The hotel’s dining options too range from fine dining to more relaxed settings, perfect for afternoon tea. Of particular note is The Bowden restaurant (now relaunched as The Chapel), renowned for its trademark sophistication, and creative European-inspired menu. For the gourmets, The Chapel offers a tantalising treat for the palette, combining delicate flavours with artfully presented dishes.
For guests wanting to sate their inner carnivore, Van Dyk’s Southgate Brasserie has swiftly gained a reputation as the place to go for the finest grill food in the county. A firm favourite remains the restaurant’s signature Beef Bourguignon, though the extensive sweet menu is sure to receive many compliments. If The Bowden’s sophistication seems in some way lacking, the hotel offers Private Dining within The Chapel library - perfect for the most special occasions. Indeed, it soon becomes clear why Van Dyk was awarded an AA Rosette, delighting in a plethora of dining options that will satiate any guest.
Throughout it all, it is clear that Van Dyk times to impress, proud of their ability to retain frequent return visitors and entice newcomers in equal measure. In this, the hotel remains a firm favourite among locals and travellers alike, and, with plans for further expansion looking to be completed come the summer, guests are sure to find something to love in this long-standing stalwart.