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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vipJudyP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Tomaso
London
20 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

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.

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MarkM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SandieD
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly and professional staff and excellent food. Quite pricey

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Joyr19501949
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipMapster
London
46 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipAlexL
London
27 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarieL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lunch I ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. Excellent cuisine and outstanding service

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vipIpek
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

JM
JuuM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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HelenL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Excellent service. Do the tasting menu!

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viprenate
London
20 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ValerieR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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SarahD
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tout simplement parfait !!!

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vipGinny
Phoenix
80 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipLionelC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a beautiful experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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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vipADKD
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipPhpf
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MartinG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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JOSER
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food took too long. Portions smaller than expected.

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oystersauce
London
17 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KirstyA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipGR69
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I was here earlier!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5food5service2ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent!!!
The food was extraordinary!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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James
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Love2eat
London
20 reviews