Cornwall Park Café officially opened on 18 May and took a year to build. The Cornwall Park trust board thought of the idea, and the space was chosen because of the beautiful surroundings. Owner Andrew Bell previously owned Andiamo’s in Herne Bay and VGB in Parnell. Paul Izzard designed the fit out, and is also designing the bistro at Cornwall Park which is due to open in December. The team consists of six in the kitchen, and is lead by head chef James Kenny, a Kiwi who previously worked with Gordon Ramsay in London. Kenny designed the menu, which features lots of microherbs taken from the herb garden. The garden is a big feature of the café, with many ingredients grown across in the horticulture garden. It’s also become a popular wedding venue since opening. The theme is focused on a park to table feel.