Mitsuhiro Nakamura

The Churchill Bar & Terrace has announced the appointment of Mitsuhiro Nakamura as head mixologist.

Nakamura joins the Hyatt Regency Marylebone bar from The Peninsula Tokyo, Japan, where he held the position of head bartender at Peter: The Bar.

In his new role he will oversee the development of the bar's drinks list – due to launch in Spring – while working alongside bar manager Gaston Fusco to manage the bar lab and train bartenders.

Alongside his bartending experience, Nakamura holds a Japanese Tea Ceremony teacher licence.

Nakamura said: “I am thrilled to be part of The Churchill Bar & Terrace's team, whose acclaimed reputation and enticing drinks list focusing on sustainability is what drew me to the establishment initially.

“Since attending a cocktail competition in this bar years ago, I have wanted to return. As an avid traveller, it has always been a dream of mine to bring my global knowledge to a new location, particularly one as exciting, energetic, and trend-setting as London, the pioneer city for the drinks industry, and so I very much look forward to combining all these aspects at The Churchill."

Georges Moura, The Churchill Hotel manager, added: "The appointment of Mitsuhiro represents an exciting new phase for The Churchill Bar & Terrace, which continues to explore all boundaries of creativity through its focus on sustainability. We are delighted to have Mitsuhiro on board to raise the bar further with additional global expertise, exceptional service standards, and strong team ethos."