The Polish chef is to take charge of a revamp at the south London restaurant, which opened in 2017 and offers ‘modern world cuisine with a French touch’.
It comes after Wawrzyniak closed his first London-based restaurant, Jan in Clapham, last summer after less than a month following a rent hike.
A spokesperson confirmed Wawrzyniak will remain ‘fully committed’ to his House of Feasts restaurant near Peterborough while overseeing the overall operation at Salt Flakes, including food redevelopment and a redesign.
The chef’s changes will see meat smoked on site and the introduction of a new a la carte menu, with dishes including braised beef ribs with hoisin sauce; wild mushroom pappardelle; and chocolate fondant with vanilla cream.
A new lounge bar will open on 19 January, offering drinks and sharing platters.
“I’m excited to add my stamp to the menu with sharing platters, sumptuous mains, a large vegan and vegetarian option and of course, a real focus on seasonal, sustainable produce,” says Wawrzyniak.
Wawrzyniak will host a six-course tasting evening showcasing the new menu on 19 February at Salt Flakes. Tickets are limited and cost £45pp.