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 seven successful eateries. His restaurants in London, Granger & Co in Notting Hill, Clerkenwell and King's Cross 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.
Bill Granger’s casual, joyful and oh-so-Australian approach to dining has become truly global with 2016 seeing further openings in Seoul, Fukuoka and Ginza in Tokyo. Bill’s five TV series are viewed in 30 countries; he 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.