The man behind Le Gavroche, Roux at Parliament Square, and Roux at The Landau, Michel Roux Jr is a very familiar face to anyone interested in dining out. We caught up with him to find out where he’s eating when he’s not at his own restaurants:
1) What are your favourite fine dining restaurants in London?
Modesty prevents me from mentioning my own projects, however I am very proud of the changes that have taken place in Roux at The Landau, where we’ve refreshed the menu and added a fantastic counter where guests can watch the chefs prepare their dishes. For me, it is an example of how fine dining can be also relaxed, and I’m really excited to see it continue to make its mark on the London restaurant scene. When I’m looking for fine dining elsewhere, it has to be Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, The Ritz, and Alyn Williams at The Westbury Hotel.
2) Where would you recommend for a trendy restaurant in London?
To find the latest trends, just go outside of central London, go to the suburbs where there are really exciting places like The Dairy in Clapham. I’m also a fan of Kricket in Soho and Kitty Fishers in Mayfair.
3) What are your top spots for a quirky restaurant experience in London?
For something different I’d head to Oblix in the Shard, St John’s or Bob Bob Ricard.
4) Where are your 3 must-visit places for brunch in London?
I love The Wolseley, Dishoom Covent Garden and St John’s Bread and Wine.
5) Where would you recommend for a pre-theatre dinner in London?
For pre-theatre dinner I would recommend Café Murano, Brasserie Zedel and Terroirs.
6) In your opinion, what are the 3 best steak restaurants in London?
7) What would you choose as London’s 3 best French restaurants?
8) What are your top picks for Italian restaurants in London?
My favourite Italian restaurants in London are Locanda Locatelli, Padella and Bocca di Lupo.
9) Where would you go for the best seafood in London?
10) What are your favourite Indian restaurants in London?
For Indian food, head to Gymkhana, Benares, or Brilliant in Southall.