Acklam Hall appoints head chef as reservations open


Acklam Hall has announced the appointment of its head chef as it gears up to open its doors this month after an extensive 18-month renovation.

Adam Anderson has joined the Grade-I listed property and will oversee all operations at The Brierley restaurant, which has been named after the architect Walter Brierley who designed the alterations to Acklam Hall in 1912, when it officially opens on February 18.

The restaurant will serve dishes throughout the day in its two dining experiences, The Salon, and the more formal Dining Room.
Anderson has worked at a range of restaurants in the North East, including Wynyard Hall, Jesmond Dene House and Newcastle Football Club.

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Acklam Hall has now opened its bookings service to the public ahead of its opening in a week’s time, after an 18-month refurbishment programme, which has seen many of its rooms and features restored to their former glory.

As well as The Brierley, Acklam Hall will be home to four function suites for weddings and other events, 18 serviced offices and a number of conference and meeting room facilities.

Anderson said: “Managing the kitchen at The Brierley at Acklam Hall is such an amazing opportunity as it really is going to offer something very different – it’s full of surprises. It’s a great chance for me to show my creative skills as we are going to be offering a real mix of fine dining and comfort food as well as afternoon teas and other treats. There’s a major challenge ahead and I am looking forward to unveiling my food and team in the coming weeks.”