Paul and his partner, Katie O'Brien, have over 60 years of combined restaurant experience.
The duo moved to Scotland's capital city in 2009 where they opened 21212, a five star restaurant with rooms. The restaurant has received numerous awards since opening, including best new restaurant in the UK, a Michelin star between 2009 and 2019, four AA rosettes and been named Catering in Scotland's Restaurant of the Year. Paul was also awarded the Prince Philip medal for services to the catering industry.
Prior to their move north, Paul and Katie ran Juniper in Greater Manchester. Juniper received accolades and praise from chefs and reviewers alike. It became the North West’s only 4AA rosette restaurant and Greater Manchester’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. It also ranked in the top 20 restaurants in The Good Food Guide and was England’s Restaurant of the Year.