Roux at Skindles

Michel and Alain Roux's new brasserie, at Taplow Riverside Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire.

This typically French brasserie is an informal restaurant with a relaxed ambience where you can choose a single dish or a complete meal, from breakfast through to dinner.  It is a bustling place with a traditional menu typically serving simple, hearty, good value food without higher aspiration. 

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”.

The team of staff are led by General Manager, French-born Maxime Walkowiak who worked as Head Sommelier at The Waterside Inn for more than 8 years.  Head Chef Raj Holuss is from Mauritius with a background in French cooking who has been Alain’s no. 2 chef at The Waterside Inn for over ten years.

Featuring local and seasonal ingredients, 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!

To make your booking call the Brasserie directly on 01628 951100 or book online