Those with taste and a sense of tradition who adore Sloane Square( not you Daniel Moylan) are trilling with delight now that Cadogan and his super capable lieutenant, Seaborn, have selected those two maestros of culinary excellence to take over the horrid and unlamented Oriel 'cafe.
Jeremy King and Chris Corbin have grand plans for a grand all day 'eaterie'. On their record to date it will be superlative and a great boost to the Square.
Sometimes we all groan about landlords such as Cadogan and Grosvenor but we incline to forget that they often have a greater sense of taste than any alternative owner-such as some greedy financial institution.
Hugh Seaborn did a terrific job when boss of Portman. He encouraged small non cloned retailers into Marylebone High Street making it the lively, interesting place it is today.
The Dame also hears that Cadogan have also taken back the Cadogan Hotel so we can expect better things there.
Below: Oriel: a dreadful place....but good things to come