Pied à Terre is the longest stand­ing inde­pen­dent Miche­lin Starred restau­rant in Lon­don and the UK. It was found­ed in 1991 and is still owned and run by David Moore. Exec­u­tive Chef Asi­makis Chaniotis’s clas­sic French cui­sine, with ref­er­ence to his Greek her­itage, is pre­sent­ed in a fash­ion­ably ele­gant and sophis­ti­cat­ed set­ting. Awards have been many over the years, but we are par­tic­u­lar­ly proud of our lat­est award of No1 Veg­an tast­ing expe­ri­ence in the UK.

David Moore


Irish restau­ra­teur, entre­pre­neur and TV per­son­al­i­ty, David Moore worked at the Le Manoir Quat’ Saisons with Ray­mond Blanc for six years before found­ing Pied à Terre in Fitzrovia in 1991. The restau­rant received a Miche­lin star in its first year. David leads the front of house team at Pied à Terre with a relaxed but pro­fes­sion­al style. His absolute joy is meet­ing, enter­tain­ing and cre­at­ing mem­o­ries for his cus­tomers every day. David’s love of art and col­lab­o­ra­tion with artists has always influ­enced the look of the restau­rant. You can­not miss him at Pied à Terre as he has also devel­oped a fine rep­u­ta­tion for rather loud shirts.

Asimakis Chaniotis

Executive Chef

Asi­makis Chan­i­o­tis is from Athens. He joined David at Pied à Terre in 2012 as a sec­tion chef. Over the course of the next six years he worked his way to the top and became Exec­u­tive Chef in 2017.  He brings his indi­vid­ual style and Greek influ­ence to the restaurant’s long his­to­ry of crit­i­cal­ly acclaimed French fine din­ing. He is obsessed with the qual­i­ty and prove­nance of his pro­duce and spends his days off in the coun­try­side hunt­ing and gath­er­ing, and his hol­i­days in Greece pick­ing olives for the olive oil that we use in the restau­rant, and for­ag­ing and pick­ling sam­phire for his dish­es. He is uncom­pro­mis­ing in his pur­suit of culi­nary perfection.

Yves Desmaris

Master Sommelier

Yves Des­maris has been a Mas­ter Som­me­li­er for 27 years, hav­ing worked in France, Bahrain and the UK. He joined our team in August 2019.  His breadth of knowl­edge is extra­or­di­nary. He has a great pas­sion for the Rhone Val­ley, his home ter­ri­to­ry, but is a lover of all wine and is proud to man­age the eclec­tic 800 bin wine menu at Pied à Terre.