Restaurateur and Chelsea beacon Michael Proudlock dies
Michael Proudlock left this earth in a fashion befitting of a bon viveur. After a “lavish lunch” at PJ’s on Tuesday 4th December, this renowned restaurateur returned to his home and sadly passed away.
Old Etonian Proudlock – a fixture at first La Brasserie and then The Ivy Chelsea Garden after the acclaimed establishment he co-owned with Rex Leyland was sold to Gordon Ramsay in 2007 – was gregarious to his core and connected beyond belief. With everyone from Prince William to Playboy executive Victor Lownes III as customers of Foxtrot Oscar, his was a restaurant peppered with glamour, but one also that served simple, yet perfectly delicious scoff.
With his passing, yet another Chelsea beacon has been put out. Michael Proudlock will be greatly missed by many.
Pictured top: Michael Proudlock (centre) with Tim Douglas and Steve Annett at the launch of ‘The Steeple Times’ at Blakes Hotel in 2008.