Bill Granger is the Aussie-born restaurateur, pioneer of avocado-on-toast and “egg master of Sydney” who has successfully brought all-day, casual, joyful and oh-so-Australian approach to dining to the world, with 19 restaurants across Sydney, London, Japan, Hawaii & Seoul. Now residing in London, Bill has helped instigate a global brunch phenomenon since opening his first London café in 2011 in Notting Hill.
In 1993, at the age of 24, Bill dropped out of art school and opened his first restaurant, in Sydney’s Darlinghurst. It quickly became famous for the best scrambled eggs and ricotta hotcakes in town, served at the now much-copied communal table where locals and visitors, families and celebrities sit down to eat together and thrive on the buzzing atmosphere.
Another Sydney restaurant soon followed and in 2008 Bill went international – to Japan, where he now has eight successful eateries. His London restaurants Granger
& Co. (in Notting Hill, Clerkenwell, King's Cross and now Chelsea) are among the capital’s most popular dining rooms – joining the brunch queue for flat whites, chia pots, green juice and the fresh Aussie has become a must-do weekend excursion. Beyond the brunch plates, he’s introduced us to a new way to eat – through making “all day dining” the norm and his blueprint for creating dining spaces that feel more like a home than a restaurant.
In addition to his restaurants Bill has published 11 cookbooks, which have been translated into many languages and sold over 1 million copies and he continues to write for newspapers and magazines worldwide. He also has five TV food & travel series which are viewed in 30 countries.
Last year marked 25 years since Bill opened his first café-restaurant in Sydney and his momentous contribution to the global dining scene.