Grantley Hall is delighted to announce a partnership with the highly-acclaimed British chef, Shaun Rankin.
The Yorkshire-born chef, who gained his first Michelin star in 2005, will be returning to his roots to preside over the new luxury hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall when the property opens in late spring 2019.
The elegant 38-cover restaurant will showcase what Rankin does best, local produce cooked in season with his unique signature twist. At his request, and to support his vision for locally sourced sustainable produce, the hotel is developing its own kitchen garden complete with bee hives and fruit trees within the grounds.
Set in one of the original public rooms in the Grade II-listed Hall, brimming with beautiful original features including ornate cornicework and sash windows with views over the formal gardens.
The restaurant will feature bespoke handmade furniture and specially-designed crockery and glassware, carefully selected to reflect the beautiful surroundings.
A highlight will be the Chef’s Table, located in the heart of the engine room for up to six guests to enjoy; the adventurous amateur chef will be able to immerse themselves fully in the experience by helping to cook for their table. Signature dishes will include Yorkshire rhubarb crumble soufflé with rosehip and iced clotted cream.
The highly revered chef has worked all over the world in restaurants as close to home as Darlington and as far afield as Chicago and Australia. The majority of Shaun’s career has been spent in Jersey, Channel Islands where he spent eight years at the prestigious Relais & Chateaux Hotel Longueville Manor, followed by the establishment’s sister restaurant Sumas. In 2003 he joined Bohemia restaurant as head chef, gaining his first Michelin star in 2005.
Rankin opened his own highly-acclaimed restaurant, Ormer in 2013 in the island’s capital, St Helier which was awarded its first Michelin star four months after opening in 2014, as well as being additionally credited with three AA rosettes a few months later.
The chef’s London outposts include Ormer Mayfair, located inside the prestigious five star Flemings Hotel, a member of SLH. The 85-cover restaurant opened in March 2016, taking inspiration from its original Jersey-based counterpart to showcase the island’s finest produce to London’s discerning diners.
Rankin also launched the restaurant at the capital’s elite members club 12 Hay Hill, located in London’s Mayfair, when it opened in 2015.
Grantley Hall is set to shake-up the culinary scene in North Yorkshire and in addition to the fine dining Signature restaurant, the property will also boast an experiential Pan-Asian experience; a relaxed all-day dining restaurant; The Drawing Room, serving quintessential British afternoon tea and a spa lounge offering nutritious light meals and snacks.