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“We aim to make the hotel a real destination, not only for tourists, but for locals too,” explained Richardson. “We want to serve the very best food possible, and John is certainly the man to do it.”
Burton-Race, a long-time resident of Devon, is involved
in the kitchen design of the new restaurant, as well as menu planning food preparation. “We’re so fortunate with the produce that’s on offer locally,” he said. “The animal husbandry, the pastureland and the seafood of the county allows my menus to have a real seasonal focus.”
The move to Richardson Hotels, which is made up of five, three and four-star hotels in Devon and Cornwall
is an interesting one for the chef, who has remarked
on the individual qualities of all the properties in the collection: “We’ve got some real gems there – The
Grand is another hotel in Torquay, and is a bit of a local icon. Agatha Christie honeymooned there, whilst The Falmouth Hotel offers families the chance to stay in hotel accommodation or self-catering suites, depending on what they’re after. The Fowey is a little more luxurious – it’s a really stunning hotel and is regarded as something of a hidden gem. The Metropole Hotel is a great base for those wanting to explore the area, and taste some of the marvellous seafood on offer in Padstow, whilst the Royal Beacon is a real, traditional British seaside hotel, which can be hard to find.”
www.richardsonhotels.co.uk
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The Grosvenor Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HG
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