To kick-off our brand-new blog, why don’t we tell you how it all started, eh?
Peter Ilic opened London’s first Little Bay restaurant in Kilburn in 1992, creating a new and original dining experience in London, serving great value European cuisine in its trademark opulent yet relaxed surroundings.
Since the initial launch over 16 years ago, Peter has opened three further Little Bay restaurants across London, located in Croydon (1998), Farringdon (2002) and Battersea (2003).
Peter arrived in England in the mid-70s, having spent three years training at a catering college in his native Yugoslavia. He first worked at Claridge’s as a commis chef before working his way through the ranks in a number of renowned London kitchens. He opened his first restaurant, the Lantern on Malvern Road in North West London in 1982. Soon afterwards Peter opened two more restaurants, the Pigeon on Fulham Road and La Cloche on Kilburn High Road.
His fourth restaurant, Just Around the Corner on Finchley Road, opened in 1984, which is where Peter originally introduced the ‘Pay what you think it’s worth’ concept.
Peter has always maintained the same ethos across the Little Bay restaurants – to provide good European food with a French influence at fantastic prices, excellent service and the best atmosphere and value for money this side of the Channel.
Little Bay restaurants are renowned for their unique, extravagant, Bohemian and relaxed style.