Roux at Parliament Square

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Contemporary European
Roux at Parliament Square, an elegant restaurant in Westminster, is an exclusive dining destination - popular with London’s politicians, socialites and high-powered business barons who love to linger over lunch. The brain-child of Michelin starred chef Michel Roux Junior – of Le Gavroche in Mayfair – Roux at Parliament Square boasts not only a luxurious and iconic location, but a light and inspired modern European menu that compliments the tasteful interior. With period features and modern furniture, the dining room at Roux at Parliament Square is a light-filled space perfect for business dining, and the restaurant's chic Pembury Bar is suitable for pre-dinner drinks and discreet cocktail dates.

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Mon - Thu 1:30PM - 1:45PM 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Fri 1:30PM - 1:45PM 6:00PM - 6:00PM 6:30PM - 10:00PM

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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The who experience was faultless. Venue, service and food all superb.

C
Munich
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante raffinato, accoglienza e servizio impeccabile. Piatti ben presentati con ingredienti scelti e ben abbinati, buona carta dei vini. Ambiente caldo e tavoli ben distanziati fra di loro. Personale discreto, attento, affabile e cortese. Consigliato!

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S
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why this does not have a Michelin star when several lesser places do is beyond me. Outstanding, and one of the best meals I have enjoyed in London in a long time.

JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet enough to have a proper conversation. Tables well spaced. Outstanding food and ambience.

DM
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service and ambiance good but cooking poor and overpriced. Flavours were lacking apart from too much salt.
Beetroot in starter lacking sweetness with too salty goats cheese.
Partridge stringy and liver tainted. Venison nicely cooked but flavourless.
Pear baba excellent but Chantilly cream far too sweet. Treacle tart had rock hard casing.
Coffee not listed on menu and priced at £7 each: even with oversweet petit fours an extortionate price.
A great disappointment over all.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super all round with delicious food, manageable portions, excellent friendly service.

S
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended and will definitely book again.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent warm welcome from the staff and the food was fabulous we could not have had a better evening

W
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another return to one of our favourite restaurants.
The food was absolutely superb with The attentive staff providing an excellent service without being too pushy.
We will return

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing 7 course tasting menu which was exciting and incredibly delicious. The staff were wonderful and I would highly recommend this restaurant!

W
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location in the heart of the city, the building and decore is exquisite. The lunch we had was a delight for the tastebuds, extremly well preapared and very tasty.

I am surprised of no Star, but sure this will follow next year as i have been to many single star establishments and not been so impressed.

I will be back!

RN
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service from start to finish. Very knowledgeable staff and relaxed atmosphere

KB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a lovely meal to celebrate my husbands 60th Birthday.
However, we we very disappointed to see that the disabled toilet was being used for storage of furniture. We thought this was disgraceful!!

D
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's just good, you should go.

m
Munich
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unser Lieblingsrestaurant in London. Sowohl für Familie als auch geschäftlich immer etwas Besonderes. Tolles Essen einer kreativen modernen Küche. Schönes Ambiente. Immer freundlicher Service.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a treat - fabulous food, served by friendly, efficient and very professional, knowledgeable staff. Would love to return.

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We arrived from the theatre late. But the staff were unfussed. From the crab amuse bouche to the coffee the food was excellent - subtle flavours and textures. The service was attentive but unobtrusive. The only problem was a very noisy table of only 4, but capable of silencing Concorde.

KD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good dinner, excellent food

VB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The restaurant had a lovely ombience and the food was excellent and presented wonderfully. I just found the staff a bit odd and not very friendly. When we left I couldn’t find the lady on the desk to get my coat and at to find it in a cupboard myself. It would have been nice for someone to say goodbye and hope to see you again soon. I was slightly cold sitting by the window as there was a draft. There’s plenty of fine dining restaurants in London so the competition is very high and you always need to make customers feel they can’t wait to come back, but even though the food was excellent I don’t think I’ll return.

OT
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautifully prepared food, very enjoyable experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good standard cooking, but nothing stood out. The Turbot and Suckling Pig dishes in the tasting menu also weren’t warm enough.

MH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Great food in a lovely surrounding. Really enjoyed the evening

MJ
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was a repeat visit, one of quite a few, but this confirmed for us that standards have slipped. We can also compare with several visits to Roux at the Landau.

Staff are almost all cool, trained to deliver service but rarely a hint of a smile. English language skills are very poor, it is very irritating having to ask a waitress 3 times to repeat what she was describing and that happened too much.

Meat and fish dishes looked good but were tepid, and perhaps as a result the trout had a slimy texture. It was explained that this was due to the cooking methods employed by the kitchen but there is no excuse for food not to be served at a conventional temperature.

My wife and goddaughter (who we brought to celebrate her 18th birthday) chose raspberry soufflé but that transpired to be a mistake on the menu, what the kitchen delivered was quite different, a banana soufflé. The manageress sorted us out with a changed order and a glass of bubbly, which was appreciated, but somehow this gesture failed to bring a shine to a disappointing meal.

Ironically, last time we were at the Landau Michel came to our table and we told him we were enjoying our meal, but my wife suggested that he check out standards at Parliament Square because at her previous visit she had been served a rather poor soufflé.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Brilliant Roux food as always. Not Le Gavorouche but still great.

Waitresses looked inexperienced and didn’t know the details of the tasting menu and had to keep going back inside to ask.

Felt as if they were rushing with the orders.

PB
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch and a great experience as always. The staff were excellent.

GP
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, great food, attentive and engaging staff. Even though the fire alarms went off mid meal and we had to vacate, it did not spoil our visit. We appreciated the professional way it was handled and the financial gesture. Thank you, we will be back.

H
Tokyo
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very elegant restaurant, filled with senior executives and various members of the government, Roux has the air of a private club. Quite formal, the lunch menu offers sufficient variety and the cuisine itself is light and perfectly prepared and presented.

JL
Minneapolis
121 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to nice restaurants often. I’m not a foodie so much a “wine-y” but I have a group of loved ones and friends who enjoy a.night out with great food, unique dishes, and an ambiance that encourages appreciation of life’s more tasteful and distinctive.
On this basis, I wholeheartedly endorse Roux.
The food was splendid, the dishes, creative and delightful, and the wines, though not highlighted, made the meal much more remarkable.
I feel the best way to test the chef is to run the gamut of his/her tasting menu. This one has done superb variations on a theme - and even an old “standby” like gnocchi was among the most memorable dishes I’ve ever had.

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a relaxed and refined environment which allowed easy and private conversation. I will be back again. Regularly.

C
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish on the Chef’s Tasting Menu was absolute perfection!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved it!!! The food was sensational. Service fab. Interior wonderful. We walked over the the Churchill War Rooms after lunch and it was just the best way to spend the early part of our day.

JT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a ‘tasting menu’, Virgin Experiance voucher that was bought, as a special birthday present, due to my partner’s keenness to visit one of Michel Roux’s highly recommended restaurants. We got there excited and reviewed the tasting menu, getting us in the mood for what looked to be the appetising food ahead. After a good 30 mins, we were told we had the wrong menu and a ‘light’ tasting menu was provided, meaning the two best courses (Lamb and Turbot) where no longer on the menu. This was extremely disappointing and felt we had been misled, meaning I spent another 20 mins of the night discussing this with a helpful member of staff instead of enjoining the night with my wife on her birthday. The staff offered an additional course but felt it was a little too late and that how the ‘experience’ is advertised/presented is, at the least, misleading. One for Virgin and Roux Restaurants to address to avoid any future disappoint with other patrons to the restaurant.

A
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

If food is your thing, then this was outstanding. Service was a bit disappointing, we had to wait at reception quite a while before anyone came, we were sat next to a blowing vent and it was difficult to get any waiters attention during the meal. But the thing about the food was the pairing if different flavors on the dishes. Each dish was original, well thought and executed and absolutely delicious. We loved it.

LR
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, friendly service and a good atmosphere

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Standards have slipped slightly at this mostly excellent restaurant. Waiters who gabbled the dish descriptions and then removed our plates before the last mouthful had been swallowed. A little more thought and a less automatic style would be welcome.
Our tomato starter was superb, the chicken dish well conceived and flavoursome, but the soufflé, for which an extra £5 is charged, was dense and heavy: a big disappointment and certainly not justifying the surcharge. Perhaps the staff here should learn from Michel Snr whose soufflés at his Waterside Inn are unsurpassed.
We will come again and would recommend this restaurant as it has long been a favourite, but its sister at the Landau represents a severe threat unless Parliament Square sharpens up a bit.

BM
London
24 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A terrific little gem of a restaurant - fabulous food and perfectly chilled champagne to celebrate an anniversary. Only criticism and it’s minor is that the service is too efficient and means you can have a 3 course meal in less than 90 mins. Which is great if it’s a power lunch but would have been great to savour the meal a little more and interact with the team. Roux at the Langham was perfect but Roux equally good just a little less engaging sadly.

DH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience-everything was exceptional-the taste of the food was amazing-lunch taster menu!
And to finish off our anniversary meal- an unexpected extra dessert was brought to our table
Thank you

RB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was outstanding. The food was amazing! Everything from presentation to service could not have been better. Three of us took advantage of their spring special which included 3 courses plus a bonus course. Each course was innovative, with creative presentation and most importantly completely delicious.
Our waiter, was efficient and friendly. All staff were clearly focused on providing outstanding service, and there wasn't a hint of pretentiousness. The courses were timed perfectly. We were neither rushed not left waiting for hours. I would absolutely recommend Roux to anyone looking for a delicious, well designed meal.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was very quiet when we first arrived, early evening, but gradually more people arrived and that helped the ambience. It was all couples, but as the waiter explained - parliament is on holiday, so that makes a big difference to the clientele.
The service was attentive without being overpowering and the food was superb.
The rose wine we chose was good, but not outstanding and very expensive at £62, but that is normal for high quality restaurants.

JN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely Lunch at this restaurant. Will certainly go back here again shame can only use weekdays as will limit the times I can use.
All food was excellent but I have to say the Raspberry Soufflé was the best I have ever tasted and would have loved to order a second