Mel Marriott
Mel Marriott
Founder & MD
Darwin & Wallace

Melanie’s career in hospitality spans over 30 years. She has had considerable experience in the creation of female-friendly and food-led bars on the UK high street, most notably as brand manager of All Bar One (Mitchells and Butlers). Melanie founded Darwin & Wallace in 2012 with support from Imbiba Venture Limited having identified a gap in the market for individually designed, authentic bars with a sustainably produced food and drink offering that would resonate with the increasingly flexible lifestyles of discerning, well-travelled guests who were uninspired by commonly found pubs and bars with lack-lustre food and drink menus. Georgi Gyton