L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

4.6
4379 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
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
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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
What 4379 People Are Saying
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RN
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty, and interesting. Would definitely recommend. Not cheap, but worth it.

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OS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continued excellence in both food
and service . Great menu options for sharing. The upstairs bar is a hidden treasure.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a safe choice. Delicious and well presented food. Service was prompt and good.

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AB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first Michelin Star restaurant I visited not only once. The food is great and seating by the bar is unique in this class of the restaurants. There is much more noise than any other restaurant of this class.

Even, they are in the top of the London restaurants you do not feel like on a formal dinner with the king. Honestly, in many other restaurants I feel often overwhelmed with the formality, but not here! L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon is a top restaurant, when I feel well.

Actually, it may be too noisy for some people.

We had a great vegetarian tasting menu and that fulfilled 100% of our needs.

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F
London
18 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous experience. Food exceptional and staff extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely return.

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DY
Hong Kong
29 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

If u don’t tell me is Michelin that’s will b fine. No aircon. Hot. Flies.... but excel services

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Les portions deviennent ridicules. Ils devraient distribuer des loupes. Le service est inutilement familier sans être efficace

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KB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service, the best mash potato ever!

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Thé air conditioning was not working. This is unacceptable!!

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D
London
30 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food as always, wonderful service!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant food! High price, but worth it! One of the best restaurants I’ve tried foodwise

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c
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of the best French restaurant I have been to. The occasion was for my wife's birthday and we really appreciate the restaurant effort to make it a very special day for her by offering a small birthday cake. The food is out of this world and the staff very attentive. The only spoiler on that evening was that the aircon had broken down and the heat wrecked the experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Pas très copieux

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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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b
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Very good food for this price point. I think it is great value and will probably go every time I go to London.

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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
23 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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SP
London
29 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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