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“Superb set meal with wine flight”

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
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Ranked #532 of 22,808 Restaurants in London
Price range: $59 - $281
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: Drawing on Joel Robuchon's internationally renowned culinary expertise, already accredited with several Michelin Stars at restaurants throughout the world, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon's philosophy is based on serving simple cuisine of the most exceptional quality. This London restaurant has been awarded Michelin Star, as well as 3 AA Rosettes, establishing it as one of the most exceptional places to dine in London. Robuchon's menu delights the palate with clean insightful flavours and refreshingly understated presentation. The dishes are predominantly French with Italian and Spanish influences. The dining experience at L'Atelier is an interactive one. On the ground floor, the eating counter surrounds the entire kitchen where the food is prepared. Robuchon sees the immediate benefit of this Japanese-inspired layout to chefs, as one can gauge the reaction of clients, and even converse with them whilst they watch their food being prepared. Unlike the sister restaurants in Paris and Tokyo, the London restaurant also has another 20 seats where diners can sit opposite each other. Meanwhile, La Cuisine on the first floor offers more traditional restaurant seating in a setting that could be likened to dining in the kitchen itself. Wherever you are seated you will enjoy the highest quality food in an informal, convivial environment. Valet parking is also available. Please note, last reservations are taken half an hour prior to closing time. Dress code: Smart Casual, shorts are not permitted.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Superb set meal with wine flight”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

The 3 or 4 course set menu with optional wine flight options is great value for a 2 michelin star restaurant. There are 7 or 8 options for each course and I highly recommend the lobster fricasse with chestnuts main course, which has a £9 supplement but was worth every penny.
The service is always exceptional at this restaurant and was no exception on this visit.
Ask to sit up at the counter and watch the chefs prepare everything, a foodies dream!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank kiwichick73
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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“An excellent meal let down only by some service issues”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We had a lovely meal here, the food and attention to detail was exceptional. We arrived at 7:30 and didnt leave till 11:30!

They knew about my wife's gluten allergy and provided her GF bread, and adjusted some of the tasting menu for her.

Service was at times slow (no real issue, we were happy to take our time).

One of the dishes they got wrong and had to take mine away, and we had to wait 15 minutes more for the course to be re-done. Also salad with my wife's cheese course came with croutons.

Other than that a wonderful experience, as you would hope for not far short of £400 for 2 people!

Visited January 2013
Thank edwowen
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“Utterly spectacular”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We wondered what the head chef was working on so diligently in front of us for 15 minutes, and it turned out to be my wife's appetizer. The sincere attention to detail is extraordinary, and the ability to watch the staff prepare the dishes a one of a kind great experience.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank traveltoomuchToronto
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Amazing food experience”
Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We went for lunch and chose from the set menu, which in my opinion offers really good value. (50 pounds for a three courses lunch with matching wines). From the amuse bouche to the desert, everything was perfect. The dishes are original and I was impressed by their presentation. Service is great, not over the top like you could suspect from a two stars restaurant. The place itself is not too fancy, just beautiful with a modern and purist decor.

It was basically perfect!

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1 Thank Rebeccus
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Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We went there for dinner yesterday and the whole experience was simply flawless. We opted for the pre-theatre 3 course set menu and all I can say is that I woke up this morning still thinking about the amazing main course of pheasant that I had!
We were seated at the bar and welcomed with a complimentary gin fizz, a nice touch. This was followed by a divine amuse bouche. One of the pickier eaters in our party was not a fan of foie gras, which was one of the ingredients of the amuse bouche. Without even having to ask for it, she was offered an alternative, which was a very nice gesture.
I ordered the oignon doux as a starter, the pheasant as a main and le bonbon as a dessert. The arrival of the food was perfectly paced and I can't fault any of the dishes, each course was beyond delicious.
After having seeing some pictures of the restaurant on tripadvisor I was a little unsure wether I would like the decor. However, contrary to my expectations the decor was very tasteful and the whole ambience was wonderful. Unlike some other high-end restaurants we have been to, we were treated with the same level of impeccable service you would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant despite opting for the pre-theatre set menu. The staff deserve credit for being friendly, elegant and accommodating at all times. They go the extra mile to make each guest feel special.
I can't wait to go back and would recommend it to everyone.

1 Thank Phil-n-Aggy
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