Michael Caines has revealed plans to refurbish the restaurant at The Bath Priory and install a bar there in January next year.
The chef, who joined the Somerset hotel as executive head chef in February following the departure of Chris Horridge, has already moved the Priory Restaurant to a different room in the hotel and has since promoted sous chef Sam Moody to head chef.
A bar is planned to be added following work on the hotel's spa and Caines said owner Andrew Brownsword and his wife Christina would be 'personally involved' in giving the resturant a new look.
He said: "I'm happy with the progress we're making, the food's good, the customers are happy and business year on year is busier, in the restaurant at least, so all things considered it's not a bad place to be."
In his exclusive video interview with BigHospitality, Caines also talks about his plans to develop the Abode brand, the hotel chain developed with Andrew Brownsword, and its spin-off boutique B&B brand Baby Abode, as well as his plans to work with Exeter College to develop an Academy of Excellence there.
Watch the video to find out more