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About us

The Texture Restaurant Group is an independent collection of restaurants & bars that are founded and owned by Agnar Sverrisson, an Icelandic born Michelin starred chef and restaurateur.

The group was established in 2007 with the opening of our flagship restaurant, Texture Restaurant & Champagne Bar, offering modern European food with Scandinavian influences. Since opening, the restaurant has received many accolades including the much coveted Michelin star.

The Venues

Texture is an award winning Michelin starred modern European restaurant and champagne bar.

At Texture, Sverrisson’s cuisine borders on the experimental, but he remains loyal to his heritage by combining Icelandic and Scandinavian ingredients with locally sourced British produce.

Texture Restaurant
34 Portman Street W1H 7BY
0207 224 0028


Lunch: Thursday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5.30pm - 10.30pm

Meet the Team

Agnar Sverrisson

Chef Patron / Owner

Aggi is the chef patron and owner of the Texture restaurant group. He trained in his native Iceland, before joining Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. In September 2007, Agnar launched his first venture, Texture Restaurant & Champagne bar. The second restaurant in the group that marked further expansion was 28°-50° Fetter Lane that opened in 2010. It has been so successful that a second 28°-50° Marylebone Lane restaurant opened in June 2012, followed by 28°-50° Maddox Street in 2013.

Adelya Sokolova

Head of events & Executive secretary Texture Group

Starting out as an event coordinator in 2009, Adelya has risen through the ranks to lead the Group Events department. She combines broad experience with a sharp focus on new ideas and developments while making sure every aspect of our events is meticulously executed. She has been an integral part of the business operations since the first day she started and works closely with Aggi to provide him with full and ongoing executive and administrative support.

Orhan Turkay

Restaurant Manager

Precise, polished and driven, Restaurant Manager Orhan knows what it takes to offer truly excellent service. Passionate about good hospitality, Orhan has been in the industry for more than a decade, most recently managing Maze by Gordon Ramsay. At Texture, Orhan oversees the front of house team, ensuring that guest’s expectations are exceeded and that all staff are trained to his own impeccable standards.

Karl O’Dell

Head Chef at Texture

Head Chef Karl O’Dell’s passion for cooking was clear from an early age, as he juggled junior kitchen roles with his studies in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Karl worked his way through the ranks, honing his trade in some of the UK’s most prestigious kitchens including The Artichoke, Colettes at The Grove Hotel and most recently, Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus. Karl joined Texture in early 2018, and works closely with Aggi to lead a strong team of chefs. Karl’s expertise, passion and talent are evident in every dish that leaves the pass at Texture.

Alan Bednarski

Head Sommelier and Wine buyer

Since joining The Texture Restaurant Group in 2016, Alan has risen through the ranks to become Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at Texture. With almost a decade of hospitality experience, Alan moved from his native Poland to London in 2015 to work at Michelin-starred City Social, before joining Texture’s sister restaurant 28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen. Alongside managing the day-to-day running of the bar and cellar, Alan will be in charge of seeking out new wines from across the globe, creating innovative cocktails and developing the skills and knowledge of his team across the restaurant and champagne bar. In 2019 Alan will sit his court of Master Sommelier diploma exam.