The Brasserie Bar Co has now opened its fourth pub, the British Queen, under its White Brasserie Company brand, in Locksbottom, Orpington.
The new opening is part of the company's plan to roll out more than 20 venues over the next three years, after it secured £13.5m in funding earlier this year. The Brasserie Bar Co also owns Brasserie Blanc, and is fronted by Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc, of Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons.
Having been unoccupied for two years, the 4,000 sq ft British Queen has been refurbished, featuring reclaimed wooden floors, oak beams, and relaxed lighting. There is now an open bar area, and an extension housing the 120-capacity brasserie, plus a 50-seat private garden.
The seasonal menu will offer a blend of British pub classics with French influences, such as snails in garlic herb butter; fried lamb sweetbreads and wild mushrooms; roast Scottish scallops with smoked bacon; roast pork belly with chateau potatoes; poached crab apple; and tarte flambée.
There will also 30 day dry-aged Cornish steaks, and a pie of the week, plus desserts such as chocolate soufflé with bitter chocolate ice cream; mango and pineapple salad with ginger crumble; and Normandy apple tart.
There will also be a wine list including French varieties, plus a selection of premium spirits, draught beers and bitters.
The company is also planning to open the Sun Inn in Chobham, towards the end of the year. Its other pubs are the Queen's Head in Weybridge, the King's Head in Teddington, and the Hare in Old Redding, Harrow.