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Provenance Kitchen to open new Brix and Mortar restaurant, cafe and deli in Whittlesford


By Paul Brackley


Kate Holden and Greg Proud, co-founders of Provenance Kitchen (5725581)
Kate Holden and Greg Proud, co-founders of Provenance Kitchen (5725581)

A new independent restaurant, cafe and deli is to open in Whittlesford in mid-January.

Provenance Kitchen has been operating out of an Airstream travel trailer and a converted Rice horse box, serving modern British wood fired food at weddings, corporate events and pop-up locations in Cambridgeshire.

But now the independent food business will have its first permanent site, appropriately called Brix and Mortar.

Partners Kate Holden and Greg Proud, who launched what they call a ‘fast slow food’ venture in June 2015, say the restaurant will continue their theme of using high-quality locally-sourced produce.

Provenance Kitchen is known for using open fire, charcoal and Konro grills as its primary cooking sources.

Greg, who is also head chef, said: “I thrive on the challenge of working with fire, so at the heart of Brix and Mortar will be our brick-built wood fired hearth. We like to keep it simple, so adding wood as a final ingredient elevates our dishes to the next level.

“Local suppliers and seasonal produce will be key to our monthly changing menus. We will be serving best cuts of locally sourced meats, wood-fired fish and vibrant vegetarian and vegan dishes.”

The venue in Hill Farm Road will also feature a deli, open Monday to Saturday from 9am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm, selling produce that is also on the restaurant’s daily lunch and evening menus, which will be available from Thursday to Saturday from 6-9pm.

Daily essentials, artisan breads, organic wines and local beers will be on offer at the deli.

Meanwhile, the daytime cafe will provide locally-sourced coffee, speciality teas, juices and cakes and Provenance’s full restaurant menu.

The venue will also be available to hire for private and corporate events.

Kate said: “We want to create a destination which typifies the cornerstone of Provenance. It has always been about the food and providing great service for our customers, therefore we want to create an environment which brings great food and great people together”.

For those looking mobile events, Provenance Kitchen will continue to operate its Airstream and converted horse box, pitching at locations around Cambridge.

Visit provenancekitchen.com.



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