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Peyton and Byrne reopen the National Gallery’s National Café

Peyton and Byrne has announced the opening of the new National Café at the National Gallery, which has undergone a major programme of renovation and reopened to the public on 6 March 2017.

The National Café, which was closed for just under two months has been redesigned by Paris-based Belgian designer Ramy Fischler. The refurbishment saw a full refit of the restaurant to update and modernise the three main areas – the restaurant, the Trafalgar Room, and the Grab & Go area – into a stunning space, transforming the dining experience and providing new creative potential for events.

This is the first significant initiative following Sodexo’s acquisition of Peyton and Byrne in October 2016, bringing together Sodexo’s operational and project management expertise with Peyton and Byrne’s food and hospitality credentials.

The relationship aims to accelerate Sodexo’s growth in the visitor attraction market and strengthen its presence in the capital, while supporting Peyton and Byrne’s growth in the cultural sector. The combined expertise of both companies will operate the food and drink outlets at some of London’s most high-profile visitor attractions, including the Royal Academy of Arts and the IWM (Imperial War Museum) London.

Chris Bray, CEO Sports & Leisure, Sodexo UK & Ireland, said:

“The launch of the new National Café shows how our Peyton and Byrne acquisition will benefit clients at London’s top cultural destinations. We have combined Sodexo’s considerable infrastructure and support network with Peyton and Byrne’s pioneering approach. This translates into new creative concepts such as the National Café, improving the visitor experience for a wider group of customers.”

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