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Michel Roux

O.B.E. - Founder

Chef, restaurateur, author, teacher, pioneer, Michel Roux is a culinary legend. His renowned restaurant, The Waterside Inn, a stone’s throw downriver in Bray-on-Thames opened in 1972. Famous throughout the world, it bears an unbroken record of 3 Michelin stars held for more than 30 years, the longest of any restaurant in the world outside France.

Roux at Skindles may be the culmination of five decades of food and hospitality legend that defines the Roux family. Michel Roux opened the first ever brasserie in London in the early 1970s, shortly after his arrival in UK from France. Named after Michel’s paternal grandfather, also a chef, Brasserie Benoits, you could have anything from a cup of coffee to one or two courses, with no one grudging your table for a small order, and was an instant hit.