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The Gastronomist, Ashford

This new foodie favourite is a modern event space aimed at delivering exceptional and unique dining experiences. Perfect for date night or special occasions.

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This reservation-only venue has been dubbed the ‘ultimate dinner party experience’ – open on Friday and Saturdays – guests will enjoy a curated two and a half-hour experience featuring menus inspired by the freshest and finest available ingredients from the surrounding Kent countryside

Taking centre stage in the resturant is the roaring, open-flamed parrilla (grill) welcoming diners to a very special supper experience. Expect a refined, modern space with tasting menus that will consist of six courses alongside selected wine pairings.

A dynamic programme of events at The Gastronomist will incorporate weekly ticketed dinner events, wine tastings and other hospitality-focused experiences including exciting collaborations with international chefs and ‘Meet the Producer’ evenings.

Coming up soon will be an exclusive evening of food wine and art. The venue was deliberately designed to serve as a blank canvas for art exhibitions, which will change throughout the year.

Partnering with Experience Curators for the restaurant’s 2021 launch, The Gastronomist has commissioned international fine artist Zita Ayala, marking the UK debut of her work. The ‘Taupadak’ Exhibition, which in Basque means ‘Heartbeat’, is a brand-new series that sees the artist explore the reconnection between humans and nature.

The Gastronomist will also be available exclusively for private functions. It’s the perfect venue to host your own, exclusive experience, from full service dinner parties to intimate weddings. The experienced team will work with their guests to create the perfect event, plan every detail and design bespoke menus. The venue can safely accommodate up to 50 seated guests or 80 guests for a standing reception.

Co-founder, Jokin Ortega, says: ‘We want to serve flavours that are intrinsically delicious, inspired by nature, and assimilate some international flair. Our food offering will be designed around the best seasonal ingredients from Kent, and occasionally beyond, to create bold menus that tell a story and have a sense of provenance. Our bespoke two-metre wide parilla will be the focal point in the kitchen and is bound to capture our guests’ attention during the evening’s service.’

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The Gastronomist, Elwick Place, Ashford, TN23 1AX

Opening hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 7pm - 10pm
Saturday: 7pm - 10pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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