Archive for Tag: Roux

Mayfair Fact – 1

Le Gavroche in Upper Brook Street is named after a street urchin in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. The restaurant, which opened 45 years ago in 1967, was the first in the UK to be awarded three Michelin stars in 1982. Chefs Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing have all worked in there.

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Don’t relax vigil, says estate agent who led fight against ‘tax on nightlife’

A Mayfair estate agent hailed for leading the successful campaign against West End parking charges today spoke of his David and Goliath battle against the “tax on nightlife”. Peter Wetherell was the only objector to put his name to the High Court legal challenge to Westminster council’s plan to make drivers pay to park in […]

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Westminster Council’s parking consultation ‘contempt’

Westminster Council spent £400,000 preparing to charge drivers for weekend parking before consultations were complete, BBC London has learned. The authority has faced protests over plans to charge for West End parking during weekends and evenings. It has now emerged the six-figure sum was spent on signage despite residents’ opinions still being sought. Labour said […]

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Campaigners welcome delay but say: Now abandon fees for good

Leaders of the campaign against the charges were delighted with the postponement – but said the champagne will stay on ice until the plan was abandoned for good. Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow, who was to stand as an independent Conservative on the issue in the next council elections, said: “This is excellent news for the […]

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West End parking charge ‘tax on night life’ to cost 5,000 jobs

Evening and weekend parking charges will cost the West End £800 million a year and threaten more than 5,100 jobs, a devastating study warns today. It suggests nine per cent of the £9.2 billion night-time and Sunday economy could disappear as customers and workers are put off by the so-called “night-life tax”. The figure of […]

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