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Roux at Parliament Square

Parliament Square, LONDON, SW1P 3AD

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One always expects a touch of grandeur under the Roux imprimatur, and Michel Jnr's venue within heckling distance of the Palace of Westminster occupies a berth within the headquarters of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, itself the architectural work of Alfred Waterhouse, who also did Kensington's Natural History Museum. The dining rooms are predominantly white with crisp linen, fine glassware and shelf displays of de luxe Cognac and vintage Armagnac. Steve Groves offers a sensitively modernised take on classical French cuisine, the presentations all spare contemporary elegance, the flavours deep and booming. Roast langoustine with prawn tortellini and sea flora in a teak-brown shellfish consommé is a distinguished opener to slow-cooked belly of hogget, thick slices of earthy muttony profundity on a swatch of red cabbage purée, alongside a poached half-pear and parsnip crisps. Sauces tend to be served separately at first and main courses to enhance the aromatic impact as the dish is dressed with them. Dessert might be almost inelegantly hefty, as in the towering lump that is Valrhona Caramelia chocolate delice with liquid bitter chocolate poured in, on a crumbly base of malted biscuit with a scoop of stout ale ice cream. Look to the seasonal ices and sorbets for light relief.

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Tel: 020 7334 3737
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Days closed: Sat-Sun
Dates closed: Xmas, New Year, BHs

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Steve Groves
Number of seats: 56
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 2
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.



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Nearest station: Westminster

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