The pair have worked in some of the UK’s leading kitchens including Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Launceston Place, The Square and The Vineyard in Berkshire. More recently Ross was Head Chef at Dabbous and Michael his Sous Chef.
Their latest venture, Wellbourne Brasserie, will feature a unique all-day dining menu that is simple, restrained and affordable yet aims to exceed expectations with the quality of ingredients and attention to detail Gibbens and Kennedy will bring.
The contemporary interior, created by Simple Simon Design, reflects the elegance and simplicity of the food served and combine Mondrian-style structures with teal and stainless steel accents and terrazzo and concrete flooring.
The brasserie features French inspired seating, curved steel bar with striking petrol blue gantry highlighting Wellbourne’s wine collection and the private fine dining area with dusty pink walls, velvet seating and mid-century lighting.
“Simple Simon Design has used Mondrian-style structures, brass details and terrazzo flooring throughout the contemporary interior of Wellbourne Brasserie,” comments designer, Elly Deakin.
“Careful considerations have been made to form a balance between materiality throughout the design. Minimal lighting and clean lines in the steelwork create a look and feel to the restaurant that reflects the elegance and simplicity of the food served.
“Contrastingly, these elements are complemented by the rusticity of the concrete flooring, textured wall tiles and oak furniture – creating warmth and a welcoming feel to the interior. The contemporary French inspired seating further complements the restaurant’s offering.
“Finally, design queues such as teal and stainless steel accents have been taken from Wellbourne’s sister restaurants to reflect the brand and create a strong connection between the three sites.”