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Roux at Parliament Square

AA Notable Wine List 2016 - 2017
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern French gastronomy with a touch of Roux grandeur

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Almost within heckling distance of Parliament, this Westminster outpost of Michael Roux Jnr’s culinary portfolio serenely purrs with political murmurings and intrigue. The handsome Georgian building itself (also home to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) lends a certain club-like refinement to its duo of dining rooms. Decorated with modernity and restraint, they offer an appropriate sense of timeless simplicity done-up in their best pastel shades. Crisp white linen, pale grey carpeting, comfy banquettes and chairs, and tempting shelf displays of Cognac and Armagnac add to the gloss. The cooking – under Steve Groves – unsurprisingly takes its cue from the Roux philosophy, delivering a light modern approach underpinned by a classical French theme, exemplified by smartly-engineered, clean-cut, pretty dishes of skill and professionalism. Witness a perfectly timed pigeon opener, paired with quince, celery and Alsace bacon, while mains might take in Ibérico presa (tender, juicy and with distinctive marbling) served with carrot (roasted and puréed) and onions, while lighter dishes might offer sparkling fresh cod simply accompanied by cucumber, dill and seaweed. Dressed-to-thrill desserts aim high too; perhaps a cheesecake of vanilla with citrus creatively set on a hoop-shaped sable base. Staff are expectedly professional and smartly turned out, while wines focuses towards the French big guns but without ignoring the rest of the globe. And, why not start, and finish, upstairs at the ‘Roux at The Pembury’ bar, with its elegant grand hotel opulence.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas, New Year and Bank holidays
  • Days closed: Saturday to Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Steve Groves

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 1
  • Wines over £30: 194
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 56
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 10
  • Off-site parking available: NCP Semley Place

Additional information

  • Seats: 56
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 10

Getting here

Nearest train station

Westminster
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