We are a new start-up business that was established in June 2023. After a few months of long weekends, late nights and the basking sun, we turned a run-down horsebox into a luxury bar.
Michael is our Founder and the beating heart of the Reserve. His 7+ years of Hospitality experience make him the perfect man for the job.
However, behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. Jess is a co-founder of the Reserve Cocktail Bar. She juggles our social media, finances and all booking enquiries.
We have a couple of experienced bartenders that work alongside us, including James, who is a furniture designer by day, and a brilliant bartender by night.
A Leeds man at heart, Michael spent 7 years building an incredibly successful hospitality career in the bright lights of London.
Michael has been lucky enough to work with some of the leading bartenders in the industry and his career has allowed him to flourish in the likes of Harvey Nichols, Soho House and the world-famous bars in The Savoy Hotel.
Michael lives and breathes hospitality, his passion encouraged him to take the plunge and step out on his own.
“The Reserve embodies my perception of the essence of a true bar: great drinks shared with even better company.”
Using his knowledge obtained working in the Luxury side of hospitality, Michael wishes to bring this to everyone in a mobile form.