The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne has now reopened its restaurant following a two-month, £200k refurbishment, much to the relief of its regulars.
The hotel, which is part of the Elite Hotels Group, has now unveiled its new-look 2 AA Rosette The Mirabelle at The Grand Hotel after a short period of closure during which more than 2,000 booking enquiries for the eatery were received.
The restaurant now boasts a new décor, with a blue, grey and gold colour palette, plus new light fitting and white table linens.
The refurbishment represents a new dawn for the restaurant, following the appointment of head chef, Stephanie Malvoisin, who joined the team at The Grand in 2017 after three years as head chef at Laura Ashley The Manor Elstree and seven years at The Goring.
As part of the refurbishment, the private entrance hallway leading to the Mirabelle has also been redecorated, and the kitchen received a complete overhaul with a new layout and equipment including the latest induction cookers which will substantially reduce the hotel’s energy usage and carbon footprint.
The project work was carried out by local building contractors Cornerstone.
General manager of The Grand Hotel, Jonathan Webley, said: “The refurbishment of the Mirabelle restaurant has brought it up to date, with a fresh, modern design that’s still in-keeping with the luxurious and historic grandeur of the rest of the hotel. The new look of the restaurant perfectly complements the exciting menus being created by head chef Stephanie Malvoisin, which put a fresh interpretation on classic dishes.
“We received more than 2,000 booking enquiries during the period the restaurant was closed for the refurbishment, which is testament to its enduring popularity with Eastbourne regulars as well as the growing national interest in the Mirabelle as a destination restaurant.”
Managing director of Elite Hotels Graeme Bateman said: “I am delighted to see the Mirabelle re-open following the refurbishment. The transformation is stunning and has fulfilled our aim to embrace our classical heritage with a contemporary twist to the interior design, providing for fresh new look.”