The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Edinburgh, has opened Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux.
In collaboration with Alain Roux, chef patron of The Waterside Inn, Bray-on-Thames, and his father Michel Roux, O.B.E., legendary chef and restaurateur, Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux will celebrate a ‘new alliance’: matching the very best of Scottish produce with classic French cooking.
The colourful and vibrant interiors similarly showcase a strong partnership between internationally celebrated Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte Hotels’ Director of Building & Design and sister to Sir Rocco Forte.
The new brasserie offers a fresh colour palette of soft blues, green hues and blush pink tones which complement the high gloss lacquer and timber panelled walls. Staying true to the brasserie’s location, Martin Brudnizki has selected materials synonymous with Scotland: timber, soft leather and wool.
Antique mirror and brass detailing ensures light is created within the space. A variety of seating options, including traditional banquettes and leather upholstered dining chairs, add to the feeling of comfort, warmth and conviviality; Martin Brudnizki has designed the brasserie with friends and family in mind.
An adjoining bar and lounge area, a destination in its own right, offers beautifully and simply prepared classic cocktails and a food menu of French snacks and sharing platters, also created by Alain Roux. Guests can enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif, sit in the cosy library by the fire for an after-dinner drink or sample a few cocktails at the long, marble bar counter for a fun night out. The ambience of Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux is relaxed yet convivial whilst offering delicious food using only the highest quality ingredients and warm, efficient service.