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New Personnel at Two Jason Atherton Restaurants

Hai Cenato and Social Wine & Tapas have new chefs in charge

Frankie van Loo
Courtesy Social Company

A pair of new head chef appointments have been announced for Jason Atherton’s pizza joint Hai Cenato, and Social Wine & Tapas, his wine bar on James Street in Marylebone. Both Frankie van Loo, who will now head up the kitchen at Hai Cenato, and Marcus Rohlen, who takes over van Loo’s previous role at Social Wine & Tapas, joined Atherton’s globe-spanning restaurant group five years ago.

Van Loo spent two years at Pollen Street Social, then became sous chef at Social Eating House when it launched in 2013, before heading up the opening of Social Wine & Tapas. Marcus Rohlen came to London from his native Sweden in 2007 to work for Richard Corrigan, before joining Pollen Street Social in 2012.

Marcus Rohlen
Courtesy Social Company

Atherton says: “Marcus has been my senior sous at Pollen Street Social for the past five years, and now he is running his own kitchen. It’s an amazing step for him, I am very proud. And Frankie is the perfect person to run Hai Cenato — his food is light and vibrant and I’m excited to see the menu develop even further.”

Jason Atherton’s restaurant group Social Company’s latest London opening is Temple & Sons in the City, an all-day grill and deli inspired by a traditional Victorian grocers. He is planning to move his Clerkenwell izakaya, Sosharu, to a more central site next year.

Social Eating House

58 Poland Street, , England W1F 7NS 020 7993 3251 Visit Website


64 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5RR, London, 44 020 3-805-2304 Visit Website

Pollen Street Social

8-10 Pollen Street, , England W1S 1NQ 020 7290 7600 Visit Website

Hai Cenato

79 Buckingham Palace Road, , England SW1E 5DJ 020 3816 9320 Visit Website

Social Wine & Tapas

39 James Street, London , W1U 1DL Visit Website