The Ledbury (England)
Brett grew up in Newcastle (Australia), where he began his cooking career at the age of 15. His first job was at Scratchley’s on the Wharf, a simple fish restaurant.
He then moved to Sydney where he honed his skills for three years under Liam Tomlin at Banc restaurant. During his time there he won the Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year Award. This granted him a trip to the UK where he secured a job at The Square (2 Michelin *) where he worked for 3 years.
The Ledbury opened in 2005, gained its first Michelin star the following year and was awarded two Michelin stars in 2010. The Ledbury has accumulated many accolades, which include 29/30 in the Zagat guide, joined the San Pellegrino List of Top 50 Restaurants in the World as the highest new entry in 2011 and now sits at number 10. It was also voted Best Restaurant in the UK for the 3rd year running in 2012 at the National Restaurant Awards.