While other kids were out stealing hubcaps or honing their skills in pool halls, Will accompanied his mother, food and wine author and restaurant critic, Fiona Beckett, to Michelin-starred restaurants. From the badlands of the Roux brothers’ restaurants, he decided that his dedication to endless eating and drinking could only mean one thing – he had to open his own restaurant. Will met business partner, Huw Gott, at school at the age of 11 and they opened The Redchurch, a late night bar in Shoreditch, in 2003. By 2007 they opened 3 more venues: Green & Red, a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar (awarded Evening Standard Bar of the Year); the Marquess Tavern, a gastropub focusing on well sourced British produce (awarded Time Out Gastropub of the Year); and Hawksmoor, which opened in 2006 in Spitalfields and became instantly successful, rekindling Londoners’ love affair with steak. They now have 7 Hawksmoor and 4 Foxlow restaurants together.