Roux at Parliament Square

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952 reviews
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Contemporary European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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LR
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, friendly service and a good atmosphere

G
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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
21 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

A
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. Perfect place for a special occasion.

H
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has to be one of the best meals I’ve had. Especially as the group of four were all catered for including a gluten intolerance. We were a little concerned at how quiet the restaurant was when we arrived but it was perfect for a lovely family meal as we could chat without music or noise. Every course for every person was perfect and we are still taking about it three days later. We tried virtually the whole menu as there were four of us, duck egg starter was wonderful, tuna and burrata equally so. Main of turbot was delightfully light and tasty, lamb was delicious as was chicken. We swooned over the desserts but the soufflé was the star of the show. The wine list was super we had a delightful champagne at £95 and a red to pair with lamb. It was a memorable evening and the birthday dessert was a lovely surprise. Can’t wait to go again

HC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been before and as always it was amazing. The most delicious food and great atmosphere.

AC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect evening, delicious food, excellent service and lovely atmosphere.
My husband and I have a few dietary restrictions, and there was absolutely no hesitation in tweaking the tasting menu to ensure that we had the fullest and most enjoyable experience - going much further to the simple adjustment we suggested. I can’t say which was my favourite course, every one was exquisite, but the strawberry and white chocolate dessert was something special to finish the meal.
We’ll definitely return!

m
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding made our celebration extra special . Excellent food and wine and service was superb

SM
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A destination experience.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unfussy plates of quality!

NT
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect restaurant for a special birthday treat, lunch time on a Friday was very quiet so we enjoyed attentive staff and a wine waiter that topped up our glasses as soon as they looked a little low. The restaurant is small and intimate, lovely furnishings and a view of St. George Street. We decided on the 3 course lunch rather than the tasting menu, the food was amazing, it looked a million dollars and tasted just as good. We had a bottle of the Roussillon "Cuvée Michel Roux Jr & Michel Chapoutier which was a lovely fragrant white wine - perfect for a hot day. Great experience.

TL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ROUX: 78th Birthday Fine Dining Lunch . Chefs Tasting Menu with Wine paring. Absolutely wonderfully presented, colourful and deliciously full of flavour. Roux at Parliament Square must resemble Heaven. Fabulous staff who also presented a signed card from the chef and team and a happy birthday treat at the end. A big THANKS.

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Formal dining food was good (not excellent) and service was good as well.

MG
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Roux is not a very intimate restaurant and the lighting (during the day) is quite bright. Sat by the window we were also close to a ceiling speaker that was playing typical background music that seemed quite loud.

Staff, whilst enthusiastic were quite young and lack a little experience especially for a 'fine dining' location.

The menu was perfectly adequate with a 3 course or an 8 course option. The amuse bouche was very good as was the bread (half a slice per person!!) and the smoked onion butter.

Wine list is extensive although a little overpriced. Wine service was slow and not at all attentive, I had to ask twice for empty glasses to be topped up.

Food was well prepared and very good quality. I do wonder if 3 slices of carrot and a small slice of fennel really fits the 'an accompanyment of garden vegetables' description.

I wouldn't rush back but not the worst meal I have ever had, certainly not the best value.

AM
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Although food adequate it was not up to the standard you would expect from this type of establishment. Placed in a corner of an empty room, slow drink service (waited at least 15 minutes for our drinks), food luke warm. Felt like the forgotten people with the other room full and waiters more attentive to that room. Very disappointing.

A
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstandingly delicious..beautifully presented. The service was attentive and well timed. We would recommend this restaurant to friends.

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The foodie experience was as good as we expected - really flavoursome and a good range of choices. Beautifully presented. However, we were a bit disappointed in the patchy attention to one of us needing to be gluten Free. we had told them when booking, they confirmed this understanding when we arrived. And, yes they made lovely fresh GF rolls - when we sent back the gluten filled bread they gave us! And, they still served gluten filled treats with our Coffee/tea at the end of our meal. It felt like we were nagging them about something that should be standard awareness these days. Hence we have down graded our service rating. So, all in all, we left feeling we had had lovely food but not that great service and the 'ambience' was somewhat flat.

MG
Bedfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the lunch tasting menu. All the courses were delicious and more so with the paired wines. The chefs made all the necessary adjustments for a Coeliac and in fact substituted a GF raspberry souffle for one of the deserts. It was heavenly! This was our first time there and we shall certainly go again

AA
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu, excellent service, great location!

B
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, with excellent service. Thank you.

GM
County Durham
9 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Second visit to Roux at Parliament square . This time was a business dinner. Food was excellent, service was a little slow. White wine selected wasn't chilled and was put into an ice bucket, so waited 20 minutes. Had to remind staff to bring the bottle of red wine.
Other than that a very enjoyable meal

a
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service although room we were in was a bit antiseptic.

J
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food totally worth it for a special occasion. Stunning, can’t fault it.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A marvellous experience, the meal was superb and exceeded expectations, very special treatment for my wife on her birthday

DD
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is filled with layers of flavour, delicious - the ambience is relaxed, friendly and efficient. We enjoyed our birthday lunch!

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

I think the name attracts but what you expect from this falls short, not because of the food which was excellent but because of the service, professionalism and the setting.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duke of Edinburgh gold award celebrating

SB
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our reason for the visit was a celebration of my brother in laws special birthday, I requested a nice table when I booked. The table was ready for our arrival in spite of being 45min before our reservation time, there was no fuss, the welcome was good and our pre lunch drinks were served well. When we asked for a description of some of the menu items the waitress was well informed. The food was beautifully cooked and presented, the starters were delightful created with seasonal foods and made into exciting dishes, the main course chicken and the beef were outstanding and I also had good reports about the sea bass. The overall favours of the accompanying vegetables were excellent with amazing flavours complimenting the main ingredient with great care and skills. We chose from the the 3 course lunch menu, food, wine, service and whole luncheon experience was one of the best I've had the pleasure to share with special guests. A very nice touch and unsolicited was the discreet service of a birthday dessert, a glass of bubbly and a card for our birthday boy. The attention to detail was outstanding congratulations, Steve Groves and your team.

x
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

There was some lovely food in our tasting menu - both main courses, brill and beef, were melt-in-your mouth delicious. Our bottle of Pouilly-Fuissé was superb, and the room is extremely attractive in an old-world Pall-Mall-club sort of way. But overall, I expect better from two Michelin stars: no intensity of flavours to surprise and delight, and a number of things on the plate that were little above the ordinary. The service was also somewhat erratic, with initial service slow, waiters struggling to understand answers to questions about allergies, and junior waiting staff looking decidedly harried. Still a lovely meal, but not at the standards that it should have been, given the price bracket.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute treat. Service and food was excellent.

JL
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch for our wedding anniversary. We felt the staff were friendly and efficient and the food excellent.

ZC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything you would expect from a Roux restaurant; the service was delightful, the food stunning and the atmosphere understated, comfortable and welcoming.

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Good service. was worthy. We had nice evening and look forward to go back

m
Kent
13 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent. The staff were friendly, but not obtrusive. The food was all beautifully presented and nicely seasoned. We had a bottle of house white which was just right. Will definitely go back.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. I went for my daughter's birthday and it made it a special day for her.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicely presented food. Nice setting inside at table.

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