After picking up London’s best food awards at Harden’s and Zagat, The Ledbury‘s Brett Graham headed the prestigious Sunday Times Food List, sponsored by Rémy Martin and Harden’s.
This award is based on food quality alone and voted by 8000 restaurant goers compiled by Harden’s Restaurant Guide in the UK.
Raymond Blanc’s le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons was second and Michael Caines’ Gidleigh Parkthird – having won topped the vote last year but picking up the Rémy Martin X.O. Excellence Award for Best All Round Restaurant. Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley won the Coeur de Cognac Award for Best Dessert.
At the same time as the awards were handed out last night, James Knappett, the former head Cheaf at Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, tweeted he was joining Brett Graham at the Ledbury as sous chef in November. With Noma in Copenhagen and Per Se in New York already on his CV, he joined Marcus Wareing in 2009 and worked his way up to head chef at The Berkeley. Rumour is this may be a stepping stone for a Knappett venture within the Square/The Ledbury fold in the future…
so his tweet said: ‘My next move is going to be teaming up with Brett Graham at the Ledbury I’m very excited for this move and I believe we will do great things’