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Michelin star chef launches restaurant at new Hampton Court hotel

The Kings Arms Hotel, which sits opposite Bushy Park and next to Royal Hampton Court Palace, is set to open this summer featuring The Six Restaurant, envisioned by Michelin-starred chef Mark Kempson.

Kempson (pictured) is to continue his role as Head Chef at Kitchen W8, Kensington and will be at Six Restaurant, Kings Arms when his diary allows.

The Six Restaurant will be headed up by Head Chef Jack Scoines. Local produce will be championed, with a menu that nods to traditional British cuisine but with a modern twist.

Key dishes for the summer season include the Palace Garden Salad, which features herbs and vegetables picked freshly from the Hampton Court Palace Kitchen garden, Whole Native Lobster, served with a moreish tarragon butter and a crisp garden salad, whilst a classic hearty burger sits at the centre of the menu.

Kempson’s career has spanned more than 20 years, beginning in a small Hampshire hotel, moving on to the two Michelin star The Vineyard in Berkshire, to eventually head up his own restaurant Kitchen W8 where he secured a Michelin star.

Scoines, attributes his love of food to his foodie upbringing and thoroughly believes in a locally sourced, ethical menu. Previous experience includes the 3 rosette restaurant at The Randolph Hotel in Oxford.

With such an exquisite location, the Grade II-listed hotel dating from 1709 is being brought back to life with inspiration taken directly from its beautiful surroundings.

Opening to the lounge and reception, pink and pale grey tones create a calming arrival for guests. Antique marble tables and period seating offer a comfortable and cosy setting, whilst an abundance of greenery brings a unique orangery-style to the space.

Through to the bar where warm indigo velvet is dappled with ochre light flooding in through the gold-toned stained glass windows. In The Six Restaurant, pale walls are lined with deep navy banquettes and, in keeping with the period style of the property, the original wooden fireplace has been beautifully restored.

There will be a stunning private terrace at the front of the restaurant where guests can eat and drink while enjoying the lush and green surroundings.

All 14 bedrooms have been lovingly renovated to create a feature of the unique proportions expected with such a mature property. Three colour schemes were chosen, utilising the hues surrounding the property.

Rich bottle greens, smokey blues and warming pinks are carried from the fabrics right through to the handmade mosaic tiles used in the rain showers and back out to the botanical-printed curtains lining the rooms views.