The Balmoral appoints Mathew Sherry as new Head Chef of Michelin-starred Number One restaurant 

The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel in Edinburgh, has welcomed Matthew Sherry as its new Head Chef of Number One – the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.

Edinburgh born Sherry joins Number One from his role as Head Chef of Michelin-starred Northcote in Lancashire, where he worked alongside Executive Chef Lisa-Goodwin Allen.

Prior to Northcote, the chef honed his skills under Chef Patron Dominic Jack, working for seven years at Castle Terrace in Edinburgh during the restaurant’s Michelin-starred reign.

Sherry will continue to showcase seasonal Scottish produce as part of the Number One dining experience and has developed a new three-course menu and seven-course seasonal menu using classic flavours and modern techniques.

Commenting on the new appointment, The Balmoral’s Executive Chef, Gary Robinson said: “Excellence is at the heart of everything we do at The Balmoral and Mathew brings this ethos in abundance.”

Adding: “His flair and classical training, coupled with his passion for incredible Scottish produce makes for an exciting chapter ahead for Number One.”

Mathew Sherry, Head Chef of Number One commented: “I am honoured to return to my home city to head up the kitchen at such an iconic restaurant and work with the many seasoned professionals already here at The Balmoral.”

Continuing: “The detail on each dish has been carefully designed, from sourcing seasonal ingredients to the way they are displayed and plated, everything has been thoughtfully considered. I am thoroughly enjoying working closely with Restaurant Manager, Emma Lonie and her established front of house team. We will ensure that we continue to deliver a truly special experience for every guest.”

Number One opened in 1997 and was first awarded a Michelin star in 2003. The restaurant is currently shortlisted for The 2020 CIS Excellence Award for The Restaurant of The Year and retains one Michelin Star and 4 AA Rosettes for 2021.