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“Affordable Michelin star lunch”
Review of Chapter One

Chapter One
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Ranked #2 of 166 Restaurants in Orpington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $73
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Behind the charming Tudor exterior is a bright, modern restaurant with top notch modern European cuisine. Chapter One has gained enthusiastic reviews from many major restaurant critics and happy plaudits from satisfied diners. Not to mention that it won AA restaurant of the year 2004 and comes along with four AA rosettes. The dining room is relaxed, spacious and comfortable, and the cooking superb. Start with something inventive, like homemade roast gnocchi with braised chestnut, pumpkin and lobster. Then do try the braised oxtail with pancetta bacon and parsnip puree - everyone raves about it. The wine list shows much care and attention too. You will leave feeling well-fed and well cared-for.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

our lunch menu was great value - £20 for three courses at a restaurant that deserves its Michelin star. We enjoyed the sophisticated atmosphere. The wine - an Argentine Malbec - was excellent. We had a couple of quibbles, though. It took just a few minutes for the first and second courses to materialise - they must have been prepared in advance! And the coffee was a disgrace. On the whole, through, we had an excellent lunch at a decent price. The total bill, including drinks and service, was £85.

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Thank Sardanapale
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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

My third visit was just as pleasant as the last. The very good standards have been maintained and a really nice experience can be guaranteed. Cooking is skilful,accomplished and flavoursome with fresh, seasonal ingredients .
Service is efficient and deferential without being obsequious and the restaurant's ambiance is relaxing and tranquil. We spent a very pleasant evening here and intend to return very soon.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I was taken out for Sunday lunch by a friend. We were a party of five, but as I didn't pay, I'm not sure of the total bill. The fixed price menu was £22.95 for three courses — a few items on the menu were subject to a supplement. The service was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious: I had smoked risotto, the roast beef (not a very exciting choice, I admit) and the cheeseboard.

We chose a couple of modest wines (i.e., not very far down the list): a Pinot Blanc from Alsace and a Gamay. Both were more than acceptable.

My wife and I both agreed we would go again.

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Thank RogerC001
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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Lunch is better value than dinner great food over priced wine list the resturants atmosphere is good parking is easy

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Some friends and I had a meal at Chapter One on Sunday. Having been to some lovely places to eat this was disappointing for the price. They had problems with flies and had to close off the bar area. The food was very nice but the place lacked atmosphere of somewhere with a vibe. Overall it was ok. Would have prefered a curry though for that price.

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