Andrei Lussmann is the founder and managing director of the multi-award-winning Lussmanns Sustainable Kitchen, which is Hertfordshire’s most sustainable restaurant group.
Andrei opened his first café in 2002 in Ladbroke Grove and his first fish and grill restaurant in Hertford in 2004. Its success then led on to the opening of three more restaurants in Hertfordshire: St Albans, Harpenden and Hitchin.
At the end of 2021 Lussmanns Sustainable Kitchen and Garden opened in the pretty canal-side historic market town of Berkhamsted, bringing the total number of restaurants in the group to five.
The partnership of Andrei and his Group Head Chef, Nick McGeown, is a pioneering one: the Group has won multiple national awards celebrating its sustainability, including winning the prestigious MSC Menu of the Year in 2019 and 2020 and the Marie Claire Sustainability Award for Best Sustainable Restaurant Group in the UK 2022. Lussmanns has also been included in The Times 100 Best Places to Eat in the UK. Lussmanns is also a founding member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
Andrei is passionate about sustainability and Lussmanns is founded on his fundamental belief that it’s possible to be ethical and profitable while making sustainable dining accessible to everyone, and consistently delivering great food, service and value to diners.