The Waterside has always been a seedbed of cooking talent and many of Michel’s disciples went on to have distinguished careers of their own – Pierre Koffman, Christian Delteil and Mark Dodson among them. Last modified on Thu 12 Mar 2020 18.20 GMT. Among other key awards, Albert was the youngest chef to be elected as MaÁ®tre Cuisinier de France (in 1968) while Michel has held one of the top culinary awards - the Meilleur Ouvrier de France en PÁ¢tissier - since 1972. Michel was an integral part of this furious activity, while concentrating to an ever greater degree on the kitchen at the Waterside. Between 1969 and 1996 Roux Restaurants opened a number of restaurants and brasseries in London - including Poulbot Pub, Le Gamin, Gavvers, Les Trois Plats, and Roux Britannia - which the brothers sold to focus on their consultancy work. Run by Albert’s son, Michel Roux Jr, since 1991 Le Gavroche continues to maintain the excellence for which it has always been famous. This was a career path already followed by Albert, by this time a sous-chef at the British embassy in Paris. The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. They have won countless awards in Britain and in France, including four Caterer & Hotelkeeper Catey awards - the Waterside Inn won the 1984 Menu of the Year award; Michel and Albert were voted Independent Restaurateur of the Year in 1985 and 1988 respectively; and in 1995 the brothers scooped the Lifetime Achievement Award. 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA. Bringing together the formidable talents of Albert and Michel Roux Jr with the talented Head Chef Nicolas, builds on the restaurant’s acknowledged standards of elegance and seamless service with exceptional food. It was his connections, through his employer, the racing trainer Major Peter Cazalet, that would provide the backing for the brothers’ London venture, and Michel joined his brother there in the closing months of 1966. Born in the small French town of Charolles, in southern Burgundy, Michel was the second son, and third child, of Henri Roux, a third-generation charcutier, and his wife, Germaine (nee Triger). Ben and Sophie Crittenden on the stresses and triumphs of opening Stark, their Michelin-starred restaurant on a shoestring. Traditional style informal and contemporary brasserie restaurant, cocktail bar and private dining facilities at Taplow, Berkshire. Later, as sole director of the Waterside Inn, situated by an idyllic stretch of the Thames at Bray, Michel proved he was a chef’s chef. Over the past four decades, brothers Michel and Albert have made a lasting impact on British eating habits. Jacobs Media Group Limited is a company registered in England and Wales, company number 08713328. This website makes use of Cookies to enhance your browsing experience and provide you with additional functionality. Albert had been working principally in London before and since leaving the embassy. He suggested that Michel join him. Dining at 'Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle' is a culinary experience to savour, with the legendary father and son taking the helm of the kitchen and offering the … The name Roux is legendary within culinary circles. He opened a boucherie in London in 1982 which transformed into a deli and retail traiteur until it was sold in 1999. True to form, he soon bought a restaurant near the ski slopes and installed a chef from the Waterside. He is survived by Christine, Francine and Alain, his children from his first marriage, and by his brother. Read more. Select from our catalogue and we will send your gift voucher to you by post. He married Robyn Joyce in 1984. Albert owns London's two Michelin-starred Le Gavroche in London and his wide-ranging consultancy work includes a number of cafés in hotels and department stores. In 1982 it became the first UK restaurant to hold three Michelin stars. In 1983 he worked with Bournemouth University to experiment with sous vide (boil-in-the-bag) cuisine, opening the UK's first sous vide factory in 1985. Leaving school as soon as he was able, at the age of 14 Michel was apprenticed to a pâtissier in Belleville, Paris. Since 1999, the House of Albert Roux has operated Roux Express and Albert Roux Cafés at House of Fraser department stores while the Albert Roux Consultancy has set up restaurants at Accor's Sofitel The Grand Amsterdam hotel and its Sofitel St James hotel in London. Please try again later. Perhaps their most lasting legacy has been the countless young chefs they have trained and nurtured, including such luminaries as Pierre Koffman, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay. It gained its third Michelin star in 1985 and has held onto this accolade longer than any other UK restaurant. Our classic modern French brasserie menu is available for lunch and dinner. You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon! The restaurant also laid down from the get-go its aversion to diners in casual dress. The Caterer releases a digital version of the magazine every Wednesday morning. Eight guest bedrooms were added in the 1990s. Michel currently owns the three-Michelin starred Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire, and the White Hart Inn near Colchester in Essex, which is run by ex-Waterside staff. The pair took in more restaurants, retail outlets, a restaurant supply business distributing produce shipped in from Paris markets, contract and outside catering, and production of vacuum-packed restaurant dishes. These included New Classic Cuisine (1983) and At Home with the Roux Brothers (1988), which accompanied the television series of the same name. In 1967, the Roux brothers opened Le Gavroche in London's Lower Sloane Street (moving it to Upper Brook Street in 1981). The chef Michel Roux, who has died aged 78, was the younger half of the formidable partnership with his brother, Albert, that transformed the British restaurant scene in … Bringing together the formidable talents of Albert and Michel Roux Jr with the talented Head Chef Nicolas, builds on the restaurant’s acknowledged standards of elegance and seamless service with exceptional food. Neither had spent time in a commercial kitchen prior to opening Le Gavroche: profit and loss, or indeed cost, came second to quality, correctness and doing a proper job. Nestling on the banks of the Thames, in the charming 16th century village of Bray, this delightful 'restaurant with rooms' has been serving inspirational French cuisine since 1972. The restaurant has its own entrance located to the side of The Langham, London main entrance. In 2004, when Michel was voted the AA Chef's Chef, he calculated that he had trained more than 1,000 people over the past 35 years. One of the great sports of dining there was to watch the very rich and very loud be forced to don a spare old-school tie by an implacable receptionist. After the second world war, the family moved to Saint-Mandé, a suburb to the east of Paris, and a charcuterie in Vincennes.