Award-winning Kent food business, Macknade, will open an exciting new food and drink hub at Elwick Place in Ashford.

In a joint announcement, Macknade, Ashford Borough Council and Stanhope PLC confirmed that the company will be the first food and drink tenant to move into the town centre development. It will occupy unit 1, which at 5,123 sq ft, is the largest retail space available.

The council and Stanhope PLC say that further tenant announcements are expected very soon following the successful completion of lengthy negotiations.

Faversham-based Macknade’s new venue will offer an all-day dining experience, bar and delicatessen, showcasing the best of local and international produce. It will be the go-to spot to enjoy freshly prepared produce with rich provenance for breakfast, lunch and evening dining, delivered in a relaxed and communal environment.

Dishes on the menu will include burgers and steaks prepared by Macknade butchers, and vegetarian and vegan options reflecting Macknade’s Kentish and Mediterranean roots. Customers will also be able to enjoy home baked cakes and delicious coffee, alongside deli platters and cocktails.

The bar will stock the very best beer, cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks from Kent’s flourishing drinks scene, and the delicatessen will feature an array of local, British and continental cheese and charcuterie, which is a highlight for customers of Macknade’s flagship food hall in Faversham.

Customers will also have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of events, ranging from informal producer tastings through to tutored classes and live music as you shop and dine. Whether you are out with friends and family or looking for a space to engage your business guests, Macknade at Elwick Place will offer a space to escape, breathe out and enjoy being part of a growing community in the heart of the Garden of England who all share a love for good food and drink.

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