The fine dining restaurant at The Chester Grosvenor has been crowned Best Hotel Restaurant at the European Hospitality Awards 2015.
The restaurant in Cheshire, named after executive chef Simon Radley, was awarded at the 2015 ceremony, which was held in London in November.
The accolade marks the continued success of the restaurant, which was awarded its 26th consecutive Michelin star earlier this year. Radley has been at the helm for almost 20 years, since he joined The Chester Grosvenor in 1986.
It joins only four other English restaurants to have been awarded one or more Michelin stars consecutively for so many years and is in good company among the likes of Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Le Gavroche.
Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor was also named among the UK’s Top 100 Restaurants by the Sunday Times this month.
Radley’s own dedicated to the development of his kitchen team has also been recognised, with victory in the category of ‘Best Chef Development Strategy’ at the recent Springboard Awards.
He mentors young chefs through the ‘Simon Radley Kitchen Academy’ offering ten 16-24 year olds the opportunity to learn while they earn in the kitchens of The Chester Grosvenor.
Radley commented: “I am extremely proud of the team and thrilled that we have been chosen for such accolades, recognised as some of the best in the industry.”
Richard Grove, general manager of The Chester Grosvenor added: “These awards and accolades are very well deserved for Simon, his kitchen team and of course the restaurant service team, as it is these people who work seamlessly to deliver the service which the restaurant is renowned for.”