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New Brighton Restaurant Opening: Kindling Restaurant, East Street

Kindling Restaurant is set to take Brighton’s food scene by storm when it opens this November in East Street. The concept has been developed by husband and wife team, Ramin and Jane Mostowfi and their chef team, Holly Taylor and Toby Geneen.

Kindling is on a mission to change the way we eat, with a mantra of “Good food, done well”.

The Kindling concept is focused around food that is kind to the environment and good for the soul, with a determination of achieving zero waste wherever possible. Its cooking embrace straditional methods with preservation at the core,conserving the fruitful Sussex seasons, so that diners can delight in only the best local grown produce and flavour experiences year-long.

The menu comprises seasonal plant-based dishes with ethical meat and sustainable fish;all created with care and enriched by fire; paying homage to its name. The food promises to surprise, delight and stimulate ‘being kind’ at the core of every creation.As acclaimed Brighton restauranteurs, Ramin and Jane have an impressive track record having run the critically acclaimed Food for Friends restaurant for nearly 15 years, which firmly established itself as one of the UK’s leading and ‘trailblazing’ vegetarian eateries.

They sold Food for Friends last summer and have since been developing the Kindling concept. “Our ethos is all about the thoughtful details and the stories behind our food and local producers. The restaurant will be relaxed by design, with a service that is friendly but professional. It will be elegant and principled, always putting people at ease. We will be a generous host, we smile, exuding quality whilst whispering reassurance, at every touch point.”

The extended team bring years of passion and restaurant knowledge, including chefs’ Holly Taylor and Toby Geneen and Phil Scot, (formally of St John Restaurant, London) will be taking charge of front of house, leading a team of hospitality professionals. As a restaurant team the aim will be to make a difference by thinking big and acting small, having respect and responsibility for people, the food served and the planet. All of these will come to life in the details.In terms of the setting, think pared back elegance, reclaimed timbers and warm natural tones, all inspired by the restaurant’s land-sea-fire concept. The wood fire grill will be at the heart of the restaurant adding a special flavour profile to the dishes on the seasonal menu.

Ramin and Jane’s natural hospitality and generosity is set to filter through, delivering a unique dining experience, inspired by community, positivity and a shared celebration of food – which spans supplier, team and customer.

The Kindling management team have committed to provide a different hospitality work culture where people will be at the centre of the business and feel a valued member of the Kindling family. The aspiration is to create a better work culture bucking the trend in hospitality by helping their team grow and develop sustainable and fulfillable careers in the industry, putting fair pay and wellbeing first.

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