L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

4.5
4365 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
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 29 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, Modern European
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Hours of Operation


Monday-Thursday: : 12:00-14:30 / 17:30-22:00 (last booking at 22.00)

Friday- Saturday : 12:00-14:30 /17:30-23:00

Sunday : 12:00-14:30 / 17:30-21:30


Menu Decouverte and Menu Prestige Last order 1 hour prior the restaurant’s closure.
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Phone number
020 7010 8600
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jeremy Page
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Cross Street
Shaftesbury Avenue
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Parking Details
Valet Parking available on request. It is charge at the rate of £20.00 per car and to be paid directly to the doorman in cash.
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Public Transit

Nearest tubes:

Leicester Square, Northern & Piccadilly lines

Covent Garden, Piccadilly line

Tottenham Court Road, Central & Northern lines
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
4,365 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
72%
Very Good
17%
Good
6%
Fair
3%
Poor
2%
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ZJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has amazing service, presentation, ambience and beautiful food

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KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!!! Everything is good!! Food, ambiance, service!

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D
London
55 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere sitting by bar. Very friendly and efficient staff. Food is just absolutely amazing! So consistent over all the years we have been going to this gem of a restaurant. Thank you for another special evening

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KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!!!

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IP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great value for money - it's really hard to find this quality for this budget in London where 'marketing' is so important. This is a real Robuchon experience.

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend sitting at the counter watching the show of the chefs at work. Superb as always!! Meal, staff and ambiance all excellent.

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CL
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb and the service excellent
We were very happy

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the second time to be here, so we go for the A La Carte menu. We are very satisfied with each dish we ordered, even the tomato mash which came with the main course is sooooo delicious 😋

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon arrival we were greeted and seated at the high table (a long bar like table with views of the cooking area) by a very pleasant lady. We sat directly in front of the chefs plating tables and had an amazing view of their amazing masterpieces coming to life, some of which we later came to enjoy. My parner and i went there to celebrate our 13th anniversary and it went off without a hitch. We ordered the 7 course tasting menu and i had a lovely fruity red to go with dinner while my partner opted for a couple wonderful passion fruit cocktails. Our server was great and very attentive explaining every dish in a clear concise manner. The food was amazing and flowed seamlessly from course to course. There was one dish left unfinished because when it came my partner just did not have the stomach or should i say liver for it (more of a moral decision than that of taste)... we were told we could have opted for something else which was nice but it was not a big deal as we knew what we had let ourselves in for... besides the foie gras (which was very good) hiccup everything else was to die for. The whole experience was second to non and i would recommend this place to everyone. The atmosphere, ambience, decoration and staff were perfect. The chefs were amazing and the look of concentration and focus which grabed thier faces while preparing and plating the dishes was a sight to behold and one rarely witnessed. The teppanyaki style is something i never expected frome haute cuisine... great experience in a beautiful laid back setting no need for the dinner jacket although you would not feel out of place in one

Long and short having dined in many of londons top restaurants this place is up there with the best of them amazing atmosphere staff experience and food. In a casual laid back setting, Definately worth a look in.
P.s we got a free anniversary dessert which was the coconut icecream i really wanted to try... Thanks Guys!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looked after very well at the chefs table. Attention to details like when we wanted top ups, readily answering any questions we had and giving us a special dessert at the end to celebrate the occasion.
Food was very good and wonderfully put together.
Great ambiance. Will definitely go back.

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LH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went there last minute for a special occasion - we had the lunch menu. Everything we ate was good - from the beetroot tartar to the pineapple and verbena. I was a bit disappointed with the caille: it was really good but where was the game taste?????
The waiter was kind, not condescending as often the case in these restaurants. We had a good laugh with him. The sommelier was helpful too. We sat at the bar and it was nice to see the chefs cooking and dressing up the plates. We even had the chance to get our coffee on the top terrace - open air enjoying the sunny afternoon.
One bitter note though: the waiter brought us an extra pudding (the cheesecake one - beautiful and delicious) that we didn't ask for nor did we expect. And we were charged for it!!! Something not fair here....

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SD
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was part of my boyfeiend’s Birthday present & it was just perfect! The waitress were friendly & charming and the food, oh the food was just gorgeous! Shame we didn’t have the time to try the testing menu as our play was at 7:30pm. Never mind it means we will need to go again.

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s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great experience from start to finish
very attentive service and creative and delicious food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best you can find. It is an experience in every aspect

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon never disappoints. If on a budget, go for the pre-theatre menu, excellent value for money, if not, indulge! Every dish is a work of art, as are the cocktails.

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, but not an every week venue. Really enjoyed the tasting menu, made better by the accompanying wines. Staff were very attentive and recognised the special occasion which was great.

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AN
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit and it was even better than the first. I am a bit of a foodie and I love getting to sit at the bar and see the action going on. Most of the seating is around the bar on the main floor. There are tables if you prefer and that's a choice you can make while reserving. I highly recommend the bar though if you are into watching and interaction. I had so many dishes I can't remember most but definitely recommend/loved the lobster/black truffle ravioli. As a special that evening they had a black truffle spaghetti and it was soooo beyond my expectations. I ordered the smaller portion (because I had about 5 other dishes too even before dessert) but I definitely regret not getting the larger one. It was divine. The attention of the staff is impeccable as much or as little as you require. I can't rave about it enough. Worth every single penny! I'll definitely be back.

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BG
London
20 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place with delicious food!!
Was well looked after and will be back

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LR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for lunch, good atmosphere, staff very attentive. Food very imaginative.

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MR
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just as good as l'Atelier in Paris - we believe it's the same executive chef that lead the Paris restaurant anyway. Not a single disappointing course, all creative, innovative and tasteful. Relaxed service. Busy, trendy atmosphere.

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T
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As so many times before - really really good food and service

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C
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a quiet lunch on Tuesday and enjoyed exquisite food. We had the seasonal lunch with wine pairings, and I highly recommend the cheeseboard.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really impressed with the lively, knowledgeable and lovely staff. Claudia our waitress never stopped smiling and was polite, charming And helpful. The sommelier was courteous, knew his stuff and helped us with our orders (good luck with your Diploma). The young man in the bar upstairs was excellent too.
Food good, relaxed atmosphere, nice place. Made a great day out for all of us.

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TQ
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Met an old boss here for a business lunch. Had booked a table but was given seats at the bar which was not ideal - however the waitress did try and accommodate us with a table halfway through the lunch hour. Food was lovely - melt in the mouth beef, creamy mash, delicate flavours. I have been here three times on deals so would not come here if full price (thanks for paying, boss!)... Portions are always small but packed with flavour. If I was a big eater I probably wouldn't be satisfied!

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KM
Bahrain
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a nice dinner but was expecting finest dishes as per Robluchon reputation. A bit disappointed

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a
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is exceptional, in fact so exceptional that my wife and I realise we should not go too often or the experience will cease to be special. Food, ambience, service all a delight even for a pre-theatre meal with hardly any other diners present.

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N
London
22 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend for our year anniversary celebration, and this restaurant certainly has the wow factor. Quiet on a Sunday, which was perfect.

The staff were pleasant in all aspects, and unlike many Michelin starred restaurants, established a rapport and smiled. The food menu was well explained to my girlfriend (her first time fine dining).

Thus I will say it is a fine dining experience, thus if you’re looking for mounds of food on a plate, you’re missing the point. From starters to desserts, it was a culinary delight. Not cheap, but you don’t observe cost effective when you’re going all out.

We were even presented with a free anniversary dessert which brought plenty of smiles. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My reservation was at 21:30 but waited 1 hour! It’s very frustrating! What is the purpose of making reservation?!!!

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing restaurant where you can see the chef and his team cooking in front of you - great vibe and great food

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KT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the lunch very much.The food was perfect and the service was just right.

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EM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was magnificent. I cannot say enough good things. The food was spectacular. The service was prompt, professional, and friendly. Everything was perfect.

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MS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We went for a pre-theatre supper. We arrived promptly at 5:30 allowing one hour and 45 minutes for us to eat. Not a long time bt not too short either. We informed the server of this and he recommended the prix-fix option and we took his recommendation.
Still was a very good selection of options from the menu. Everything was prepared beautifully and in general the service was very pleasant. We had finished our main course with 40 minutes to spare and all seemed to be going well. That's when it all went badly. It took over 20 minutes to clear the plates and I informed the server we were running short on time. He barely acknowledged me but we waited until we were down to 15 minutes and he said okay. with 5 minutes before leaving I asked for the check without dessert. A different server was very apologetic and gave us the check without the change for the final course. As we were getting up the original server brought out dessert and gave me a confused look. I explained it again and the manger came and apologized as well, but it was a bit ridiculous for the server to bring the dessert as he well knew of our time constraints.
The food itself was good , but not exceptional although visually beautiful. I might consider trying again some time.

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A
London
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Booked through Open Table but did not realise that to have access to the cheapest menu we needed to have chosen it on line. Undaunted we chose the winter menu with 3 courses.
The tables are all at bar height so we were perched but the high chairs are relatively comfortable. The serving staff were very good indeed. We particularly appreciated the advice from the sommelier and the friendly but in no way vulgar approach of others who served us.
We had a good view of the kitchen and were impressed by the calm efficiency. The food was delectable. The amuse-bouch were lovely to look at and fun to taste including one with a touch of Campari. The starters were truly excellent with marinaded mackerel accompanied by a perfectly balanced seasoning and amusing presentational artistry. The beetroot was perhaps less exciting but a very good example of attention to detail giving pleasure to both the eyes and the mouth. The jambonneau, an original take on choucroute, was another joy and the halibut with pleurottes and a delicious sauce pleased my dining partner. Portion size was quite adequate and both dishes were accompanied by Robuchon's signature purée de pommes de terre. The desserts were in the very top league of fine patisserie and the baba au rhum had a wonderful glass of the best rum we have ever tasted (distilled in Kent we were told).
We spent longer than most other diners and had coffee to finish which came with mignardises and a price tag. A wonderful experience altogether. By our modest standards it was expensive but we both thought that the quality meant that at £154 including water and 2 glasses of wine it was very good value.

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C
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I usually love l'Atelier, but this wasn't the best night this time for Valentine's day. Service was discreet which is a good thing, but I had to ask 2 or 3 times to get the wine list for example. The music was a bit loud and the fact that so many people were eating downstairs maybe disturbed the staff this time? Food was really amazing tough, well done to the chef.

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RH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each dish is a little work of art containing taste bombs. Eating at the counter is always entertaining and adds a little theatre to the meal. A great experience.

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IB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at the Atelier! Went for dinner pre-theatre and decided to go for the 3 course menu which was deliciosu. Could have the beetroot tartar over and over! The atmosphere is great, we were sat at the bar so could see everything going on in the kitchen which was very entertaining. Staff were very attentive with us and service was excellent. Would go back and have been recommending it to all my friends

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LM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The kitchen was slammed bc there was a big party upstairs and they were too short staffed to open the other kitchen. We ordered a bunch of small plates and yet the dinner took 3 hours, and then we rushed them at the end. The food was fine. Not wowed by much except the Jerusalem artichoke dish. Overall, we as experienced travelers and foodies, we were not very impressed. Sadly.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This must be one of Londons most over priced and over served restaurants - The staff act like desperate commission based salesmen looking to push you from aperitif, to wine, to dessert wine and so on.

We ordered from the LA CARTE TASTING (small plates menu) and the Roasted lobster, vegetable raviolis with in an aromatic herb and spice broth (The toughest lobster I've ever encountered, really terrible) from the LA CARTE menu.

The total for two was £545 - I've eaten better meals in London for under £200 - I'd rate this place 9/20.

This is the last time I'll ever eat here (I eat out around 3x per week in London)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was an interesting experience dining at the countertop facing the kitchen. Service was excellent as was most of the food. The only blemish. The cod my wife ordered was undercooked.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food great service the best spaghetti with truffle sauce ever

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