Modern dining with a rural soul

The William Inglis, the five star equine-themed boutique hotel MGallery by Sofitel located in Warwick Farm, has launched a winter menu at its fine-dining restaurant Newmarket Room.

The menu features modern dishes with a rural soul – think grilled pastoral T-bone and sirloin from Orangeville, dry-aged Carnaroli risotto with grana Pandano and truffle butter, and home-made coconut meringue layered cake with native peach jam and lemon thyme.

Headed up by executive chef Sercan Kesici, who has previously led kitchens at the Ritz Carlton and Hilton, Newmarket Room is a nod to the Inglis’ Randwick home with sweeping views of the Riverside Stables.

For those who don’t know, the William Inglis Hotel, MGallery by Sofitel is a boutique, 5-star luxury hotel set across eight levels. Part of the new $140m precinct developed by thoroughbred horse sales company William Inglis & Son Ltd called Riverside Stables, it is a fifth generation family owned business.

The William Inglis Hotel offers a choice of world-class hospitality facilities including all day dining paddock-to-plate in restaurant Newmarket Room. The restaurant was built in honour of Inglis’ Randwick home and one of its more famous elements, the Newmarket Room, where many a client spent time celebrating with friends. Elements of the Newmarket site and the Inglis heritage are incorporated throughout, with an entire wall of the restaurant lined with the original Group 1-winner plaques that were featured on barn doors throughout the Newmarket complex.

A stunning rooftop bar and pool deck takes pride of place atop the hotel. The Chiltern Pool Deck & Bar is the only pool in the world where you can relax on cabanas and sun loungers while overlooking 300 acres of greenery and watch the races from above. Named after the Chiltern Stables, an important part of the Newmarket history and the Inglis story, the bar will feature the original signage from the Newmarket site and serve cocktails and pool snacks.