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Folkestone Harbour Arm announces ‘The Lighthouse Tasting Rooms’ by The Lighthouse Champagne Bar

Folkestone Harbour have announced that the team behind The Lighthouse Champagne Bar will soon be  substantially expanding their offer by introducing ‘The Lighthouse Tasting Rooms’; a brand-new restaurant at Platform 4 on Folkestone Harbour Arm.

Carved into the deeply historic granite that holds the Harbour Arm together, ‘The Tasting Rooms’ will be a natural evolution of everything that makes The Lighthouse Champagne Bar the nationally recognised success that it is. Taking over the spaces previously occupied by both The Waiting Room Bar and Dinos’ Pizzeria, ‘The Tasting Rooms’ will celebrate the best of ‘Frenglish’ (French/English) cooking and will become the largest restaurant on the Harbour Arm.

This all-new space boasts expansive indoor and outdoor seating and will bring the look, feel and quality of the Lighthouse Champagne Bar to a relaxed Bistro setting, out in the English Channel with panoramic views of Kent’s Heritage Coastline. The indoor space has been completely reimagined. The Tasting Rooms is home to an open kitchen, a fully functioning, display facing delicatessen and even a custom-built stage that will host a regular live music programme. What was once a walk-through corridor has now become a stunning, orangery-like environment with exceptional views across the water to drink in. The Lighthouse Tasting Rooms will also spill out onto the quayside, with plans to create a beautiful private dining environment with the look and feel of a Rosé Garden.

The creation of the Tasting Rooms will allow the Lighthouse Champagne Bar team to expand and enhance on their already brilliant offer. Not only will The Tasting Rooms offer a full restaurant provision, but visitors will also discover an oyster bar, an authentic continental deli and enjoy a regular live music programme. Large platters overflowing with meats, cheeses, pates and much more will be created in their new kitchen before being cycled up to those enjoying the views and a glass of bubbly at the Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse Tasting Rooms are now taking bookings and will open for the first time from Thursday 30th June, to book, call 07368 498158.

Paulo Kingston-Correia, General Manager of Folkestone Harbour & Seafront Development Company said:

‘We are delighted to announce the opening of the Lighthouse Tasting Rooms on Platform 4 of the Harbour Arm from the Robinson family, the creators of the much-loved Lighthouse Champagne Bar.  The Tasting Rooms will bring aspects of the Champagne Bar to a large indoor venue showcasing an eclectic mix of bar, bistro and music delivered year-round. We are really pleased to be able to support the development of another local business which brings together our redevelopment of Platform 4 of the Harbour Arm as a year-round venue with the Tastings Rooms, Wildbox and Desert Folkes.’

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