We are Brennan Street and Andrew John, experienced food entrepreneurs with an established reputation in South West Wales for great food, good prices, brilliant company and ambiance.
We opened the doors of Mosaic Swansea in September 2012 on the High Street and in 2014 we relocated to the former print house off St Helen’s Road. The atmosphere is fun, informal and focused on food. Mosaic is a journey and an experience: the perfect place for a business breakfast; to entertain clients over lunch; to meet up with friends and family; or simply to enjoy a perfect glass of wine after work.
Brennan was born in Zimbabwe and came to London to study at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He then set up a theatre company and was the youngest West End Director aged 24 with the show ‘The Dead Monkey’ staring David Soul before becoming a model agent representing stars such as Ester Canades and India Hicks. Brennan was then invited to work for Schrager Hotels as Restaurant Guest Relations Manager, building up the capital to launch his lifelong dream of opening his own restaurant.
Andrew was British and Welsh gymnast champion before going into a career in tourism, living in a number of Spanish-speaking countries in managerial roles. He then returned to Swansea for family reasons and joined First Great Western Railways as a Train Manager. Andrew was also passionate about developing a customer–centric restaurant and the combination of both backgrounds imbedded with a passion for design lead to the renaissance of Mosaic.
Soon after moving to Carmarthenshire we realised there was a niche in the market for fresh food and an invigorating ‘eating’ environment. With our combination of backgrounds, we wanted to take the best elements of our experience of international chains and bring them onto a more personal and independent scale.
What started as a café in Carmarthen soon became a hub of an otherwise disparate community. We knew everyone by name by creating a meeting point for students, families and older people. The café evolved into a daytime restaurant and private dinner club.
We have the ability to breathe new life into old space; based on this reputation, we were invited to take over the Old Rectory in Lladdowror where we capitalised on the private dinner party theme and became a fine dining bistro, using produce locally sourced within 10 miles.
The overwhelming success of Mosaic at the Old Rectory resulted in us being head hunted to launch the regeneration of Swansea’s High Street. After two years, we took the decision to relocate to our current premised, Mosaic at the Print House, as the venue allowed us more flexibility in terms of the personal, bespoke service we are renowned for.