Loch Fyne Restaurants (a Greene King brand)
Loch Fyne Restaurants is a chain of casual dining seafood restaurants that was snapped up by national brewer and pub operator Greene King in August 2007.
Loch Fyne was launched in 1998 as the sister company to oyster supply company Loch Fyne Oysters, which retained ownership of the first restaurant that had opened alongside Loch Fyne in 1988. The restaurant group became a joint venture between the management and private equity firm Hutton Collins in 2005.
It also runs small hotels above four of its restaurants (in Bath, Henley, Poole and Kenilworth).
In 2003, it bought the Le Petit Blanc chain of restaurants which, as Blanc Brasseries Ltd, continued to operate independently. This was sold in early 2006 to a management buy-out that included many of the directors of Loch Fyne Restaurants.
In 2010, the oyster supply company announced plans to open a boutique hotel at its Cairndown head office to house amateur chefs attending a seafood cook school it intended to set up by 2013.
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