By Denis Sheehan
Sue Williams, General Manager of Whatley Manor has released the following statement: “After five years as Executive Chef, Niall Keating will be leaving Whatley Manor at the end of December 2021.
During his time at the Wiltshire hotel, Niall led the team to regain The Dining Room’s 2 Michelin stars, 4 AA Rosettes and several other coveted industry accolades, building on its strong reputation as one of the best restaurants in the UK.
“His additional contributions to Whatley Manor – including Grey’s Brasserie and supporting the drive for sustainability across the business – have helped cement the hotel’s place amongst top luxury retreats in the country. Niall will now concentrate his time developing his new restaurant, Lunar in Staffordshire, as well as other business ventures.
“For the immediate future, Whatley Manor’s Head Chef Ricki Weston will oversee the kitchen operation, including for The Dining Room, and Grey’s Brasserie.”
Having spent Five minutes with… Niall Keating, we look forward to reporting on Keating’s new ventures.