With an open kitchen, bar area and riverside terrace, the new 70-cover Mizu restaurant is an exciting addition to the fine country house hotel. Taking its name from the Japanese for ‘falling water’ it occupies a prime spot, directly overlooking the striking Lodore Falls waterfall.
Mizu is to serve a fusion of Asian cuisine including Malaysian, Japanese and Thai dishes under the direction of new Head Chef, Kasun Jayasooriya.
Originally from Sri Lanka, Kasun has enjoyed a life-long love affair with Japanese cooking, having initially studied and worked in Tokyo before moving to London, with Head Chef roles at Sake No Hana Japanese Restaurant on St James Street and Nizuni Japanese Restaurant on Charlotte Street.
“We are delighted to have made recent investment, such as refurbishing our public areas, developing new larger, luxurious bedroom suites and now with the creation and launch of Mizu restaurant,” says marketing director of Lake District Hotels, Daniella Hope. “The striking natural beauty of the Lake District makes it a competitive market place but we at Lodore Falls Hotel are confident that we offer something uniquely exciting.”
Greyline Design was responsible for the restaurant’s interior and has drawn inspiration from the local colour palette, incorporating a blend of warm green hues and timber elements to reflect the surrounding woodland.
A modern feeling has been retained with contrasting concrete tiling, glazed bar front and a beautiful geometric floor.
Greyline Design has tried to honour the client’s own heritage with Scandinavian style furniture upholstered in rich, tweed fabrics bringing warmth and texture to the restaurant.
A lounge area has been added with luxurious deep buttoned leather sofas and comfortable chairs. Feature pendant and wall lights enhance warmth, creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
The hotel’s overall investment is £10 million, with phase one now complete, and saw the refurbishment of the hotel’s entire ground floor. Phase two sees the opening of Mizu restaurant and four spacious bedroom suites. A further 14 bedroom suites and the much anticipated, The Falls Spa will launch during mid September 2018.