Notting Hill will next month see the opening of The Commander, a North American influenced restaurant complete with oyster bar, deli, courtyard market and a kitchen headed up by former Vivat Bacchus head chef, Robert Staegemann.
The Commander will be an informal dining space, offering quality food from local producers to either eat in the 60-seater restaurant, or take away and cook at home. Canadian born operations director and concept designer, Michael Parker, will train staff to deliver the characteristic North American ‘service with a smile’, and says the combined effect of the restaurant, deli, oyster bar and market will ‘reinvigorate’ London’s restaurant scene.
“The Commander will fill an important gap in London’s restaurant scene and will demonstrate how quality, variety and accessibility can all go hand in hand,” he said. “Our close working relationship with our fish and meat suppliers will allow us to guarantee freshness and value.
“The Commander will provide the ultimate in customer service and diners will know that their food has been prepared with care from the farm to their fork. The expertise and experience involved in this project will provide a special and truly diverse dining experience for all: families, friends, colleagues and couples.”
South African born Staegemann will take his five years experience from Vivat Bacchus and create a varied North American menu for The Commander, using fresh produce from the deli’s suppliers.