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May 6, 2019

Following the refurbishment of all 49 bedrooms last year, the public areas of the hotel have also had a makeover with a new bar and the launch of a brand new restaurant – No. 35 at The Bonham.

As well as the lobby and library, the snug has been fully refurbished to showcase many of its original features including wood panelling and stained glass windows. The stunning, hand-painted ceiling is also worth a peep.

Douglas Campbell, general manager at The Bonham Hotel, said: 'This multimillion pound refurbishment has seen our already stunning hotel transformed into a truly sophisticated property combining modern styling with our original Georgian architecture.'

The interiors, by designer Nigel Howard Creative, reference both the architectural heritage of the hotel and the soft highland hues that are typical of Scotland’s landscapes.  The colour palette is complemented with a rich choice of materials – including oak, brass, leather and velvet.

'Old buildings tell us where we came from – both architecturally and socially,' said Bonham owner Richard H. Driehaus.  'Preserving their beauty enhances our lives, our environments and respects our heritage.'

We couldn't have put it better ourselves.

Scottish ingredients

The bar at The Bonham.

The bar at The Bonham.

Gorgeous as the interior is, man cannot live by soft furnishings alone. Happily the restaurant's menu has plenty of appealing choices.

Scottish ingredients are to the fore in dishes like the hake landed at Scrabster, the roast Borders pigeon breast and the wild mushroom ravioli with Katie Rodgers' crowdie.

There is also a selection of Tweed Valley steaks, all of which have been aged for 45 days.

If hotel menus were once reliably predictable then the chefs at No. 35 didn't get the memo. Main course choices on the a la carte include red mullet with curry-battered cauliflower and charred green onion. Alternatively, you could go veggie with the chick pea tagine served with halloumi, tahini yoghurt and crispy onions.

As well as the a la carte, there is a market menu priced at £18.50 for two courses and £22.50 for three.

The boozy snoozy offer is always popular. Available every lunchtime, Wednesday to Sunday, it delivers three courses from the market menu plus a half bottle of wine for £25 a head. On Sundays, guests can also order the roast sirloin of beef for their main course as part of the offer.

Of course, you can book into No. 35 at The Bonham via 5pm Dining.

The Bonham's welcoming entrance.

The Bonham's welcoming entrance.