Five-star country house hotel, The Grove in Hertfordshire, is to close its signature restaurant for three months to carry out a complete renovation, headed up by acclaimed designer Martin Hulbert.
The Glasshouse restaurant will reopen in early May 2019, following a ‘significant investment’ to dramatically update the space, with executive head chef Stephen Wheeler returning to the helm of the eatery.
He launched the Glasshouse to much success when The Grove opened just over 15 years ago.
The new space will see the construction of a new triple-height, glass conservatory extension added to the building.
The main dining room will be completely remodelled, with a new design and introduction of food stations and live cooking stations.
Almost every item within The Glasshouse has been specifically designed, created and commissioned for the project, with stand-out items including kinetic hanging sculptures, made of bronze and brass mesh with giant hand-blown yellow glass orbs.
The floor is in sections of Italian terrazzo and smoked oak, with the terrazzo also being used for some of the tables as well as Italian marble.
Live cooking stations will include as Asian noodle soup station, live action pasta station, crustacean station and a dessert station.
Stephen Wheeler, executive chef at The Glasshouse, commented: “It brings me great pleasure to oversee the relaunch of The Glasshouse, and we couldn’t be more excited to showcase this new, innovative dining experience to guests. We’ve introduced so many new cooking stations and methods, as it was crucial to us that we provide guests with a fantastic range of options at a superior quality. It’s an interactive and fun way of eating.”