Despite his Greek name (Demetre is inherited from Cypriot grandparents), Anthony's insistence on value for money fits more with his Midlands upbringing than his training with restaurant royalty.
Anthony has worked with Raymond Blanc, Marco Pierre White and Gary Rhodes. Later in his career, he worked briefly with Pierre Koffmann and then with Bruno Loubet. He then moved to the Putney Bridge Restaurant where he gained his first Michelin star.
Anthony, now head chef and co-owner of Arbutus restaurant in London, is celebrated for his firm belief that "cheap doesn't have to mean nasty" when it comes to food. This way of thinking garnered his first restaurant a Michelin star within months of opening which then led to them opening their second restaurant, Wild Honey, in 2007.
All eyes were on Anthony and business partner Will Smith to see if they could mimic their success at award-winning Arbutus. The answer was a resounding 'yes', with Wild Honey taking the BMW Square Meal Award for Best New Restaurant Autumn 2007 - a year after Arbutus took the 2006 title.
Anthony's first book, Today's Special, was published in 2008 by Quadrille and is a collection of the recipes from both Arbutus and Wild Honey.