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Tue, 5/22
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L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

4.5
4352 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
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  • 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 : 12:00-15:00 / 17:30-22:30 (last booking at 22.00)

Tuesday-Thursday: 12:00-15:00 / 17:30-23:00

Friday- Saturday : 12:00-15:00 /17:30-00:00

Sunday : 12:00-16:00 / 18:30-22:30


Last order 30 minutes before the restaurant’s closure.
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

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Sun 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 1:30PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM

What 4352 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.3
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3.9
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 25 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 14 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 1 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 26 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

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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2.0Dined on 24 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

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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3.0Dined on 16 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

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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3.0Dined on 27 January 2018

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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3.0Dined on 26 January 2018

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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4.0Dined on 23 December 2017

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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5.0Dined on 18 December 2017

amazing food great service the best spaghetti with truffle sauce ever

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4.0Dined on 15 December 2017

Intimate atmosphere around the counter. Great bar upstairs.

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5.0Dined on 13 December 2017

Excellent food and service, great atmosphere. Prefer table seating rather than bar seating, but, we enjoyed it nevertheless. The team is charming and personal, whilst the food is superb.

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5.0Dined on 12 December 2017

Wonderful experience. Friendly helpful staff. Exquisite tasting menu. Lovely decor and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on 4 December 2017

went for lunch on a monday - choosen the 39£ menu (3 courses + 1 wine glass + 1 coffee) = TOP ! food was excellent - creative - tasty - wine very good - service very nice and fast - we had a pretty good time

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5.0Dined on 1 December 2017

lunch vanwege se verjaardag van mijn vrouw.
het 5 gangen menu was heerlijk van smaak en presentatie en de bediening zeer vriendelijk en attent!

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4.0Dined on 28 November 2017

Bit dated. Great food. Inattentive service.

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5.0Dined on 25 November 2017

Friendly service, nice ambiance, excellent food. It is nicer to have dinner at the bar than at the table, so you can see the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on 24 November 2017

We had a delightful evening on Friday, thank you. We come to your restaurant for the very special and most delicious food, great service and ambiance which is always of the highest standard.

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5.0Dined on 20 November 2017

Once again L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon exceeded in every expectation. With this high quality restaurant, beautiful moody interior with perfect lighting, each dish,carefully served with love,passion and hard work is worth every penny of every mouthful. Presentation is immaculate,flavours are succulent,service is second to none. The entire experience of eating at this restaurant is seriously like no other in London. It ticks every box in terms of quality,service,ambience,flavour,presentation,environment and the staff make every guest feel as they should do when dining out. Certainly my most favourite restaurant in London.

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5.0Dined on 16 November 2017

Delicious but overpriced for lunch, probably why it was too empty which means little athmosphere; Shane cus cooking is v fine.

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1.0Dined on 15 November 2017

Really poor service which we pointed out at that time . Should have refused to pay the service charge really

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5.0Dined on 9 November 2017

Very nice place, the food is delicious, subtle flavors that make your palate happy

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