Rupert Taylor, who currently works on the sommelier team at Boundary, has been promoted following the departure of Gabriel Danis, who has accepted a new role in Singapore.
Having worked previously as head sommelier at Trinity restaurant and Locanda Locatelli, English-born Taylor will now oversee Boundary’s 500 bin wine list and work towards expanding the collection to include large bottles to offer better value for larger groups as well as more half-bottles priced under £35.
Peter Prescott, co-owner of Prescott & Conran restaurants, said: “Since joining Boundary, Rupert has impressed us with his unrelenting enthusiasm and passion for wine. He has consistently provided the highest level of service that is approachable, knowledgeable and honest, and will continue to drive our strong service values that leave our guests with great memories of their wine experience at Boundary.”
Roux at Parliament Square
Meanwhile, Roux at Parliament Square has appointed a new bar manager to oversee the restaurant’s drinks offer.
Esther Medina Cuesta joins the restaurant from Roast in Borough Market, and will be responsible for developing Roux at Parliament Square’s bar offer and signature menu of drinks.
Michel Roux Jr, executive chef of Roux at Parliament Square, said: “Since launching last year we have worked to ensure that all guests enjoy the highest level of service from our staff. Esther’s expertise and flair will enable us to develop our bar offer and firmly establish it as one of the go-to destinations in Westminster, whether guests are visiting to drink or dine.”
Cuesta has also previously worked at Albannach in Trafalgar Square and Ronnie Scott’s in Soho, and was once named “one of the most powerful women in the drinks industry” by Channel 4 Food.