Ashten’s • Ashten’s Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Southern Pines, North Carolina. For over 12 years Ashten’s has served "Global Cuisine from a Southern Perspective" using as much local product as is available.
Ashten’s was first opened in 1997 by sisters Ashley and Quinten Van Camp. The original concept was to be comfortable yet elegant, like an old English manor house. The crest, which hangs over the door to the Pub, has a Lion and a Unicorn fighting over a crown roast with "not new things but in new ways" written in latin. This crest is what Ashten’s is all about. Traditional but with a twist, We love to take classics and play with them so we do a lot of experimenting! We call it "global cuisine from a southern perspective"!
Since we opened "The Pub" it has become a real gathering spot for drinks, tapas and dinner. It houses a beautiful old bar, imported from England and there are two TVs for whatever event people want to watch. There’s also a bar in the downstairs dining room where our full menu is offered.
Ashten’s Chef is also it’s owner… Ashley Van Camp. Ashley’s training includes a number of years as a chef in New York, but mainly comes from time observing her grandmother in the kitchen. "I think about what my southern soul food cookin’ grandmother would have cooked if she had been asked to cook in another country. How would she interpret foreign ingredients and make them her own and how would she cook dishes she knew if she didn’t have the ingredients she was used to."
Ashley’s style is traditional but with a twist. "We love to take classics and play with them. We are not bound to any certain type of cuisine. Our menu is globally inspired. We play with Japanese, Italian, English, and Indian food, just to name a few. We make it our own by putting our own southern spin on it. We do a lot of experimenting… it’s fun for us and delicious for you!" See our Menus
Our new chef de cuisine is Matt Hannon. We are so excited by his fresh ideas and creativity. He is very committed to using as much local product as possible. He has been cooking in the area for a number of years including some time spent cooking at the Fearington House.
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