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Le Gavroche: Michel Roux Jr to close renowned London restaurant for ‘better work-life balance’ | UK News

Le Gavroche – one of the UK’s most celebrated restaurants – is to close after 57 years, Michel Roux Jr has announced.

The two Michelin-starred restaurant, in London’s upmarket Mayfair district, has for decades been famed for its high-class take on classic French cuisine.

It has also been the springboard of the careers of numerous celebrity chefs, including Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White.

But it will shut down early next year when its lease expires, according to celebrity chef, Roux Jr.

The 63-year-old – a judge on MasterChef: The Professionals – said in a statement that he wanted to have a better work-life balance.

He wrote: “This decision has not been made lightly. Le Gavroche means so much, not just to myself and the Roux family, but to the wider Gavroche team and you, our guests, who have become our family over so many years.

“I have always felt that should Le Gavroche ever close, it must be on a high.

“Le Gavroche continues to be fully booked, week in, week out, but I have known for a while that I must make time for a better work/life balance, so I can spend more time with my family and on my other business ventures.”

Roux Jr added that a series of…

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This notice was published: 2023-08-18 18:57:00

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