Brett grew up in Newcastle (Australia), where he began his cooking career, aged 15, at Scratchley’s on the Wharf, a simple fish restaurant.
He then moved to Sydney where he completed a 3 year stint under Liam Tomlin at Banc restaurant. During his time there he won the Josephine Pignolet 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 picked up many awards which include 29/30 in Zagat, joined the San Pellegrino List of Top 50 Restaurants in the World as the highest new entry in 2011 and now sits at number 20. It was also voted Best Restaurant in the UK for the 3rd year running in 2012 at the National Restaurant Awards. Brett’s low-key, refined techniques are original and it’s the quality of his dishes that makes The Ledbury so special.
Brett is supported by a young and energetic team, including sous chef Greg Austin.