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National Café reopens in first major move since Peyton & Byrne acquisition

10 March 2017

Following closure for nearly two months, Peyton & Byrne has reopened the National Café at the National Gallery.

It has been redesigned by award-winning Belgian designer Ramy Fischler, founder of the RF Studio in Paris.

The refurbishment has included a full refit to modernise the restaurant, the Trafalgar Room and the Grab & Go area.

In addition to creating a more attractive and impressive dining experience, the redesign is also intended to provide further potential for new creative events.

It is the first significant initiative since the Sodexo acquisition of Peyton & Byrne in October last year.

This was announced as a combination of the Sodexo operational and project management experience and Peyton & Byrne's food and hospitality credentials.

The acquisition is also intended to further Sodexo's aims to gain more business within the visitor attraction market and strengthen its presence in the capital.

The partnership will also operate the food and drink outlets at London attractions include the Royal Academy of Arts and the Imperial War Museum.

Sodexo UK & Ireland Sports & Leisure chief executive officer Chris Bray said: "The launch of the new National Café shows how our Peyton & Byrne acquisition will benefit clients at London's top cultural destinations.

"We have combined Sodexo's consideration infrastructure and support network with Peyton & Byrne's pioneering approach."

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