Some 10 years ago, Jason Atherton was winning plaudits and new admirers working as executive chef of then Gordon Ramsay's Maze on London's Grosvenor Square. When he left the restaurant, as one of a series of high-profile departures from Gordon Ramsay Holdings, the chef could not have imagined that he would return a decade later with a 18-strong empire to his name to open a restaurant across the square from his former haunt.
The opportunity is "a dream" for Atherton, who is to park his tanks on his former boss's lawn through a partnership with the 308-bedroom Biltmore hotel, which will open later this year under Hilton's luxury LXR Hotels & Resorts brand after a £60m redevelopment. It's a positive end to one of the few rocky patches Atherton has experienced as a restaurateur, having closed Temple and Sons at Tower 42 last August, his Japanese restaurant Sosharu in Clerkenwell in July 2018, and Social Wine & Tapas in June this year.
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