David joins the luxurious Lake District hotel from Rocca Bar & Grill (three AA Rosettes) in St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, where he was Executive Chef. He has had an illustrious, award-winning career spanning more than two decades, the highlight being the award of a Michelin star to Paul Heathcote’s Longridge Restaurant in Preston, Lancashire while David was Head Chef.
David has also worked for some of the UK’s most famous chefs, including Marco Pierre White when he had his three-star Michelin restaurant, The Oak Room in Piccadilly Circus, London, and Gordon Ramsay at Royal Hospital Road. He has further honed his craft at top restaurants Abstract in Inverness, Scotland; Establishment in Manchester; Northcote in Blackburn, Lancashire; L’Escargot in Soho, London; and the two Michelin starred L’Ortolan in Reading, Berkshire, among others.
Linthwaite House’s General Manager Andrew Nicholson said, “We are delighted to have David join us and look forward to him bringing a new dimension to our award-winning restaurant. David will be joined by his former sous chef Iain Thomas, with whom David has worked at the Rocca Bar for three years and prior to that the five-star Rocpool Reserve Hotel with Albert Roux”.
David added, “I am very excited to be part of both an international brand and the team that is helping to deliver Leeu Collection’s vision for Linthwaite. I am passionate about local produce, including foraged foods, and cannot wait to start using Cumbrian delicacies that portray the best of the region and the season. I have my heart set on establishing a world class food and wine destination at Linthwaite – creating dishes that will be perfectly complemented by wines from the Mullineux & Leeu portfolio”.
Bed & breakfast rates at Linthwaite House start from £77 per night per person sharing a double room, with dinner, bed & breakfast rates starting from £120 per night per person sharing a double room.