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Kenny Atkinson reveals new restaurant details

04 June 2013 by
Kenny Atkinson reveals new restaurant details

Former Michelin-starred chef and Great British Menu winner Kenny Atkinson has revealed details about his new restaurant venture set to open in Newcastle later this year.

Atkinson, who left the five-star Rockliffe Hall in County Durham in April, has bought the lease to a listed, former merchant house built in the 16th century.

Situated in the city's Quayside and occupying the first two floors of the four-storey building, the yet-to-be named restaurant will have approximately 70-80 covers and offer a more relaxed dining experience than Atkinson's Rockliffe Hall restaurant the Orangery.

Atkinson told Caterer and Hotelkeeper: "Eating habits have changed. People are eating in more relaxed, informal venues that are more accessible and affordable.

"I will be using fine-dining elements like execution, finesse and quality ingredients, but serving the food in a more relaxed environment."

The new restaurant will be about great food using great ingredients and creating a fun environment that people what to come back to, he added.

The décor will be in keeping with the building with rustic furniture, private booths over-looking the quay as well as an open kitchen.

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