Our founder and head chef, William Chow, opened his first 36 seater 'Indo-Chinese' cafe in West London 21 years ago. The cafe was born out of the his great passion for the different cuisines in this specific Southeast Asian region. He felt that by careful planning of the menu, he could showcase the best dishes from this vast and exciting area which in culinary terms does not really have distinct boundaries, as the different countries share so many common herbs and spices.
We have now organically grown to a total of six restaurants around London and our passion for good food has not diminished with our success. On the contrary, we have raised our game by creating an 'in-house' chef training academy, to ensure that our high cooking standards are maintained. William is still at the helm of our company and is passionately involved in the kitchen as well as our ever evolving fresh and wholesome menu. We strive to bring you new exciting flavours and offerings that are often not available outside of this Southeast Asian region.
“Today, The Banana Tree family is all about our food led values which without doubt have been the foundation of our continuous success for so many years, and which we promise to maintain for many years to come!”
- William Chow
(founder and head chef)