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New restaurant set to blossom at Chester City Centre hotel

Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel in the heart of Chester has invested in a refurbishment that has seen the boutique style hotel’s restaurant given a complete makeover.
Tipped to be one of the coolest new restaurants and meeting spaces in Chester, it is named 1650 St Johns, which is a subtle nod to the date of when the original hotel first opened on St John Street.


The new fish and meat high quality menu includes a range of British culinary delights such as 21 day aged Scottish Steak, slow roasted outdoor reared pork belly and grilled Highland anchovy rubbed rack of lamb.  

Guests can also treat themselves to the finest wild fish at the new fish counter, which is delivered freshly every day and caught from sustainable sources around the UK, including smoked fish by the esteemed John Ross Jr.  

Harwood Warrington, the group’s recently appointed restaurant operations director, said:  “We are passionate about adapting to trends and creating dishes and experiences that reflect this, while maintaining exceptional standards of outstanding cuisine. We hope that the restaurant gives our meetings guests the chance to sample new flavours and food pairings and we’re excited to be opening to the public.” Customers will also be able to enjoy personally crafted 2-4-1 cocktails every evening between 5pm-7pm.  

The head chef, Csaba Duddas has introduced a modern, wholesome menu and will be using his skill and creativity to create mouth-watering dishes each day.  

Ian Griebenow, General Manager, said: “We’re incredibly excited to announce the re-launched restaurant using quality ingredients, which are often locally sourced and is a real asset to Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel. “We have worked with interior designer Adam Tippett to create a fresh, light and stylish new space to suit business guests.”  

Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel recently celebrated being named AA Hotel Group of the Year 2013/14.

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