MARCO Pierre White promises romance at his new Chester restaurant.
The godfather of modern cookery will venture out of the South of England for the first time in his cooking career for the launch.
The fiery TV chef, famed for his no-nonsense approach and Michelin-star food, has confirmed that he will open a restaurant at the Doubletree by Hilton, Chester (formerly Hoole Hall).
The chef will also open a restaurant and wedding venue in Aughton, West Lancashire next year.
In late January, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill at the Doubletree by Hilton Chester will open its doors. It is thought White will spend a week there training staff.
Marco said: “The future of eating out in my opinion is affordable glamour, straightforwardness, back to basics.
“This is what I will be bringing to the North West with the opening of the restaurants and venue.
“It marks a new chapter in my career, I’ve never lost my Northern roots and I can’t wait to bring the next generation of cooking to the region. It’s about the occasion, about being with your family and friends, the experience as a whole.
“Romance is what it’s all about in this industry, it’s what customers look for, but this is what a lot of modern day restaurants lack. Romance is the only thing that never dates – so I will invite my guests to step into a romantic environment.”
Marco’s friend, manager of Doubletree by Hilton Chester Tony Wright, helped convince him it was the right move.
He said: “We are ecstatic to be bringing Marco Pierre White to the North West.
“This news isn’t just great for us, it’s fantastic for Chester and the North West region as a whole. There is nothing of this calibre in the area and it’s great for tourists and locals alike.”