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Heard the one about the Frenchman, the Malaysian and the Swede?

23rd February, 2014
Balinese elephant form hardwood armchairs.

Heard the one about the Frenchman, the Malaysian and the Swede? Michel, Hassan and Stefan ran a successful antique dealership and interior design business together before taking a huge, two-pronged gamble in 2000. They opened a restaurant in their home, a one-time Victorian pub in Shoreditch, long before the area became fashionable.

Offering classic French cuisine in a setting best described as surreal, Les Trois Garcons was a hit with critics and patrons, attracting A-listers from...

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