Le Gavroche: £12,000 worth of wine to be auctioned off per bottle

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Wine, champagne and artifacts will all be auctioned off

Rare wines, vintage champagne and art from Michel Roux Jr's recently closed two-Michelin-star London restaurant Le Gavroche are up for auction.

The sale also includes porcelain, silver and decorative items from the Mayfair restaurant.

Le Gavroche was founded in 1967 by brothers Michel and Albert Roux, and in 1974 became the first restaurant in the UK to receive a Michelin star.

It closed in January after more than half a century of service.

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Pictured in 1974 was Le Gavroche, which became Britain's first Michelin-starred restaurant

Bottles of the 2013 vintage Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Grand cru, a sought-after Burgundy wine, will fetch between £9,000 and £12,000 when they sell in April, according to auction house Christies.

A painting of a fictional street urchin from Victor Hugo's 1862 novel Les Miserables, after which the restaurant is named, is estimated at £10,000 to £15,000, while an illuminated sign hung above the restaurant's door will start bidding at £1,000.

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Bidding for the over-the-door sign starts at £1,000

Roux Jr. said the restaurant's wine cellar has been „lovingly maintained for decades” and that the artwork is „significant to the Roux family and familiar to everyone who has eaten at the restaurant since we first opened.”

Famous chefs who have worked there include Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White and Monica Galetti.

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