Sunday, 19 June 2011

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel announces Aiden Byrne to open third restaurant within their hotel

Macdonald Craxton Wood has announced that Aiden Byrne will be launching his third restaurant on July 29th 2011. Working in collaboration with Macdonald Hotels, Byrne is to take over the operation of the 120 seater restaurant at the 72 bedroom Craxton Wood Hotel on the Wirral, Merseyside, where he will showcase his cooking in a new 'British Grill' concept that will carry his name.

Byrne who currently operates the 3 AA Rosette Church Green Pub in Lymm, and The Collingwood in West Kirkby, confirmed his pleasure with the collaboration with Macdonald Hotels and the hotel in Chester.

Byrne also pointed out he will be looking to introduce the style of dishes already established in his other two establishments. “The 'Aiden Byrne British Grill' concept is going to pick up the breezy comfortable style of cooking that has thrived at The Church Green and The Collingwood,” said a spokesman.

Byrne explained: "It's a venue for everyone. We're looking to enrich the dining experience by blending traditional British cooking with a relaxing venue in tune with what the public want."

The 'Aiden Byrne British Grill' will begin trading as new refurbished restaurant on the site of the Craxton Wood hotels former dining room; The Garden Room. David Guile, CEO of Macdonald Hotels, is keen to confirm another headline chef to work alongside the Macdonald brand.

Byrne continued: "The food and beverage culture within the collection has been particularly strong in recent years. Bringing Aiden onboard allows us to diversify with unique skills we know our hotel guests will find memorable and ultimately enjoy."

Aiden Byrne, is very experienced and was previously head chef at the famed Dorchester has enjoyed a stellar career having enjoyed spells working alongside Tom Aikens, Paul Rankin and David Adlard.

His numerous TV appearances have enabled audiences to explore his dynamic cooking on shows like Master Chef, Saturday Kitchen plus the highly popular Great British Menu.

Macdonald Hotels won AA Hotel Group of the Year in 2007 and over the last 5 years has become a self-styled industry leader in the hotel dining market. In 2010 it boasted 40 AA Rosettes across its collection, nationwide.

Food and beverage director Alan Swinson said: "There are locations around the UK which lend themselves very well to joint ventures with top chefs. Delivering added value to our hotel guests is key to what we do."

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