Roux at Parliament Square – the RA Group-owned restaurant in London’s Westminster – has been forced to close permanently because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement on its website, the 60-cover venue, which has been headed up by MasterChef: The Professionals 2009 winner Steve Groves since 2013, said it had “suffered during this incredible difficult year.”

“That, combined with the ongoing uncertainty ahead, has resulted in the permanent closure of Roux at Parliament Square,” it continued.

“We thank our guests for their patronage and support and extend a special thank you to Michel Roux Jr., Head Chef Steve Groves and every single member of the team for their endless dedication over the past decade.”

Run in partnership with the Roux family, the restaurant forms part of RA Group’s fine dining and public restaurants arm, which also includes Michelin-starred restaurant City Social and Bryn Williams at Somerset House.

Launched in 2010 by Michel Roux Jr., the restaurant received critical acclaim, ranking at number 45 in the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards top 100.

Remaining restaurants in the Roux family’s estate include the two Michelin-starred Le Gavroche and Maidenhead’s The Waterside Inn.