Livio Bisterzo to convert Mayfair pub into Italian restaurant
A former Mayfair pub is to be transformed into a small Italian restaurant by Livio Bisterzo, a partner in the capital's private members' club Maddox Club.
Pollen, which is due to open in mid-February on the former site of the Black Lion and French Horn, behind Hanover Square, will offer "a menu of seasonal Northern Italian dishes with an emphasis on the light and healthy".
Stefano Stecca will be in charge of the kitchen having joined the new venture after five years at Brunello at the Baglioni hotel in west London. Front of house will be overseen by general manager Eugenio Rolfo who has spent the last 18 years at Harry's Bar in the capital. Design will be handled by the BGW Design studio.
This is the first restaurant project from Bisterzo, whose Alvaro group also includes a property development arm and a skincare range, as well as the partnership in the Maddox Club.
Corrigan to close Lindsay House and move to Mayfair >>
Pierre Koffmann seeks sites for new restaurant in London's West End >>
Annabel's owners lose staff tips case appeal against tax man >>
New city bar from Nick House and Piers Adam will target women >>
By Daniel Thomas
E-mail your comments to Caterer News here.
If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.caterersearch.com/tabletalk
Looking for a new job? Find your next restaurant job here with Caterersearch.com jobs