Review on Kits Coty Brasserie
'I must go in summer and sample the view over Bluebell Hill,' noted one Mobile Food Guide user who was immediately seduced by the pleasures of Kits Coty Brasserie. This is a place that's sure to impress with its lively modern mood, superb terrace overlooking the Medway Valley and stylish bare-floored dining room.
The menu is peppered with contemporary ideas that could include grilled red mullet fillet with prawn orzo pasta and salsa verde as well as more familiar Euro-offerings such as garlic-roasted rump of lamb with ratatouille. There's also plenty of enterprising effort and industry at work in the kitchen, witness home-smoked salmon (served with pickled cucumber, potato and mustard seed salad) and beef cured with lemon grass and ginger (accompanied by a Malaysian salad). The taste for things oriental also extends to teriyaki salmon with pak choi and Thai fragrant rice.
Desserts return to the occident for comforting classics such as cinnamon and sultana rice pudding with jam and shortbread or fig tart with vanilla ice cream and crème anglaise. A concise list of reasonably priced global wines completes the picture.
If you were wondering about the curious name, it refers to nearby Kits Coty House – an ancient monument pre-dating Stonehenge once used as a place of worship and later as part of a burial mound. It's probably a corruption of 'Catigern's House'.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.30pm Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Wed-Sat (6.00 - 9.00pm Tue)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express