Jarvis will oversee the menu direction at the neighbourhood restaurant, which reopens its doors following lockdown on Monday 7 September.
He will be working alongside the newly-appointed head chef Joe Laker, who has worked with Jarvis at Anglo restaurant in Farringdon and prior to that was sous chef at St Leonards Restaurant in Shoreditch.
The menu at the reopened restaurant is described as ‘an eclectic mix of seasonal land, sea and meat dishes’ taking influences from Jarvis’ style of modern British cooking, which often sees him pair unusual ingredients.
Dishes on the launch menu will include burrata gazpacho; crab ailio; and Australian truffle risotto for starters; and mains of lamb and anchovy butter with braised summer squash; wild turbot with potato and fennel gratin; and gratinated aubergine with caponata and pine nuts.
Desserts will include olive oil soft serve with a honeycomb and rosemary wafer; chocolate cremeux with chocolate crumb and toasted hazelnut ice cream; and passion fruit panna cotta.
I’m thrilled to be taking over as Chef Director at Liv. It’s not unfamiliar news that the hospitality industry has been hit the hardest during this pandemic, so I’m particularly excited to reopen a popular restaurant and introduce some new dishes to its neighbourhood,” says Jarvis.
“I’m hopeful to see customers who have missed having their local all-dining restaurant on their doorstep as well as food connoisseurs looking to try something new this Autumn.”