As part of their longstanding relationship in the restaurant industry, the London Steakhouse Company was established in 2008 by James Ogilvie Robertson and Marco Pierre White, along with business partner Rachael Ogilvie Robertson.

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    Marco Pierre White

    Marco Pierre White began his training in the kitchen at the Hotel St George in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and later at the Box Tree in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Arriving in London as a 16-year-old, he began his classical training as a commis under Albert Roux and Michel Roux at Le Gavroche.

    At 24, Marco became Head Chef and joint owner of Harveys and by the age of 33, Marco Pierre White had become the youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars (later handing them back.) Marco is now an international restaurateur, brand ambassador, writer and TV presenter.

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    James Ogilvie Robertson, Director

    James Ogilvie Robertson graduated in Law from the University of Edinburgh where he also started working at the Woolpack pub, soon realising that gainful employment could be taken while pursuing his lifelong recreational activities. The Conran Group taught him the basics and was followed by five years with Marco Pierre White where James became one of the youngest General Managers Marco had ever appointed and took charge of venues such as Titanic, Drones and Quo Vadis.

    James opened Lanes in 2003 to critical acclaim and awards, including Hardens Best New Restaurant London. Following a successful rebrand to the Marco Pierre White Steak & Alehouse in 2008, James opened a sister steakhouse in Chelsea in 2009, the Kings Road Steakhouse & Grill, the two restaurants forming the London Steakhouse Co.

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    Rachael Ogilvie Robertson, Director

    Rachael Ogilvie Robertson was an investment banker and City headhunter, co-founder of WoodHamill and founder director of Imprint plc. She has appeared on the Apprentice: You’re Fired as a panel expert and was featured in Management Today’s piece on female entrepreneurs ‘40 Women Under 40’.

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