You may have read a recent report in the national press that Le Gavroche was underpaying some junior staff members. I would like to reassure you that the welfare of our staff is of primary importance, and that all our staff are receiving the correct salary. The hospitality industry needs a lot of hard work to create a fabulous dining experience for guests, and the fact that Le Gavroche is a great place to work is, we hope, apparent to everyone who dines with us.

In order to provide a better working environment, we took the decision earlier this year to close the restaurant all day Monday, as well as being closed Saturday lunchtime, and all day Sunday, and I have also decided to increase even further the amount of time off enjoyed by all restaurant employees, at the same time maintaining all salaries at the current level despite less hours being worked. Le Gavroche will implement this through closing the restaurant for lunch on Tuesdays, so future opening hours, from March 2017 onwards, will be dinner only Tuesday and Saturday, lunch and dinner Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

- Michel Roux, Jr.
Michel Roux, who was born on 23 May 1960, is a graduate of
Le Gavroche. He received his schooling in its kitchens and is imbued with its unique atmosphere and style.
Michel has a deep respect for the classical foundations of French cooking. The name Roux is synonymous in Britain with the qualities of French haute cuisine.

Le Gavroche - behind the scenes with Michel Roux Jr.

Le Gavroche - behind the scenes with Michel Roux Jr.


Top chefs on Le Gavroche.

Top chefs on Le Gavroche.

The Chef de Cuisine at work.

The Chef de Cuisine at work.
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Seize a rare opportunity to cook alongside Michel Roux Jr. Join a small, intimate group for the Michel Roux Jr Premier Experience and enjoy an illuminating day in the company of the Michelin-starred chef. Or take your pick from a tempting menu of hands-on cooking classes at The Michel Roux Jr Cookery School at Cactus Kitchens. Learn new skills with Michel’s protégés and a host of the nation’s most exciting chefs. We look forward to welcoming you to our kitchen.