Fresh start for renamed Camden Road restaurant

    Camden Quarter Tunbridge Wells

    The previously known ‘Camden Quarter’ restaurant has unveiled a new name ahead of its scheduled opening at the end of this month.

    Renamed Vittle and Swig, the change is intended to represent a break with the past following a turbulent year.

    Describing itself at the time as an ‘eclectic modern European’ style restaurant, Camden Quarter was forced to close over the summer following the bankruptcy of its parent company Turners Fine Foods. The abrupt closure saw the staff and management forced to pack up and vacate the Camden Road premises just hours before a 30 person function was due to arrive.

    Despite the closure, and a previous set back in the form of a one star hygiene rating earlier in the year, manager Gerry Stevens remained adamant that the restaurant would open again for a ‘fresh start.’

    At the time, Mrs Stevens – who has since bought the premises from the administrators – said the poor hygiene rating as being the result of “two cracked tiles and the lack of a painted vegetable area”, which had subsequently been resolved.

    However, she admitted the review still had ‘a massive impact’ on trade before the collapse of Turners on July 26. The new restaurant is set to launch in the coming weeks, slightly behind the end of August opening that Mrs Stevens predicted.