January 'transfer window' also sees Nathan Booth move to Liverpool’s highest restaurant

CHEF Elliot Hill is leaving Liverpool’s Panoramic 34 for a move to The Chester Grosvenor, following Simon Radley’s departure.

We are delighted to formally welcome our new Executive Chef...Elliot comes to us with a wealth of experience

Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor has held a Michelin star since 1990, putting it alongside industry greats like Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Le Gavroche. Radley announced his departure in July 2021 and the restaurant will return to its former name of 'Arkle' when it reopens in Spring 2022.

Simon Radley Chester Grosvenor 694Gh
The Chester Grosvenor Image: PR

Chester Grosvenor made the announcement of the new arrival on its Instagram, writing; "We are delighted to formally welcome our new Executive Chef, Elliot Hill to The Chester Grosvenor.

"Elliot comes to us with a wealth of experience, having most recently been Head Chef at Panoramic 34 in Liverpool, where he earnt and retained an entry in the Michelin guide, and previously as part of the Bespoke Hotels family, holding the position of Head Chef at Oddfellows Chester, where he executed the rebranding of the food business and its ‘Cultivated’ restaurant."

Elliot, originally from Cheshire, has been recognised for his many achievements throughout his chef career, with accolades that include National Chef of the Year Semi-Finalist, Game Chef of the Year Finalist and Acorn Award finalist. 

He started out as executive chef of a small pub and restaurant company in London and then moved back up north to be a part of the team that launched Hotel Gotham in Manchester.

After two years as head chef at the Oddfellows Hotel in Chester, Elliot made the move to Panoramic 34 as executive chef.

Simon Radley Pictured At The Chester Grosvenor Michelin Chef
Simon Radley has left The Grosvenor after more than three decades Image: PR

Gordo was certainly impressed when he popped into Panoramic for lunch last summer.

"I’ve been keeping an eye on a promising young chef for a few years now," wrote the Confidentials reviewer in August 2021.

"He’s Elliot Hill, a good-looking fella with an engaging smile backed up with some steel behind the eyes. According to his contemporaries, Elliot Hill is out to make an impression."

Elliot has certainly made an impression on The Grosvenor and will oversee the Arkle restaurant as well as two AA-Rosette La Brasserie and the hotel's banqueting and afternoon tea offerings.

Nathan Booth takes over the role of head chef at Panoramic 34. Nathan was previously head chef at Kelp, having also worked for the likes of Six by Nico, Thornton Hall, Roski, Wreckfish, and The Art School.

Panoramic 34, West Tower, Brook St, Liverpool L3 9PJ

The Chester Grosvenor, Eastgate St, Chester CH1 1LT

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