Macdonald Craxton Wood has announced that Aiden Byrne will be
launching his third eponymous restaurant on July 29th 2011. Working
in a new collaboration with Macdonald Hotels, Byrne will be taking
over the 120 seater restaurant at the 72 bedroom Craxton Wood Hotel
on the Wirral, where he will showcase his cooking in a brand new
'British Grill' concept bearing his name.
Byrne who currently operates the 3 AA Rosette Church Green Pub in
Lymm, and The Collingwood in West Kirkby, confirmed that he was
thrilled with the collaboration with Macdonald Hotels and the hotel
in Chester. Byrne also confirmed that 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.'
Byrne explained: "It's a venue for all, for everyone. We're
looking to enrich the dining experience by blending traditional
British cooking with a relaxing venue in tune with what the British
public are looking for."
The 'Aiden Byrne British Grill' will begin trading as a brand
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, previously head chef at the Dorchester has enjoyed
a stellar career having enjoyed spells working alongside Tom
Aikens, Paul Rankin and David Adlard. Byrnes many TV appearances
have allowed audiences to explore his dynamic cooking ethos on
shows such as Master Chef, Saturday Kitchen as well as the Great
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
Food and beverage director Alan Swinson confirmed the group's
ongoing commented: "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."
About Macdonald Hotels:
First established in 1990 by Donald Macdonald and colleagues
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts operates over 40 hotels across the
UK and ten resorts throughout the UK and Spain, including hotels
and restaurants in Chester. Macdonald Hotels employs over 4,400
staff and operates in excess of 4,134 hotel rooms. Its focus is on
developing its strong portfolio of four and five star hotels, with
each offering its own character and individuality underpinned with
the quality and attention to detail expected of the Macdonald
In particular, the company prides itself on the seasonality and
provenance of its food within the hotels, from breakfast through to
dinner, as well as its wide range of specially selected wines. As
testament to the excellent level of service the Group provides, it
has on numerous occasions won several prestigious accolades, most
notably the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2007-08 and the National
Customer Service Awards for Leisure and Tourism.