Mike Brown heads up the kitchen at Hood. He joined us following 6 years with the Caprice Holdings Group latterly as the senior sous chef at Le Caprice in Green Park. Dorset born and bred Mike is a local having lived on Amesbury Avenue in Streatham for 3 years and when not in the kitchen he is training his young daughter to be the next skateboarding sensation. Follow him here in Instagram
Mike is one of Hood’s owners along with Melanie Frean and Rob Davidson. Rob is the restaurant manager and oversees rest of the restaurant operations and you will regularly find him onsite, working on the floor or behind the bar.
Hood opened in February 2015 following a true family and friend’s effort to restore a tired Edwardian property back into use as a vibrant restaurant and bar serving the Streatham community. Hood was founded by siblings Melanie and Robin Frean. Robin has since left South London to return to the sunny Sussex coast but remains in the extended Hood family as our wine consultant. You can follow him on Instagram at @Freanovino.
Just like our food and drink, our interiors have been inspired by London and the South of England. Our designer Crispin Williams helped us fuse the Sussex coast, countryside and Streatham to create a relaxed, comfortable room with exposed brick walls, original Edwardian panelling and bespoke artwork from Claire Harsant. Other features include an art deco inspired bar, restored dumb waiter and our ‘Wall of Thanks’ to our original crowd funders.