Introducing Chef Alex Beard


4th April 2022

We are thrilled to introduce you to Chef Alex Beard, who will be available to book for an exclusive private dining experience at Birkdale House.

Chef Alex Beard has an impressive CV, including five years working at the celebrated three Michelin-starred Waterside Inn at Bray in Berkshire. It was there, under the watchful eye of the Roux family, that the significance of flavour, attention to detail and the importance of the customer was instilled in Alex.

Since working at the Waterside Inn, Alex has travelled the world, cooking in places such as Italy, India and Asia. He has cooked at the very highest level, counting celebrities, heads of state and royalty as his clients.

So we are thrilled to welcome him to the team. Rest assured, you are in for a treat.

Lake District Private Dining

Alex is a real people person, passionate not just about cooking, but about providing an unforgettable experience for every guest.

Which means, if you want a holiday to remember, why not book a truly unique Lake District private dining experience? This is your chance to put your feet up and let someone else do the hard work. Take the stress out of planning and shopping. No preparation, no clearing away. Simply enjoy a wonderful evening, packed with amazing food.

Alex offers a number of options, including a three-course, five-course and seven-course tasting menu. Highlights include the roasted rack of Cumbrian lamb, poached Loch Duart salmon and the roast fillet of Cumbria beef (among many other mouthwatering options).

Whatever your requirements, from intricate tasting menus to garden party for family and friends, Alex will create a unique and innovative menu just for you.


But don’t take our word for it – here’s a snippet of what previous guests have had to say:

“Every plate looked amazing and then when we tasted it things got even better… we can highly recommend you to anyone else who wants a special event.”

“… the food was as good as you’d get in any restaurant with the luxury of being in your own home.”

“… a really magical evening created by Alex Beard – a seven course tasting menu to rival (and beat) food eaten in any top restaurant.”

For more information about Chef Alex Beard or our Private Dining options, please get in touch by calling 015394 45756.