It was announced today that Aiden Byrne will be launching his third eponymous restaurant on July 29th 2011. Working in a new collaboration with Macdonald Hotels, Byrne will be taking over the 120 seater restaurant at the 72 bedroom Craxton Wood Hotel on the Wirral, where he will showcase his cooking in a brand new ‘British Grill’ concept bearing his name.
Byrne who currently operates the 3 AA Rosette Church Green Pub in Lymm, and The Collingwood in West Kirkby confirmed that he was thrilled with the collaboration with Macdonald Hotels. Byrne also confirmed that he will be looking to introduce the style of dishes already established in his other two establishments. The ‘Aiden Byrne British Grill’ concept is going to pick up the breezy comfortable style of cooking that has thrived at The Church Green and The Collingwood.’ Byrne explains. ‘It’s a venue for all, for everyone. We’re looking to enrich the dining experience by blending traditional British cooking with a relaxing venue in tune with what the British public are looking for’.
The ‘Aiden Byrne British Grill’ will begin trading as a brand new refurbished restaurant on the site of the hotels former dining room; The Garden Room. David Guile, CEO of Macdonald Hotels, is keen to confirm another headline chef to work alongside the Macdonald brand. ‘The food and beverage culture within the collection has been particularly strong in recent years. Bringing Aiden onboard allows us to diversify with unique skills we know our hotel guests will find memorable and ultimately enjoy.’
Aiden Byrne, previously Head Chef at the Dorchester has enjoyed a stellar career having enjoyed spells working alongside Tom Aikens, Paul Rankin and David Adlard. Byrnes many TV appearances have allowed audiences to explore his dynamic cooking ethos on shows such as Master Chef, Saturday Kitchen as well as the Great British Menu.
Macdonald Hotels won AA Hotel Group of the Year in 2007 and over the last 5 years have become self-styled industry leaders in the hotel dining market. In 2010 they boasted 40 AA Rosettes across their collection nationally. Food and Beverage Director Alan Swinson confirms the group’s ongoing commitment. ‘There are locations around the UK which lend themselves very well to joint ventures with top chefs. Delivering added value to our hotel guests is key to what we do.’
Aiden Byrne British Grill
Craxton Wood Hotel
Parkgate Road, Ledsham
nr Chester, CH66 9PB
Tel 0844 879 9038
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