Judy Ong

Head Chef & Mascot

Born and raised in New York City, Judy has studied the cuisines of the many states, with an emphasis on Cajun, Creole and Southern Soul Food.

Frequent research trips to Louisiana (New Orleans), Missouri (St. Louis), California (San Francisco), Charleston (South Carolina), Savannah & Atlanta (Georgia) Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and Washington DC, as well as studying under numerous chefs, has equipped her with a repertoire of American classics, meaning you'll enjoy arguably the best American food in London.

Gareth Rees

Owner & Dogsbody

Having family from the USA, even though he was born in London, meant that the States always held a certain allure for him. As the years went on he had the opportunity to travel extensively, where he increasingly explored the superb regional foods and drinks of America. 

Recognising that both his American wife (Judy) and American expats would be missing their Southern fried chicken, gumbo, biscuis and staples like truly great Buffalo wings, he saw the need for a proper American restaurant in London, beyond soulless mediocre brands.

Andrew Kolapo

Assistant General Manager & Sartorial Champion

Andrew joins us as the newest and best-dressed member of the team - look for the guy in the snazzy waistcoat.

With a diverse background from high volume pubs at the most recognisable brands, and restaurants, through to running his own Caribbean pop-up in SE London, he brings a steady hand, easy charm and an enthusiasm for rum to our front-of-house team.