L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 02070108600
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm

    Dinner:

    Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Xavier Boyer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shaftesbury Avenue
  • Public Transit:
    Nearest tubes:

    Leicester Square, Northern & Piccadilly lines

    Covent Garden, Piccadilly line

    Tottenham Court Road, Central & Northern lines
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Monday - Saturday evening from 18:00, our doorman would be happy assist with valet parking. It is charge at the rate of £20.00 per car and to be paid directly to the doorman in cash.
A word from L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon restaurant in London’s West Street near Covent Garden is one hot dining experience. From the stable of Joel Robuchon, holder of 26 Michelin stars, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon brings stunning Spanish and Japanese-inflected French cooking to the capital. The ground floor L’Atelier, chic red and black minimalism, is where you perch on high stools and admire the chefs in the theatre kitchen cooking tiny, beautiful dishes of intense flavour, served sushi-style. The first floor La Cuisine offers equally marvellous cooking in a bright, monochrome space with traditional seating. Dishes include divine pig trotter on parmesan toast, mini burger with beef and foie gras, mackerel on thin tart with Parmesan shavings and olives, and magical puddings like chartreuse soufflé. The wines are of the highest order, as is the service. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is celeb central and foodie heaven all in one terrific West End location.
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L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon reviews from OpenTable diners
359 reviews since 20 October 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.8
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (217)fit for foodies (196)romance (157)pre/post theatre (147)business meals (106)sunday lunch (36)good vegetarian options (30)outstanding value (30)brunch (18)group bookings (18)afternoon tea (4)disabled access (3)outdoor eating (3)child friendly (2)Show More
  • fantastic
    queenie
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    The food here is sublime and the service is wonderful. I have eaten lunch here twice but always been put in the downstairs bar. Does that mean that the upstairs restaurant is never open for lunch I wonder.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    Goodpubgrub
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    I booked this as a birthday treat for my husband's birthday prior to a theatre outing. I couldn't have chosen a better venue. We had a wonderful time. The staff were delightful, the ambience was perfect and the food was delicious..... And the play was great! A perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I am not visiting restaurants that often; but when I do I expect great service, in a rather nice atmosphere. Of course, I hope the food to be outstanding all the time. The restaurant exceeded my expectations on ambience, food (which was outstanding) and services. I decided to go there for my sister's birthday, and will definitively bring more family members whenever possible.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Fabulous dining experience!
    Stroker28VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Awesome food. Great service. Knowledgeable staff. I would recommend sitting at the bar for an opportunity to watch the kitchen in operation. In between courses I enjoyed watching the chefs at work on amazing dishes. Enjoyable experience overall.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    foodfanatic
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I have never been to a restaurant like it. It was my other halts birthday, so I thought I would treat her to a nice meal and did not expect what we received. The service was outstanding, a lovely romantic vibe mixed with a truly outstanding selection of fine food really made the experience worth while. I would happily recommend this restaurant to anyone and plan on going again very soon. Thankyou to all that work there (especially the amazing chefs) that made the evening as outstanding as it was.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Lunch at Joel Robuchon
    Soho
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We enjoyed Joel Robuchon in London as we always do, especially after our visit to the original restaurant in Paris last June, which came as a disappointment to us both in quality of food and value for money for the set menu: Robuchon in London is so much better! Exquisite food in small portions and the option with matching wines is just fantastic! Robuchon stays one of our favourites in London.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • claire
    Bunny
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    We had an amazing 4 course lunch sitting at the bar in from tot the kitchen at L'atelier. The food was delicious the ambience was great, (once your eyes adjust to the red and black and the slight darkness that brings). We finished off with coffee on the roof terrace which was a lovely end to a delightful lunch. We would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.
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  • Will definitely return.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Excellent food and service. Energetic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • themarques
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    robuchon is exceptional in terms of its food and service. The dishes are delicious and the staff attentive.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • L'Atelier
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Always enjoy eating at L'Atelier. Food is superb and service is friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for pre theatre
    KiraVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We booked to see a musical at the West End, and decided to return to this restaurant. Last time I visited L'Atelier was a client dinner two years ago. Although I was seated on the ground floor around a bar, the service was still very good. The manager was very chatty and brought a few laughs to us. I had no doubt food will be good, and it was nearly perfect. Definitely one to go for again for pre-theatre meals at the West End !
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • Good, but....
    T4Food
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Atmosphere - Dark, moody with a bit of welcome. Seating not ideal. One of us had the "watch the action" as is their claim to fame. I was subjected to employees chatter on a nearby phone and staring into a giant red apple, effectively blocking any view except seeing the disposal of plates. Food - very good, as expected after dining in their Singapore restaurant. The 5 course tasting had perfect proportions, creative handling of unexpected ingredients and well matched wines for our from a charming sommelier. Service - Good, if sporadic. A few communication issues and the party next to us were former employees who kept multiple people busy while our service suffered. The Singapore location set the bar high. Unfortunately, London missed.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Outstanding!
    Roch
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    A wonderful evening spent at L'Atelier; the table set up around the kitchen gives you a more "hands on" experience; Good Value. finsihed off by thanking Executive Head Chef Xavier personally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Good, not great.
    Chillymonkey
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    The place is nice, the food is good, and the service is too notch. But for the price I really expected more inventiveness and excitement in the food. It was good, no question, but I wasn't blown away.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • ilovelucy
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    The food was fabulous. The staff are charming and added to a very memorable evening. My stereotypical view of aloof French waiters has been turned on its head. I'll be back and bring more friends. Merci beau coup!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L'Atelier
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Really enjoyed our meal. The food was fantastic and the service was attentive and friendly. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Good solid french foods, but nothing extraordinary. Fast and efficient service. Yuzu pisco was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but not excellent
    NiftyNoshings
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    We had a pre theatre dinner at L'Atelier and left satisfied if a little underwhelmed. Both of us had the 4 course option and unfortunately none of our choices had the wow factor you should be able to epxect. Some dishes (Crispy poached egg starter / Ox Cheek) were better than others (Open Ravioli / Lobster Conchiglioni). Some staff could have been friendlier but overall service was efficient and not intrusive. We did not feel rushed either. Our request for seats at the counter overooking the open kitchen was fulfilled which we appreciated lots. Would we go again? Probably yes. The standard menu did look very enticing and deserves a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just perfect
    Vince1
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    As always the food was excellent and the waiters are so attentive. This truly is one of the best places to eat in London
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Lunch at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
    SGLUVIP
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    What an amazing venue! You truly feel like a VIP as soon as you arrive. There was so much on the menu and we ended up having the set menu which is great value and so yummy! They matched the wines to the food and it was superbly done. Cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical
    hejhej
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Wonderful ambiance, fantastic service and amazing food. Add the perfectly matched wine pairings and we had an evening to remember. One of the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • The best Robuchon
    qualitynotquantity
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I've been to Robuchon restaurants around the globe (Tokyo, Paris, Singapore etc etc) , but their London restaurant is my favourite. It is great that you can see the kitchen from GF counter. It is a specutacular and you can see how much love and care are given to their food. And they do not serve El-Buli-ish mad-scientist food (I love those food but not that often) - that makes me return to this place again and again. Only one thing - they should change their music selection. I do not need Mozart but neither a selection from KISS FM... perhaps some Jazz?
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best desert ever!
    Anna
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Yes the food was great but the chocolate desert was out of this world. Absolutely epic. Service was top standard apart from the extremely chatty waiter while paying the bill. Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joel Robuchon Joy
    Jerryrgill
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had a fantastic meal here for my birthday. The food was fabulous and the service excellent. Highly recommended.
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    special occasions
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  • Wonderful Restaurant ,beautiful day
    RFRovers
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    That's fabulous day, superb service and wonderful food.
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    special occasions
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  • Anniversary Meal.TOTALLY WORTH ££££
    Foodie123
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I dont know why people are complaining. Was apprehensive reading some Tripadvisor comments but from start to finish, service was absolutely unassuming which complimented the standard of their food. I have dined in various big establishments and unfortunately, I feel deterred from going back due to their snooty attitude and/or MIC/TOWIE crowd and/or takeaway standard food. Sexy decor and every dish is a piece of art. Portions are small yet very very fulfilling. BEST ANNIVERSARY DINNER! Robuchon, I will be back!! Probably for lunch so that I can take better pictures ;)
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A treat
    Anon
    Dined on 27/7/2014
    Wonderful food, impeccable service and attention to detail, lovely (if dark) environment and upstairs terrace - a great choice for a celebratory lunch, though without the prix fixe would likely be very costly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great Value meal + matching wines
    Darren
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Great Value meal + matching wines, would definitely go again!
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  • Outstanding place
    Nadine
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Place is amazing and we had the best culinary experience ever.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not good value
    gilrogers
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    Always a risk in choosing where to eat from overseas based on the internet, but this place did not meet our value for the money criteria.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Joyeux Joel
    dinebomber
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    Pre-theatre menu TT very good value; tasty food, well presented and oven-hot where appropriate, with lovely amuse-bouche and breads. Wine list could do with 2/3 in £20-25 range at which point it would be exceptional value and experience.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • A huge disappointment
    NH2005
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    Unfortunately we were not very lucky with the pre theatre menu. Starter: Sauteed baby squid salad: very oily, Main: suckling pig: incredibly salty, Dessert: chocolate something: very sweet and heavy. All the food was just not very well balanced. Too oily, too salty, too sweet-not what one would expect from a fine dining restaurant. We had the feeling there were just chefs in training in the kitchen who clearly haven't learnt how to balance flavours. The wine by the glass is totally overpriced. They add 13% service-never seen before in London. We are into fine dining and have been to wonderful restaurants but we have never had such a disappointing experience. No idea what went wrong but as there were just 4 other guests it speaks for itself.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • excellent food in lovely space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    The food was great and varied--though the portions tend to be very small. Lovely space though the counter seating (I was on the ground floor) seemed a little cramped for some couples who were sitting close by. I had a corner so had a bit more room. Delicious wine pairings but again very small pours. Overall worth the large bill--especially for the very high quality of the ingredients and the exceptional flavors.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • CharlieVIP
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    Absolutely loved it, once we got past the receptionists, who were not friendly and would not let us go to the table unless we agreed to the A La carte menu, instead of the Open Table offer, since we were exactly 15 minutes late - could not find any parking. thereafter, excellent service, outstanding food and no complaints whatsoever. Will definitely visit again, soon!
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    fit for foodies
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  • A great prix fix menu
    BM40
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    Superb set menu.. every choice was something I wanted to eat. Coupled with good, friendly service it made for a thoroughly enjoyable meal. We'll be back soon
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Good service, average food.
    EasyEater
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    Came with high expectations given all its hype and left rather disappointed. Started with lunch at the cramped seating space at the bar overlooking the kitchen and moved to the lounge area (which has sad, outdated decor) for drinks as it was getting too warm and uncomfortable to finish dessert and drinks at the bar. The standard of food was above the average fare you can find in central London but it is nowhere close to being top-tier. Perhaps I was spoilt by the standard set by Roux at The Landau having dined there the day before, but I expected more from this place for the price I was paying. Had a pisco sour cocktail and it was kinda bland. Service was warm, friendly and attentive. Doubt I would be back for seconds.
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    special occasions
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  • Let them choose
    ABRDNGY
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    A delicious pre-theatre dinner. Just a shame we couldn't have spent longer to really longer and enjoy the food. The menu has so much, probably too much, that we couldn't decide. So we just left the entire meal selection th them. Same for the wine. It was amazing. And probably better than had we chosen each course ourselves!
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Great food matched by great service
    Philip
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    We thought the food was great and the staff were some of the best in a restaurant of this type - helpful, not condescending, attentive but not in your face, really seemed to enjoy their job. The sommelier's wine choices were interesting and really enjoyable - and well-explained if requested.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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  • 2nd Visit, 1st with family
    Anon
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    I had visited in 2011 and found the restaurant to be outstanding with impeccable service. I had the opportunity to come back and bring the family for a special occasion however left a little disappointed. The food is still amazing but most frustrating issue was the drop in service, which is what makes the place so special. We had ordered our meal with pairing wines, and for the main course we were all given white when one of the party had ordered beef. The Sommelier did not recognise this error until it was highlighted to them by us. In addition one main course was served several minutes later than the rest which left the other food getting cold. Small details make big differences especially in such a high level establishment.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • expensive but good.
    gezza
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    This is a very expensive restaurant but it is also very good. I enjoyed the experience but the prices are a bit over the top.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.