Departure: Ananas says farewell to Paul McGrath.
Departure: Ananas says farewell to Paul McGrath. Photo: Brianne Makin

Scott Bolles

Paul McGrath, the chef who put Ananas Bar & Brasserie on the culinary map, has departed the restaurant.

McGrath, a former owner of The Ortolan, confirmed he has resigned from The Rocks' eatery.

Ananas owner John Szangolies says Damien Brassel will step into McGrath's clogs.

Brassel previously worked for Heston Blumenthal and Marco Pierre White.