Roux family to open £3m restaurant at The Balmoral

Alain Roux and his father, Michel Roux OBE are set to launch a new yet-to-be-named £3m restaurant at Rocco Forte’s The Balmoral luxury hotel in Edinburgh this May.

Alain, who is chef-patron of the three Michelin-starred Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire, will take up the position of signature chef at the brasserie and bar, which replaces Hadrian’s Brasserie and The Balmoral Bar.

Alain Roux said, “This exciting new brasserie will be defined by a seasonally changing menu rooted in French bistro dishes, in the classic modern style, irresistibly simple, delicious food.

'We will be led by the fantastic array of Scottish ingredients and flavours to include beautiful seafood platters and tasty sharing plates at the bar. I want to serve the dishes that I love to cook myself at home and seek out with family and friends when we go out to eat.”

Michel Roux said, “The new brasserie marks a unique alliance between the Roux and Forte families. As leaders in our fields, our families are committed to excellence, impeccable service and promoting the next generation with my son, Alain leading the restaurant.”

Richard Cooke, general manager at the Balmoral, added, “The new brasserie concept will be the perfect complement to our existing culinary offering, and completes a five year refurbishment plan which includes the renovation of our castle and old town view rooms; Michelin-starred Number One; our afternoon tea lounge Palm Court and our destination whisky bar, Scotch.”