The inaugural, sell-out Harden’s invites dinner was hosted by Peter Harden and Michel, Emily and Giselle Roux at Mayfair’s temple of Gallic gastronomy, Le Gavroche, on Monday 18 September. The event celebrated the launch of Emily and Giselle’s cook book New French Table and was a truly family affair as even Monsieur Albert Roux himself put in an […]

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Michel Roux Jr, from the cooking dynasty that has personified French cuisine in Britain for half a century, is to oversee an establishment serving traditional English food. The Wigmore bar, in Regent Street’s grand Langham hotel, will offer dishes inspired by the English pub and tavern, such as raised veal and ham pie and devilled lamb’s kidneys – although diners will […]

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Le Gavroche, the Roux family flagship and foundation stone of modern London gastronomy, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a “Back to the Classics” menu of original dishes from 1967. The menu is available until December and costs £90 a head for five courses, bookable in advance, to be shared in the Library […]

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Le Gavroche will close for lunch on Tuesdays and bring last orders forward to 9.30pm to reduce working hours following a newspaper report that it paid kitchen staff as little as £5.50 a hour. According to the The Guardian, several chefs at Michel Roux’s gastronomic bastion in Mayfair said they routinely worked between 62 and 68 hours a […]

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This year marks Michel Roux Jr’s 25th year at the helm of London’s bastion of old fashioned, “flawless and indulgent” Gallic gastronomy Le Gavroche. Opened in 1967, the iconic Mayfair venue was founded by Michel’s father Albert Roux OBE. Michel took the reins in 1991 and in honour of this the celebrity chef will host a […]

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Most 78-year-olds are more likely to visit a branch while collecting their pensions, but Albert Roux intends to turn an Essex Post Office into a fine dining restaurant. The French-born chef and restaurateur (father of Michel Roux Jr) has submitted plans to transform Brentwood’s old Post Office into a high-end eating establishment. Roux praised the […]

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