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The Fat Duck to reopen on 29 September with new menu

03 September 2015 by
The Fat Duck to reopen on 29 September with new menu

Heston Blumenthal restaurant the Fat Duck is to reopen in Bray, Berkshire, on 29 September.

The three-Michelin-starred site has been closed in its original location since it shut doors for a refurbishment and nine-month relocation to Melbourne, Australia.

The team has now returned to the UK to re-open the original site, which has been in operation 21 years. Housed within a 16th-century building, the restaurant has now undergone a series of renovations, including structural maintenance and a new kitchen, plus new cutlery, lighting, and tableware.

Booking will be available on the restaurant's website from midday on 3 September.

Blumenthal will bring back ideas and inspiration taken from the restaurant's move to Melbourne, with the new menu to also focus on the idea of a "perfect nostalgic day" from the chef's own childhood.

Older, favourite dishes such as the bacon and egg ice-cream will not be on the main menu, but feature on a "hall of fame" archive which can be requested specially.

Commenting on the new plans, Blumenthal said: "It will be a journey, starting from the instant you book your ticket, ever-growing excitement for when you arrive and ending after you leave. It is me, describing my childhood holiday memory full of adventure, curiosity, discovery and playfulness."

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