Two years ago the only Becker that people in the UK had really heard about was Boris: he of Wimbledon and Nobu cupboard - or was it the back stairs? - fame. But that was before Zuma, the phenomenally successful Knightsbridge restaurant and celeb hot spot which was the brainchild of another man bearing the Becker moniker: Rainer.
When he and his business partner, Arjun Waney, launched Zuma on an unsuspecting London public in 2002, it preplexed industry watchers. "Yeah, a German chef, Indian investor and a Japanese restaurant - how crazy is that?" laughs the man in question, relaxing into a stylish sofa in his now much-lauded restaurant. Of course, he's only being polite. Becker is not a man who ever lacked faith in his vision.