British bar & brasserie opens in Kingston

Hawkers Bar & Brasserie is a new neighbourhood drinking and dining destination open in Kingston-Upon-Thames.

A short walk fom the train station and the riverside, the 3,500 square foot space features 160 covers, a sheltered outdoor terrace and a lounge bar.

Open seven days a week, the British brasserie offers an all-day menu of classic comfort dishes with a number of modern European additions, served up by head chef Darren Edwards.

Lighter dishes include mackerel ceviche and beef carpaccio with signature mains including Hawkers puff pie with slow-cooked lamb and bacon, and Hawkers fish and chips with Gallow’s gold ale batter.

The standalone lounge bar stocks a comprehensive range of premium cocktails and spirits including gin from local distillery Beckett’s, craft beers from local breweries and a carefully sourced wine list.

Award-winning agency Design LSM used the restaurant’s inspiration, 1920’s Hawkers Aviation founder Harry Hawker, to create a contemporary interior with art deco touches.

Merlin Ramos, general manager, at Hawkers said he had worked closely with designers to incorporate aspects of local aviation history. “We have worked hard to incorporate aspects of the local aviation history into the restaurant’s design and menu, using local ingredients and suppliers where possible.

“We are also dedicated to supporting friends and neighbours and look forward to seeing what the coming months have in store.”

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