Our Long History
How we started our family restaurant.
Tony was born in Galicia Northern Spain, went to Geneva to train as a chef, before arriving to the UK in 1968.
After years of experience in high-class restaurants and nightclubs in London’s more exclusive locations through the 70s, Tony and his brother Jose started their adventure at Oslo Court Restaurant in 1982.
A block of flats may seem an unlikely place for a successful restaurant today, but of course many such blocks were built with this facility. Starting as a members club, and going through many stages, Oslo Court is one of the few remaining today. The block was designed by the architect Robert Atkinson in 1937-38 (he also designed Stockleigh Hall and Regency Lodge). There are 125 one bedroom flats on this narrow site between Culworth and Charlbert Streets and balconies have views over the Park. It is not known why Oslo Court has this name. It is rumoured that Norwegians stationed in St John’s Wood during the war used to live and drink there.