OwnerA 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.
OwnerWith 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.
Toby has been head chef of Elystan Street since it’s opening in 2016 having spent 4 years with Phil at The Square. He has been instrumental in the smooth running of the kitchen and restaurant. Phil always said that if he was to open another restaurant he wanted to have fun and Toby certainly guarantees that – taking charge of the kitchen in his own inimitable and larger than life manner!
Sarah joined Elystan Street from The Square, bringing with her all the skills necessary to run Elystan Street smoothly and efficiently. She has been key to achieving a rare balance with her front of house team – slick, informed and professional service delivered with genuine friendliness and warmth. Her youthful energy is felt throughout the team. “I want to ensure our guests leave having had a wonderful time”, she says.
Assistant Head SommelierCharlotte 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.