Chef restaurateur brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin will be inviting more of their family to join the business when they launch their city restaurant later this year.
The, as yet unnamed, fine-dining restaurant is set to open in St Botolph`s Hall in Spital Square in London this autumn, with many Galvin family members and long-serving staff to be involved in the running of it.
Brother David will be responsible for sourcing and buying ingredients while Chris`s wife Sara will be host and their son Emile (all pictured, right with Chris and Jeff) will be employed as operations manager. The core team will then be supported by Spero Panagakis as general manager and Chris Warwick as head chef, who has worked with the Galvins for a number of years.
Chris said the team would be aiming to deliver `democratic dining` to appeal to all types of diners in the city.
"We will deliver democratic dining: from ‘grand cuisine’ in the restaurant, cocktails and fine wines in the bar, and a classic ‘cafe de luxe’. It will be a space that City workers, local artists and residents will all appreciate," he said.
Work is currently underway to turn the 19th Century grade II listed building between Bishopsgate and Commercial Street into a restaurant, bar and cafe.
Chris Galvin to launch new restaurant