Born in France, where he trained as front of house in Michelin-starred restaurants, Fred Sirieix moved to London in the early 90s. He worked at Le Gavroche, before becoming General Manager at Galvin at Windows.
Fred left hospitality in 2019 to focus on his television career, which includes First Dates, Remarkable Places to Eat and Gino, Gordon and Fred.
Find out about some of Fred's favourite foodie spots in London in this exclusive interview for the Let's Do London campaign.
Where's the first place you’re heading to when indoor hospitality reopens?
Anywhere new that’s opened or that you haven't been to yet that you're excited to try?
I’m really looking forward to going to see André Garrett at the Corinthia London. He’s an ex-colleague of mine and I want to go and see what he’s doing. The menu looks superb.
If you go out for breakfast, where do you go?
I have a little bit of a weakness for The Dorchester. Sorry, I sound so posh – I actually live in Peckham.
Where do you go for coffee in town and what’s your order?
Cappuccino – no chocolate please – at The Wolseley.
Do you have a Sunday lunch standby?
The Royal China Club on Baker Street for some dim sum.
What about afternoon tea?
The Ritz is perfect, a classic.
Do you believe in brunch?
Yes, I believe in love and I believe in brunch. I like the Riding House Cafe when I’m in town.
Where's best value in central London?
It has to be Brasserie Zédel.
Do you have a go-to street food?
I love these guys called Rocks Oysters, they sell Irish oysters which are fatty and delicious. I think they might even be better than the French.
What's your favourite table?
José Pizarro in Bermondsey, there’s a table just by the kitchen. You can watch the chefs working. You can order a drink by just waving and get it straight away. It’s the best table.
Is craft beer a part of your life?
Yes, I’m obsessed with pale ale. I love Brewdog.