Coworth Park country hotel has opened the doors of its new restaurant, Woven by Adam Smith, and as its name suggests, the space envelops diners in warmth and comfort.
Martin Hulbert Design was tasked with designing the restaurant’s interiors on the ground floor of the Georgian country hotel, which is part of the Dorchester Collection. A plaster relief by artisans Locker and Riley is the centrepiece of the 44-seater dining room, detailed with root vegetables and seasonal ingredients plucked directly from the British landscape. Overhead, a lighting installation by British architect Umut Yamac mimics the dappled woodland canopy, pooling golden diners in soft golden light.
Furniture has a similarly natural feel: tables have striped rims, created by using layers of recycled paper, while banquettes are finished in tactile teddy mohair.
Smith’s menu showcases seasonal producers from ‘Britain’s famed larder’. Fresh seafood, butchery and foraged ingredients are all spotlighted through a curated menu featuring Herefordshire beef, brown crab, Cornish turbot and salt-aged Yorkshire duck. However, the menu will change with the seasons.
‘Memorable dining is created by so much more than the food we eat,’ Chef Smith explains. ‘Stories and knowledge from my entire career, alongside inspiration from our idyllic surroundings, will be woven into the new restaurant.’