HESTON Blumenthal has sold his multi-award winning Michelin starred Bray restaurant, the Fat Duck, to his father`s stepbrother.
The famous restaurant, which has been voted either first or second in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for the last four years, will continue to operate with Blumenthal heading the kitchen.
The restaurant`s new owner, Ronnie Lowenthal, has previously worked with the controversial property baron Craig Lumb, who once infamously threatened to `destroy` small investors and was last year banned from acting as a UK company director.
Lowenthal was was previously a director of now-defunct Hanover Capital, which Lumb took over in 2003.
Lowenthal remained as a director at Hanover Capital until 2004 and was also on the board of another Lumb firm.
Blumenthal, who also runs the Hind`s Head pub, is one of just three chefs in the UK to boast three Michelin stars.hold the top accolade of three Michelin stars, runs both the Fat Duck and the Hind’s Head pub.
Clive Dixon was recently brought on board to spearhead the food operation at the Hind`s Head.