Michel and Alain Roux opened a new brasserie, Roux at Skindles at Taplow Riverside Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire in November 2018.
This chic new Thameside brasserie alongside Maidenhead Bridge, Roux at Skindles is French inspired though a very different venture of Alain and father, Michel Roux subsequent to The Waterside Inn, their famous 3 star restaurant in Bray-on-Thames.
Open six days a week, Roux at Skindles features stunning riverside views, an all-day menu across ground floor brasserie-syle restaurant opening onto riverside terrace and first floor cocktail bar complete with riverside balcony. An intimate private dining room that seats 14 on the second floor, for private parties and meetings, completes this special venue.
Alain Roux says “People will be able to drop in for a coffee, beer, cocktail or bite as they choose and stay ten minutes or two hours. We are not aiming for another Michelin star restaurant but we want to focus on quality and prices to suit every pocket.”
Michel Roux says, “this casual, fresh style of cooking is missing in the area and combined with friendly service will offer something exciting and new. It is the perfect addition to our family without compromising our offering at The Waterside Inn”.
Featuring local and seasonal ingredients, a classic modern French brasserie menu will be on offer ranging from breakfast through to lunch, with brunch and roast lunches on Sunday, dinner and sharing plates at the bar, salads, sandwiches plus afternoon tea with or without champagne. Breakfasts include healthy, full English and vegetarian options. Menu options include Fish Soup Bouillabaisse style, Normandy Onion Soup, Scallop à la Parisienne, Coq au Vin, gnocchi and pasta of the day, to name a few and delicious desserts including warm chocolate fondant and choux buns with Chantilly cream and chocolate sauce.
Roux at Skindles may be the culmination of five decades of food and hospitality legend that defines the Roux family. Yet it is not an entirely new venture for them. In some ways, it is a reincarnation of the notorious, much loved Skindles Hotel that blazed a trail of glamour and intrigue throughout the past century. But also, of the Roux brasserie. For Michel founded the first ever brasserie in London in the early 1970s, Brasserie Benoit’s, before moving on to Bray.