Seamus Sam, Head Chef
You are sure to hear Seamus before you see him due to his infectious, roaring laughter that keeps the spirit of the team high whilst working in Muse’s intimate space and busy environment during prep days.
After joining the Tom Aikens restaurant team in Chelsea as demi Chef de Partie in 2012, Seamus was soon promoted to senior Chef de Partie. He later moved on to The Clove Club and then to the Restaurant Story team, where he stayed until he moved to re-join forces with Tom once again, but this time at Muse as head chef.
Joe Brackenbury, Sous Chef
Our very own Michael Bublé who spends kitchen prep days serenading the team.
Joe’s career started at the Clove Club, spending 5 years learning and perfecting his craft during the time the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star. In 2018, Joe joined Luca as senior sous chef, before taking on the sous chef role at Muse as part of the original opening team.
Julien Arribillaga, General Manager
Originally from Saint Jean de Luz, a little town in the French Basque Country, Julien’s calm natured charm is lapped up by our guests who always leave feeling they have gained a friend whilst dining at Muse.
In 2013, Julien started his career at Fera, Claridge’s where he was promoted to Head Waiter. Julien moved to Denmark, working for Rasmus Kofoed’s 3-star establishment, Geranium where he learnt the importance of simplicity stating “it is always harder to keep things simple as opposed to complicated” which is a lesson he has always embraced and has implemented during his time at Muse.
Julien moved back to London in 2019 as part of the opening team at Davies & Brook as Head Waiter. He then joined Muse as Restaurant Manager, moving his way up to General Manager in early 2023, and has made a lasting impact with our guests who all leave with the feeling of gaining a new friend.
Arletta Mala, Head Sommelier
Arletta comes from Debica, a small town in Southeast Poland. Joining the hospitality sector in 2012, Arletta soon found a passion for wine and began to study, completing her WSET Level 2 and 3 after joining Chez Bruce in 2014. In 2018 Arletta moved to The Glasshouse where she held the position of Head Sommelier until the restaurant sadly closed in September 2022. Arletta joined the Muse team in October 2022, and is currently working towards her WSET Level 4 Diploma.
If you are a regular at Muse, look out for Arletta’s seasonally changing hair colour!