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Le Petit Poisson in the press

The local press are also impressed with Le Petit Poisson. It's hard not to be.

Year of refurbishment brings 'amazing results'

A seafood restaurant has undergone a stunning transformation on the site of an old public toilets and pier ticket office. Le Petit Poisson - at the top of the pier in Central Parade - reopened last week after the £200,000 makeover. The work, which has seen the restaurant refurbished and extended on to another floor, took more than a year, but head chef Alex Windebank says it has all been worth it. The 24 year-old, who learned his trade at the Michelin-starred Sportsman in Seasalter, said:

“There was so much work to do when we started out, but the results are amazing. The restaurant has virtually doubled in size and looks so much fresher. The feedback we’ve had so far has been great and We’re really looking forward to the summer. It’s really exciting.”

Alex says the restaurant offers a “menu with a twist” and all produce is sourced locally from Broadstairs and Hythe:

“It’s so important to make the most of what you have on your doorstep. It also means the food we serve is as fresh as it can be.”

The restaurant will also have a side-hatch selling seafood during the summer and hopes to have a rooftop seating area next year:

“We’ve got big plans but obviously things cost money. We’ve done so much so far and can’t wait to show it off.”

Opening times: Tuesday to Friday noon to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 9pm; Saturday noon to 3pm and 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Sunday noon to 3.30pm. For more information about Le Petit Poisson call 01227 361199.

?HB Gazette 6th May 2010

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