Acclaimed chef Mark Ellis who represented the North West in two series of BBC’s Great British Menu is to open a new restaurant in the North Wales at the 5 Star award winning The Plassey, near Bangor-On Dee, Wrexham. The restaurant & wine bar will be named ‘SHIPPON by Mark Ellis’ and is currently being extensively refurbished into a unique destination restaurant & bar within a modern and refined space with a central feature wine bar, lounge and even its own wine tasting room, whilst staying sympathetic to the Edwardian buildings original design. The building was originally a model Milking Parlour built in 1902 by local Horse Auctioneer Mr Frank Lloyd with many beautiful and unique features including glazed walls and drinking troughs, brick arches and parquet floors. The Brookshaw family took ownership of The Plassey in 1960 as a working farm and over last 5 decades have transformed The Plassey into a top North Wales Holiday Park, Retail Village and Golf Course.
This will be Mark’s second restaurant opening in 12 months and he had this to say:
“ It is a privilege to be teaming up with the owners of The Plassey to complement the product at the already outstanding 5 Star Leisure Park and provide another truly unique space and ‘wow factor’ area for all guests local and further afield. This an exciting project to be involved in following on from the tremendous success of our first restaurant Allium- Tattenhall which has had an incredible first year and has already caught the attention of The Michelin Guide, Hardens Guide and was runner up for Best Small Hotel and Boutique Accommodation from Marketing Cheshire, and more recently received a score of 8/10 from The Telegraph and we will continue this success at Shippon.”
John and Sarah Brookshaw owners of The Plassey added their comments:
“We are delighted to be working with Mark Ellis on our new business venture. We always strive to offer our customers the highest of standards and a truly unique experience, whether it is visiting for a few hours, a day out or a stay at our Holiday Park. Mark’s fantastic culinary background was exactly what we were looking for in a partnership to provide a top fine dining experience in our area. We can’t wait to open the doors and welcome you all very soon”.
The official opening date of SHIPPON by Mark Ellis is to be announced shortly.