Equipment distributor Whitco Catering & Baking Equipment recently replaced decades old Charvet kit at Locale restaurant and bar on London’s South Bank.

The dealer fitted new Charvet Pro900 wall suites at the Italian venue, located beside the London Eye next to the old County Hall building.

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One of a small chain, Locale South Bank can serve up to 700 covers daily, reported manager, Mathew Skipper-Banks.“We are really glad to have the new equipment on board,” he said.

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“The Charvet Pro 900s replaced equipment that had been running for up to 21 years.

“We did look at the market and obtained competitive quotes for the replacements from several different manufacturers and yes, some did come in at cheaper prices.

“But when you look at how the Charvet equipment had already performed and how many years it had lasted, why not choose Charvet again?

“This is a busy, successful restaurant. The kitchen is on show to the public and we need good looking, high power equipment that will prove to be durable.

“The chefs love working with it and because Charvet lasts such a long time, we know it works.”