A Mother’s Day to Remember at The Old Palace
5th March 2013
Formerly home to the Bishops of Lincoln, the historic Old Palace hotel in the city’s Cathedral Quarter is opening a restaurant on Mothering Sunday for one day only.
On 10th March the hotel, which normally only caters for private dining clients, will transform the King Room – once Bishop King Edward’s drawing room – into a restaurant specially for Mother’s Day.
Head Chef Paul Newton, whose previous dinner guests include Tom Hanks and Anne, Princess Royal, will be preparing a mouthwatering menu combining traditional favourites with modern British dishes.
“I’m looking forward to treating diners to a really tasty three-course lunch cooked using the finest local ingredients,” explained Paul, who describes his cooking as classical but with a twist.
“The quality of the produce in Lincolnshire is fantastic and we work with the seasons to ensure that our guests enjoy the food we serve when it’s at its best in terms of quality and flavour.”
Dishes include slow-cooked shoulder of lamb flavoured with lemon, garlic and rosemary served with a red wine sauce and raspberry and crème de cassis fool served with a brandy snap and popping candy.
The Old Palace Manager Sonja Brockman added: “Mothering Sunday is a special occasion and an opportunity for people to let their mum know just how much she is loved and appreciated.
“Dining at The Old Palace is a unique experience thanks to the elegant and sophisticated surroundings and beautiful views overlooking the city below and the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral.
“We’re very proud of our heritage and the high standard of food and customer service we provide and look forward to sharing this with more people on Mother’s Day.”
The King Room restaurant at The Old Palace in Minster Yard will be open on Sunday 10th March between 12 noon and 3pm. The Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch menu includes a three-course meal followed by tea or coffee in the drawing room for £22.50 per person. Booking is essential - to make a reservation please call 01522 580000.
Notes to Editors
- The Old Palace was built next to the site of the Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace, which was the administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, in three phases between 1720 and 1885.
- The ruins of the Medieval Bishops’ Palace are separate from The Old Palace itself and are managed by English Heritage on a guardianship lease from the Diocese of Lincoln.
- Once home to the bishops of Lincoln, The Old Palace is now a luxury hotel and conference centre offering 32 beautifully decorated rooms in the main building and the adjacent Old Palace Lodge – a former Victorian church which recently been converted.
- The Old Palace is one of only two Lincolnshire hotels chosen to be included in the 2013 Conde Nast Johansens Recommended Small Hotels, Inns & Restaurants Guide.
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