Karim Miftah, restaurant manager at Bibendum Restaurant has died of cancer aged 49.
A respected and experience manager, Miftah oversaw a team of 30 and had worked at Bibendum for 24 years.
He started in the restaurant as a waiter in 1990. Following a period as maitre d'hotel, he then became restaurant manager in 2000, and has always been much loved by colleagues and patrons alike.
Simon Hopkinson, founder of Bibendum said: "Karim was extraordinarily talented, and made every diner in the room feel special. He carried out his role here with incredible finesse and dedication. He will be greatly missed as a colleague and as a friend by everyone here at Bibendum."