About Caravan Restaurants
Caravan, restaurant, bar and coffee roastery, opened on Exmouth Market in 2010. Bringing the antipodean ‘well -travelled’ all-day dining and coffee culture to the UK, Caravan’s ethos is bold flavours, vibrant and healthy ingredients, and global influences with relaxed and approachable service.
The ever-changing food and drink menus draw inspiration from the founding trio’s travels around the world, using some of the best local and seasonal produce.
Following the success of the Exmouth Market site, Caravan was the first restaurant to open on the Granary Square development in King’s Cross in August 2012, also home to Caravan Coffee Roasters.
Subsequent restaurants have opened in Bankside, the City (Bloomberg Arcade) and Fitzrovia, plus the opening of Vardo in Chelsea.
Many of the dishes served across all Caravan restaurant sites can be found in their cookbook, ‘Caravan: Dining All Day’ (Vintage Books).
www.caravanrestaurants.co.uk / @caravanrestaurants
About Caravan Coffee Roasters
Caravan Coffee Roasters supplies speciality coffee to both wholesale and retail customers in the capital and around the UK, as well as catering for all the caffeine needs of Caravan’s restaurant customers.
Starting life in the basement of Caravan Exmouth Market, and later at the King’s Cross restaurant, there is now a stand-alone flagship coffee roastery, Lamb Works in North London, complete with a café, coffee school and events space.
www.caravancoffeeroasters.co.uk / @caravanroastery
About Caravan’s founders
Miles Kirby: Caravan & Caravan Coffee Roasters’ Co-Founder & Chef-Director
With over 20 years’ experience in kitchens, Miles began his career in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, before relocating to the Netherlands where he worked and travelled throughout the food markets and vineyards of Europe. A move to London in 2001 then saw Miles take on the role of head chef at Peter Gordon’s acclaimed Providores and Tapa Room restaurant, in Marylebone – a position he held until 2009. As Caravan’s Chef-Director, Miles curates and oversees the menus, where his nomadic leanings are evident throughout his signature, seasonal, well-travelled dishes.
Laura Harper-Hinton: Caravan & Caravan Coffee Roasters’ Co-Founder & Creative Director
Originally from New Zealand, Laura worked in the vibrant creative and food & coffee scenes in Wellington before moving to Europe in her early 20s. She initially worked as a photographer, where she travelled Europe and America shooting food, wine and lifestyle, before setting up home in London.
Chris Ammermann: Caravan & Caravan Coffee Roasters’ Co-Founder & Commercial Director
Chris grew up in Wellington, New Zealand, but spent large parts of his youth and early 20s residing in Australia, New York and Germany. Having worked in many different sectors of the hospitality industry globally, Chris moved to London in 2001 where he worked in the London restaurant and events scene, finally managing the production and set build department of a high-profile events company for five years. Chris is now responsible for commercial direction and control of Caravan and Caravan Coffee Roasters, heading up the operations, financial control and property acquisition and development of both businesses.
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.7 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 1,000 Build to Rent apartments.
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