Staff Shortages Force Michel Roux Jnr to Stop Serving Lunch

As the search for staff hots up one of the biggest names in the industry has taken the decision to stop serving lunch from June 14th until further notice. Rather than overwork what staff the restaurant the decision means that dinner service can continue to be served with a high level of detail and professionalism.

Making the announcement on Instagram Michel Roux Jnr said:

“As you are all more than aware, the past year has sadly taken a great toll on the hospitality industry, but with restaurants finally being allowed to re-open to everybody’s relief there is still a trickle effect of major problems affecting our industry, in this instance, staffing.

“Since opening, restaurants up and down the country have suffered greatly with staffing problems partly due to new Brexit regulations as well as there now being a major lack of well-trained hospitality professionals since the pandemic struck. Whilst we have been working our hardest to resolve this issue over the last couple of months, Le Gavroche is sadly understaffed for the time being.

“Whilst it is incredibly frustrating and painful to report this, we have decided to open for dinner only from 5pm starting from June 14th until further notice. The alternative at this point would be to essentially overwork our existing staff which we are not prepared to do as I’m sure you can understand. Our staff wellbeing is of utmost importance to us both mentally and physically and we work hard each and every service to ensure our standards are at the absolute highest of culinary excellence.