Feversham Arms general manager Charles Merchie is hoping for 100 days of sunshine, and increased business from his local clientele, thanks to the new pop-up restaurant which has just opened in the courtyard at the luxury boutique property in Hemlmsley, Yorkshire .
Optimistically named ‘100 Days of Provence’, the new venture, overseen by head chef Norman Mackenzie was conceived from Merchie’s desire to make more use of the hotel’s terrace area next to the outdoor swimming pool.
He told Boutique Hotelier: "It is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy a drink. It is quite sheltered and always a couple of degrees warmer than other parts of the hotel. It will soon be full of lavender and we would like to have proper Provencal cuisine using our own local ingredients.
“I want it to be affordable but sexy and we will have a great wine list with wine by the glass or carafe.
“We’ll have about 28-30 covers and hope that it will entice our local market to see us as somewhere to come, not just for a special occasion but throughout the summer, even if it just for a glass or two of wine or some tapenade with olives.”