Michael Chapman has joined Hurley House as the new Berkshire hotel prepares to open.
The former head chef of the Michelin-starred the Royal Oak at Paley Street has devised a seasonal British menu at the 10-bedroom hotel and restaurant near Maidenhead.
Developed as a reinvention of the British inn, the hotel has been restored to highlight exposed wooden beams and brickwork alongside rustic furniture and fireside armchairs.
Chapman's menu will feature dishes such as blow-torched Brixham mackerel with tartare sauce, Granny Smith apple and horseradish; Herefordshire beef fillet with Jacob's Ladder and Roscoff onions; and chocolate mousse with salted caramel, gooey brownie and peanut ice-cream.
Former Harwood Arms general manager and sommelier Alex Sergeant has devised the wine list, which includes a wide selection from independent vineyards in France and Greece as well as Argentina and Lebanon.
The 10 individually designed bedrooms include strong water pressure showers, underfloor heating, fine cotton bed linen, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and Floris toiletries.
Michael Chapman replaced Dominic Chapman (no relation) at the Royal Oak at Paley Street in 2014 having been his sous chef for four years.
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