The hotel was the subject of a Channel 4 reality show, and Keith Richardson, owner of the Richardson Hotel Group, which purchased the hotel in 2012 from then owner Mark Jenkins, hopes Burton-Race will bring some “Michelin magic” to the hotel’s new Brasserie and Terrace. “We aim to make the hotel a real destination, not only for tourists, but for locals too,”. “We want to serve the very best food possible, and John is certainly the man to do it.” explained Richardson
Burton-Race, a resident of Devon, will be involved in in the kitchen design of the new restaurant, manage the Hotels 300 cover function space, as well as menu planning food preparation. “We’re so fortunate with the produce that’s on offer locally,” he said. “The animal husbandry, the pastureland and the seafood of the county allows my menus to have a real seasonal focus.”
The Grosvenor hotel is continuing to operate whilst undergoing a refurbishment, and will relaunch in early 2017 with its new restaurant.