A Grade II*-listed mansion in Iver, Buckinghamshire, that was at one time the hunting lodge of the Duke of Marlborough, has been launched as the Langley hotel following a six-year, multimillion-pound renovation.
The property operates under Marriott’s Luxury Collection brand and also includes a Grade II-listed, 18th-century building that was used as stables and a brew house.
As well as a restaurant and bar, the hotel features a spa with eight treatment rooms and a women’s-only thermal area, and a fitness centre with a cryotherapy centre, headed by personal trainer Matt Roberts. The gardens were originally landscaped by Capability Brown and include a Lebanon cedar tree that is listed by English Heritage.
The Langley is the Luxury Collection’s fifth hotel in the UK, alongside the Wellesley Knightsbridge, Westbury and Park Tower hotels in London, and Trump Turnberry in Ayrshire. Worldwide, the brand has more than 100 hotels.
Opened 1 June
Owner City and Country Hotels
Hotel manager David Harris
Head chef Marco Ardemagni
Design Dennis Irvine Studio
Gezellig, in the former Holborn Town Hall in London, is a collaboration between head chef Graham Long, head sommelier Wieteke Teppema and general manager James Comyn, supported by restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas. Gezellig is wine-focused with a European menu.
Typical dish Poached plaice, Comté cheese crust, soft leeks, Jersey Royals and buttermilk
Restaurant and bar Gold has opened in London’s Notting Hill. The European menu focuses on sharing plates cooked in wood ovens or over open flame. The cocktail list has been curated by Matt Whiley and Rich Woods’ Weapons and Toys.
Head chef Theo Hill
Typical dishes Wood-roasted whole sea bream with wild oregano and capers; braised rabbit leg tortellini with porcini butter
Lastra Farm hotel
About £400,000 has been spent adding eight king bedrooms and two self-catering cottages to Lastra Farm hotel in Amlwch, Anglesey. The main hotel and restaurant are located within a restored 17th-century farmhouse and the self-catering cottages are located next to the main building. Both have fully equipped kitchens and flat-screen TVs.
Owners Adrian Parry and Elaine Lloyd Davies
Lords of the Manor hotel in Gloucestershire has launched a second restaurant, Atrium, offering a £95, eight-course tasting menu. The hotel in Upper Slaughter, which also has a three-AA-rosette dining room, has completed a refurbishment of its ground floor.
Head chef Charles Smith
Typical dishes Herdwick lamb, spring greens and ewes’ curd
Sette has opened in London’s Knightsbridge, on the ground floor of the Bulgari Hotel London, the first restaurant in the capital from LDV Hospitality, which owns Scarpetta Restaurants. Operating independently, the restaurant is named after the Italian word for lucky number seven.
Operator LDV Hospitality
Typical dishes Short rib and bone marrow agnolotti; duck and foie gras ravioli with Marsala
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Operator Drake & Morgan
Typical dishes Crispy duck salad; pulled beef brisket; crispy chickpea cakes; ‘D&M’ burgers; Indian mango, passion fruit and mint pavlova