About us

The Breakfast Group was founded in 1991 by Eric Yu and Connie O'Donovan. Eric and Connie had very different professional backgrounds, one in finance and the other in operations. Both very experienced and passionate about the hospitality industry.

Our first venture 25 years ago was Villa Stefano in Holborn. After our immense success it was quickly followed by the launch of venues such as Bar Rumba, Substation Soho and South, Saint, Jerusalem, Social London and Nottingham, The Annexe, Pop, Opium, Grand Central, Punk, Opium Dean Street, Maya, Salvador & Amanda - Covent Garden and Bloomsbury and more recently Opium Chinatown, 68 and Boston, and Burlock Rum Room.

Over the years The Breakfast Group has been awarded on multiple occasions - Best Multiple Operator (Flavour Magazine), and Eric Yu, Most Influential Individual (Theme Magazine).