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Omar Allibhoy

Omar Allibhoy

After working at several restaurants near where he lived, he gained a position at elBulli under Ferran AdriĆ  and worked there for two years. In 2008, he joined the team at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze under head chef Jason Atherton. He had originally come to the UK to learn English, as he felt this was necessary to learn how to cook other cuisines. Ramsay described him as the “Antonio Banderas of cooking”. After he left, he started the restaurant El Pirata Detapas in Mayfair.

He then founded the Tapas Revolution restaurant group, wanting to promote Spanish cuisine in the UK. His first location was opened at Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush in 2011 and by 2015 he had three locations with plans to open two more. He wrote a cookbook, also entitled Tapas Revolution, published by Ebury Press.This was part of his objective to promote the home cooking of Spanish tapas style dishes in the UK.

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