New restaurant promises contemporary cuisine for King’s Lynn

The opening of Purfleet Brewery adds another choice to the menu of dining venues in and around downtown Lynn.

And choice is a key word here because the team makes it a point of honor to satisfy vegans, vegetarians and people with special dietary needs as much as other customers.

“We believe this is what the community needs and this is where the world is headed,” the owner said.

Ben Welthy and Lauren Jimson-Elliott, chefs at Purfleet Brasserie.

“King’s Lynn is a growing and thriving community that is packed and needs more and more places like this.

“We have two fantastic and enthusiastic chefs who bring flair and imagination to the business.”

The chefs are Ben Welthy, who grew up in Lynn and worked as a chef with his father in Australia, and Lauren Jimson-Elliott.

Chefs Ben and Lauren
Chefs Ben and Lauren

Ben said the Purfleet Brasserie, which opens on Thursday June 2, aims to become a “foodie destination” serving contemporary cuisine.

“We will offer amazing food for all tastes and budgets, great coffees, beautiful surroundings. We have a children’s menu so that the whole family can come and enjoy. There will be traditional food but it’s also a chance to introduce dishes that may not have been tried in Lynn, so something new and exciting.

“A lot of it is plant-based – take the fabulous beetroot falafel starter, for example – and our signature dish would have to be our rack of lamb which is really special.

“We also invite customers to create their own ‘mac and cheese’. It’s a hugely popular concept in London – so why not King’s Lynn? We think Lynn will love it.

Chef Lauren outside the brewery
Chef Lauren outside the brewery

The Purfleet Brasserie will be open from Wednesday to Sunday and live music sessions are scheduled several times a month with local talent – singers, songwriters, musicians. Theme evenings are also part of it.

They are also enthusiastic about the location which is tucked away in a quiet corner just a few yards from the High Street and is in the historic quarter by the river and with views of the Custom House.

“It’s always busy here, so we think it’s the perfect location,” the owner added.

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