Laurent at Café Royal

4.6
125 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steak
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Laurent at Café Royal is the new Grill and Sushi Bar located within the modern grand Hotel Café Royal on London's Regent Street by Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel of New York fame.

Laurent features an array of newly designed areas including booths and views of either elegant Regent Street or the grand hotel lobby with a spectacular Murano glass chandelier at the centre.
International influences are evident across the menu where the finest cuts of steak, fish and seafood are prepared on the open grill; whilst sushi masters prepare inventive sushi, sashimi and raw fish at the sushi bar.
The bar offers a wide selection of wines from both new and classic regions with a focus on the French 'regal regions', alongside cocktails and fine spirits.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, American, Sushi
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Daily 07:00–10:45
Lunch
Daily 12:00–16:45
Dinner
Daily 17:00–22:30
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Phone number
020 7406 3310
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Laurent Tourondel
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Private Party Facilities
Please contact the host team at Laurent at Café Royal via email laurenthostess@hotelcaferoyal.com to make a group or private party booking.
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Cross Street
68 Regent Street London, W1B 4DY Piccadilly
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Parking Details
Valet parking available on 10 Air Street, W1B 0AB. The nearest car park is NCP on Brewer Street which is a 4 minute walk from Hotel Café Royal.
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Public Transit
Hotel Café Royal is less than a minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus underground station served by the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines. If arriving by car please use the entrance located at 8-10 Air Street, W1B 5AB.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Complimentary Glass of Champagne

To celebrate the opening of Laurent at Café Royal, enjoy a glass of champagne on the house when booking lunch or dinner.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 2 October 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:30

What 125 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

2 out of 6 dishes were out of stock, so we could not have our first choices.
They had prepared a special menu where only the gluten free options were shown. Very considerate.
The food was pretty, but a bit tasteless.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Alex cater for us with excellence and care which was felt. The tuna appetizer and the Octopus were very good specially the latter and the Giant Prawns did no even need it’s sauce - that is how good they were. Really enjoyed our first evening in London indeed

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LM
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot fault this restaurant.

I booked a table for my partners birthday, pre/ theatre. I was a little bit nervous of the menu choices when looking online. However, once we arrived, the wine list had something for everyone, great cocktail choices and spirits.

The food was absolutely spectacular. Cooked to perfection. I do wish we had not eaten lunch so close to dinner - we skipped starters because of this error in our judgement.

The front of house, and waiting staff was very professional, attentive and knowledgeable on their wines/ spirits. They also made sure we had no allergies but I would say, if there is something you do not eat/ like, DO speak up. The staff would be more than accommodating to your needs.

When we arrived there was some terrible weather outside which forced us to purchase an umbrella.

Upon arriving at Laurent at Cafe Royal we placed the umbrella in the stand by the front entrance of Hotel Cafe Royal. Unfortunately someone thought this was FREE and took it. The staff was great and gave us one of their own as an apology... even though it was no fault of their own.

I would 100% recommend and return to this Restaurant.

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a
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife enjoyed an excellent pre theatre meal at Laurent, the whole experience was excellent from start to finish, all the staff were excellent, the setting is delightful and the food was so good we actually called in for a sushi lunch the day after before we travelled home, can’t wait to return sometime in the near future!

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RD
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for my daughters birthday and all of the staff looked after us from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Amazing food and great wine selection. Friendly staff and wonderful location..

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WF
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

It was a huge disappointment. We felt because we booked this restaurant via OpenTable and we were placed outside the Laurent at Café Royal restaurant. We were the only guests placed outside the restaurant in the breakfast area and overlooking the reception of the hotel. We were made feel like poor sisters.

We had an really important business dinner and our client felt we have placed him in an empty restaurant. At 9pm the staff started preparing the breakfast table for the next morning while we are having dinner.
Great atmosphere. The joke was before we left Cafe Royal the waiter offered us to have look at the real Laurent at Café Royal.

The food was good but the rest was hugely disappointed . I would not come back there.

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GW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner here before heading to the theatre. Delicious cuisine and would definitely come back. Our 8 year old daughter also loved it! So glad she is a foodie.

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KL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, delicious food! Very elegant highly recommend for special occasion or anything else!

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DO
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

booked 2 weeks later. very good table near Picadilly Circus

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EM
London
24 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Shame this new Cafe Royale restaurant is no up to par!!
Having frequently visited the Ten Room at Cafe Royale before the refurbishment, we had high expectations on attending the Laurent Restaurant.
We visited on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was situated on the first floor. Staff were welcoming and the restaurant was based on seating surrounding the atrium.
The menu was a huge disappointment. This new restaurant is totally confused mixing some bland and odd combinations of Japanese food with British food, and the the restaurant clearly has not got an identity and is trying to do everything but achieving nothing. The food we chose sushi starter was bland, the steak I had was horrible as a butter sauce tasted burnt and ruined the steak, the deserts were a boring selection and we unusually did not order anything.
Looking around there were only 3 tables with guests in the room, accepted it was a Tuesday which is what we like so we can talk.
I think this restaurant needs to find its identity and stick to it and do it well - not a little bit of everything not so well.
A real disappointment as we are unlikely to return having been a frequent visit before the refurb!

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VH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly fantastic experience. The food was divine and the service was outstanding and truly made the evening for us. We had sushi to start then Wagyu beef short ribs as our main and were both blown away - exceptional dishes. Faris was our main server and was simply wonderful - helpful, friendly and welcoming without encroaching on our time together. I cannot recommend this place highly enough - worth every penny and we will be back.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food (nothing special) ambience not great. No table cloth at a dinner is a no no for me.

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NH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service. The main restaurant with the bar overlooking Regent Street was light, airy and relaxing.

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SS
London
31 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was impressed by the restaurant; the food was exceptional (though extortionate! I did think it was just about worth it though), and the ambiance was lovely. Great for a special date night.

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GA
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience classy, service was excellent all evening, very attentive as soon as wine glass depleted it was refilled. The food was excellent and very well presented. Overall a fabulous choice for dinner, highly recommended.

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Delicious food, unfortunately there seemed not to be enough staff compared to the amount of tables. The restaurant is stunning, dishes are great, dessert was slightly disappointing.
We booked an offer including a free glass of champagne per head but were not offered said glass or asked if we wanted any champagne.
I will try again in a couple of months, given that they just opened.

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CJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food, drinks and service, including the best sushi I've had. No negatives whatsoever.

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TL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Tuna tartar to start then fillet steak which was cooked to perfection for me. We mentioned we were going the the theatre in the evening and they made an extra effort to get us finished in time which we were very grateful for.
The only negative Is that there were too many great looking options on the menu so we’ll have to return to try more of them!

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and excellent service. A truly memorable experience.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful dining room, exquisitely lit. Very friendly welcome, they were very accommodating about 1 diner arriving late. Groups of 4 seated at low coffee height tables that may not suit all. Octopus starter was excellent, the tuna sushi a bit bland but very fresh. Rib-eye steak, salmon & venison fillet were all very good. The sticky toffee pudding was light & delicious & the birthday chocolate treats were much appreciated. There were some unexpected hitches with the service in particular a drink that was ordered 3 times before delivered correctly.
However, the overall experience was lovely.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, the steaks from the grill are especially delicious. The sauces fit them perfectly as well.

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PT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place : comfortable, very very tasty food, Laurent is a great chef and his restaurant is a place to be !

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

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent! Amazing sushi and best steak I’ve had in the U.K. the waiter, Faris, was excellent and very attentive but not over the top. Definitely worth a visit and the old
Cuban champagne cocktail was AMAZING!!

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A
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my other half here for his birthday and could not of chosen a better restaurant to take him to! The Laurent had a wonderful choice of his favourite, grill, and my favourite, sushi and fish. The waiter brought us a huge yorkshire pudding which he told us the chef created, it was wonderful.
For our food we ordered sushi for starters, the ribeye steak, which was cook rare to perfection and swordfish, which was wholeome and so flavoursome. As it was his birthday we were treated with a glass of champagne each and complimentary chocolate on a piece of slate that said happy birthday on it, and for desert we I ordered the frozen orange and he ordered the rich chocolate tart, both were very nice. As desert was taking a while the waiter filled our champagne glasses, which was a nice gesture. Overall, the restaurant exceeded my expectations and I will return. The downstairs bar had some lovely cocktails and we got complimentary olives and nuts upon arrival. We are excited to be dining here again soon!

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CC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisite and the service first class. Will definitely go back. The free glass of champagne on . arrival was just a bonus!

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JW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good. The scallops starter was delishious and the cod cooked to perfection.

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AK
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from start! Wonderful service and charming waiters. Every little bite of food was incredible. I will absolutely be back!

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NJ
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic evening! Outstanding food, outstanding service and a gorgeous setting! Highly recommended Laurent, the best food in London! We will most certainly be back!

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RO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way! Took my girlfriend and a group of friends for a birthday dinner and we were made to feel like the centre of attention all evening. All the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and fun and the bill was considerably more wallet friendly than I'd have expected. All in all a favourite new spot - thank you!

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JO
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing as always! Had an issue but resolved immediately and professionally without any questions. Amazing staff and super cocktails.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a table for lunch, birthday treat for my wife. Very impressive building, staff were excellent, food even better although expensive but you have to treat yourself once in a while.

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

Most amazing service , incredible food and beautiful venue. Can’t wait to go back!!
Did I mention the amazing service!

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GC
London
28 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for a business lunch. Interesting menu with some unusual combinations - food was excellent. Decent wine list and excellent service. Will visit again

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AN
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Martha and the sommelier Marcus ( not sure of the spelling) were outstanding. Friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful in assisting us selecting our meal and wine. They were very attentive with every detail. Excellent experience.
Food was extraordinary great in taste and quality especially the popovers.

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DL
London
21 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic lunch with impeccable service led by Matteo

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OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Given the location the food was excellent value and high quality. Service though missed the mark and lacked attentiveness.

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b
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foods is well presented and lighting ambience is good for dinner and had a very good conversation.

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S
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a meeting at this cafe and it is just a superb place to be

I didn't try the food though but for next time :)

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D
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful pre-theatre birthday dinner. Great food, excellent service. Will definitely return.

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JN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really amazing restaurant, outstanding food and exemplary service.

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