Michel Roux Snr

Revered as one of the godfathers of modern cuisine in the UK, Michel Roux helped put Britain firmly on the culinary map.

Born in France in 1941, he moved to the UK and in 1967 opened Le Gavroche with his brother Albert, winning Britain’s first Michelin star.

Between 1969 and 1996, Roux Restaurants started a catering service, a freight company to ship their produce and opened a number of restaurants and brasseries in London. The Waterside Inn in Bray opened in 1972, which gained its third Michelin star in 1985. The brothers separated their businesses in 1986, Michel taking over the Waterside Inn and Albert taking on Le Gavroche. In both cases, their sons now run the kitchens.

Countless culinary accolades followed and Michel was named AA Chef’s Chef 2004. The brothers’ most significant legacy is that they trained so many of today’s top chefs including Pierre Koffman, Marco Pierre-White and Gordon Ramsay.

Michel Roux Snr

Michel Roux Snr's Recipes



Poached fillet of salmon with Sauce Bois Boudran
Poached fillet of salmon with Sauce Bois Boudran on The Roux Legacy

Michel Roux serves his lightly poached salmon with slow-cooked cherry tomatoes and an easy-to-assemble Bois Boudran sauce

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
45 min

Lobster salad with avocado and mango dressing
Lobster salad with avocado and mango dressing on The Roux Legacy

Michel Roux Snr proves you don’t need three Michelin stars to produce a gourmet supper for two

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
55 min

Brioche dough
Brioche dough on The Roux Legacy

Warm milk, plenty of butter and a yolky glaze are the secrets behind Michel Roux’s melt-in-the-mouth French brioche

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr 30 min

Grilled lamb chops with sauce vierge
Grilled lamb chops with sauce vierge on The Roux Legacy

Michel Roux serves grilled lamb with fennel, courgette and a traditional ‘virgin sauce’ made from tomatoes, olive oil, lemon and fresh herbs

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 5 min