The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel in Edinburgh, proudly welcomes Mathew Sherry as the new Head Chef of Number One – the hotel’s fine-dining Michelin-starred restaurant.

Edinburgh born Mathew joins Number One from his role as Head Chef of Michelin-starred Northcote in Lancashire, where he worked closely with Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen. Prior to Northcote, Mathew honed his skills under Chef Patron Dominic Jack, working for seven years at Castle Terrace in Edinburgh during the restaurant’s Michelin-starred reign.

Mathew will continue to showcase seasonal Scottish produce at the forefront of the Number One dining experience. He has developed a new 3-course menu and 7-course seasonal menu using classical flavours and modern techniques.

Commenting on the new appointment, The Balmoral’s Executive Chef, Gary Robinson, said:

“Excellence is at the heart of everything we do at The Balmoral and Mathew brings this ethos in abundance. His flair and classical training, coupled with his passion for incredible Scottish produce, makes for an exciting chapter ahead for Number One.”

Mathew Sherry, Head Chef of Number One added:

“I am honoured to return to my home city to head up the kitchen at such an iconic restaurant and work with the many seasoned professionals already here at The Balmoral. The detail on each dish has been carefully designed, from sourcing seasonal ingredients to the way they are displayed and plated, everything has been thoughtfully considered. I am thoroughly enjoying working closely with Restaurant Manager, Emma Lonie and her established front of house team. We will ensure that we continue to deliver a truly special experience for every guest.”

Number One opened in 1997 and was first awarded a Michelin star in 2003. The restaurant is currently shortlisted for The 2020 CIS Excellence Award for The Restaurant of The Year and retains one Michelin Star and 4 AA Rosettes for 2021.

Mathew is looking to expand his kitchen team and welcomes applications from chefs who share his love of the Scottish larder. For further information on positions available visit:

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