Crispin Somerville

Brook Green

Prior to joining the Harts Group in 2016 (one of London’s favourite hospitality groups), Crispin spent a decade in Mexico doing many things, including opening a restaurant with celebrated Mexican chef Gabriela Camara, and Tikibar, and also searching for the best El Pastor… the name of the group’s Mexican restaurants in the UK. Crispin’s had an interesting, varied career including formerly being a co-founder of a Latin American communications agency, an MTV presenter, a ‘Letters Live’ event producer, and manager of Lily Allen’s label. Currently, he’s Managing Director of three of the group’s much-loved venues/brands including Quo Vadis, El Pastor and The Drop. Crispin, a longtime local resident, tells us about a few of his favourite things.