Koh founder and Lion Consultancy owner Andy Lennox has announced that he will be launching a new restaurant venture set to open this November.
The new concept will open its first site in Ashley Cross, Dorset, with further sites currently under negotiation.
Lennox launched Koh almost 10 years ago in Bournemouth and the brand now has 13 sites across the south of England.“At last I can let everyone know that it’s official and I’m off on my latest new adventure,” says Lennox. “I have the keys to the first premises, we have boots on the ground and I’m looking forward to seeing my newest vision take shape – a new restaurant brand is about to be born! I’ve secured a great first site – the perfect blank canvas to breathe life into my new concept.
“I’ve chosen Dorset to launch the concept as it’s my home and I’m very familiar with its vibrant foodie market, I have all of my family here and I think it’s quite appropriate for the brand to be born where I first began 10 years ago.
“I have great confidence in the new brand and the heights I can take it to, this new foodie revolution is set to open your minds and tantalise taste buds with a whole new dining frontier.
“Excitement is definitely building at the thought of revealing the concept very soon and to introduce a spectacular cuisine that offers a unique blend of flavours, brought together by trading links over the centuries. I am confident that Dorset will love the seasonal, fresh produce and its hidden depths, as much as I do. The restaurant industry is about passion, innovation and excitement and that is what drives me to continue to bring new ideas to the market, it’s what we do.
“This new venture marks the beginning of a new chapter for me. Not only do I aim to transport my customers to this new foodie frontier, I’m also looking forward to growing the brand from its small roots into different areas of the hospitality trade.
“We will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with three very defined menus and atmospheres. Consumer trends are changing, and I believe the area is ready for this totally new concept that will deliver a unique experience, vibe and brand, and a high- quality product, with great provenance. I’m positive our customers will love it.”