New signing for Matfen Hall

Matfen Hall has appointed Ernst Van Zyl as its new head chef.

Ernst – who arrives in Northumberland having been head chef at the 3AA Rosette Isle of Eriska Hotel in Benderloch, Oban – will bring 25 years of experience to the team – including stages at some of the world’s most renowned restaurants, including Maaemo in Oslo; Restaurant Frantzen/Lindeberg in Sweden; Le Manoir Au Quat Saisons in Oxford; and Noma in Copenhagen.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Matfen Hall family,” said Ernst. “Matfen provides the perfect platform for me to showcase my skills and creativity.”

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