Elliot Hill has been unveiled as the new head chef at boutique hotel Oddfellows in Chester. Elliot returns home to Cheshire from London, where he held the Executive Chef role at The Park Tavern, Wandsworth. He was also previously part of the opening team at Hotel Gotham, Manchester and spent part of his career training in Russia.
The design-led hotel collection, which prides itself on restoring properties using the history of the building and the location’s narrative as inspiration, recently refurbished the hotel’s restaurant with living moss walls, antique mirrors and dramatic smoked glass lighting. Like other aspects of the hotel, the restaurant’s design was inspired by the concept of wonderland, using eccentric interior pieces. This can be seen elsewhere in the hotel with stand-out features such as the Valkyrie aircraft wing desk and the whimsical table and chairs that hang upside down from The Tea Room ceiling. Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland had a strong connection with Cheshire and his fanciful and creative world echoes in the interiors at Oddfellows.
‘Oddfellows is an exciting collection of hotels with a strong food and beverage ethos,” says Elliot. “I’m keen on offering our diners as much choice as possible – they might just want a nibble with a cocktail, to share a salad with a friend or to have a four-course meal. They can eat anywhere they like - the secret garden, the bar or the restaurant. We are making sure flexibility and freedom for the diner is tantamount and continuing to put quality, local and seasonal ingredients at the forefront of everything we produce.’
Enjoy an overnight stay in one of our individually designed bedrooms with all the creature comforts you could need! Wake up after a good nights sleep with a spring in your step and hop off to Chester Zoo with our free Chester Zoo tickets included with your hotel stay. A to go breakfast is on hand to take with you, perfect for a mid morning graze.
With everything from tiny ants to elephants, there is so much to see at Chester Zoo. Explore Islands - a new tropical realm where you can island hop around East Asia or wonder through a dense tropical rain forest, hunting out all the native creatures.
Introducing Elliot's Odd Plate menu – plates inspired by seasonality and providence.
Each dish is designed and sized dependent on the ingredients that have inspired them. Some dishes are smaller, some are large, some can be both!
We recommend 2 or 3 smaller sized dishes with a side or a dessert, or the more traditional dining experience of a smaller dish followed by a larger, then something indulgent.
The odd sized plates are designed to get the best out of the ingredients; they encourage a natural way of eating - a progression, starting with the lightest plate and finishing with the richer flavours. And then something sweet to finish!
Talk to one of our friendly team for menu suggestions and pairings with cocktails and wines.
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From £74.50 per person, treat yourself to a gorgeous Sunday at Oddfellows. Your stay includes dinner at 'Cultivated by Elliot Hill' with two courses from our delicious Sunday menu and refreshing glass of fizz . Wander up to your bedroom for a relaxing overnight stay. Awake to a delicious full English breakfast - feel refreshed and ready for the week ahead.
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