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New face at Capital Hotel

Eric Crouilläre-Chavot is understood to have landed the top job at the one-Michelin-starred restaurant in London’s Capital Hotel.

The chef, whose 60-seat Chavot restaurant in south-west London was closed last month after failing to attract enough business, is believed to have joined the Capital onMonday. Chavot also held one Michelin star.

Capital owner David Levin refused to confirm that Crouilläre-Chavot was the new head chef, saying he wanted to wait “until the dust has settled”. Crouilläre-Chavot was not available for comment.

The job became vacant after Philip Britten, executive chef at the Capital for 11 years, left to spend more time running his food supply business and pursue plans to open a restaurant ofhis own.

Paul Merrett, former head chef of London’s Interlude restaurant, had earlier been tipped to take over from Britten (Caterer, 25 February, page 7).

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