One of the best known names in British cuisine is opening a new restaurant following the £12 million refurbishment of a Lake District hotel.

Simon Rogan will open Henrock at Linthwaite House, near Bowness, on October 4.

International boutique hotel chain Leeu Collection bought Linthwaite House in April 2016.

Since then it has carried out refurbishments including refreshing all the interiors extending the conservatory and terrace, re-landscaping the 14-acre gardens and creating six “Lake suites” in the grounds.

The hotel said Henrock “will showcase natural, seasonal ingredients in a relaxed and elegant setting” overlooking Windermere.

The restaurant is named after Hen Rock, a rocky outcrop protruding from the lake.

Its kitchen team will be led by head chef Brian Limoges, who joins the business from San Francisco after working in the city’s Quince, Birdsong and Atelier Crenn restaurants.

They will use produce from Simon’s own farm, Our Farm, on the Cartmel Peninsula.

The hotel said: “Henrock will lean heavily on influences, techniques and produce discovered on the chefs’ travels around the globe, including Asia.

“The menu will comprise small sharing plates, with signatures set to include raw aged beef, elderberry and shiso, halibut baked in cabbage leaf, bay shrimp and pink pepper, and fried apple pie, miso butterscotch and cassia clotted cream.”

Nicolas Perdrier will oversee operations.

Before beginning his work at Linthwaite House, Nicolas worked as assistant manager at Simon’s L’Enclume restaurant, in Cartmel.