Former Michelin-starred restaurant Roussillon closes blaming the economy

11 June 2012 by
Former Michelin-starred restaurant Roussillon closes blaming the economy

London restaurant Roussillon has closed after more than a decade.

The former Michelin-starred restaurant in Pimlico shut earlier this month, blaming the economic climate for its closure.

A spokeswoman for the restaurant said: "Due to the economical climate Roussillon is now closed as of 1 June 2012. We would like to thank all of the customers for their support and custom over the years."

Roussillon, which first opened in 1998 with former chef-patron Alexis Gauthier at its helm, held a Michelin star from 2000 to 2010.

It lost its star following the departure of Gauthier, who together with sommelier Roberto Della Pietra, left to set up Gauthier Soho in 2010.

Since Gauthier's departure, Roussillon has had two head chefs: Dan Gill, who joined in 2010 but left less than a year later, and former Michelin-starred chef Shane Hughes, who was previously in charge of the kitchens at Ynyshir Hall in Wales.

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By Kerstin Kühn

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