The Queens Hotel Leeds, part of The QHotels Group, has revealed their much-anticipated, £16 million refurbishment includes an exciting partnership with Living Ventures’ Raffles-inspired restaurant and bar, Grand Pacific, due to open in summer 2021.
The Queens Hotel has announced that the newly refurbished hotel, which is due to be completed in summer of this year, will be home to Grand Pacific, an all-day opulent restaurant and bar, which “aims to recreate the golden age of high society with a sumptuous yet relaxed charm accompanied by great service”.
The 100-cover restaurant, private dining rooms and bar will offer flavours from far-flung lands fused together with quintessential British classics. The all-day menu features dishes such as ‘Asian spiced Duck Cottage Pie’ and ‘Tempura Szechuan sea bass’, as well as lunch time favourites such as ‘Teriyaki Steak Sandwich’ and a classic Club alongside its popular ‘Business of Lunch’ set menu.
Honouring the great British tradition of a Sunday roast, Grand Pacific will offer a ‘Classical Sunday Lunch’, a twist on the nation’s favourite meal. Guests can enjoy roast beef carved at their table accompanied by a live contemporary classical music set by the Grand Pacific Palm Court Orchestra.
Famed for its indulgent High Tea, Grand Pacific will offer a delectable variety of bite-sized sweet treats and sandwiches matched with fragrant teas and Champagne cocktails on their popular afternoon tea menu.
The Grand Pacific cocktail bar will offer masterfully mixed spirits, spices and botanicals imported from all over the world to create cocktails which are both beautiful and delicious. Classics such as a Singapore Sling sit alongside newfound favourites such as the signature Pineapple Daquiri designed to spirit guests away on a voyage of sensory discovery.
In addition to the main restaurant and bar, the hotel will be home to Café Pacific, an all-day social hub offering coffees, drinks and snacks providing the perfect destination for dining, drinking, working or relaxing.
With a history spanning over 80 years, The Queens Hotel Leeds required a sympathetic refurbishment, something that is of paramount importance to the team.
Richard Moore, Group Chief Executive of The QHotels Group, which boasts a 21-strong, nationwide portfolio of hotels, says: “We are thrilled to finally reveal the exceptional food and drink offering we’re bringing to The Queens. With such a rich history, it seemed only fitting to bring on board a partner who celebrates the grandeur of times gone by but with that all important contemporary twist. Throughout the refurbishment we have retained historical details that make the hotel so special but have introduced elements such as the social hub that accommodate and celebrate the new way people use hotel spaces.”
Chairman of Living Ventures, Jeremy Roberts comments: “We are delighted to bring this beautiful space back to life, echoing the glorious history of The Queens Hotel. Its heritage as a place to relax, eat, drink and just enjoy some of the pleasures of life simply oozes from the walls. It is our privilege and pleasure to let it continue to be what it was always meant to be."
The hotel and Grand Pacific will be open for business from summer 2021. Plans includes a much-anticipated renovation of all bedrooms, as well as adding an additional 16, bringing the room total to 232.
For more information on The Queens Hotel Leeds transformation, please visit https://www.thequeensleeds.co.uk/transformation