Overall ranking: 34 (new entry)
Restaurateur ranking: 11 (new entry)
Snapshot Alan Yau is a Hong Kong-born restaurateur who has brought a radical edge to the London market for Oriental restaurants. He founded noodle bar chain Wagamama as well as Michelin-starred Chinese restaurants Hakkasan and Yauatcha, which were sold for £30m in 2008. As well as remaining a director for the 14-strong Busaba Eathai chain, which he founded in 1999, his recent launches (all in London) include Babaji Pide on Shaftesbury Avenue, Duck + Rice on Berwick Street, and Park Chinois on Mayfair's Berkeley Street. His most recent opening was Yamabahçe, serving pide, a type of Turkish pizza, in St James Street at the end of 2017.
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