We’re lucky to have a great dining scene and some top chefs in Warwickshire, and it just got even better.
Simon Haigh has re-joined Mallory Court Hotel and Spa as Chef Director, bringing his years of experience back to the place he gained a Michelin star for in 2001.
Mallory Court’s e 3 AA Rosette restaurant, the Dining Room, serves up fine dining menus focusing on innovative, contemporary dishes created from seasonal produce, and its festive offering including a daily changing ‘Tastes of the Season’ five-course tasting menu.
Much of the produce on the menu is sourced from the hotel’s own Kitchen Garden, alongside top quality locally-sourced produce.
Haigh said: “I am excited to be back at Mallory Court again. We cook with the seasons and change
the menu every day. I like the seasonality of things – the produce not only tastes better but it is more
sustainable and you have less food waste.”
Yorkshire Born Haigh won his first Michelin star as head chef at Scotland’s Inverlochy Castle near Fort William in Inverness-shire, then joined Seaham Hall hotel in Northumberland, where he gained three AA rosettes. He has also worked at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire.
He is keen to nurture new talent – fellow Great British Chef Alan Murchison worked under him as a 19-year-old and Haigh also mentored 2016 Roux Scholarship winner Harry Guy, from Leamington Spa, whose first job was at Mallory Court after college and is now set to open his own restaurant, X by Harry Guy, in Chester next summer. The trend continues, with Haigh currently employing 17-year-old young apprentice Sam Bennett, from the nearby village of Bishop’s Tachbrook.
Nick Hanson, General Manager of Mallory Court, said: “We are delighted Simon has returned. He is
one of the most respected fine dining chefs in the UK and his food is a big draw.
“We know people enjoying coming to Mallory Court for special occasions and the gastronomic
experience, not just in the restaurant but in our private dining rooms. We write the menu every day
and it really is something extra special to celebrate Christmas and New Year.”
Set in 10 acres of grounds near Leamington Spa, the grand Lutyens style manor house hotel offers 42 bedrooms, its 3 AA Rosette restaurant, events suite, extensive gardens and an Elan Spa with its own separate spa suites. Two private dining spaces can host more intimate dinners, weddings and celebrations.