Nearly 10 years ago, Paul and Kathryn Roden opened the four-star Losehill House Hotel and Spa near the village of Hope in the Peak District. In 2016, they decided they wanted to replicate the success of their modern British menu and bring those relaxing dining experiences from the country to the city.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Darren Goodwin, Grafene offers an eclectic menu from breakfast through to dinner which comprises a daily changing market-based a la carte, a seven-course taster menu, an Inka Grill menu, small plate options and Afternoon Tea, all sourced from non-GM local or artisan suppliers.
The island bar serves vintage Champagne, local beers and cocktails inspired by Graphene, whilst an open pastry kitchen in the heart of the restaurant offers a visual and entertaining experience.
Two intimate private dining areas specialise in wine tasting, either as an accompaniment to the daily changing tasting menu, or as a dedicated activity, tailored to each party.
The interior of the venue is complemented by an al-fresco dining area on the thoroughfare between King Street and Chapel Walks, featuring a sliding glass wall to bring the outside in and an innovative light box, changing with the moods of the day.