Food-themed hotel Crockers Henley to open on 1st August

UK: A food themed boutique hotel, Crockers Henley, has announced its opening in Henley-on-Thames on 1st August.

The hotel will include 3 separate food dining areas, alongside seven boutique bedrooms.

Initial plans had the hotel opening during the spring, but these were postponed as a result of the global pandemic. This is the second opening from the management team, after the launch of Crocker string in spring 2018.

Luke Garnsworthy, former chef and CEO, said: “I am incredibly excited to be opening Crockers Henley after what has felt like the longest period of uncertainty in our industry. The team we have in place is truly exceptional and have shown remarkable resilience and determination over the past few months.

“Henley is in for a treat when we can open our doors on 1st August, and I can’t wait to see the response.”

The hotel will boast 3 separate dining areas, offering unique experiences and relaxed-fine dining. Two of the spaces are chefs’ table areas, with the Thames table, headed by Dean Westcar, serving a modern British menu, while the Gardiner table, led by Iain Dixon, will serve a pan-asian tasting experience.

The grill, the third dining area, provides a more relaxed dining destination alongside a drinks menu. The hotel is set inside a grade II listed building which was transformed by interior designed Ali Hearn.

Food centric hotels are growing in popularity. Famous gourmet restaurant El Celler de Can Roca recently announced a chocolate themed hotel, while this January, Café Rouge announced a cheese-themed pop up in London.

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