Bacon and egg on toast at Macknade in Hoopers Royal Tunbridge Wells

Macknade creates spaces and experiences that bring communities together around a shared love of food & drink. Encompassing retail, hospitality, events, food service and farming, the Macknade brand has been synonymous with quality and community since 1847.

With strong roots in the garden of England and the island of Ischia in Italy, Macknade is on a mission to bring producers, suppliers and consumers closer together in true community spirit.

Passionate about quality, community, sustainability and seasonality, Macknade already have two established food halls in Faversham and Ashford, both of which offer not only locally sourced produce from the County, but also specialist ingredients from Europe and further afield.

Alongside a great foodie shopping experience, Macknade Faversham and Macknade Ashford offer all day dining and drinks, with dishes created using produce stocked in store.

This September (2021), Macknade are set to open an informal restaurant space at Hoopers, occupying the 4000 square foot café space on the second floor of the iconic department store.

Once open, Tunbridge Wells residents and visitors will enjoy an all-day dining experience from breakfast and brunch to lunch, light suppers and leisurely drinks. The menu comprises dishes that Macknade fans have come to know and love, such as crispy serrano and scrambled eggs, alongside larger plates, platters and special dishes.

Stefano Cuomo, CEO, Macknade said: ‘Macknade’s whole purpose is to bring communities together through quality food and drink experiences. By partnering with Hoopers, we aim to create a favourite place in the town for everyone to enjoy. Tunbridge Wells residents have long taken pride in supporting local, independent businesses and the surrounding area of the Weald is full of producers that we already admire, and whose stories we can’t wait to share.’

Alongside relaxed dining, Macknade at Hoopers will also offer a tight retail range, including a selection of produce used on the new restaurant menu, as well as wine, beer and cider. A curated collection of indoor plants and handtied bouquets from their floristry department will be available, plus bespoke hamper services and foodie gifts.

Shane Godwin, Managing Director, Macknade added: ‘Working with Hoopers presents a wonderful opportunity to bring the Macknade experience to an ever-growing audience. Once opened, the restaurant will become the ideal place for all manner of get togethers from business breakfasts, to relaxed brunches with friends and family.’

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