Luxury country house hotel Grantley Hall has opened following a three-year, multi-million pound renovation of the Grade II*-listed historic property.
The much-anticipated 47-bedroom Yorkshire hotel’s culinary offering includes Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall; the pan-Asian EightyEight restaurant; the more relaxed all-day dining restaurant Fletchers, overseen by Craig Atchinson; the Drawing Room; and Valeria’s Champagne and cocktail bar.
The historic property, a member of the Relais & Châteaux marketing consortium, has its own English Heritage-listed Japanese garden and is also developing its own kitchen garden. The interiors feature original fireplaces, oak panelling and ornate cornicework, art and furnishings from local suppliers, and large bottles of damson gin from Raisthorpe Manor at Malton in all bedrooms.
The Three Graces Spa features an 18-metre indoor swimming pool and an indoor-to-outdoor hydrotherapy pool. The wedding and banqueting suite accommodates up to 180 guests.
The Grantley Academy, an accredited learning and development facility for all employees, is located in the East Lodge, with state-of-the-art staff accommodation in the Courtyard Building.
Opened 6 July
Owner Valeria Sykes
General manager Andrew McPherson
Starting room rate £345, including breakfast
A Mediterranean and Asian fusion restaurant and shisha lounge has opened in Brentwood, Essex, with three separate dining areas.
Owners Sharif Uddin and Shakil Islam
Executive chef Stephen Gomes
Typical dish Fish and chips – battered John Dory, rose-infused ketchup, grape tartare sauce, chips and pea mousse
Design Seesaw Studios
Hoh Sek Noodles
Hoh Sek Noodles, a new noodle concept from Rosa’s Thai Cafe founders Saiphin and Alex Moore, has opened at St Katharine Docks in London. Hoh Sek is established with the support of private equity group TriSpan.
Founders Saiphin and Alex Moore
Typical dishes Morning glory with ginger and bean curd sauce; Hong Kong fish noodles; and duck noodle soup
Skylark Roof Garden
Rooftop destination Skylark has opened on the 10th floor of 4 Kingdom Street in London’s Paddington. Signature cocktails include white chocolate martini and hibiscus daiquiri. The venue also holds live music events.
Owner Adam Marshall
Typical dishes Burratina di puglia, heritage tomatoes, basil and hazelnut pesto; aubergine and Romana pepper lasagne, saffron potato fondant
The fine dining Stargazy Inn in Port Isaac, Cornwall, has reopened after a refurbishment of the bedrooms and with Andrew Sheridan, formerly executive chef of Sosban Llanelli, at the helm.
Owner David Barnard
Head chef Andrew Sheridan
Typical dishes Torched mackerel, tomato, basil; tempura oysters, pickled vegetables and parsley
The Varsity hotel and spa in Cambridge has unveiled a £2m refurbishment of its guest rooms, with herringbone wood flooring and patterned wallpaper from Designers Guild and Colefax and Fowler. Each bedroom has either a sandstone or marble bathroom, with underfloor heating and monsoon showers.
General manager Roberto Pintus
Starting room rate £155
The Yan, a bistro with beds in the Lake District, is the latest addition to the Broadrayne Farm site. The building, which was previously a hostel, has had £500,000 invested in it by David and Sally Keighley. The couple’s daughter, Jess Manley, and her husband, Will, will run the site. The bistro serves seasonal, hearty British dishes.
Starting room rate £90