Aussie chef Brett Graham was the big winner in this year's Michelin guide, rising to two-star level at the Ledbury and winning a star for the Harwood Arms. He speaks to Kerstin Kühn about his journey to success
Brett Graham has come a long way. And we're not just talking distance. The Australian-born chef's Notting Hill restaurant, the Ledbury, has just joined the elite group of London's seven two-Michelin-starred establishments, and if that's not enough, his other venture, the Harwood Arms in Fulham, has become the capital's first Michelin-starred pub. Not bad for a 30-year-old who has only been cooking in the capital for 10 years.
"I was so surprised at the news," says a stunned Graham. "I got a phone call from [Michelin editor] Derek Bulmer and he told me we were the only new two-star restaurant in the country. Then he said that the pub had also won a star and that's when I nearly fell off my chair."
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