06 Jul Hervé and Georges – A double act in business and life
HERVÉ GUYAT OWNER OF THE NEW STEINE HOTEL & BISTRO AND GULLIVER’S HOTEL IN NEW STEINE GARDENS AND GEORGES AMARU HIS PARTNER HAVE BEEN RESIDENTS AND OWNED BUSINESSES IN KEMPTOWN FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS.
THEY recently bought the Kemptown Trading Post and Cafe on St George’s Road, Kemptown, presenting them with the perfect opportunity to work under the same roof while still doing their own thing.
The Kemptown Trading Post, a long established business, already trading successfully, is full of interesting market stalls and incorporates a café.
Following a soft refurbishment in the décor and introduction of a new food menu, Herve and Georges intend offering a great shopping experience mixed with great food, creating a one of a kind experience for people living in Kemptown.
Hervé wanted to go back to his roots having previously worked for Valentino in the eighties, and other labels in London’s prestigious Bond and Sloane Streets. He will be looking after the market side of the business.
Hervé said:“I love the hotel trade, but I wanted to use my creative side and love for fashion to take over the Kemptown Trading post and do new things. Of course we are keeping the collectables and antiques. However, I also wanted to sell second-hand designer bags and accessories such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci wallets, and sun glasses for men as well as women. I also want to offer some vintage and designer men’s wear and second-hand or old collections at very reasonable prices. Brighton and Kemptown, which is a thriving area, is the perfect place to express oneself in the way we dress with its eclectic and colourful characters you see around. It reminds me of London and has brought the fashion back into me. I am looking forward to making Kemptown Trading Post a very interesting place with exciting and unusual finds.”
Georges has worked in the food and beverage industry for the last 25 years. He started in the south of France before moving to London where he worked at Le Suquet on Draycott Avenue among other places.
He opened his own French restaurant in Clapham called Brasserie Metz, which was reminiscent of his French home town. Georges ultimately sold his restaurant to move to Brighton and help his partner Hervé open the New Steine Hotel. Meanwhile, Georges developed his career working at the Seattle Hotel and Myhotel, before opening his own business once again – Cup Of Joe.
Georges has brought in his trademark delicious salads and healthy food options to Cup Of Joe, as well as classics such as eggs Benedict, Florentine and the traditional English breakfast; alongside French inspired treats such as his tasty Croque-Monsieur and Goat’s Cheese toast.
The coffee on offer is Verona Espresso Blend which he says is delicious and you can also enjoy a wide selection of afternoon teas, whilst enjoying some classic English cakes, such as Victoria sponge, carrot, coffee and walnut cakes. Everyone is welcome, including our four legged friends!
Both businesses are open Monday to Friday 8am till 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am till 5pm
Their Launch party is on Friday, July 3 from 5pm till 8pm
The market will be open and each stall will donate 10% of their sales to the Rainbow Fund and Martlets charity and artist Romany Mark Bruce will be exhibiting some of his paintings.
If you can’t make it to the launch party, stalls will still be donating on purchases made that weekend from Friday, July 3 from 8am till Sunday July 5 till 5pm.
A fantastic way to treat yourself to helping great causes!