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Sodexo opens new restaurant at Brighton's Amex Stadium

26 September 2016 by
Sodexo opens new restaurant at Brighton's Amex Stadium

Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events has opened a new 186-seat restaurant at Brighton's Amex Stadium, named after a leading figure in the club's history.

HB's Restaurant in the 1901 Club has been named in honour of Harry Bloom, a former vice chairman of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club and the late grandfather of chairman Tony Bloom.

As the stadium's catering partner Sodexo also manages hospitality and concourse catering on match days.

Tony Crosbie, general manager for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at the stadium, said: "Harry Bloom was a very important man in the club's history and we are thrilled to be able to remember him in this way.

"HB's Restaurant is a fantastic venue with a view right across the pitch, which is second to none and there is plenty of free parking, making accessibility really easy.

"Our dishes change on a weekly basis with various specials providing something to suit everyone. We are passionate about great food and diners can expect superb quality in a fantastic setting."

The restaurant has launched a Sunday lunch menu featuring starters such as pea and mint soup, cheese and toast and cured Italian ham and oak smoked Scottish salmon with celeriac remoulade and capers.

Main courses include free range chicken with a carrot and grain mustard purée, roast loin of pork with crisp crackling, apricot and sage stuffing and apple purée, and spinach and ricotta tortellini with Gruyère cheese and herb crumble topping.

Harry Bloom joined the board at Albion in December 1970 and became vice chairman in October 1973.

He died on 18 October 1980 while travelling on the team coach to an old First Division match at Stoke City.

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