Cuckfield will soon have a new restaurant when No 1 Broad Street opens in March.
Philip Bunn spotted the business opportunity quite by chance when dropping his wife at the dentist! As he parked, he noticed the lease was available on the building next door (formerly Gardinia).
Philip, who started his career at The Ritz - working his way from serving to management, owns a business which runs corporate hospitality suites at motor racing venues around the UK.
With this background he was keen to create a new local eatery and 1 Broad Street provided an ideal location for his own restaurant.
While Philip runs front of house, Johnny Stanford – a Michelin-star trained chef – will take control in the kitchen. Previously at South Lodge Hotel and coming from the Half Moon near Wisborough Green, Johnny will be serving what he calls a ‘modern British’ menu. “For me it’s always about local and fresh produce, but local can mean the UK where possible,” Johnny explains. “For those things we don’t produce here, we have to strike the balance of sustainable and smart.
“At No 1 Broad Street we’ll be doing something different and exciting with everyday dishes.”
Johnny’s lunch and dinner menu will feature cured and blowtorched Mackerel with Salsify, Buttermilk and Macadamias, and aged Goosnargh Duck breast, caramelised Chicory and Yorkshire forced Rhubarb, when it opens early in March.
No 1 Broad Street will be open for casual fine dining Wednesday to Saturday lunch 12noon-2pm and Tuesday to Saturday 6-9pm for dinner.