Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall restaurant coming to Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 10:55 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:17 08 March 2018

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall  [Picture: Matt Austin]

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall [Picture: Matt Austin]

Matt Austin

River Cottage chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is opening a new restaurant in Hatfield later this month.

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The celebrity chef’s acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House in time for the new season.

The new River Cottage Kitchen and Deli brings a taste of River Cottage’s hands-on ethical food ethos to the Hertfordshire stately home’s visitors.

Work is currently under way in the former Coach House Restaurant to complete the transformation in time for Hatfield House reopening for the 2018 season on Saturday, March 31.

Levy UK, the official catering partner at Hatfield House, has worked in partnership with River Cottage to create the new restaurant and menus which celebrate regional produce and seasonal cuisine.

Television chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is known for his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food.

He said: “We are delighted to be bringing River Cottage to the historic Hatfield House and it’s been a pleasure to develop our River Cottage menus for their guests.

“Our Kitchen and Delicatessen in the Stable Yard will offer organic lamb meatballs, chickpeas, pickled lemon and yoghurt, along with delicious vegetarian and vegan choices, such as roast beetroot, Laverstoke mozzarella and orange salad with honey & rosemary roasted pumpkin seeds.

“Please join us and feast well in good conscience.”

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]

Situated in The Stable Yard at Hatfield House, visitors will also find an eclectic mixture of shops, with free parking and free entry to this area of the historic estate.

Visitors to Hatfield House, the former residence of Queen Elizabeth I, can enjoy the menu featuring the finest ingredients, nurtured and respected from carefully chosen farms and producers all the way to the plate.

Nick Moorhouse, operations director at Hatfield House, said: “We are delighted that River Cottage has teamed up with Leith’s to create the River Cottage Kitchen and Deli at Hatfield House.

“Both organisations are committed to the provenance and sustainability of the food chain, a vision that we absolutely share.”

River Cottage chef Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallRiver Cottage chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

The deli will offer a range of quick bites, including sandwiches, while the River Cottage Kitchen will have a wide range of meals on the menu.

Dishes on the menu include saddleback pork burger with a wholemeal oat bun, roast apples, celeriac and hazelnut slaw; short rib and rosemary ragu, macaroni, spinach and Ogleshield cheese; and roast cauliflower, spiced yellow split peas and crisp onions.

Jon Davies, managing director of Levy Leisure UK, added: “The team at River Cottage share our ethos of bringing local, fresh and seasonal produce from the farm to the plate and we are thrilled to be able to share this with guests visiting Hatfield House.”

• Hatfield House will reopen for the season from Saturday, March 31.

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Visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk to find out more about what is happening this season.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall'’s acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall'’s acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's acclaimed River Cottage is opening at Hatfield House later this month [Picture: Matt Austin]

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