Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux opens officially in Edinburgh’s five star Balmoral hotel today.
Replacing Hadrian’s Brasserie and The Balmoral Bar, the new venture is a collaboration between Rocco Forte Hotels and two members of the Roux dynasty, Alain and his father Michel Roux, O.B.E..
Alain Roux is the Signature Chef at Brasserie Prince. The chef currently retains three Michelin stars at The Waterside Inn, the only restaurant in the world outside France to have upheld this accolade for more than thirty years.
The dishes at the brasserie will combine the Roux’s French heritage and culinary techniques with Scottish ingredients.
Alain Roux says: ‘This exciting new brasserie will be defined by a seasonally changing menu rooted in French bistro dishes… We will be led by the fantastic array of Scottish ingredients…
‘I want to serve the dishes that I love to cook myself at home and seek out with family and friends when we go out to eat. It will be a menu informed by my French heritage but totally inspired by Scotland.’
Brasserie Prince: daily specials
The restaurant and bar will cater for 210 diners, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will also be light bites and sharing plates at the bar, plus seafood from the raw bar.
Main courses on the lunch and dinner menu include Dover sole meunière served on the bone; coq au vin with tagliatelle pasta and a bouillabaisse-style fish stew.
There are also sharing dishes such as the roasted Challandais duck with gaufrette potatoes and an orange sauce.
The daily grand-mère specials include black pudding with caramelised apple and potato purée and lamb cutlets with couscous, sorrel and mint sauce.
Now with a separate entrance on Princes Street, the restaurant space has undergone a complete redesign. The internationally acclaimed interior architecture and design studio, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio are responsible for the interiors.
Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux completes a five year refurbishment plan for the iconic five-star Rocco Forte hotel. As well as the creation of the destination whisky bar, SCOTCH, the refurbishment has seen big changes at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant Number One and Palm Court, its afternoon tea lounge.