Born in Bordeaux in South West France, Bruno Loubet first came to the UK in 1982 to work as a commis chef for Pierre Koffmann at La Tante Claire. He was named Good Food Guide’s Young Chef of the Year in 1985, and went on to work as the Head Chef of Raymond Blanc’s two Michelin-starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and the Four Seasons Inn on the Park, where he earned a Michelin star within a year. Following this success, he opened Bistrot Bruno in Soho in 1993 and L’Odeon in 1995, both of which were once named The Times Restaurant of the Year.
In 2001, Bruno moved with his young family to Brisbane, Australia, where he lived and worked until he returned to London in the summer of 2009. After first helping Pierre Koffmann run his legendary pop-up restaurant on the roof of Selfridges, he opened Bistrot Bruno Loubet at The Zetter Hotel to wide acclaim in February 2010. The Bistrot has earned a reputation for serving gutsy modern bistrot food and continues to be a Clerkenwell favourite amongst his many loyal fans.
Continuing his partnership with The Zetter Group, Bruno launched Grain Store in Granary Square at King’s Cross in June 2013. This achieved his long-held ambition to open a restaurant where vegetables get top billing. Having garnered praise from critics and customers alike, Grain Store has secured its reputation as one of London’s most exciting and innovative restaurants.