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Couillaud leaves Grosvenor House as Bord'eaux restaurant closes

26 February 2010 by

Bord'eaux, the all-day French brasserie at London's Grovenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, is set to close and will be replaced with an American steakhouse.

Headed by chef-patron Ollie Couillaud, who previously worked with Michelin-starred chefs Tom Aikens and Bruce Poole, the 160-seat restaurant opened two years ago.

However, Couillaud confirmed to Caterersearch today that he had left Bord'eaux yesterday and that the restaurant would be closing next week.

"I had a good couple of years at Grosvenor House, but this year business has been more of a struggle," Couillaud said. "To be honest an American steakhouse sits more comfortably within a Marriott hotel than a French restaurant."

Couillaud said he is currently attending meetings to discuss "some exciting plans on the horizon".

It is believed the new restaurant, which overlooks Park Lane, will be a JW Marriott Steakhouse.

Nigel Boschetti joins Grosvenor House on Monday, from the Lancaster London, as the hotel's new executive head chef and will oversee the opening of the new restaurant.

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By Janet Harmer

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