The Cottage in the Wood in the Lake District has appointment new restaurant manager Monika Zurawska to head up the hotel’s 3 AA Rosette restaurant.
She joins with 12 years experience in the industry, including a decade-long stint at Holbeck Ghyll County House Hotel, plus roles at 2 and 3 AA Rosette establishments such The Peacock at Rowlsey and Masa Restaurant in Derby.
Zurawska has also spent time as restaurant manager at The Rampsbeck Country House Hotel in Ullswater.
Co-owner of The Cottage in the Wood, Kath Berney says: “We’re thrilled to have Monika join us. Her enthusiasm and experience is fantastic and will be a real addition to the relatively new team here. Our Head Chef, Rich Collingwood has recently retained our 3 AA Rosettes and his drive to really capture the taste of Cumbria is getting a lot of attention.”
Commenting on her appointment, Zurawska says: “My experience has taught me that today’s customers are looking for a more relaxed and informal ambience whilst enjoying fine food. However, it is equally important that the restaurant team can demonstrate knowledge and skills. We have a very ambitious chef in Rich Collingwood and it’s important my team hit the same level.”
As well as the restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood, there are eight bedrooms with garden, mountain and forest views.