The Waterside Inn are very proud to be the recipients of the inaugural AA Food Service Award. It recognises a restaurant that delivers excellent standards of restaurant service and hospitality.

AA Guides 2013 - 2014
The Waterside Inn, Bray - Our Team

Our Team

Headed up by Alain Roux, our team of 62 staff are as experienced as they are international.

Drawn to Bray from their home countries around the world simply to work alongside the reputed Michelin-starred chef, each plays his individual part in creating a magical experience for our guests on a daily basis.

Alain Roux

Alain Roux

Alain Roux

Eschewing the easy route to running the Waterside Inn, Alain Roux has carved his own, personal path to success. Before setting foot in the Inn’s hallowed kitchens, he spent no less than eight years gaining experience in France, training first as a pâtissier in Paris then spending his formative years working in one-, two- and three-Michelin-starred French restaurants, including Restaurant Pic in Valence and La Côte Saint-Jacques at Joigny. Only then did he return to the Waterside kitchen in 1992, to work his way up through the brigade. Nearly 20 years later, and as a Relais Gourmand and member of the Relais Dessert Association, the Waterside Inn goes from strength to strength under his leadership.

Cav. Diego Masciaga OMRI, MCA

Cav. Diego Masciaga OMRI, MCA

Cav. Diego Masciaga OMRI, MCA

Convivial, professional and with a huge personality: director and general manager Diego is a man of many talents. As the “master of all ceremonies”, the Waterside’s impeccable standards and relaxed ambience are largely down to him, as he marshals his team of housekeepers, waiters and front of house staff to provide perfect service to our guests. Hailing from a small village in Italy, Diego’s expertise has been garnered from years in restaurants across the world, but after 30 years with the Roux family, the Waterside wouldn’t be the same without him. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a regular, Diego will make you feel perfectly at home.

Fabrice Uhryn

Fabrice Uhryn

Fabrice Uhryn

The quiet Belgian leading his brigade of 25 chefs from the kitchen’s hot pass, Fabrice arrived at the Waterside Inn in 2001. By that time, he had already spent six years perfecting his art in one of the most prestigious catering schools in Belgium. A further six years at the renowned Relais & Châteaux L’Hostellerie Lafarque saw him rising within the ranks and prepared him for his career under the Rouxs. Fabrice arrived in 2007 as sous chef and soon after appointed head chef. His passion for pâtisserie and chocolate (understandable perhaps, given his nationality) makes him the perfect right-hand man for chef-patron Alain.