Update - 16/11 - Granger & co is now open
Bill Granger has been a regular at foodie events in London over the last year since he uprooted his family from Sydney to make a new life (and business) in London. He's been thwarted several times over a potential location for his first restaurant in London, but now it appears that West London is to be his new location.
In an original interview in the Telegraph, Granger revealed some details about the restaurant: 'I want to do a Bills-style cafe here,' says Granger, 'but I’m going to have a lot more Asian food on the menu than I do in Sydney – because living here I found you couldn’t eat it out as much. It’s also really appropriate for the climate as it’s great when it’s cold and frosty – Mediterranean food doesn’t have quite that comfort factor.’
The restaurant, named Granger & co, has now opened at 175 Westbourne Grove and is open seven days a week, serving breakfast through to dinner. It's a no bookings/walk-in-only affair with a huge amount to choose from the menus. Key things to look for are the Bill's Classics for breakfast & lunch which include ricotta hotcakes with fresh banana & honeycomb butter and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach & bacon.
There's a selection of soups and sandwiches on offer for lunch, and a dish of the day for dinner (we particularly like the sound of Tuesday pork shoulder with hoisin & spring onion pancakes).