Dean Banks, a finalist from Masterchef The Professionals 2018, is to launch his first restaurant in St Andrews’ five-star hotel, Kinnettles Hotel.
The new restaurant Haar will focus on local, seasonal produce and showcase Banks’ ‘creative flair’ with an emphasis on small and large plates when it opens its doors in April.
The new eatery will span the whole of the ground floor of the hotel, which also houses a spa and nine bedrooms.
Banks said of the venture; “I’m very excited about opening my first restaurant and thrilled that it’s in such an amazing setting like The Kinnettles.
“I can’t wait to serve fine dining food without the stuffiness of dress codes and tablecloths – it’s going to be a real sensory experience.”
Kinnettles Hotel director Fraser Ogston said of the venture: “We’re delighted that Dean has chosen Kinnettles as the location for his first venture. His talent and creativity with food are exactly what we were looking for with a partner, and he will be a great asset to the hotel, as well as to the town of St. Andrews.’
The restaurant is expected to open on 5thApril, and will be open for lunch and dinner service.