High Street Update

Lots of people are looking for word on The Kinds Head/Auberge and there has been talk of a take-over – we can confirm now that this is indeed the case.

The business has been purchased from administrators by Brasserie Blanc, part of household name Raymond Blanc’s restaurant group. The venue won’t however become a Brasserie Blanc but will probably retain the ‘Kings Head’ name and become a brasserie. Work is currently being undertaken to completely refurbish the building with a view to re-opening at the end of August – a similar mixture of brasserie and pub with food looks to be on the cards.

If the name Blanc sounds familiar to Teddington residents then it may because Raymonds wife Jenny owns interior design & home wear business Jenny Blanc Designs. This change in ownership is great news for the town with another pedigree eaterie on the way and retaining the Kings Head watering hole that has stood on this spot for hundreds of years.

Two businesses have disappeared – KouKou bar (after it’s late licence rewal was denied) and Restaurant Noel, but work is already underway to turn KouKou’s empty space into a new mobile phone/accessories and repair shop.

Work is well underway at new italian ice-cream parlour “Il Gelato” at 52 Broad Street – as well as being spoilt for choice from 24 flavours of delicious home-made ice cream, also on offer will be fresh fruit smoothies and fine Belgian chocolates. With temperatures expected to soar way above average this parlour can’t open soon enough!

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  • 24th May 2010 at 10:13
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    Well done on getting your information so quickly. It’s better than any of the local papers. We are specially following the progress on the Petit Auberge and the Kings Head.

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  • 7th June 2010 at 15:57
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    I was sorry to see that Restaurant Noel had closed for good – the welcome was always warm, the food of a very high quality, and the service excellent. Such a shame that quality establishments like this go to the wall.

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  • 22nd June 2010 at 14:22
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    TBM Ltd (formerly Teddington Builders Merchants Ltd – Coppin family sold out in 2005 after 40 years trading) the new owner has closed down.

    The Freehold building is for sale or rent and interested parties should contact Snellers Commercial.

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