There have been some exciting changes going on at one of Lincoln’s best known hotels recently.
Following the new management takeover earlier this year The Castle Hotel, which is superbly located between the cathedral and castle walls, will be undergoing a total refurbishment in the New Year.
Knights, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, has already been given a complete makeover and now boasts a contemporary and delicious menu as well as a new and very talented chef.
Mark Cheseldine recently joined the team, having previously worked at one of Lincolnshire’s most prestigious bistros. Mark, who has been a chef for 20 years, has brought a whole new lease of life to Knights and the results are impressive!
The head chef, who counts Marco Pierre White as his biggest inspiration, has great plans for the restaurant which will now be run as a separate entity to the hotel, and he is clearly passionate about his new venture.
“The restaurant is situated in a fantastic location in uphill Lincoln and is housed in a beautiful old school house,” said Mark.
“The restaurant itself actually occupies the old school hall and we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and creating an ambience that complements the food that is being presented.
“Knights biggest selling point however has to be the food itself as we try and source locally wherever possible as long as quality reaches our standards.
“Some of our local partners include Redhill Farm, Maxeys, Stokes Coffee, The Cheese Society and Steep Hill Wines. Supporting the local economy is really important to us, as is reducing food miles.
“We intend to run the restaurant as a separate entity to the hotel. It will be rebranded with a high level of investment going into the fixtures and fittings as well as the service and the food and we intend it to become a destination place to eat for locals as well as the residents staying in the hotel.”
The restaurant has lots going on over the festive period including a glamorous New Year’s Eve party package open to residents and non-residents alike.
The party will commence with a pre-dinner glass of champagne followed by a five-course menu designed by the head chef.
After dinner guests can then try out their luck at the play-for-fun casino which will be set up in the restaurant and upstairs lounge.
There will be a poker lounge, roulette table and wheel of fortune for guests to try their luck at. The hotel is also offering some fabulous prizes for the guest who has the most chips at the end of the night including a weekend break for two with dinner at the hotel and additional goodies for runners up!
However LoveLincoln.co.uk users don’t have to wait until the New Year for the chance to partake in some great offers courtesy of The Castle Hotel.
New owners Saera and Paul would like to offer all subscribers entry into a prize draw to win free tickets to the New Year’s Eve event if they dine at Knights this Saturday or Sunday (18th or 19th December).
To enter the draw quote LoveLincoln.co.uk when reserving a table this weekend or just turn up and quote the same on the door. To reserve a table please call The Castle Hotel on 01522 538801.01522 53880
LoveLincoln.co.uk VIP card users are also entitled to 10% discount off their restaurant bill if they dine in Knights between the 27th and 30th December 2010 inclusive. To redeem the discount please show your VIP card upon payment.