Restaurateurs behind Barrafina, Parrillan, El Pastor, Quo Vadis, Bar Daskal and The Drop.

Harts Group conceives, builds and operates leading hospitality brands, and develops exceptional people.

Led by Sam Hart, Crispin Somerville and Anna Watkins, Harts Group is the business behind Barrafina, Parrillan, El Pastor, Quo Vadis, Bar Daskal and The Drop.

Harts Group is family-run, quality driven, and has been creating award-winning restaurants for over 20 years.


Our Brands

Informed by our unique passion and personal experience, we strive to operate best-in-class restaurants, with exemplary service and convivial atmospheres. Creativity, generosity, and care over details are at the core of the Harts Group experience.

Our Venues
Quo Vadis.
El Pastor.
interior of The Drop, a neighborhood bar in Coal Drops Yard
Bar Daskal.

News & Events

For all the latest on new openings, upcoming events, and our progress becoming ever more sustainable, keep up to date with Harts Group here.

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Two Drops to open in Battersea Power Station in April

El Pastor Battersea menu details and more

Bar Daskal Maestros 03: A seafood tasting with Hispamare

Private Dining

We have several private dining room or exclusive hire options across our venues, suitable for both intimate parties and larger events. If you can’t find what you are looking for, our events team are happy to discuss a personally tailored event.

Marx Room Dinner.
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Career Oportunities

Harts Group is a community of talented individuals, who create great food and drink and offer exemplary hospitality. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to work with us across the group, within front of house, back of house and head office.

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@2dropsbattersea, a neighbourhood bar and sister to @thedropbarlondon, will open at Battersea Power Station on Friday 26th April. 
Crispin Somerville, MD of The Drop, Quo Vadis and El Pastor, says: “In Two Drops, we are creating a cosy and welcoming bolthole, where we’ve focused on all the details to make hunkering down here, in day or nighttime, hungry, thirsty, or both, an absolute delight.”
At Battersea, the humble cheese toastie will take pride of place on the menu. Buttered sourdough slices will be filled with Jurarégal – a cheese made from raw cow’s milk in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France – and toasted until golden. At launch, toastie fillings will include salt beef, pickled gherkin & horseradish; smoked haddock & English mustard; and marmite & shallot, and Executive Chef Marvin Jones has even created a riff on the toastie for dessert, oozing with dulce de leche, caramelised banana and hazelnut
To drink, Two Drops will be pouring pints on tap: Guinness, Estrella Galicia lager and a regularly changing IPA offering. A considered list of wines will be available by the glass or bottle, and the cocktail list will focus on classic serves made perfectly.
The design for Two Drops, led by @hartscreative, is inspired by nostalgia for a time when local bars or pubs formed the heart of its neighbourhood. Guests can expect an intimate and relaxed environment with warm, electric lighting, timber panelled walls, and a collection of vintage bottles from the 1920s - 1990s alongside a bust of Dionysus the God of wine, ritual madness and festivity. 

Two Drops will be the second Harts Group offering to launch at Battersea Power Station alongside El Pastor on Friday 26th April 2024.
We are delighted to announce that we’re opening a new @tacos_el_pastor at @batterseapwrstn in spring 2024!
The space is in a prime position on the river, opposite the north entrance to the Grade II* listed Power Station, with 90 covers inside, a lively drinks-led standing bar area for 20, a 26-cover Mexican greenhouse-inspired private dining room and a riverside covered terrace (open all year round), which seats 60.
As ever, the @hartscreative design takes cues from Mexico, but particularly the industrial, urban materiality and colour of Mexico City, which sits side by side with a verdant mix of temperate and tropical trees and plants. Along with all this will be a nod to the heritage of the site at Battersea Power Station…
We’re excited to get to know our new neighbours at Battersea Power Station, and can’t wait to share more news with you soon.
Today James Hart, our Chief Design Officer, moves on from his role in order to launch his own design company, Harts Creative.

James joined Harts Group in 2016 ahead of the launch of the first El Pastor restaurant. Since then, he has been instrumental in the securing and building of so many of our beautiful, beloved restaurants and bars, as well as spreading good cheer and camaraderie as a colleague. 

We will all miss him in the day-to-day running of the business.

Whilst James will be moving on from this his executive involvement in Harts Group, he will continue to design for the group and remains a valued owner and board member.

Excitingly, James will be launching Harts Creative, his own company with a focus on imaginative use of space and landscape: creating community, bringing people and businesses together. You can follow him at @hartscreative on Instagram.
This week we celebrated 25 years of @streetsmartuk, a brilliant homelessness charity that Harts Group has supported for many, many years.

We were honoured to receive an award for our contributions, and for jointly - along with @angelacooking, @ottolenghi and @meatgram - executing the campaign, ‘the best, each and every year,’ for over a decade.
To date, StreetSmart has raised an incredible £12,000,000 through their annual campaigns, which we are proud to be part of. Thank you to you, all of our guests, for getting behind the campaign with us every year, too.
Introducing Antonio Gonzalez Milla and Francisco Jose Torrico @barrafinalondon 

Last month, Angel Zapata Martin, who had brilliantly led the kitchen at Barrafina, Parrillan and Bar Daskal since April 2017, left the group to return to Spain with his family.

Taking the mantle are two Executive Chefs, each covering half of the locations in order to provide a deeper engagement with the teams and the culinary offering. Both Antonio Gonzalez Milla and Francisco Jose Torrico have risen through the ranks of the Barrafina kitchens for over six years, forging strong bonds with the teams and diners, whilst finessing their talents.

Whilst each will have their own ‘patch’, they will work in partnership to develop the quality, consistency, and innovation at Barrafina, together.

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