The Queens Hotel Leeds, part of QHotels Group, has revealed its £16 million refurbishment will include the launch of Grand Pacific, a Raffles-inspired restaurant and bar by hospitality group Living Ventures.

Due to open in summer 2021, Grand Pacific – inspired by Raffles hotel in Singapore – is described as an opulent all-day restaurant and bar, which “aims to recreate the golden age of high society with a sumptuous yet relaxed charm accompanied by great service”.

The 100-cover restaurant, private dining rooms and bar will offer dishes such as Asian spiced Duck Cottage Pie and Tempura Szechuan sea bass, as well as Teriyaki Steak Sandwich and a Classic Club alongside its ‘Business of Lunch’ set menu.

Grand Pacific will also offer a Classic Sunday Lunch and High Tea, the latter encompassing bite-sized sweet treats and sandwiches matched with fragrant teas and champagne cocktails.

In addition to the main restaurant and bar, the hotel will be home to Café Pacific, an all-day social hub offering coffees, drinks and snacks.

Richard Moore, Group Chief Executive of The QHotels Group, comments “We are thrilled to finally reveal the exceptional food and drink offering we’re bringing to The Queens. With such a rich history, it seemed only fitting to bring on board a partner who celebrates the grandeur of times gone by but with that all important contemporary twist.”

Adding: “Throughout the refurbishment we have retained historical details that make the hotel so special but have introduced elements such as the social hub that accommodate and celebrate the new way people use hotel spaces.”

Chairman of Living Ventures, Jeremy Roberts also comments: “We are delighted to bring this beautiful space back to life, echoing the glorious history of The Queens Hotel. Its heritage as a place to relax, eat, drink and just enjoy some of the pleasures of life simply oozes from the walls. It is our privilege and pleasure to let it continue to be what it was always meant to be.”

The hotel and Grand Pacific will be open from summer 2021. Plans includes a much-anticipated renovation of all bedrooms, as well as adding an additional 16, bringing the room total to 232.