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We've known for a while that Michel Roux Jr's daughter, Emily, was planning her own restaurant. Last September she told Hot Dinners; "I would love to open a restaurant with my husband in the near future. We met in the kitchens of the Louis XV in Monaco 6 years ago and have had this crazy ambition ever since. We have visited several establishments in London, but still haven’t found the "right place”. We are being patient and keeping our fingers crossed."

Today, according to trade title Big Hospitality, it looks as though Emily's moved a step closer to realising that dream. Speaking at Hotelympia’s Women in Hospitality Day yesterday, the website reports that she has put an offer in on a site.

"It would be something that isn’t quite fine dining," she said, "we’d like everyone to feel at ease in our restaurant, obviously with very good food, but I’m going to try and go for accessible pricing."

“If all goes to plan it would open this year. I’d open it with my husband [Diego Ferrari - current Head Chef at Le Gavroche] who’s Italian so there’d be a mix of French Italian food. It’s very exciting.”

Photo: Issy Croker


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