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Chapter One

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Farnborough Common | Locksbottom, Kent, Orpington BR6 8NF, England
+44 1689 854848
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 18:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

just returned from a 3 course lunch menu ,really lovely food .great service ,great premises ,charming staff, dont go here if you have work after ,do go if you enjoy good food great service and generally getting spoiled , do yourself a favour and try , keep up the good work

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Thank mal h
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Chapter One on 15 April to celebrate our wedding anniversary. My wife is coeliac and we always research restaurants before booking to ensure that she can be catered for. We were not disappointed. We both had three courses, a glass of champagne and a glass of wine. Everything about the evening was perfect - we could not fault... More 

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Thank CDGILLIARD
England
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant several times. Service is always fantastic and food is delicious. Good reasonable lunch menu too.

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Thank CovertCooper
Halstead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Chapter One for a double 70th birthday celebration for 8 people, including two grandchildren. We couldn't fault the restaurant in any way. The food was of very high quality and the service was warm and friendly. The waiting staff were particularly good with the children and sang 'Happy Birthday' as they brought the cake we had ordered. The... More 

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Thank Malcolm F
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb but simple menu. Menu not too fussy with a good selection of dishes that was superb. Chicken was so tasty as was that salad for starter. Service was faultless. Had a really enjoyable lunch and will return sooner next time. 10 out of 10

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Thank FJT_11
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have already been a few times and it's always a pleasure to go back. The food is great as well as the service and atmosphere. Would recommend it for any type of occasion. Very good price for the amazing quality of the ingredients that you get on your plate. Delightful experience. Will always be back.

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Thank Caty430
london
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit disappointed today. Always love chapter one & have been a regular visitor since the restaurant opened. Today we had the second lunchtime sitting. The table was late & the service slow but was really happy with the food so happy overall until dessert. 8 of us ordered the main dessert (custard tart with a rasp sorbet) but they... More 

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Thank sallycog
London, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by (didn't have a reservation). They were very busy (Easter Saturday) but we were fortunate to get a table. We had the pigeon wellington <for two>. It was very imaginative, very tender and nicely presented. A most enjoyable lunch.

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Thank PandGK
chalfont st peter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was treated to a birthday lunch at this venue and I must say how thoroughly i enjoyed it. The staff were very welcoming on arrival. We sat in the bar first for a drink and were soon seated at out table in the restaurant. The place had a good vibe and was full for lunch with people really making... More 

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Thank paul g
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good service, food fine and a very good meal out for two, the price is just right too. They do a good job there. I would say that the expectations may lead to how you judge this. If the service and food was taken to a gastro pub level you would be amazed. Best Gastro pub ever. But it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$82
Cuisine
French, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Farnborough Common | Locksbottom, Kent, Orpington BR6 8NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Orpington
  • Phone Number: +44 1689 854848
Description
Behind the charming Tudor exterior is a bright, modern restaurant with top notch modern European cuisine. Chapter One has gained enthusiastic reviews from many major restaurant critics and happy plaudits from satisfied diners. Not to mention that it won AA restaurant of the year 2004 and comes along with four AA rosettes. The dining room is relaxed, spacious and comfortable, and the cooking superb. Start with something inventive, like homemade roast gnocchi with braised chestnut, pumpkin and lobster. Then do try the braised oxtail with pancetta bacon and parsnip puree - everyone raves about it. The wine list shows much care and attention too. You will leave feeling well-fed and well cared-for.

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