A Knaresborough hotel – once the royal residence of the Queen’s aunt, Princess Mary.Friends – has launched a new fine dining restaurant.
Invited guests to Goldsborough Hall got a glimpse into the unique dining experience at the 17th century stately home, which will offer diners a gold-standard, locally-sourced, three-course a la carte menu and a sumptuous seven-course tasting menu in its exclusive dining room, that once only catered for weddings and private functions.
Chef Paul Richardson-Mackie, formerly of Rudding Park, offered a taste of things to come at the luxury venue, with sweet and savoury canapés in the new dining room – a stately setting unlike anything in the local area.
“It was a wonderful occasion to mark the start of a new chapter at Goldsborough Hall, which has also been our home for the last ten years,” said Clare Oglesby.
“There’s been many changes to the hall in the last 12 months and this is the icing on the cake, with a new chef and new general manager bringing the final touches to what we hope will be one of the best restaurants in the area.
“With plans for our kitchen garden growing apace too, we hope to be supplying the kitchen with even more local, home-grown produce – all this in a setting where the Royal Family once strolled through the pathways and tended the stunning gardens.”