It’s Rosemary’s time

Infinity Haydon Kirby

Hollywood film stars aside, The Pantiles also has firm links to a famous celebrity chef

Rosemary Shrager not only runs her eponymous cookery school in the Corn Exchange, she is also the owner of the popular Shrager’s Patisserie just around the corner.

Since it opened two years ago, the chic café has built up a reputation for offering customers quality food and a distinctive continental atmosphere.

Head pastry chef Marc Mouzon trained in Paris and cut his culinary teeth at The Savoy Hotel in London and the Michelin-starred Le Royal Champagne boutique hotel in Champillon, France before relocating to Tunbridge Wells.

He certainly knows how to create a delicious confection of signature sweet delights including macarons, lemon tarts and specialties like Gateaux Opera that see customers consistently coming back
for more.

But it’s not just mouthwatering cakes and coffee on offer. Shrager’s Patisserie also serves light lunches and tempting afternoon teas, too.

The patisserie’s manager is Lynne Barnes and she is very pleased with how business has gone so far this year.

“Things have been going well and moving towards Easter, I hope that we will carry that forward,” she says.

“I think The Pantiles is important to the town, as it offers somewhere that’s different from being right in the centre. We’ve been open for two years now and it’s been rewarding as there’s a real community feeling here and we have a good team.”

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