kitchen is all about creating exciting food, and we are extremely selective and discerning about our ingredients. I love searching out local food and drink heroes such as Aubrey Allen Butchers (by appointment to Her Majesty The Queen) and the Cotswolds Distillery.
We grow much of our fruit and veg in the kitchen garden, which is cultivated with love by our Head Gardener Emma. In the summer of 2016 we were 30 per cent self-sufficient and this year sees us aiming for 50 per cent. Knowing where our food is from, its provenance and that it’s ethical, is hugely important to us.”
“We have worked tirelessly to carve out a special place at The Kitchen for the locals and beyond. Our staff are fabulous and have really made The Kitchen their own – developing a feeling of warmth and friendship that makes The Kitchen such a special place to walk into. The Kitchen is everything we hoped for – and more…”
Visit www.thekitchenfarnborough.co.uk or call 01295 690615
Thank you Katherine for your review
The team at The Kitchen x