The Grand Hotel has a new head chef.

Alex Burtenshaw has been appointed at the Eastbourne hotel’s Mirabelle Restaurant.

He moves from the Port Hotel.

He said: “I’m delighted to be joining this iconic seaside hotel, which has been serving exceptional cuisine to the residents of Eastbourne and visitors from around the world since 1875.

“It has a distinguished history as one of the finest hotels on the south coast, hosting world famous musicians and thespians over the decades and even hosting live on the BBC weekly in the 1920s and 30s, and I’m thrilled to be joining this historic British institution. I’m excited to be championing some of the excellent local suppliers we have on our doorstep.”