L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

4.7
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4430 reviews
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£41 and over
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French

About

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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Daily 12:00–14:30
Mon–Thu 17:30–22:30
Fri, Sat 17:30–23:00
Sun 17:30–21:30
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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/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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JP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food in a wonderful atmosphere. Have been to the same in NYC and Paris. All three are outstanding!

T
London
20 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent - only a pity this was their last Sunday before closing

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Food wasn’t as good as expected . Dishes we ordered had flat taste except for foeigras.

The British sommelier’s service was not up to professional standard to be expected from in the high end restaurant , rather in the average pub.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These guys really know what they are doing. Service is attentive but unobtrusive. Food is magnificent. The tasting menu allows you to try a different range of foods and just watching the chef's do their work is a treat in itself. A brilliant place for a special occasion - certain to be memorable!

SD
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly and professional staff and excellent food. Quite pricey

J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was a bad experience for me. I was alone that night because my husband didn’t like French food and what happens? didn’t enjoy my experience with the staff. The waiter was inefficient and lazy. The girl that was giving me the foods, not friendly and felt like she didn’t enjoy her job and not smiling and could hardly understand her when she talked and described the food selection. We’ve been foodies for a long time, been to the best restaurants in the world and can spot a good restaurant and crew the moment we step in and have a seat. Food was not great on top of that. Total waste of time and money. I still gave 20% tip which I regretted. Will never go back and that’s it and will tell my hairdresser that this restaurant she recommended was inferior and badly managed. If only the late Joel knew what’s going on now in his establishment now that’s he’s gone, he’ll be rolling in his grave.

M
London
46 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wow wow wow. This is an expensive joint but if you get the pre or post theatre deal it is astounding value. I love the amuse bouche of Parmesan foam and foie gras mouse. Other memorable dishes include the famous mashed potato which is about 80 per cent butter. I enjoyed it so much that they brought me another which was very kind. When I have saved up enough money I will go back and have the full a la carte menu!

AL
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, experience and value for pre theatre meal. Still dreaming about it and will be back

ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team there is always the nicest, most polite and friendly ! The food is great, wine list too !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best lunch I ever had!!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing. Excellent cuisine and outstanding service

I
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere but portions are too small and the food is overpriced

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quite an intimate place, wether you are there to watch the chefs and cooks ballet or for sharing a few exceptionnal dishes, I recommend the place. Discovering high cuisine, having nice wines to go with it. If it were possible I would definitely eat there every day!

HL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
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!

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Excellent service. Do the tasting menu!

r
London
20 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!

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.

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.

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

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

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

Tout simplement parfait !!!

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G
Phoenix
73 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.

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

Always a beautiful experience

OT
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

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

Amazing food and service

P
New York Area
145 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.

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.

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

Food took too long. Portions smaller than expected.

o
London
16 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.

KA
London
2 reviews
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

GR
London
7 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.

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

I wish I was here earlier!

OT
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.

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

Excelent!!!
The food was extraordinary!!

OT
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

OT
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

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

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

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.

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!

SE
New York Area
5 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.