The Palm Court restaurant, bar and piano lounge at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa has been given a new look after a seven-month, £1.5m investment project.
The redesign at the 74-bedroom Chester hotel has been overseen by Lister Carter, and is an overhaul from the former Ciro’s restaurant.
New head chef Dion Jones was appointed in May of this year to oversee the new 180-cover restaurant, joining from his role as head chef at Carden Park in Chester.
The new restaurant has taken inspiration from a Victorian palm house, with a blend of exposed industrial style metalwork and brickwork and crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors and bronze fretwork.
A self-playing baby grand piano is situated amongst the fountains and palm trees.
Palm Court is also home to a ‘wine cave’ featuring floor-to-ceiling wine racks, home to almost 100 varieties of old and new world wines.
Speaking to the Chester Chronicle, managing director Sue Nelson said: “It’s been a brilliant event with many of our valued customers and suppliers attending to show support for our newest venture. This has been seven months in the making and we are very excited to officially open our doors to the public for the first time.”
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa is owned by Nelson Hotels, which is overseen by chairman and founder Harold Nelson. The group owns and operates four Cheshire venues, including The Fishpool Inn in Delamere, The Pheasant Inn in Tattenhall and The Bear’s Paw in Sandbach