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New GM for Jason Atherton’s City Social ahead of reopening this week

Restaurant Associates has today announced the appointment of Mark Hastings as new General Manager at Michelin-starred restaurant, City Social in London.

Hastings began his career in 2000 at Conran Restaurants before moving onto restaurant manager at Gordon Ramsay Holdings where he worked alongside Angela Hartnett at The Connaught and first crossed paths with Jason Atherton.

Since then, Hastings has gained a wealth of experience within some of the capital’s finest establishments, including his most recent role as Director of Restaurants at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park where he oversaw Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Bar Boulud, and Mandarin Bar.

Prior to this, Hastings spent over 10 years within the Hakkasan Group, acting as General Manager at both Hakkasan Hanway Place and Yauatcha as well as launching HKK in the City in 2012.

Hastings’s appointment follows the news of Tim Smith’s departure, who acted as General Manager at City Social for just under three years.

Later this week, Hastings will reopen the restaurant back onto the London dining scene serving contemporary British cuisine with unparalleled views of the London skyline.

Hastings said, 'I'm incredibly proud to join the team at City Social, to help redefine the business to ensure we continue to be recognised as a unique restaurant and bar offering within London and oversees.

'I look forward to working with Jason Atherton and culinary director, Dan Birk alongside the talented creatives at the wider company, to lead City Social into the next chapter. I am excited to continue the great work with the front of house and kitchen teams to bring City Social to even greater heights'