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Pat McDonald to revive Epicurean restaurant

17 March 2006
Pat McDonald to revive Epicurean restaurant

Pat McDonald's former Michelin-starred restaurant the Epicurean is to be revived again.

McDonald plans to convert part of his Epic' Brasserie in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, into a new, fine-dining restaurant scheduled to open next month.

A substantial refurbishment will cut the brasserie's seats from 110 to 75, establish a 10-seat private dining room and create a 36-seat fine-dining reincarnation of Epicurean.

Epic's executive chef Jason Lynas will oversee the whole operation.

McDonald said: "It'll be typical Epicurean food - simple, no chemistry but based on quality ingredients. If Michelin wants to adorn us with accolades at some point, we won't say no."

Average spend at the new fine-dining restaurant will be about £30-£35 for three courses, with a set-lunch menu at £20.

McDonald said he planned to have 10-12 Epic' sites, including Epic' brasseries, restaurants, delis and bars. The next site is planned for the Home Counties.

The Epicurean was first established in Stow-on-the-Wold in 1989, before moving to Cheltenham in 1991 and Pershore in 1998.

By Jessica Gunn

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