The Garden Room restaurant has officially reopened its doors at The Cavendish Hotel in Baslow following a £1.1million investment with a brand new, locally sourced menu from executive chef Adam Harper

Guests in the refurbished and extended restaurant can enjoy a bright, relaxed setting that makes the most of its position overlooking Chatsworth’s parkland, and a seasonal menu that showcases the best local produce.

Executive Chef Adam Harper has worked in partnership with the Gardeners and Farmers at Chatsworth and local artisan suppliers and farmers – the majority of whom are based within in a five-mile radius of the hotel – to develop a menu that celebrates some of the Peak District’s best-known producers, including trout from Ladybower Fisheries, cold pressed rapeseed oil from Bakewell’s Brock & Moreton and pork from the family-run Moss Valley Farm.

‘A lot of hard work has gone into the sourcing and development of the new menu at The Garden Room to make sure it does justice to our outstanding location,’ says Adam Harper, executive chef at the Cavendish Hotel.

‘We’re incredibly proud to be offering the very best produce all year round whilst supporting local producers.

‘It’s been great to finally reopen our doors and we’re looking forward to welcoming back visitors – old and new – in the coming weeks.’

The new Garden Room menu features starters such as smoked Ladybower trout and home-cured beef bresaola, mains including lamb, venison and beef from local farms, and plant-based dishes made from vegetables grown in the Chatsworth Kitchen Garden.

For quick bites, a range of sandwiches and speciality coffee will also be available. Those looking for a one-of-a-kind experience can book the restaurant’s new kitchen table, where they’ll watch the chefs prepare a bespoke five course tasting menu.

Great British Life: The Garden Room Photo: The Cavendish HotelThe Garden Room Photo: The Cavendish Hotel

The restaurant’s new look is phase one of planned extensive refurbishments to The Cavendish Hotel, with further investment planned for early next year in revamping its reception, lounge area, Gallery restaurant and 28 bedrooms.

It has been designed in partnership with renowned interior designer Nicola Harding and overseen by Lady Burlington.

Neighbours, walkers, travellers and guests are invited to relax and enjoy in this bright new gathering place, which takes inspiration from Chatsworth art and interiors, and celebrates the best in local product and furniture design.

The refurbishment has also seen the addition of a large outdoor dining terrace with extensive views of the Chatsworth landscape, extending the restaurant’s capacity to 80, allowing the restaurant to welcome many more people living and staying in the local area, whether just to enjoy drinks or a dining experience.

‘It’s been great to see The Garden Room take shape over the past four months and it promises to be a great place to lunch or enjoy drinks and dinner as summer finally approaches,’ adds Lady Burlington.

‘With lots of natural light and views across the estate, it provides the perfect space to bring people together whilst showcasing products and produce that are from the local area.’

Sustainability has also been at the heart of the refurbishment, not only in terms of the sourcing of ingredients, but the kitchen working space too.

The Garden Room’s kitchen – which also serves the hotel’s 3AA Rosette restaurant, The Gallery – is now fully electric and the restaurant is heated by air source heat pumps, helping to reduce its impact on the environment.

The Garden Room is open from 12 noon to 9pm every day. To book a table, visit the restaurant’s website or call 01246 582311.