Review on Greywalls Hotel, Chez Roux
Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1901, owned by the Weaver family since 1924 and run by them as a hotel since 1948, Greywalls ranks as one of the most venerable country houses in the land. Despite its name, the curving house is actually built of honey-coloured stone, complete with a sunken garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll, tennis courts and – of course – Muirfield golf course on its doorstep.
This is Albert Roux's third Chez Roux restaurant in Scotland serving French classical cuisine with a flair and lightness, using the finest of local produce whenever possible. The smart dining room actually overlooks the Tenth Tee and dinner is an elegant, formal affair with starched white linen, sparkling silver and twinkling glass.
A typical menu might open with Scottish langoustine with slow cooked free range pigs' trotter flavoured with champagne and Arran mustard or terrine of ham hock and new season potatoes, baby beetroot salad and sherry mustard vinaigrette. Following on with mains of roast North Berwick lobster with garlic butter, confit potatoes and béarnaise sauce or pan roasted saddle of Highland venison, creamed celeriac and cocotte potatoes with beetroot jus. As a finale indulge in a hazelnut brownie with white and dark chocolate mousse, yoghurt and vanilla cream or iced Grand Marnier parfait and orange compote.
Greywalls Hotel, Chez Roux is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card