Caprice Holdings has made two key appointments to work on the Ivy Café project in London's Covent Garden.
Richard Caring's restaurant group, which counts a host of well-known London restaurants including Daphne's, 34, and Scott's in its portfolio, secured what was the Pizza Hut at 1a Henrietta Street earlier this year.
The company is expected to open the Ivy Café - a new all-day dining venue influenced by Caprice Holdings' the Ivy - there later this year.
Now it has emerged that Sean Burbidge, the outgoing head chef of Gordon Ramsay's Michelin-starred Pétrus, is to work on the project.
He will be joined by Yishay Malkov, the former restaurant director of Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's and general manager at Roka.
Burbidge will be replaced at Pétrus by Neil Snowball, who takes over at the restaurant at the end of this month.
Few further details about the project are currently available.