As consultant chef, Abé will consult on the food and drink offer at a new signature restaurant being opened in the hotel as well as at a contemporary take on the traditional London pub; an afternoon tea lounge, as well as the hotel’s first cocktail bar.
The opening of the four new venues follows a £1.75m investment in the Hilton hotel, located next to St. James's Park tube station.
The first new refurbished concept, the Blue Boar Pub, is set to open this December and is said to be a modern take on a classic London Pub. The other concepts are scheduled to open in spring 2021.
“This is the opportunity I’ve been looking for,” says Abé.
“The partnership with Conrad London St James gives me a chance to fulfil my ambitions to create dishes and menus that show every aspect of my passion for seasonal British food.”
“Working alongside Sally over the past few months has shown us what a remarkable talent she is, and in spite of all of the trading challenges we’re dealing with, we are absolutely confident that we have everything lined up to make a real mark on the London dining scene, “ says Beverly Payne, general manager at Conrad London St. James
“Our new concepts will provide the ideal settings for Sally to demonstrate her versatility and to continue to champion and empower women in hospitality.”