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Compass wins contract to run second-floor restaurant at Liberty

08 March 2011 by
Compass wins contract to run second-floor restaurant at Liberty

Compass Group has won a new contract to operate the second floor restaurant, Café Liberty, at London department store Liberty.

Head chef Alex Craciun, who has previously worked for Gordon Ramsay under the direction of Jason Atherton at Maze, will be supported by restaurant manager Ramon Puente.

A modern-European influenced British menu has been developed for the 60-seat restaurant, with distinct elements aimed at the changing customer demographic throughout the day, including a small plates evening menu to accommodate late-night shoppers, West End theatre-goers and destination diners. A new breakfast and weekend brunch service will also be introduced.

Roy Westwood, creative manager for sport, leisure and hospitality at Compass, said the concept would develop and evolve gradually over time.

"We want the menu to reflect the quality and character of the store and so while regular visitors to Liberty will continue to see items such as afternoon tea on the menu, we will be making changes to refresh the offer throughout the day," he explained.

There will be an emphasis on ingredient provenance and the menu will change throughout the year as a result.

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By Janie Stamford

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