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Peter Gordon
Born Wanganui, New Zealand

Peter Gordon ONZM (born 1963), is a New Zealand-born, London-based chef.

Born in the coastal town of Wanganui, New Zealand. He moved to Melbourne, Australia, in 1981 where he worked for 5 years before travelling through Asia for a year, and then returned to New Zealand. He moved to London in 1989 where he has lived since. In 1994 he was a bone marrow donor to his sister Tracey who was suffering from leukaemia.[1] In 2005, he was ranked as one of Britain's 100 most influential gay and lesbian people.[2]



Peter set up the kitchen of the original "The Sugar Club" restaurant in Wellington, New Zealand in 1986 followed by two British incarnations in London's Notting Hill in 1996 and in West Soho, London in 1998. In 2001 he set up The Providores and Tapa Room Restaurant on Marylebone High Street with his partner Michael McGrath and 2 other partners. Michael and Peter are now sole owners of the business, along with the owners of changa restaurant in Istanbul (Tarik Bayazit and Savas Ertunc,) and UK based Annie Smail. In 2004, he set up the "dine by Peter Gordon" restaurant in the SKYCITY Grand Hotel in Auckland followed soon by the Bellota tapas bar in 2006. Peter and Michael are also co-owners of the lauded vineyard Waitaki Braids in North Otago, New Zealand. Peter's personal website can be found at


  • The Providores and Tapa Room (London, UK)
  • dine by Peter Gordon at SKYCITY Grand Hotel (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Bellota tapas bar at SKYCITY (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen - consultancy (various UK sites)
  • changa, and müzedechanga restaurant (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • PUBLIC - helped set up (New York, USA)
  • The Sugar Club - Head chef at(now closed - Wellington, New Zealand, and London, UK)


  1. ^ The Times, (9 July, 2005), The world on his plate.
  2. ^, (June 29, 2005), The Pink List 2005. Retrieved June 25, 2007.

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