Now for some exciting news from one of our London restaurants. Last night Granger & Co picked up a Conde Nast Traveller Design and Innovation Award as it jointly topped the ‘Gourmet’ category with London restaurant The Delaunay.
Renowned food lover and chef Loyd Grossman presented Bill with the award at a ceremony at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square in London which was hosted by Conde Nast Traveller Editor Sarah Miller.
The magazine had this to say on Bill’s win: “Australian Bill Granger has made a new life and business in London with this casual, all-day dining space based on Bill’s cafe in Sydney but with more Asian dishes on the menu”.
Granger & Co had some tough competition. Other restaurants shortlisted in the ‘Gourmet’ category included Ceviche (London),Escargot (London) and The French Laundry at Harrods Pop Up Restaurant (London), Geist (Copenhagen), The Gilbert Scott (London), Les Grandes Tables (de I’lle Seguin, Paris), Maaemo (Oslo), Olinda Tea House (Melbourne, Australia) and L’Opera Restaurant (Paris)
For those of you who haven’t had the chance to visit yet, the restaurant is a corner property on Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill. The design comes courtesy of Australian designers Meacham Nockles McQualter with no small measure of creative input from Bill. The property benefits from big windows with sunny yellow awnings and a light, sophisticated colour palette with natural materials.
The Conde Nast Traveller Design and Innovation Awards are now in their sixth year. In 2011, Yotam Ottolenghi’s London restaurant Nopi took home the ‘Gourmet’ prize.
Well done to the team at Granger & Co!