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!