Called Koffmann & Mr White’s, the joint venture is a brasserie style eatery that will serve a mix of English and French classics that gained the two chefs their fame on the London restaurant scene back in the 1980s, ‘90s and 2000s.
With six Michelin stars between them, the chefs hope their vision of classic dining will appeal to the customer looking for good quality, affordable food in a relaxed, stylish and unpretentious environment.
Koffmann was awarded three Michelin stars at his restaurant La Tante Claire in London, which was where White trained before moving on to attain his own three stars at Harvey’s and The Restaurant Marco Pierre White in the dining room at the Hyde Park Hotel.
Operating under licence from Pierre White’s Black & White Hospitality business, plans are to roll out Koffmann & Mr White’s to further locations during the next two years, following a year’s exclusivity for The Abbey Hotel.
Pierre White said: “For many, many, many years I reflected on my career and one of my deepest regrets was not spending more time with Pierre in the kitchen. I am looking forward to being the apprentice once again.
“Personally, I’m also thrilled to be opening in Bath, a city which is very close to my heart. The Abbey Hotel has a brilliant central location and together we’re looking forward to creating a fantastic new restaurant for the city.”
Koffmann added: “Marco is one of the most talented chefs I have ever worked with. I am very much looking forward to our collaboration.”
Koffmann & Mr White’s is Black & White Hospitality’s seventh brand alongside Steakhouse Bar & Grill, New York Italian, Wheeler’s of St James, Mr White’s English Chophouse, Bardolino Pizzeria, Bellini & Espresso Bar and Marconi.