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Cedar Court Harrogate to open new £500,000 restaurant

Cedar Court is creating a brand-new restaurant, Amber’s, at its flagship Harrogate hotel on Park Parade.

Cedar Court Harrogate to open new £500,000 restaurant

Cedar Court is creating a brand-new restaurant, Amber’s, at its flagship Harrogate hotel.

The hotel, which has been undergoing an extensive refurbishment programme over the last 12 months, is investing £500,000 into the restaurant.

Its vision is to create a high-quality dining experience through its menu, service and décor.

The investment follows further renovations to the ground floor of the hotel, including updating the lounge, bar, and other public areas.

It will serve traditional British dishes with contemporary presentation using high-quality ingredients from Yorkshire and the British Isles.

The company has been working on the design and planning for the restaurant since last summer with award-winning Yorkshire-based, Studio Two Interiors, who have worked on hospitality projects including Lucia’s Wine Bar & Grill, Cut & Craft and Six by Nico.

[caption id="attachment_102758" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Hotel Manager, Oliver Stott, Deputy General Manager, Lauren Wellings, Designer, Eleanor Sweeney, Head Chef, Chris Eastwood & Managing Director, Wayne Topley.[/caption]

They have developed the concept and design of the restaurant with inspiration taken from progressive thinker and pioneering scientist Lady Amber Fitzwilliam, who was a long-time resident at Cedar Court, formerly known as The Queens Hotel in the 1900s.

The transformation of the space started earlier this year with plans to open in April 2024.

A private dining and entertaining venue, the Imaginarium is also being launched alongside the restaurant with capacity for up to 28 people.

The newly known Queens Suite will be a refreshed banqueting space for dinners, events, and weddings to celebrate in style with a capacity of 250 covers.

 Wayne Topley, Managing Director said:

“Since I joined Cedar Court 5 years ago, I wanted to put a special dining concept into Cedar Court Harrogate, over the last twelve months we have been working with the superstars of the local food and beverage, design and development scene as well as taking on board the ideas from our own Cedar Court team, who are as excited about this development as I am.

"The significant investment underlies our belief in Harrogate as a real Yorkshire gem, a first-choice dining destination for visitors and local residents alike.

"The story of ‘Amber’s’ will really encompass the history of the Harrogate hospitality offering and lifestyles in the early 1900’s and links with the history of the building we occupy which originally opened as the Queens Hotel back in 1687 and was the oldest hotel in Harrogate."

Wayne added:

"Amber’s will be a very elegant dining experience, with stylish and traditional design features giving this part of the hotel a new lease of life and energy and new offering this part of Harrogate.”

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