Michel Roux Jr announces closure of renowned restaurant Le Gavroche

Chef Michel Roux Jr has introduced the closure of Le Gavroche, his two Michelin-starred restaurant, after 56 years.

Roux Jr, who has appeared on a number of TV cooking reveals, mentioned the choice had been made so he may spend “extra time together with his household”.

Le Gavroche, situated in Mayfair, central London, was opened in 1967 by French restaurateur brothers Albert and Michel Roux Sr.

On the time it was the one French restaurant of its type in London, providing classical French meals and the very best requirements of cooking and repair.

Roux Jr, son of Albert Roux, has run the restaurant since 1991, incomes two Michelin stars – one of essentially the most prestigious accolades within the restaurant enterprise.

Different celeb cooks together with Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White have “earned their stripes” at Le Gavroche, in line with the restaurant’s web site.

In a prolonged Instagram put up saying the closure on Friday, Roux Jr introduced the restaurant can be closing in January 2024.

He mentioned he had “very combined feelings” concerning the determination to shut, however that the restaurant’s title would “reside on”.

“This determination has not been made calmly. Le Gavroche means a lot, not simply to myself and the Roux household, however to the broader Gavroche crew and also you, our company, who’ve turn out to be our household over so a few years,” Roux Jr wrote.

“I’ve all the time felt that ought to Le Gavroche ever shut, it should be on a excessive.

“Le Gavroche continues to be absolutely booked, week in, week out, however I’ve identified for some time that I have to find time for a greater work/life steadiness, so I can spend extra time with my household and on my different enterprise ventures.”

Roux Jr added {that a} collection of “celebratory dinners”, beginning in November, can be held till the restaurant’s closure.

“This isn’t the top of Le Gavroche – the restaurant could also be closing, however the title will reside on,” he mentioned.

“I couldn’t be extra grateful for the restaurant crew, who’ve beloved the restaurant as if it have been their very own.

“The complete crew each previous and current, will without end have my gratitude, and can all the time be thought of as half of the Roux household.”

He added: “And to you, our company. Our success is all right down to you. I wish to prolong a private thanks to each single person who has dined with us. Your help means every part to us.”

In addition to being half of the judging panel on MasterChef: The Professionals, Roux Jr has appeared as a visitor chef on MasterChef Australia.

He has additionally appeared on Ramsay’s present Hell’s Kitchen, and introduced two collection of Michel Roux’s French Nation Cooking.

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