Alain Roux & Michel Roux To Open New Edinburgh Restaurant

03 Apr 2018
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Chefs Alain Roux and Michel Roux will be bringing their Michelin-starred excellence to The Balmoral in Edinburgh this May.

Alain Roux, Chef Patron of The Waterside Inn, Bray-on-Thames, and his father, Michel Roux, O.B.E., legendary chef and restaurateur, are set to launch an exciting new restaurant in Edinburgh at The Balmoral during May 2018.

Alain will take up the position of Signature Chef at the stunning new brasserie and bar that will replace the current Hadrian’s Brasserie and The Balmoral Bar. An iconic destination in itself, The Balmoral will be the perfect location for the exquisite new venture. 

Alain currently retains an impressive three Michelin stars at The Waterside Inn, the only restaurant in the world outside France to have upheld this accolade for more than thirty years.

The £3 million renovation project has been underway since January 2018 and the new lifestyle space, which will cater for 210 covers across the restaurant and bar, will offer classic French dishes inspired by the finest Scottish ingredients.

Alain Roux commented: “This exciting new brasserie will be defined by a seasonally changing menu rooted in French bistro dishes, in the classic modern style, irresistibly simple, delicious food.

We will be led by the fantastic array of Scottish ingredients and flavours to include beautiful seafood platters and tasty sharing plates at the bar. It will be an exciting menu, informed by my French heritage but totally inspired by Scotland.”

The name and design of the new brasserie will be revealed in the coming months.

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