Le Gavroche was opened in 1967 by Albert and Michel Roux Snr. At the time it was the only French restaurant of its kind in London - offering the very best of classical French food with the highest standards of cooking and service.
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
** Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
Le Gavroche’s longevity is legendary. Opened in 1967, this iconic restaurant has been a key player in the post-war culinary history of the UK and, as you descend the stairs into the intimate, clubby room, you’ll be transported back in time. It might have a formal air but it also has a comforting feel, and it’s a delight to see Michel Roux Jnr in his element, touring the tables and chatting to diners as he continues the family legacy.
The menu is a roll-call of refined, sophisticated French classics that delight and satisfy in equal measure – the soufflé Suissesse is renowned and luxury items lead the way, with the likes of coquilles St Jacques, turbot and lobster; if it all sounds so good that you simply can’t decide, go for the ‘Menu Exceptionnel’. The sommelier’s recommendations are spot-on and the cheese trolley is one of the best around.
43 Upper Brook St, London W1K 7QR, UK