Good Food Guide recognition for Rudding Park’s Horto restaurant

Rudding Park’s restaurant Horto has been recognised in the Good Food Guide 2018, an annual compilation of the best UK restaurants and chefs showcasing.

Newcomer Horto, which received an overall cooking score of 5, was praised for its kitchen garden inspired concept.

Horto, meaning kitchen garden in Latin, originally launched as a pop up-concept at the hotel’s golf club in 2016. The focus of the restaurant is on fresh dishes inspired by the kitchen garden at Rudding Park, which produces more than 100 different types of fruit, vegetables and herbs under head kitchen gardener Adrian Reeve’s expert cultivation enabling head chef Murray Wilson to create innovative menus derived from a plot to plate concept.

The restaurant now has a permanent home at the hotel’s new spa, which opened in May.

Peter Banks, managing director at Rudding Park, said: “For us to achieve a score of 5 is outstanding when you consider the Michelin star Yorke Arms in Ramsgill and The Star at Harome achieved a score of 6. This fantastic achievement is a testament to the dedication and skill of the kitchen garden and kitchen teams.”