Michel Roux Jr to shut La Gavroche restaurant for ‘higher work-life stability’ | Michel Roux Jr



Michel Roux Jr has introduced he’s closing his famend two-Michelin star London restaurant Le Gavroche.

The Mayfair establishment will shut its doorways in January so the chef can step again from the every day stress of operating one of many capital’s best-known eating places.

In an announcement posted on its web site, Roux stated: “This resolution has not been made frivolously. Le Gavroche means a lot, not simply to myself and the Roux household, however to the broader Gavroche group and also you, our company, who’ve change into our household over so a few years.

“I’ve at all times felt that ought to Le Gavroche ever shut, it should be on a excessive. Le Gavroche continues to be totally booked, week in, week out, however I’ve identified for some time that I need to find time for a greater work/life stability, so I can spend extra time with my household and on my different enterprise ventures.”

Roux, a decide on Masterchef: The Professionals, stated the restaurant could be internet hosting a sequence of celebratory dinners from November till its closure, with relations and “acquainted faces” scheduled to attend. A variety of movie star cooks launched their careers at Le Gavroche, together with Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White and Marcus Wareing.

Le Gavroche’s employees will undergo redundancy consultations over the following few weeks, in keeping with The Caterer, which reported that the restaurant had stated those that didn’t qualify for redundancy would nonetheless be supported financially.

La Gavroche, which interprets as The Urchin, opened in Sloane Sq. in 1967, a time earlier than London was identified for a complicated culinary scene.

It was began by the pioneering brothers Michel Roux Sr, the daddy of the present proprietor, and Albert, who had been among the many first restaurateurs to carry basic French delicacies to the capital.

Critics rated the restaurant extremely and it turned a trailblazer for London gastronomy. It was one of many first UK eating places to win a Michelin star, in 1974, then in 1977 it turned one in every of 4 to win a second. It was additionally the primary restaurant in Britain to acquire three stars, in 1982, after it moved to its present location at Higher Brook Road in Mayfair.

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Roux Jr took over Le Gavroche in 1991, and the restaurant has since maintained two Michelin stars and ranked usually within the record of the world’s prime 50 eating places.

In his assertion, Roux Jr stated the restaurant’s closure didn’t imply the top of the Le Gavroche model: “The identify will stay on, as will the Roux dynasty. There might be Le Gavroche pop-ups and occasions sooner or later, each at dwelling and overseas.”

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