Chez Roux at The Langham

British, French·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Chez Roux at The Langham

Silver Award

Mere months after the closure of his flagship restaurant, Michel Roux Jr. has returned, this time housed within the swanky walls of the Langham Hotel. Chez Roux may have only been open for a few weeks, but it feels as if it has already lived a lifetime here. That's in part because Roux Jr - already chef director of The Langham - knows this hotel well, but also speaks to the classic values of this restaurant, which understands what true hospitality is all about. 

It’s hard not to be swept up in the undeniable glamour of the place, with its sparkling chandeliers and mirrored columns that bounce light around the room. Everything is pristine; not a fork out of place on the freshly pressed white tablecloths. A grand piano is tucked to the side, hinting at nights of live music. Service is professional and astute, as would be expected: no glass is left unfilled, wines seamlessly recommended. Crusty loaves arrive fresh from the oven, baskets are refilled as we polish them off; never needing to ask.

There’s a personal history woven throughout Chez Roux, almost autobiographical as we’re regaled with stories from the chef’s childhood; not to mention the self-portrait that sits at the entrance, perhaps an ode to that of his father which hung at Le Gavroche for years. We begin with an amuse-bouche; a recipe of nostalgia from Roux’s early years growing up in Kent. A punchy little tribute of delicate, creamy cheese between two sablé biscuits that we devour in one bite.

High quality, well-executed simplicity seems to be on the cards as we tuck into shredded salmon rillettes, the smoky fish perched atop Jersey royals which are brought to life by smotherings of leek and buttermilk sauce. Everything is finely tuned, no ingredient out of place.

We continue with familiar recipes; a lamb reform that has made its way back into the chef’s repertoire, famed for its time on the original menu at Le Gavroche. Crispy-coated lamb chops are tender on the inside and come with a touch of theatricality: a reform sauce is poured table-side, a lingering fruitiness that offsets the gamey lamb faggot and elevates everything it touches. It’s truly excellent.

Disguised amongst the opulent grandeur of The Langham, there’s a real nostalgia to Chez Roux; a menu of simple, albeit elevated, comfort food that embraces the past in this new endeavor.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
British, French
Cosy, Glamorous, Luxury, Romantic, Traditional
Food Occasions
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions


Michel Roux Jr broke the news in 2023 that he would be closing historic Roux family restaurant Le Gavroche after 56 years, but Roux fans will be pleased to hear that in 2024, he announced a new restaurant - Chez Roux at The Langham. Chez Roux at The Langham takes up residence in The Langham's Palm Court restaurant, and boasts nostalgic menus of British and French cooking, overseen by Michel Roux Jr himself. Palm Court still hosts the hotel's excellent afternoon tea service as well as breakfast and lunch. Roux Jr has long has a partnership with The Langham, and currently works as the hotel's culinary director.

Palm Court's blissful styling and famous chandelier will remain, joined by a brand new evening menu from Roux, which runs seven days a week. The menu will draw on some of the original menus presented at Le Gavroche back when it opened in 1967, alongside classic British and French cooking. Dishes on the opening menu will include, for example, Welsh rarebit and grilled lobster with garlic butter and fries - famously a favourite dish of Roux's. The menu will also include a dish of 'lamb chops reform - inspired by a dish invented in the 1830s at the Reform Club on Pall Mall. Then head chef Alexis Soyer would bake lamb cutlets in breadcrumbs and finely-chopped ham, serving with an espagnole sauce made with herbs, onion and chilli.  

The British influence links back not only to The Langham itself, but also to Roux's childhood memories of his upbringing in Kent, where his father Albert cooked as a private chef on the Fairlawne Estate. Traditional British cooking from the sixties has somewhat been forgotten amid the excitement around modern British cooking, but Chez Roux brings back some classic British cooking, delivering nostalgia, albeit with Roux's signature flair and precision. 


When does the restaurant open?

The restaurant opens on 22 May 2024.

Helpful? 0

Chez Roux at The Langham is featured in

This venue also offers

The Langham Hotel
Event Party Venue

The Langham Hotel

The Langham Hotel
Wedding Venues

The Langham Hotel

The Langham Hotel
Private Group Dining

The Langham Hotel


The Langham, 1c Portland Place, Marylebone, London, W1B 1JA

020 7973 7555 020 7973 7555


Opening Times

Mon 18:30-22:30
Tue 18:30-22:30
Wed 18:30-22:30
Thu 18:30-22:30
Fri 18:30-22:30
Sat 18:30-22:30
Sun 18:30-22:30


Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review

Book a table

Call Chez Roux at The Langham to make a booking on:

020 7973 7555 020 7973 7555

Visit their website

Sorry, you cannot spend SquareMeal vouchers here yet.

Other restaurants we like near Chez Roux at The Langham

Check availability