Rhubarb appoints director of Centre Point flagship restaurant

Premium hospitality group, rhubarb has appointed Paul Robinson-Webster as Director of VIVI by rhubarb at Centre Point, ahead of its highly anticipated launch in July.

In this role, Robinson-Webster will oversee the development and launch of the iconic Centre Point’s new flagship restaurant VIVI, operated by rhubarb on New Oxford Street. Leading the pre-opening management team, Paul will be responsible for procurement, recruitment, induction and training at VIVI.

Robinson-Webster has almost 20 years of experience working with some of the UK’s most reputable food operators, hotels and restaurants. In his previous role as Director of Food and Beverage at Corbin & King, Paul oversaw the management of The Colony Grill and The American Bar, managing a team of 65 managers, FOH restaurant, bar and room service staff.

PB Jacobse, Managing Director at rhubarb, said, ‘We are truly delighted to welcome Paul to the rhubarb family and have every confidence that his expertise will allow him to bring VIVI to Centre Point with the precision and style synonymous with our brand.’

Robinson-Webster said, ‘I am honoured to take on this new role with rhubarb, a company which I have watched and admired throughout my years in the industry. It is with great excitement that I look forward to managing the opening of its latest venture and to deliver an extraordinary dining experience at this iconic venue.’

Following an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment, VIVI is set to make its mark as London’s ultimate all-day dining destination.