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“Good for a special treat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Roux

Chez Roux
Iolaire Road | Inver Lodge Hotel, Lairg IV27 4LU, Scotland
+44 (0)1571 844496
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Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Lairg
Cuisines: French
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Yorkshire
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good for a special treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We visited Chez Roux which is in Lochinver - not obvious from the address! Service and food were excellent . It was a fixed price £42 per person excluding drinks and wine so quite expensive but it was a holiday treat. Most other diners seemed to be residents at the hotel. Very quiet - nearly more staff than diners? A bit of subdued music might have been nice but we were well looked after and questions were answered. We had nibbles, canapés, starter, mains (good choice) dessert and coffee or tea. Be aware that 10% service charge is added to the bill so don't double tip! A good place for a special celebration.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Very Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We had lunch here on our recent trip to the west coast, The food was very good and the hotel was lovely decorated. I had the Roux express, 4 small course served at once, the lemon tart was to die for!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Chez Roux - what a disappointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

We were so pleased to discover a Chez Roux restaurant in the North West of Scotland, and although the food was excellent, the service was very poor. The hotel itself is a concrete eyesore with no atmosphere, although the views from the dining room are beautiful. Our meal was very good but seriously marred by the service - lack of knowledge of the food they were serving and how to serve it. Surprisingly the food did not however, fully reflect its location, and is a very short table d'hote menu.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Outstanding in every way...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

A fantastic Chez Roux restaurant that is simply different class!
Wonderfully attentive staff make the experience a joy.
Starting with drinks and canapes; the dining experience here was faultless.
The food is absolutely top quality with imaginative displays and tasty ingredients.
My girlfriend's wild mushroom soup was the "best soup she'd ever tasted," while I had the most perfect steak after my pike mousse starter!
Also, the views from the restaurant - overlooking Lochinver harbour - are wonderful.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hampshire
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Exquisite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

Chez Roux, at the Inver Lodge Hotel, is simply exquisite. After trying this restaurant the first night of our stay at the hotel, we couldn’t resist eating there each evening throughout our stay. Head Chef, JC’s a la carte and daily menus consistently whetted our appetite and even after a few evenings, we were still spoilt for choice.

Chez Roux overlooks the harbour and its large patio door style windows make for a wonderful view of the seals and free-roaming red deer, not to mention the glorious sunsets. The staff, throughout all parts of the hotel were absolutely delightful; polite, helpful, courteous and professional without being stuffy.

We are fortunate enough to have dined at Michel Roux’s restaurant, Le Gavroche many times. It is our favourite restaurant and our benchmark for any other restaurant. There were some welcome similarities at Chez Roux and the standard of food was a good runner-up; something which we have not said about any other restaurant we have visited.

The scallops and belly pork were so delicious I broke my normal rule and ordered the dish again and although the scallops were scrumptious, it was the slow-roasted belly pork that took star place. Their soufflé is also worth a mention, it was as light as could be and converted me to a soufflé fan.

We enjoyed Chez Roux so much that we are planning another visit again this year but this time with a group of friends. Can’t wait but diet first!

  • Visited October 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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