The Chairman of Dover District Council, Cllr Sue Chandler today (4 January) officially opened Deal Pier Kitchen, the new cafe restaurant at the end of the council-owned Deal Pier.
Deal Pier Kitchen is open seven days week and brings a fresh, new offer to the pier. The cafe restaurant is housed in the Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA) award-winning building designed by Niall McLaughlin, opened in 2009, and featured on the CHALKUP21 trail of contemporary coastal architecture. The café restaurant offers outstanding views out across the English Channel.
The team behind Deal Pier Kitchen, hospitality entrepreneurs, Rebecca Hodson and Tim Biggs, were awarded a 20 year lease of the cafe restaurant following a competitive tender by Dover District Council and supported by leisure property specialists, Fleurets.
Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Dover District Council’s cabinet member for corporate property, said: "We're delighted to welcome Deal Pier Kitchen as part of our £500,000 revamp of Deal Pier. We were impressed with Rebecca and Tim's vision for the cafe restaurant and the fresh new approach that they bring. The pier is very much at the heart of local life in Deal so we know they are going to be very busy!”
Tim Biggs, said: "We look forward to welcoming everyone to Deal Pier Kitchen. We've developed an exciting new menu based on local produce and creating a dining experience to make the most of this fantastic location."
(Cllr Sue Chandler presented owners, Rebecca Hodson and Tim Biggs, with a memento of the history of Deal Pier)
Posted on 04 January 2019