Rick Stein gives a clue to menu options at new Marlborough restaurant
TV chef Rick Stein has spoken of his delight in obtaining planning permission for a 100-seat restaurant in the town – and has given excited diners the first clues as to what to expect on the menu.
And Mr Stein has told how he was immediately taken with the 18th Century Grade II listed Lloran House in Marlborough’s High Street.
“When I first saw the building in High Street I thought what a perfect restaurant it would make,” he said.
“For the menu I’m thinking a strong element of local meat and game, but with many of our favourite seafood dishes from Padstow too. I’m very much in favour of local food and we’ll be looking to highlight some of the best produce in Wiltshire.”
With the lease signed, Jill Stein with her son, Ed, and daughter-in-law, Kate will start the interior design.
Jill said: “Ed, Kate and I are working on a country townhouse feel. It will be inspired by Marlborough’s rich heritage and the beautiful old building and location will be key to our design.
“It will be different from our other restaurants, more traditional with warmer colours, but we’ll still have a few subtle nods to our coastal roots. We love this part of the process, seeking inspiration from the local surroundings and selecting all the finishing touches. We’re very excited.”
2015 saw Rick and Jill celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. From humble beginnings the business now employs over 450 people and includes ten restaurants, hotel and self-catering accommodation, retail outlets and a cookery school. Rick and Jill are both still at the helm, with all three sons involved in the business.
The self-titled ‘Rick Stein’ restaurant comes as the next stage as part of the group’s business growth with recent openings in Sandbanks, Winchester and also Porthleven and Fistral in Cornwall.
Interested diners can keep up to date with the latest news and developments from the new Marlborough restaurant at www.rickstein.com or @SteinMarlb on Twitter.