A new exciting restaurant is set to be launched in Edinburgh at Rocco Forte’s The Balmoral during May 2018 by Alain Roux, Chef Patron of The Waterside Inn, Bray-on-Thames, and his father Michel Roux, O.B.E., legendary chef and restaurateur. The restaurant will replace Hadrian’s Brasserie and The Balmoral Bar.
The £3 million renovation project started in January 2018 and once it is completed, it will cater for 210 covers across the restaurant and bar and it will offer classic French dishes inspired by the finest Scottish ingredients. Alan currently retains three Michelin stars at The Waterside Inn, the only restaurant in the world outside France to have upheld this accolade for more than thirty year, and he will take up the position of Signature Chef at the new brasserie and bar.
“This exciting new brasserie will be defined by a seasonally changing menu rooted in French bistro dishes in the classic modern style, irresistibly simple, delicious food. We will be led by the fantastic array of Scottish ingredients and flavours to include beautiful seafood platters and tasty sharing plates at the bar. I want to serve the dishes that I love to cook myself at home and seek out with family and friends when we go out to eat. It will be an exciting menu, informed by my French heritage but totally inspired by Scotland,” said Alain Roux about the menu and the food.
Michel Roux also commented on the new partnership, saying: “The new brasserie marks a unique alliance between the Roux and Forte families. As leaders in our fields, our families are committed to excellence, impeccable service and promoting the next generation with my son, Alain leading the restaurant. We are thrilled to be opening in Edinburgh, the epicentre of Scottish culture and a thoroughly modern city. We are fascinated with its proud past and delighted to be part of its vibrant future as we join forces with the award-winning and iconic Balmoral. It is a formidable synergy, an exciting new venture and we can’t wait to welcome our first customers.”