Six-week refurbishment sees restaurant transformed at Lumley Castle

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A six-week project has seen the restaurant at four-star Lumley Castle relaunch with a new look and refreshed identity.

Previously the Black Knights restaurant, the Knights Brasserie launched this month following the project overseen by new general manager, Gordon Cartwright.

With a concept based around a Cathedral style refectory there are new leather chairs, soft lighting and solid English wood unclothed tables laden with cutlery, crystal glass and handmade pottery.

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The a la carte menu, devised by executive head chef Craig Sherrington has also been reworked.

“Craig’s menu is bold, innovative and striking,” commented general manager, Gordon Cartwright. “Having spent literally hundreds of hours with dozens of tastings, we have put together a menu that the majority of our guests will have not seen before, perhaps anywhere. Yet at the same time they will find instant familiarity and comfort in dishes that communicate just how serious Craig and his team are in providing a really memorable experience.

Lumley Castle’s Library Bar and lounge was also given a new look, stripped to its bare walls and floor to showcase its original character.

Lumley Castle in Chester-le-Street is a four star hotel with 73 bedrooms and home to an Escape Room, with a theme centered on the haunting legend of Lily of Lumley.

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