L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

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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. Private Dining available.
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HL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time in the London branch - wasn’t expecting a fixed Valentines meal but in actual fact, it was superb! Excellent & attentive staff, mentioned it was my birthday and had the staff surprise me with a song and specially decorated dessert!
Would definitely return!

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r
London
19 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon is perfect - ambiance, service, friendliness and THE FOOD and presentation! We had the pre-theatre menue which presented amazing value for the quality and choice of dishes offered, including coffee and a glass of wine. We'll be back very soon!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable food and service.
Eaten here on many occasions and never been disappointed.
Will come back again and again.

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VR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience : food outstanding and friendly but efficient service.
The post theatre menu ( available after 9:30 pm) is a very good deal.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience ! Dishes are delicious and the service was great.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tout simplement parfait !!!

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G
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time that I have been in London and couldn't wait to eat at this restaurant. Everything was perfect. Waiters were fun and accommodating. Fun to watch the many chefs talking and cooking. Food excellent.

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LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a beautiful experience

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Something was missed in the timing of the meal and we ended up needing to rush through dessert to make a 730pm theatre show

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AD
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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P
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a show, delicious superlative food! This is a must for when I am in London with my wife.

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MG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner

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JO
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dinner without memories.
Dark and sad mood.
High level technical kitchen: fresh products, cooked at the point but without soul. Done exactly like the script.
Professional service.
I hope that you get better.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food took too long. Portions smaller than expected.

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o
London
14 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch, overlooking a wonderful kitchen - fascinating! Wine is exceptional, food brilliant, staff impeccable. Informal innovative and quiet. Highly recommended.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience being able to see the Exec chef taking the care when platting up our dinner. Service was delightful we were made to feel very special. Would highly recommend the Chestnut and Mandarin soufflé

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GR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great buzzy atmosphere with super decor. The menu is varied with taster menu portions or main course. 2 of us chose 5 taster dishes to share while 2 people had a starter and main. The food was delicious.

Unfortunately, despite allowing two hours we ran out of to have desserts and coffees.

The drinks service is crazy and a real let down. They won’t leave the wine bottle on the table and when you are able to get served they only put a small amount in the glass. Having forgotten a coke order we went through both courses with no wine, no water nor soft drinks, only managing to get a small drink between courses.

Real shame at the high price and for excellent food.

Disappointing as we left the restaurant with probably half a bottle of wine we had paid for sat somewhere on their bar! The second set of taster dishes was only half eaten as we were too thirsty.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I was here earlier!

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London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was good and everything, but they made us wait 40 minutes for the table we reserved a week before that.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent!!!
The food was extraordinary!!

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London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal we have been going for 10 years every time it’s been amazing

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have dined at the L’atelier in Paris and in Montreal. The London food, ambience and service was a bit below their standard

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch, high quality food at reasonable prices ( lunch menu)

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L
London
20 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's an excellent opportunity to try different dishes and the result was outstanding. The chef monitored and participated whole heartedly on all dishes. Well done and thank you.

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SB
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came pre theatre, and ate at the bar. Think it's the best restaurant experience we've ever had (and we eat out an awful lot). The atmosphere was calm and welcoming, the menus and wine lists offered a great range and the staff were just lovely. The food and wine were just gorgeous, and sitting at the bar gave us the opportunity to watch our food being prepared. A truly fantastic experience!

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SE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, we really enjoyed our meal. Seating is all on high chairs, which I didn't realize before booking - but the seats were comfortable for a long meal.

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C
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delisous food but have removed my favourite egg starter off the menu :( Please bring it back?! Amazing service and lovely wine selection. Love the tapas idea of ordering menu they have also

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A truly exceptional restaurant with incredibly knowledgeable staff who embody a real passion for culinary excellence.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The food was excellent and the service faultless. The meal was served at exactly the right pace. I would be happy to recommend your restaurant and look forward to a return visit. Thank you.

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BS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever impeccable food, service, wine and drinks. Consistently the best high end, laid back French restaurant in town.

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SO
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sit at the bar and enjoy the show. Incredible food and great service! I highly recommend the tasting menu.

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DW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best places we’ve eaten in years. Amazingly attentive staff and watching the chefs at work was like watching a wonderfully choreographed ballet. The food needless to say was also amazing. Thank you!

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MI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service.

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RN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
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 on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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e
London
270 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Used to be better

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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
19 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
34 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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