The Grove, a five-star hotel in Hertfordshire, has reopened its refurbished restaurant, The Glasshouse.
The refurbishment was carried out by award-winning Martin Hulbert Design and inspired by food-hall style dining.
For a set price, diners can sample dishes offering international flavours and fresh produce prepared by a team of specialist chefs.
Executive head chef Stephen Wheeler launched The Glasshouse when the hotel opened just over 15 years ago. Having spent many years overseas, he has returned to re-open the restaurant.
Having lived in Asia for several years and worked in leading restaurants including Six Senses Laamu, Constance Moofushi and The Sun Siyam Irufushi, Wheeler has drawn upon his experience from the region’s focus on fresh, seasonal produce to introduce dishes and cooking techniques to provide diners with many options.
Wheeler says: “It brings me great pleasure to oversee the relaunch of The Glasshouse, and we couldn’t be more excited to showcase this new, innovative dining experience to guests. We’ve introduced so many new cooking stations and methods, as it was crucial to us that we provide guests with a fantastic range of options at a superior quality. It’s an interactive and fun way of eating.”
Within the restaurant is also the new The Glasshouse Bar, which sits in its original location, but with the addition of a glass extension connecting it to the terraces and garden. Guests can have drinks overlooking the garden terrace and the bar offers cocktails using locally sourced ingredients found in The Grove’s Walled Garden.
Lunch starts at £42 per person, with dinner from £49 per person.