Le Gavroche Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

An illustrious icon of London’s culinary arena, Le Gavroche this year celebrates an historic milestone – its 50th anniversary

Over five decades, the restaurant has been gently steered through the passages of London’s ever-changing dining scene under the watchful guidance of the Roux family, including its current Chef Patron, Michel Roux Jr.

Says Michel Roux Jr:

I am incredibly proud of the restaurant’s 50th anniversary, and the journey it’s taken to get here. My father and uncle opened the restaurant and made it one of London’s legends – to be able to continue that legacy and bring it to this historic landmark is one of the great achievements of my career.”

In honour of the anniversary, Le Gavroche will be serving a limited-edition ‘Back to the Classics’ menu – a five-course, seasonally changing menu which will include classic Le Gavroche dishes from 1967 and beyond. Curated by Michel Roux Jr, the menu has been designed to be enjoyed exclusively in the Chef’s Library, Le Gavroche’s intimate private dining room home to Michel’s cookbook collection as well as historic photographs of the restaurant’s famous patrons.

Available until December, the menu can be booked in advance for 4-6 people and is priced at £90pp, inclusive of water, tea, coffee, chocolates, service charge, and a copy of the Le Gavroche cookbook. Optional matched wines and a Le Gavroche cocktail are available, including one specially-selected 1967 wine from the restaurant’s renowned cellar for an extra £90pp. To make a booking, please visit the Chef’s Library page on the Le Gavroche website.

When Chef Patron Michel Roux Jr took over Le Gavroche in 1991, one of the first changes he made was to remove the rule requiring gentlemen to wear ties. Over a quarter of a century later, he has relaxed the dress code further by announcing that the restaurant no longer requires guests to wear jackets.

As part of the celebrations, the 1967th booking of the year will receive a special gift from Michel, to be presented on their visit to the restaurant. Michel and the Le Gavroche team will also be honouring the anniversary with a host of public and private celebratory events throughout the anniversary year, as well as announcing some exciting collaborations later this year. To be the first to hear about any news and events, please subscribe to the Le Gavroche newsletter on the ‘Enquiries’ page of the website.

Le Gavroche
43 Upper Brook St
London W1K 7QR