Graze menu refocused and chef departs

22 July 2005
Graze menu refocused and chef departs

London restaurant Graze, which launched just six months ago with a "grazing-style" menu, is to undergo an overhaul.

The Maida Vale eaterie has abandoned its tapas style for traditional starters, mains and desserts, but will continue to operate under the same name.

The business, which is part of restaurateur Soren Jessen's group that includes One Lombard Street in the City and celebrity hangout Noble Rot, also has a new head chef.

Former Noble Rot sous chef Tom Cenci has taken over from head chef Sebastien Gagnebé.

"Sebastien and I didn't quite see eye to eye and the menu was not well received," said Jessen. "It was the wrong pitch for the neighbourhood and I'm not one of these restaurateurs who wants to teach people how to eat."

Jessen's Mayfair restaurant and nightclub Noble Rot will close for August before reopening in September as a club-led venue.

The restaurant's current 70 covers will be retained, but a larger proportion will be dedicated to casual, low-seating dining.

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