Divia Cadbury

Restaurateur and successful entrepreneur, Divia Cadbury is no stranger to celebrity chefs nor star-studded restaurants.

Divia tarted her working life in the kitchen, working for master chef Roy Yamaguchi in Hawaii. This was followed by a stint at the TV food network in New York, before she returned to London to found Bonsai, her highly successful catering company.

Next she founded the revered Japanese restaurant Zuma, which won Best New Restaurant and Restaurant of The Year, in successive years. Zuma has expanded successfully to Hong Kong, Dubai, Istanbul, and Miami with more cities on the way.

Since selling out, Divia has a tea business and is a restaurant consultant. Most recently, she co-founded Page One London, which is London’s leading digital restaurant club. It is the insider’s guide to dining out: www.pageonelondon.com

Interview by Marie Teather

Where were you born ?
How long in London:
Most of my life
Restaurant consultant and co-founder of Page One - London's leading digital restaurant club. www.pageonelondon.com
Favorite Restaurant:
Zuma, Knightsbridge
Best Sushi:
Dinings, Marylebone
Best Ethnic Food:
South Indian food from Sagar, Hammersmith
Best Italian:
Semplice, Mayfair
Best place for late night dining:
VQ, Fulham Road
Best dessert:
Homemade Blueberry Frozen Yoghurt at Olivomare, Belgravia
Best place for a romantic date:
La Poule au Pot, Pimlico
Best Sunday brunch:
Dim Sum at Yauatcha, Soho or The Admiral Codrington, Chelsea, for Roast Beef by London's premier Butcher Jack O Shea
Hautest Club/Lounge:
The Groucho Club, Soho
Best place for a power business meeting:
The Wolseley, Picadilly
All-around favorite spot in London:
The sculpture of Isis beside The Serpentine
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Kabiri, Mount Street
Best Spa:
Mandarin Oriental Spa
Favorite Charity Event:
The Royal Parks Annual Gala in Hyde Park
Favorite Cultural Event:
St. Paul's Church Knightsbridge Christmas Carol Service
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Best Aspect of London:
5,000 acres of parkland within London
Best Steakhouse:
Goodman, The City
Best Pizza:
Portobello Ristorante, Notting Hill
Best Lunch:
Phat Phuc Vietnamese Noodle Bar, Kings Road
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
The Third Space, Soho
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Tate Modern
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Woburn Abbey
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