Top chef Martin Blunos has been appointed as executive chef at the Talbot, as the property gears up to re-launch in June following a substantial £1m investment.
The hotel, which is operated by Bespoke Hotels, has brought Blunos on board to over the re-launch of the property’s restaurant in just over one month’s time, where he will work alongside head chef Paul Turner.
Together they will design a new-look menu to complement the hotel, which will suit a ‘variety of tastes and pockets’.
After The Talbot re-opens its doors in June, Blunos will then expand his role in the coming months to encompass other properties within the Bespoke portfolio.
Blunos is one of the country’s best loved chefs and throughout his career has picked up dozens of accolades and Michelin Stars, as well as appearing on TV shows and at culinary exhibitions around the world.
“The opportunity to work with Bespoke at such a venerable location was a hugely attractive one”, stated Blunos. “I’m delighted to be joining the team at The Talbot, and to be working more widely with Bespoke in the near future. I aim to serve up great food at outstanding prices, in a venue equally suited to the walking boots as to the well-heeled.”
“Although he really needs no introduction, we are thrilled to welcome Martin on board”, said Graham Marskell, managing director of operations for Bespoke Hotels. “Bringing his passion and creativity to the kitchen at The Talbot is a huge boost as we look to re-establish the property and re-affirm its traditions of culinary excellence.”