Some of you might have already noticed, walking up and down The Old High Street, that there is something going on in the up until recently vacant property at South Street.
Blooms @ the Quarter is a new restaurant at 2-4 South Street, which will officially open to the public on Friday 22 March.
Blooms will be a contemporary restaurant with a theatre style kitchen, serving good quality Italian/Mediterranean food. The menu will be simple and will include freshly prepared dishes from hand stretched pizzas, fresh local fish, pasta, risottos, grilled meats, salads & fresh homemade bread.
As well as a bar area to relax in, whether one is waiting for one’s table or just with friend for a coffee, they aim to deliver a fast, friendly and professional standard of service from the front of house team who will have an excellent knowledge of wines, cocktails and the menu.
Owner Phil Godden has grown up in Folkestone and spent his child hood growing up around the harbour, and has been a local business man for many years. The head chef James Pearce & bar/restaurant manager Andrew Wintie are both also local guys and share a love and passion for food and drink.
They use some local suppliers, such as Frizbee for the staff uniforms, art works and pitchers form the businesses within the Creative Quarter, and on the food side they will be using Chummies (award winning "best seaside stall in England"), Bobs Seafood, Folkestone Trawlers & Griggs of Hythe for fish, Juicy Fruits of Folkestone and Turners Fine Food for fruit and vegetables, as well as sourcing locally made and grown produce throughout the Kent coast.
Bar opening times
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 to 11:00pm
Sundays 12:00 till 5:00pm
Food service times
Tuesday to Thursday 12:00 till 3:00pm & 6:till 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 12:00 till 3:00pm & 6:00pm till 9:30
Sunday 12:00 till 4:00pm