Albert Roux, who influenced British dining habits like no other, dies

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In 1982, the brothers' restaurant in London, Le Gavroche, became the first British restaurant to be awarded three Michelin Stars
Albert Roux, the French-born chef and restaurateur who along with his late brother Michel had a profound influence on British dining habits, has died at 85.

Roux died on Monday after being unwell for a while, his family said in a statement Wednesday. The family did not reveal the location or cause of death.

In 1982, the brothers' restaurant in London, Le Gavroche, became the first British restaurant to be awarded three Michelin Stars. It was frequented by a loyal clientele that included many of the icons of the Swinging Sixties. The brothers took turns in the kitchen and dining room, seeking “to achieve a global reputation for service and the quality of their cuisine.”

Over the years, well-known chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White and Marcus Wareing trained at the restaurant that served French food in the well-heeled neighbourhood of Mayfair.

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