Albert Roux’s eponymous brasserie at the newly opened Sofitel luxury hotel at Heathrow’s Terminal 5, has now launched to offer both hotel guests and flying visitors a taste of the legendary chef’s gastronomical talent.
Having consulted with Roux on the concept of the restaurant, from fixtures and fittings down to cutlery and lighting, Sofitel have created the perfect restaurant to complement their modern and luxurious French hotel. The large, serene lobby is a striking contrast to the indulgent d»cor of Brasserie Roux by Khuan Chew of KCS International. Black leather-clad benches, tall mirrors, modern and attractive lighting focal points and a giant water feature by award-winning sculptor David Harber, all work together to make Roux’s latest creation a relaxing and inviting space.
Along with Head Chef Jonathon Predy, Roux has created a typically French menu that delivers a range of indulgent dishes for all tastes. Starters range from duck foie gras with honey roasted fig, to warm leek salad with poached egg, while mains offer a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds with veal escallope with anchovies and capers, and free range chicken with puy lentils, all accompanied by sides of potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
The Trolley Selection offers a different dish each day such as rolled saddle of lamb stuffed with spinach and mushroom, and for diners in a rush to catch a flight, Brasserie Roux also boasts a ‘Roux Express’ menu that serves four selected dishes simultaneously within just 20 minutes of ordering.
Restaurant Manager Thierry de Magneval, who has in the past worked with Michel Roux Jr. at Le Gavroche, uses his 10 years of experience and authentic French charm to ensure both guests and visitors alike enjoy their time at Brasserie Roux.
The five star, 650-bedroom Sofitel at Heathrow opened to the public in July, and connects to the airport via a direct bridge.