May 24, 2022


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The Chester Grosvenor opens new Arkle restaurant | Article

The Chester Grosvenor opens new Arkle restaurant | Article

The Chester Grosvenor has officially opened its new Arkle restaurant to the public and announced it “enjoyed a successful first week of trading” as it welcomed guests through its doors.

The five-star hotel that sits at the very heart of the city, announced plans to open its new Arkle restaurant earlier this year, with its previous offering ‘Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor’ having closed for a £250,000 refurb following Radley’s departure in October 2021.

Headed up by newly appointed executive chef, Elliot Hill, the restaurant aims to bring a “fresh culinary offering to the city”.

The focal point of the launch offering is its tasting menu, which is also available as vegetarian and plant-based options, and includes dishes such as chicken en gelée, blanc of wild turbot, fillet of beef and Tatws Pum Munud – Hill’s take on a traditional Welsh dish, and inspired by his father.

Hill, a national chef of the Year finalist in 2021, was formerly head chef at Panoramic 34 in Liverpool and head chef at Oddfellows Chester prior to that.

Alongside Hill, the kitchen team includes head chef Raymond Booker, who’s been in place at The Chester Grosvenor for more than 17 years, head pastry chef Declan O’Driscoll and senior sous chef Sam Griffiths. The front of house team includes restaurant manager Aga Szopa and head sommelier Boris Filip.

Richard Grove, general manager of the Chester Grosvenor, said: “We’ve had a fantastic opening week for the Arkle, with the reception and feedback from guests being extremely positive. I am so proud of the team who have done a marvellous job – both in getting us ready for opening and then successfully delivering on that vision.

“It’s been tremendous to see and I’m grateful for their hard work as well as the guests who’ve been in to dine with us, all of whom have been wonderfully supportive of what we’re looking to achieve.”

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