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new look lawns restaurantThornton Hall Hotel & Spa has refurbished its three AA rosette fine dining restaurant The Lawns – following executive chef Matt’s debut on Great British Menu.

The £100k refurbishment of the 45-cover restaurant was completed last week and includes new wall coverings, lights and bespoke soft furnishings including hand-made chairs and curtains.  The Lawns’ original features, including a mother of pearl inlaid ceiling, decorative dark wooden panelling and a dramatic open fireplace, have been retained.

The refurbishment follows the restaurant’s inclusion in the coveted Michelin Guide 2016 (and for the hotel too) and is just in time for Matt’s appearance on Great British Menu, representing the North West for a place in the grand final (airs wk/c Monday 5th October)

Geoff Dale, general manager at Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa said: “We’re absolutely committed to making sure we meet if not exceed our guests expectations and this is the latest in a long line of refurbishment projects to that end.  We’ve chosen a very boutique and bold feel with some unusual monkey wallpaper and orange accents that you perhaps wouldn’t expect.  The restaurant now truly reflects the quality and creativity of the food coming out of Matt’s kitchen.”

Executive Chef Matt Worswick, who recently won the North West heat of Great British Menu is excited about the changes: “We want to offer people a first rate fine dining experience – of course that’s about the food, but it also takes into the welcome as they arrive, the service and the environment.  We’ve been working hard to bring everything to the same level and the new restaurant now looks fabulous. “

The £100k restaurant refurbishment follows an investment of more than £1.5m earlier this year when the hotel remodelled its reception, brasserie and hotel bedrooms and kitchen.

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