Head pastry chef Fabien Eon, centre, with kitchen staff Kyle Warner and Jake Smith. Picture: Tony Jones

A new bar and restaurant has opened in Burnham Market.

Number Twenty9 opened its doors to the public on Monday in a grade II-listed Georgian building.

Diners can watch chefs prepare classic and modern dishes on a wood-fired pit in an open kitchen or book one of four private, upstairs dining rooms at the Market Place restaurant, which has an art deco-style interior.

Award-winning chef Philip Milner, who also runs Shuck’s Restaurant in Thornham, has teamed-up with Tim Roberts for the new venture.

He said: “Our menu is different, simple and tasty. Our ingredients are all sourced from local farmers.

“We offer good value. We have had a good first few days and expect a busy weekend.”

Mr Milner said he was excited to be working with Michelin-starred chef Rob Taylor.

Mr Milner and team members travelled to New York to gain first-hand experience of using some of the specialist equipment.

The new restaurant has six kitchens including one for butchery and preparation of dry, aged meat, a pastry production kitchen, fruit and vegetable kitchen and serving kitchen.

Guests can enjoy a drink in front of a log burner in the lounge bar, have a coffee,  or choose from a selection of 101 rums or 640 bottles of wine stored in a temperature-controlled room.

As well as launching the new venture, Mr Milner’s team has been busy refurbishing Shuck’s which is set to re-open on Thursday.

Mr Milner also has other plans – to open a chicken and pizza business near to Shucks’s next month which he hopes will eventually offer telephone orders and a delivery service.