Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

All-Star Cast as 116 Michelin Chefs Celebrate 25 Years of Roux Family's Success

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

All-Star Cast as 116 Michelin Chefs Celebrate 25 Years of Roux Family's Success

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Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor

WHEN it was awarded its third Michelin star in 1985 Gordon Ramsay was just an awkward Scottish teenager contemplating a career in football and Berni Inns dotted the British countryside.

A quarter of a century on, the Waterside Inn by the Thames at Bray still holds its coveted trio of stars and the culinary landscape has changed beyond all recognition.

Last night to mark its unique achievement -- it is the only restaurant outside France to hold on to three stars for 25 years -- founder Michel Roux Snr and his son Alain hosted 116 of the owners and chefs of Britain's 140 Michelin garlanded establishments.

The line-up included Raymond Blanc, Heston Blumenthal and Marcus Wareing, who have grown up under the influence of the Roux dynasty. Ramsay, who worked for Michel's brother Albert in his early days, was unable to attend but was represented by his protegee Angela Hartnett.

Mr Roux Snr, 69, said: "We invited them all. …

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