Thistle's Parc hotel welcomes award winning Chef Iain Inman

From: Thistle Hotels
Published: Mon Oct 24 2011

Thistle's Parc hotel, located in the centre of Cardiff, is proud to announce the appointment of Iain Inman as the new executive chef of its restaurant, The Social. Bringing with him a wealth of experience, the talented chef will be supporting local suppliers; sourcing high quality products from the region to create his new and unique fine dining menu.

Iain's new menu includes a series of Welsh dishes with a contemporary twist, such as the Grilled Rib Usk Valley Beef with Double Dragon Ale Sauce, Lemongrass Panacotta and Green Tea Sorbet.

With 15 years in the hotel and leisure industry, including positions held at two rosette winning restaurants; Pennyhill Park Hotel and Albannach Bar, Iain is set to bring his foodie flair to Cardiff, firmly placing The Social as a top gourmet restaurant among Cardiff hotels.

Darren Patt, Regional Operations Director of Thistle Hotels, commented: "We are delighted to have Iain on board as our Executive chef at The Social. The Parc has built up a fantastic reputation as a great dining destination in Cardiff, with The Social being recently awarded two prestigious AA rosettes. We will continue this run of success with the appointment of Iain - ensuring that The Social continues to top the league of must-visit restaurants in the area."

For more information on The Social visit or to book call 02920 785593. Interested parties can also follow the Thistle Hotels' blog for frequent travellers at

About Thistle
Thistle Hotels is part of Guoman Hotel Management (UK) Limited which operates hotels throughout the UK. Thistle has 33 hotels across the country, many in superb city centre locations, including its hotels in Cardiff and eleven of them in central London. With a selection of restaurants and a choice of excellent health and leisure facilities, Thistle has something to offer everyone.

Thistle Hotels is the first hotel group to achieve Hospitality Assured accreditation, across its entire UK portfolio. Created by the Institute of Hospitality, the Hospitality Assured standard measures the quality within customer facing businesses across the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry.

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