Ross Bott (left), has joined the 4 Red Star Macdonald Compleat Angler at Marlow, Buckinghamshire, as Senior Sous Chef to assist Head Chef Mike Lloyd (centre) who is responsible for the stylish, redesigned AA two rosette Riverside Restaurant. Ross and the team will also be looking after banqueting for both business and private events in the hotel’s function suites and boardrooms.
Ross brings a wealth of fine dining experience to the Compleat Angler having spent time with Pierre Koffmann at the iconic 3 Michelin Star La Tante Claire, Danesfield House in Marlow and the equally stunning Gilpin Lodge in the Lake District.
Delighted to be joining the team at Macdonald Compleat Angler, Ross said: “I’m very excited to be joining the team at the Compleat Angler and working with Mike and the rest of the team towards a 3rd AA Rosette.”
In keeping with the Macdonald dining ethos, the best provenance available is sourced ranging from the finest Scottish beef, outdoor reared pork and free range chickens to market fresh wild fish mainly from UK waters and Fairtrade coffee. Salmon is cured by John Ross Jr (Aberdeen) and smoked traditionally in 150 year old red-brick kilns; John Ross is also Freedom Food and Soil Association approved. Organic suppliers are sourced for vegetables and dairy products where possible.
Overlooking the Thames, the Riverside Restaurant is open to both non-residents and hotel guests for breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea seven days a week with outside dining on the terrace on warmer days. Lunches are relaxed and informal, while in the evening it is the perfect place for romantic dining by candlelight with its stunning views across the river to Marlow Bridge and the floodlit parish church. The elegant function rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies and can seat up to 120 guests for a sit down dinner or 200 for a reception.