Michel Roux Jnr tells more about new joint restaurant with Compass

06 May 2010 by
Michel Roux Jnr tells more about new joint restaurant with Compass

Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr has unveiled full details of his joint restaurant venture with Compass Group, which opens in Parliament Square in Westminster next week.

Roux at Parliament Square, which features views of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, is part of a ten-year, £30m-total-turnover deal won by Compass to provide catering and hospitality services to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The 56-seat restaurant, which opens under Compass's Restaurant Associates banner next Monday (10 May), will feature menus created by the Le Gavroche chef-patron executed by head chef and former Roux Scholarship winner Daniel Cox. Typical dishes will include loin and belly of Gloucester Old Spot with glazed heritage carrots and mustard gnocchi; and caramelised apple mille feuille with green apple and tarragon sorbet.

Front of house will be overseen by general manager Alain Mara and restaurant manager Johan Brouckaert, who have been trained by Roux.

Sue Thompson, business director at Restaurant Associates, said: "The location, in the Georgian, Grade II-listed Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) building on Parliament Square, is exceptional, and while we know that there is a very large customer base working and living in the area, there appears to be very little in fine dining to excite them nearby.

"We're creating a significant destination restaurant and bar that will create a real buzz around Westminster."

Compass will also launch a new restaurant at London venue Somerset House next week in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens.

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By Kerstin Kühn

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