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Our Beginning

The Old Bank Restaurant in Westerham is the culmination of Chef Adam Turley’s life-long passion for food, love for fresh, seasonal and regional ingredients, combined with a rich family history to create a relaxed and elegant dining experience.

Adam and his wife Emma both grew up in Sevenoaks with long family histories in the area. They are excited and proud to open The Old Bank Restaurant as a celebration of Adam’s passion for food and their family heritage.

The Old Bank Restaurant offers contemporary, seasonal British cuisine, influenced by French techniques, using the best quality ingredients locally available.

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Chef Adam

Adam has always believed that truly knowing and understanding his ingredients, knowing what’s in season then sourcing the best quality available, is vital for him to create the food he loves. He also believes in sharing this knowledge with his team, taking his junior chefs to see ingredients at their source and learning how they’re grown, farmed and nurtured.

Adam's passion for food began growing up in his parents’ pubs around the Sevenoaks area. After attending Westminster College in London he took a position at the Wentworth Golf Club. He spent three years there working under Mark Flannagan (now Executive Chef at Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty the Queen) He then moved to The Waterside Inn, Bray, a 3 Michelin Star restaurant. Where he was mentored by the world wide acclaimed chefs Michel Roux Senior and his son Alain.

He then spent 10 years as Head Chef at Bluebells Restaurant in Sunningdale, claiming numerous accolades and awards.

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It’s only been a short time since we opened the doors of The Old Bank and the whole team have been working exceptionally hard. The feedback we received from our customers makes it all worth it. Have a read here.