October 2014 The Restaurant met the Artist at the Hepsibah Gallery. They loved the paintings and she loved the food and a happy collaboration was settled upon. So from now on you can enjoy most delicious food and wine at The Brackenbury while looking at ravishing art - which is for sale.
Emma Rose is an artist/colourist based in Bath specialising in contempoarary, semi-abstract painting with an emphasis on colour and texture. Her style is distincive, original yet diverse. Using Indian Inks and acrylics she producs vibrant and arresting work. Landscape, sky, sea, nature and memory are the inspiratioal core reflecting often her interest in the Japanese asthetic of Wabi-Sabi - the process and beauty of ageing which creates irregularity and imperfection.
Emma worked for many years in London, a career spanning theatre, film and photography before leaving for the country idyll of Wellow, old home of the Brotherhood of Ruralists, pop-art king Peter Blake and sculptor Peter Watts.
Commissions are happily accepted for private and commercial clients.
The Brackenbury was opened in January 2014, wanting to revive what was a great local restaurant serving, delicious food based on market availability of fresh ingredients sourced from the UK.
The partners are Ossie Gray, (ex River Cafe General Manager & Wine Buyer of 20 years), with Head Chef Humphrey Fletcher (Kensington Place, The Glasshouse, The River Cafe & Head Chef at The Royal Well Tavern, Gloucestershire) & Andy Morris who has cooked at The Anglesea Arms & Providores. Olivier Subira heads the floor team, with experience at Chez Bruce, The River Cafe, The Dock Kitchen and Vinoteca to name a few.
The Brackenbury will be offering a menu based around five choices of starters, mains and desserts together with a concise list of wines & drinks based on their experience of regional French & Italian with some other Mediterranean influences as well. There are two rooms each of about 25 covers and an outdoor terrace which can seat around 20.
Lunch . 12-3pm Friday-Sunday
Dinner . 7-10pm Tuesday-Saturday
Closed . Monday
Nearest tubes . Hammersmith and Goldhawk Road
Easy access from M4/A4