Ashley Lennox will launch Zim Braai in Dorset at the end of November, having already found success in the South West region with his Koh restaurants. The Dorset site is expected to be the first of many for Lennox’s new brand.
The menu will take inspiration from the cuisines of South Africa, the Seychelles, Zanzibar, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.
The all-day restaurant will offer a tasting menu as well as a selection fo small bits; Braai grills; Potjie stews; curries; salads; rice; soups; breads; and signature dishes.
The drinks offer will include South African wines, as well as own-labelled craft beers and wines, and specialist cocktails.
“This is an exciting new chapter for me and I plan to launch several restaurants across my home county Dorset, which has a vibrant foodie scene. I will build a new brand around Zim Braai. I won’t stop at one restaurant,” says Lennox.
Lennox founded Koh Thai Tapas in Boscombe in 2009, and it has since grown to a 13-strong group, having won numerous awards.