L&B Restaurants started it's journey in 2014 by Husband & Wife team, Ben & Lucy Cuthbert. An opportunity that landed at their feet in 2014, The Pullman was their stepping stone!
Lucy is the vision behind the interior & exterior design for the venues (truly talented!), whilst Ben is the all-rounder (you can usually find him working the pizza oven at Luben!)
Tagging along behind Ben & Lucy, you'll almost always find Bridgette & Lenny, their bright-eyed little ones.
Our day to day revolves around three core values; dedicated service, unique offerings, and a welcoming atmosphere.
We are fueled by our team, or as we like to call them, our tribe. Clichéd as it sounds, they make the impossible possible and you can always expect a personal experience!
From a beginning team of 5 to a team of over 100, our tribe is at the heart of it all.
Taking on unloved buildings, giving them a spruce-up, and creating another friendly space within the town- that's what we're about.
From the start of L&B with the opening of The Pullman in 2014, we fast forward to 2022, where there are now 7 venues and concepts; The Harbour Inn, Luben, Market Square, The Punch & Judy, Folkestone Food Market and our dark kitchen, FEAST.
From the decor to the menus, each venue has it's own identity which is imbodied in the theme running through it. The offering is different but the recipe remains the same across all venues: Present the best of seasonal and local produce.
One of our missions is to turn our operations more green!
In 2021 we opened the Folkestone Food Market which acts as the central ordering hub for the restaurants. Through this, we've been able to significantly reduce our food miles, and create an internal ordering ecosystem.
We've also partnered with GiftTrees to turn our daily operations and your dining experience carbon neutral!
When you dine with us, you have the option to give back and plant a tree in regions of the world that need it the most.
Within 3 weeks of partnership, we've planted a whopping 1700 trees in East African countries, all thanks to you.