Three generations of the Roux family have joined forces to launch two new restaurants in Scotland in the coming weeks.
Albert and Michel Roux Jnr, along with Michel’s daughter Emily, are to open the first of their co-branded fine dining restaurants at Inverlochy Castle near Fort William later this month; they will launch a second venue at Crossbasket Castle in Blantyre, on the outskirts of Glasgow, on May 1.
It marks the first time the father and son duo, who first worked together in 1985 when Michel Jnr joined the team at London’s Le Gavroche, which he now runs, have collaborated in Scotland.
The restaurant at Inverlochy Castle will seat up to 50 while Crossbasket will be able to accommodate 20 covers; both hotels are operated by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI).
Albert, who currently runs five Chez Roux restaurants in Scotland, including eateries at Cromlix and Greywalls, which are also part of ICMI’s portfolio, said: ”The ‘Albert and Michel Roux Jnr’ restaurants will offer menus in the style of Le Gavroche but with a contemporary and distinctly Scottish twist, focusing on ingredients that are, as far as possible, hyper-local to each location.”