OWNER
Soren Jessen

Soren used to work in the city as a Banker (former Executive Director at Goldman Sachs & UBS) and was inspired to make a career shift. In 1998 he walked into an old banking hall addressed 1 Lombard Street and immediately knew it should be a restaurant. The rest is history...

He loves the way the restaurant has grown into a home away from home for so many people through the day for the guests and the team.

Favourite Dish: The special of the day as Juri will have found something wonderful from our suppliers for that day.

HEAD CHEF
Juri Ravagli

Juri embodies the heart and soul of the kitchen. He believes dishes at 1 Lombard Street should never try too hard and should be considered, with classic influences. He takes great pride in inspiring his team, seeing his customers and his long lasting relations with our suppliers.

Favourite Dish: Everything from our kitchen but if you had to push me the tartare or the black cod.

OPERATIONS MANAGER
Augusto Buono

Augusto is a long term member of the team having spent five years with the Hilton Hotel group. His favourite part of the job is seeing guests leave the restaurant extremely satisfied with their experience.

Favourite Dish: Not a dish, a three course meal - I really love the Spaghetti Lobster to start, followed by the Dover sole, finishing things off with the Chocolate Fondant.

BAR MANAGER & FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Bartosz Kopacz

Bartosz joined us three years ago and manages the bar with passion and flair. He looks forward to welcoming our regulars and new customers to The Dome Bar.

Favourite Dish: Well, first an Old Fashioned cocktail followed by a good 1 Lombard Street Sirloin Steak.

RECEPTION MANAGER
George Damianidis

George's favourite moment: When I have a full lunch no tables available and a very regular customer walks in and you then have to try and find him/her a table, what a challenge, I love working in this industry.

Favourite Dish: Risotto Primavera.

EVENTS AND VENUE ORGANISER
Filli Falt

Filli might have been in the restaurant even before we opened back in 1998. She has worked closely with Soren for the last 9 years.

Favourite Dish: Calf's Liver and Bacon with sautéed spinach.

PA & PROJECT MANAGER
Anna Tarlowska

Anna is the PA to Soren and supports on managing projects at 1 Lombard Street.

Favourite Dish: Chef Juri's Octopus Salad