A highly respected figure in the industry with a multitude of awards to his name and without doubt a true chef’s chef. Phil has always cooked with harmony of flavour being his absolute mantra – and this being achieved through classical flavours and rigorously seasonal and ingredient-led cooking. None of this has changed at Elystan Street but an increased focus on vegetables and a lightness of touch now prevails.
With over 30 years of experience in running some of London’s finest and most respected neighbourhood restaurants Rebecca brings her immense experience and passion to Elystan Street. As a pro restaurant goer she has not only amassed a hard-earned diner’s opinion but a perspective to help ensure that her own businesses never rest on their laurels.
Sarah joined Elystan Street from The Square, bringing with her all the skills necessary to run Elystan Street smoothly and efficiently. She places a huge emphasis on a warm welcome and informed yet informal service. “I want to ensure our guests leave having had a wonderful time”, she says.
Toby comes charged with all the passion and enthusiasm that one would expect from a 25 year old chef joining Elystan Street fresh from 4 years at the stoves of The Square. Harness this with his immense natural cooking ability and Phil has in Toby his perfect right-hand man. He leads a team of 15 in the kitchen with his natural charismatic style.
Having spent the last five years managing the lists of the Bleeding Heart Group, Yann has huge experience in the market that Elystan Street aspires to be in – one offering an accessible list of wines that are of exceptional quality. Whilst crowd pleasing classics dominate others are well represented too – so that those looking for something different will not be left without!
Assistant Head Sommelier
Charlotte comes to Elystan Street from my favourite London restaurant – The River Café. With an Intuitive understanding of how to look after guests and an appetite to partner Yann in the wine team she will play a significant role in the dining room.
Alan is a worldly man who has moved around the globe and achieved a great deal in his 30 something years! The net result of all this is the very reason we are so lucky to have him – here is a man, a true people-person, who is as committed to looking after our guests as he is to his Iron Man training – and is as helpful to his staff as he is to our running of the restaurant. He is a rare gem and Elystan Street is all the better for him.