Rusacks St Andrews appoints executive head chef

Rusacks Hotel appoints Derek Johnstone as executive head chef

Derek Johnstone

UK: In July, Rusacks St Andrews will open three new dining options under the management of chef Derek Johnstone. 

Johnstone, winner of BBC Masterchef the Professionals, will run three new dining options at the Rusacks hotel in St. Andrews: 18, One Under Bar, and The Bridge.

18 will be a rooftop restaurant, focusing on open flame cooked dishes. The Bridge will have all-day dining available and will be located on the ground floor. One Under Bar will be an underground bar, serving beers, whiskies, and cocktails.

Johnstone said: “My philosophy of cooking beautiful Scottish produce – showing it the respect it deserves and letting the food do the talking – will run through the menus at 18, The Bridge and One Under Bar. I’m delighted to join the team at Rusacks St Andrews and look forward making it one of the best hotels in the country to eat and drink at.”

White Rabbit Projects, a hospitality development platform that partners with chefs and restaurants, will develop and operate 18, The Bridge, and One Under Bar.

The 120-room Rusacks St Andrews hotel is a part of Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts.

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