When I began my chefs apprenticeship in Melbourne in 1981 it was my dream to one day own my own restaurant. This finally happened in August 2001 when myself and three friends opened The Providores and Tapa Room on London's Marylebone High Street. Previous to that I'd been executive chef, but not owner, of The Sugar Club in Soho and Notting Hill, and before that executive chef at the Mayfair private members club Green Street. However, since The Providores opened I have become involved in many other restaurants and food businesses, some as consultant, some as investor. This was something I hadn't foreseen, but that I have enjoyed immensely.
dine by Peter Gordon (6th April 2005 - 31st May 2013)
dine was my restaurant located in the 5 star SKYCITY Grand Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. It opened on 6th April 2005 and won numerous awards for both its cuisine and its design.
dine by Peter Gordon has now closed to make way for my new restaurant, The Sugar Club, on Level 53 of the Sky Tower, which opened in August 2013.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us at dine over the past 8 years, especially our customers. Special thanks go to all the wonderful people - suppliers, chefs, kitchen staff, front-of-house and SKYCITY teams - past and present, who have worked hard and creatively to make this a great restaurant to be proud of. Thank you all. And see you soon at The Sugar Club!