Roux at Parliament Square


French | Westminster, Strand, Victoria

Just across the road from Westminster, Michel Roux Jnr’s new London restaurant in the Institute of Chartered Surveyors building has 2008 Roux Scholarship winner Dan Cox as head chef. There is a separate first-floor bar serving snacks and smaller dishes and the 56-cover restaurant features a French/Mediterranean-inspired menu. It's a beautiful building with a stunning view of Westminster and Big Ben.

Restaurant details

RICS, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD
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Telephone number: 020 7334 3737
More info: 
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area

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Fine Dining


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RICS, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD


Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Critics' score: 6
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on January 26, 2014
"I want to eat Groves's food, but not here, and not like this, to muted male chatter and the scrape of cutlery. MasterChef may have its presentation absurdities, but it is mostly a celebration of great food. Roux Parliament Square isn't a celebration. It's a solemn place of worship, and sadly I am not a believer." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on August 23, 2010
"Yup, that's lamb, that's tongue, that's artichoke, that is what all those things taste of, but where's the drama?" READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Zoe Strimpel City Am Estimated score
Reviewed on July 06, 2010
"To be sure, these things make for a “good” restaurant, in a strict, uptight kind of way. They do not, by any stretch of the imagination, make for a sexy one." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on June 30, 2010
"Alas, this latest entrant into the pantheon of London’s ‘fayn daynin’ destinations is about as much fun as a day spent transcribing John Redwood interviews." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on June 27, 2010
"Against this background, the food was always going to have to work very hard to take off, and it never quite manages it." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Martin Ivens Sunday Times
Reviewed on June 13, 2010
"Despite a few misgivings about its formal atmosphere and conservative cuisine, Roux is an oasis in the desert of Westminster." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on June 05, 2010
"I cannot praise this perfect, precise, strangely effortless cooking enough." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Richard & Peter Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on June 04, 2010
"The last word in fashionability (or, we suspect, critical appeal) this establishment is not, but for a professional or lobbying lunch – and why else would anyone ever be likely to come here? – it is most certainly ‘fit for purpose’." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Toby Young Independent
Reviewed by May 30, 2010
"Will Roux at Parliament Square overcome the various challenges ranged against it? My conclusion is that it will, thanks to the talent of newcomer Daniel Cox." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Euan Ferguson Time Out
Reviewed on May 27, 2010
"It's early days for this restaurant, and with a chef as undoubtedly talented as Michel Roux Jr involved, it should be able to evolve into a much more exciting proposition." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on May 27, 2010
"(The chef's) cooking is slightly doggedly imaginative and for the most part correct but it would be hard for anyone to shine in such listless, prudent surroundings." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Hermano Segundo Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on May 18, 2010
"...it is the chefs who should have given us an apology for one of the most lacklustre and uninspiring fine dining experiences I can barely recall in a long time." READ REVIEW