21 Mar 2022
Quintessential British cocktail bar, Bar 190, located within luxury boutique hotel, The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione in Kensington, has appointed Santo Borzi as Bar Manager.
With more than 18 years’ experience in the restaurant and bar industry, Santo brings his passion for drinks and unique creativity to Bar 190. He will be responsible for all aspects of the bar’s management, as well as utilising his extensive skills as a mixologist, and formerly sommelier, to develop an innovative and refined drinks menu with sweet and savoury options, whilst retaining the bar’s inimitable style.
Originally from Sicily, one of Santo’s first ventures into the UK’s hospitality sector in 2006 was at The Ritz Club as Assistant Sommelier. He also gained experience as a Sommelier at Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge, 5 Hertford Street in Mayfair and V Restaurant at 50 St James. Most recently, Santo was the Assistant Bar Manager at the Hyde Bar at the Park Tower Knightsbridge and before this, Head Sommelier for its One-O-One Restaurant.
Santo Borzi comments: “I am thrilled to be joining the team at Bar 190 – it’s an iconic venue with a wealth of history in one of my favourite neighbourhoods. I look forward to drawing on the bar’s rock and roll heritage and reputation for bespoke experiences through my cocktail creations.”
Alex von Ulmenstein, Complex Director of Food and Beverag, Starhotels UK comments: “We are delighted to have Santo with his exceptional skills as both a mixologist and sommelier join us at Bar 190. Santo has created a truly remarkable cocktail menu inspired by events and personalities of the hotel’s past, and we are looking forward to welcoming back our regulars and visitors to London.”
Bar 190 | The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione, 190 Queen’s Gate, London, SW7 5EX