The owners Lola & Simón have, after six years, sold to former Zafferano head chef Andy Needham. Kristen and Nico - who named the Ravenscourt park restaurant after their dogs - said they felt 'mixed emotions' at selling the premises but that it was necessary for the business to be 'expert…ly guided to the next level'.
The restaurant is named after Simón and Lola ,Simón's mate, who was rescued from the streets of Buenos Aires)
That's where Needham - who left Belgravia's once famous Italian Zafferano in 2012 - came in. He has taken over the reins at Lola & Simón,
Regulars to the Ravenscourt Park café, known locally as “the perfect morning pitstop”, need not fear. Needham has no drastic changes on the agenda. He plans to run the cosy establishment with the same energy and enthusiasm as Kristen and Nico, building on its reputation as a great family and community Hammersmith hub.