Fabian Quiros

Executive Chef | Managing Partner

Born and raised in Central Costa Rica, Fabian developed a passion for cooking at very young age watching his grandfather and mother work in their family owned bakery and restaurant. It was there he learned their basic code: “la pura vida” or “the pure life” which he carries with him to this day.

Fabian began his culinary career in the United States in 2000, speaking only Spanish with $200 in his pocket. He worked his way through the ranks at Salt Creek Grill in Rumson, NJ starting off as a dishwasher and then line cook and then sous chef. It was there, in 2004, that Fabian and Rob met and became close friends sharing a passion for hospitality. Fabian moved to the Salt Creek Grill in Princeton in 2007 and soon thereafter became the Executive Chef.

In 2015, Chef Fabian came to the King George II Inn bringing his unique flavor to Bristol. Always staying true to his roots, he often thinks back to his family and how they lived off the land and cooked simple, honest food that produced pure, intense flavors. Just try his pork chops and you’ll see!

Fabian’s favorite quote would be “A recipe has no soul – you as the cook must bring the soul to the recipe” by Thomas Keller.

Robert Strasser

General Manager | Managing Partner

A graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Robert’s education in the hospitality business started early in life, washing dishes in his uncle’s restaurant at age 14.  Growing up in a family restaurant business and moving into the commercial restaurant business in the 1980’s, Robert has been part of the team behind some of America’s most successful casual dining establishments, including leading Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Cary, NC and spearheading the growth of Princeton NJ’s Salt Creek Grill from 2009 to 2014.

“When I had the good fortune of meeting the previous owners of the The King George, I knew that this was an opportunity that perfectly fit my passion and interests.”  Strasser and his team purchased the inn from the Demenczuk family in 2014 and has been leading some very positive changes since then.

Robert’s appreciation of the inn’s history and community were the driving force behind the deal.  “There aren’t many opportunities to build on over 300 years of success, and the chance to keep that going by blending established traditions with innovations was too tempting to pass up!”

Robert’s favorite quote, by Steve Jobs, reflects the spirit he tries to instill in his team every day – “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Bruce Lowe

CFO | Managing Partner

A graduate of the University of Miami, Bruce brings his 42 years of tax & financial accounting experience to the King George II Inn.

Bruce is a lifelong resident of the Two Rivers area in Rumson, NJ at the Jersey Shore. He loves walking, kayaking and boating – especially in his fast Jersey Speed Skiff, the ‘Lowe Blow’, here on the Delaware River and on the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers in Monmouth County, NJ.

A music lover and drummer/percussionist from ‘way back’ (The MODS at the Jersey Shore), he enjoys the shows next door at the Bristol Riverside Theatre, and being a people person, welcomes first timers to the King George II Inn, touching tables and talking with our fantastic customers!

His favorite quote?  That would be “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Rufus

Chairman of the Board

If we’ve all learned anything from television, it’s that every successful restaurant needs solid leadership, preferably English. Ours just happens to be a full-bred English Bull Terrier.

Rufus was introduced to the King George II team in February of 2016. His daily responsibilities consist primarily of chewing on bones and sitting on his throne in Rob’s office, but on a busy Saturday night you might catch him filling in on the phones or valet parking.

His favorite quote (as far as we can tell…) is Phil Pastoret’s “If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.”