Award-winning local restaurant owners take over Pantiles Bar & Café

Murat Askin, Tess Kerslake and Lukas Barauskas, the team behind the award-winning TN1 Bar and Kitchen on Monson Road in Tunbridge Wells, have now taken over the Pantiles Bar & Café, situated on the historic Colonnade in The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.

Lukas, who was already head chef and business partner at the Pantiles Bar & Café for over four years and executive chef overseeing TN1 Bar and Kitchen, is looking forward to partnering with his fellow directors of TN1 Bar & Kitchen once more in this new joint venture.

Lukas said: “I am really proud of what we have already achieved at the Pantiles Bar & Café. Working with Tess and Murat will add another dimension to the business.

“We are extending our evening hours and offering a wider range to answer the needs of a broader clientele and I am excited for what the future holds.”

Murat and Tess, who have earned themselves a reputation for blending the warmth of a family-run business, a destination for live music and the professionalism of a high-quality restaurant, bar and café, are excited to take on this second location to weave their magic once more.

Murat added: “We are delighted to be joining The Pantiles community, and to be situated in such a stunning location.

“The Pantiles Bar & Café is brilliantly set out to provide services throughout the day. A great spot for brunch, cake and a coffee, perfect for after-work drinks and a lovely location for supper with friends.

“With seating for 30 inside and 35 outside nestled in the Colonnade, it really is an all-year-round location. We look forward to welcoming you to the Pantiles Bar & Café or revisit us at the TN1 Bar & Kitchen soon.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Elham’s The King’s Arms crowned best pub in Kent

For the third year in a row, Contemporary Pubs has seen one of its gastropubs and freehouses crowned the ‘Kent pub of the year’ in a major national awards scheme.

Read More

Produced in Kent’s Future Food Forum is back for 2024

Following a hugely successful event last year, Produced in Kent will once again be hosting its Future Food Forum at the University of Kent in Canterbury on 3 May 2024. 

Read More

Family team launches SureCare home care service in Sittingbourne

Husband and wife team Lisa and Rejue Khalique, as well as Lisa’s cousin Stephanie Kew, who will be the registered manager, have launched their SureCare franchise in Sittingbourne to provide a broad range of regulated and non-regulated care services.

Read More