The PPHE Hotel Group is launching a new dining concept in Nottingham based on a unique way of cooking locally sourced food over wood embers.
Oaks restaurant and bar on Bromley Place will open in the coming weeks serving handmade sausage created to their own recipe and chicken, steaks and burgers, flavoured with homemade marinades and sauces.
The kitchen will feature a custom-built cast iron grill, with all of the logs used for cooking taken from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, which produces the wood as a natural by-product of sustainable coppicing.
Diners will be able to take in the atmosphere of the open kitchen and watch chefs prepare their food in a way that is currently only being used in a handful of restaurants in the UK.
A brand new 30-strong team is being recruited to join Oaks, which will be capable of serving 90 diners.
Using natural materials including charred wood and brick and hewn oak tables, Oaks will have a relaxed vibe complete with an open cellar to give diners a behind the scenes glimpse at the working restaurant.
PPHE Hotel Group was established in 1989 with the acquisition of a hotel in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. It now boasts 38 hotels, including 12 in the UK and three more in the pipeline.