The Lygon Arms Opens Two New Restaurants
The Lygon Arms launched two new dining experiences the 'Lygon Bar & Grill' and the 'Lygon Wine Bar' during July in advance of the completion of the final chapter of the multi-million-pound refurbishment and expansion, which will be unveiled this autumn.
The new restaurant and a wine-bar are set to become two of the most sought after dining destinations in the Cotswolds. Leading interior designer, Anita Rosato, has created two distinct spaces steeped in history and unified by an utterly comfortable 'home away from home' relaxed and inviting ambiance. With a design palette comprising tweed, leather, dark woods and antique pieces, which echo the quintessential Cotswolds, the new dining concepts at The Lygon Arms will be focal points at the newly renovated property.
"Concentrating on seasonality and product provenance, The Lygon Bar and Grill will represent the traditional brilliance of British food in a relaxed and informal setting, where guests can also enjoy botanical cocktails. The Mediterranean-inspired Lygon Wine Bar will surround an international wine list with tasty Italian sharing plates and casual dishes." says General Manager Graeme Nesbitt.
The Lygon Bar & Grill's Head Chef, Ales Maurer, will take inspiration from the hotel's rich history and the charm of the Cotswolds, using the very best seasonal produce from trusted suppliers' new starter dishes will include Cotswold garden salad, crumbled goats cheese and toasted granola; and grilled octopus, fennel salad and citrus dressing. Mains from the grill include milk-fed veal cutlet; rack of Welsh lamb; seared tuna, heritage tomatoes, black olives and soft boiled quails egg; Chateaubriand for two, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms; and whole lemon sole and lemon butter. For pudding, offerings include blueberry and apple crumble with clotted cream ice cream, which exceptionally mirrors a seasonal, home-grown and sustainable British menu, and all-time favourites such as sticky date and toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream.
Its romantic setting also will showcase all the style and legendary hospitality that The Lygon Arms is famous for, and will offer a Bellini Brunch on Weekends and Bank Holidays where guests can indulge in Champagne or Prosecco, alongside their brunch. Also, in partnership with the family-owned Chase Distillery, The Lygon Arms will offer an exclusive afternoon tea created around Chase history, alongside a seasonal Chase cocktail. The premium casual dining space will seat 60 people, with 24 spaces in the bar, making it the perfect place to escape and enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
The Lygon Wine Bar will have an equally timeless touch and takes strong inspiration from European wines, with a carefully-selected wine list chosen by Gearoid Devaney MS, who has featured a distinguished selection of over 50 exclusive wines. Offered alongside this will be small bites, Italian favourites and desserts. Sharers that can be enjoyed with wine include cured meats, and the pasta and pizzetta mains showcase honest Italian favourites. These include rocket and prosciutto pizza and vine tomato, chilli and basil pasta. The space accommodates 50 with additional seasonal terrace seating for up to 24.