The Alexandra Hotel, on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis, is set to open a new restaurant, Ammonite, on 18 May.
Named after the shell-shaped fossils found on the beach below, the new orangery will offer relaxed dining overseen by head chef Tom Holloway, with a focus on fresh seafood and other ‘local to Lyme’ dishes.
Handcrafted by Vale Garden Houses, the orangery has been designed in a classical style, with a historic stone well uncovered during the build exposed for visitors to view through a section of glass floor.
The Ammonite will complement the existing more formal, Alexandra Restaurant.
The Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant is Grade-II listed boutique bolthole with 23 bedrooms, owned by Kathryn Haskins.