The executive chef at one of 2017’s hit central London restaurants has announced his departure. The news comes as Eater understands that Mayfair’s Neo Bistro, a modern, uh, bistro, in the image of a Parisian new-wave restaurant is due to close permanently in the new year.
A statement released on behalf of Mark Jarvis — whose principal interest is the small tasting menu restaurant, Anglo in Farringdon — read:
“Effective immediately, chef Mark Jarvis has announced that he is no longer involved as a consultant to Neo-Bistro in Mayfair. The management and staff of that restaurant will continue to operate the site until further notice.
“Mark had been advising the restaurant on menus and kitchen operation since its opening in June 2017. Mark is owner of two restaurants — Anglo (in Farringdon) and Stem (in Mayfair), but concentrates his time at Anglo where he is in the kitchen full-time, while collaborating with head chef Sam Ashton-Booth at Stem.”
Neither Jarvis nor a spokesperson for the chef would confirm that the site would close.