Rick Stein’s Marlborough restaurant announces opening date

Written by Peter Davison on .

Celebrity chef Rick Stein has confirmed that his new 100-seat seafood restaurant will be open for business from Saturday, October 8.

The announcement was made in an email to newsletter subscribers this morning.

The news was also confirmed on his website, which announced: “Rick, Jill and the family are delighted and proud to announce that our new restaurant at Lloran House on the High Street in Marlborough will officially open on Satuday 8th October.

“Guests will be able to enjoy some of Rick’s most iconic dishes such as the Dover Sole a la Meunière and Turbot Hollandaise as well as a selection of new dishes including Salt Pork Belly with split pea puree and sauerkraut, and Baked Guinea Fowl with garlic beans and smoked sausage.

“Alongside the a la carte menu, we also offer a set lunch menu and a traditional Sunday roast.”

Marlborough News Online revealed Mr Stein’s intention to move into the 18th Century Lloran House, formerly home to women’s clothes retailer Wardrobe, in December last year.

On signing the lease, he said: “When I first saw the building in High Street I thought what a perfect restaurant it would make.

“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.”

Preparations for the opening were still underway this afternoon, with workmen changing the exterior of the building from white to a mushroom colour. Meanwhile, the former premises of estate agent Smiths Gore, next to Lloran House, are being used to train new members of staff. 

The new restaurant will create around 40 Marlborough jobs, many of which have been advertised - or are being advertised - through Marlborough News Online's Jobs section.