London’s Bankside hotel has appointed Stephen Englefield as the new executive chef of its Art Yard Bar and Kitchen.
Englefield will lead the hotel’s all-day restaurant; an informal setting which offers a European-influenced menu using seasonal British produce. He joins from the Gridiron restaurant at the COMO Metropolitan Hotel where he was head chef.
Originally from Australia, Englefield has lived and worked in London for over 16 years, he has also held positions at The Jugged Hare in Barbican and Bradley’s Restaurant in Swiss Cottage.
He trained originally at Boxhill College of Catering in Melbourne, before climbing the ranks in renowned Australian restaurants, including Circa at The Prince of Wales Hotel in St. Kilda.
Englefield said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Art Yard Bar and Kitchen. The restaurant’s concept is a refreshing take on an informal dining experience and I’m looking forward to putting my own twist on it.
“With a focus on design, both the hotel and restaurant are unique, and I’ll be applying this to the food so that guests and diners enjoy an all-round memorable experience.”