Stylish dining experience promised at new hotel restaurant

Yorkshire Hotel group, Cedar Court is creating a new restaurant, Amber’s, at its flagship Harrogate hotel.

The hotel, which has been undergoing an extensive refurbishment programme over the last 12 months, is investing £500,000 into the restaurant.

With a focus on a carefully curated menu, the restaurant will serve traditional British dishes with contemporary presentation.

The company has been working on the design and planning for the restaurant since last summer with Yorkshire-based, Studio Two Interiors.

It has developed the concept and design of the restaurant with inspiration taken from progressive thinker and pioneering scientist Lady Amber Fitzwilliam, who was a long-time resident at Cedar Court, formerly known as The Queens Hotel in the 1900s.

Transformation of the space started earlier this year with plans to open in April 2024.

A private dining and entertaining venue, the Imaginarium is also being launched alongside the restaurant with capacity for up to 28 people.

The newly known Queens Suite will be a refreshed banqueting space for dinners, events, and weddings to celebrate in style with a capacity of 250 covers.

Cedar Court Harrogate also plans to recruit new talent to diversify and increase its team’s skillset.

Managing director, Wayne Topley, chairman of Leeds Hotels and Venues Association, committee member of the institute of hospitality, leads the hotel group.

He said: “Since I joined Cedar Court five years ago, I’ve wanted to put a special dining concept into Cedar Court Harrogate.

“Over the last 12 months we have been working with the superstars of the local food and beverage, design and development scene as well as taking on board the ideas from our own Cedar Court team, who are as excited about this development as I am.

“The significant investment underlies our belief in Harrogate as a real Yorkshire gem, a first-choice dining destination for visitors and local residents alike.

“Amber’s will be a very elegant dining experience, with stylish and traditional design features giving this part of the hotel a new lease of life and energy.”