Exceptional fine dining

Chapter One offers exceptional food in a stylish setting. An extensive list of carefully chosen wines and delicious cocktails. Impeccable service with meticulous attention to detail.

At Chapter One we've created a first-class dining experience that's contemporary and cosmopolitan - inspired modern-European cooking making the most of fresh, seasonal ingredients. In the restaurant, you'll receive a fine dining experience with regularly changing menus offering outstanding quality and variety.

Our Brasserie offers an alternative lunch and dinner menu of favourite dishes like steaks, burgers and fish and chips with a more relaxed, informal ambience. Serving lunch Wednesday to Saturday and dinner Wednesday to Saturday.

Open five days a week, Chapter One, regarded as one of the best restaurants in Kent, is a sophisticated yet relaxed place to meet, dine and enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Read what the critics say

As far as modern fine dining restaurants go, Chapter One is a touch out of the ordinary being neither a voguish urban townhouse nor a rustic country retreat. In truth, its location on a busy road connecting the Kentish towns of Bromley and Orpington is rather inauspicious. But rest assured, the food is anything but.

Great British Chefs 2020

Recent renovations have only increased support of this "busy and buzzy" local venue that does the old-fashioned things supremely well.

Good Food Guide 2020

Back to its best - long-time chef Andy McLeish and his business partner purchased this well-known site in late 2017, and have re-established it as one of the major destinations on the fringes of south east London and beyond.

Hardens 2019

This long-standing restaurant has many regulars; its wide-ranging menus offering keenly priced, carefully prepared modern European dishes. Cooking is light and delicate, mixing classic and modern flavours.

Michelin 2019

Andrew McLeish's relaxing venue sees crisply linened tables and gastronomic prints set a refined tone. He has struck a nigh perfect balance here between assured contemporary cooking with plenty of surprises and a pressing need to offer value.

AA Restaurant Guide 2019

Keen out-of-town prices combined with pleasingly elegant decor, capable service and clever cooking make Chapter One well worth a drive

Square meal 2019