Tom Kerridge has revealed his intentions for plans for his second site in town (Just in case you didn’t know – Tom holds two Michelin stars at the Hand and Flowers).
We reported some time ago that he was interested in taking over the Coach and Horses, a long established traditional pub, which also sold Chinese food.
So here is the bullet point summary of what to expect:
- Due to open in November, and it will be renamed “The Coach“
- Serve breakfast, lunch and dinner – with a menu changing to reflect the time of day
- Service will be less formal in style than the Hand and Flowers- and all members of the team will be taking orders
- Will be headed up by current Hand & Flowers senior sous chef Nick Beardshaw
- There will be an open kitchen – featuring a rotisserie
- Much of the seating at a long metallic counter – see plans below.
- Small, muted television screens will be show live sport
- The intention is that dishes will be served when ready – instead of all at the same time. (like Wagamamas and similar places)
- There will be a “no bookings” policy
- Dishes will cost in the range £6 – £15
- The Coach will be big enough to seat 40
Update: 15-8-14 – on online article from The Caterer has even more details