Previously a waiter at London’s Le Querce, Italian-born Nicola Perrone switched to wine, starting his professional sommelier training in January 2013. After receiving his diploma later that year, he joined Gordon Ramsay’s Maze as commis sommelier where he worked with Sandro, our General Manager. Continuing his studies, Perrone was officially certified as a sommelier in January 2015 by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Having risen through the ranks to reach assistant head sommelier, he left Maze in 2016 and has since chalked up stints at both Luca in Clerkenwell and Jason Atherton’s City Social and Orrery in Marylebone.
Now head sommelier at Launceston Place we are thrilled to have him as part of the team. Nicolas’ extensive knowledge of both food and wine ensures that only the best wines are selected to accompany Head Chef Ben Murphy’s exquisite food.