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L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.joelrobuchon.co.uk
  • Email: info@joelrobuchon.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 010 8600
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm


    Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Xavier Boyer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shaftesbury Avenue
  • Public Transit:
    Nearest tubes:

    Leicester Square, Northern & Piccadilly lines

    Covent Garden, Piccadilly line

    Tottenham Court Road, Central & Northern lines
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Monday - Saturday evening from 18:00, our doorman would be happy assist with valet parking. It is charge at the rate of £20.00 per car and to be paid directly to the doorman in cash.
A word from L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
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 26 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. Continued
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "Came here for the 3 course with a glass of wine offer. Thoroughly enjoyed the food - each course more than the last. Top notch service (perhaps aided by the fact we were sat at the bar?), loved our spot at the bar where you could see the food being prepaerd, and excellent ambiance. Will be back!"
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "We had an exceptional meal at L'Atelier. We have eaten here many times and will return. Can't fault it."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Had a great pre-theatre dinner while in London. Will definitely return on next visit for leisurely dinner upstairs in La Cuisine. Exceptional food, wine and service."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "Service was friendly and helpful without being too intrusive. Went for the Spring lunch menu. Food was tasty although small portions. Very good breads. Ambience was quite dark and chairs were low backed which my friend found uncomfortable because of his bad back."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "Normally we order the taster menu, which the kitchen churns out within an hour. Poor service tonight ruined the entire experience - our waiter told us that women (I was with my daughter) cannot manage the 8-course menu and should take the 5-course. When he found out we had a time limit (90min), he refused to allow us to order the 8 courses and coerced us into ordering the lesser! Usually, waiters ensure dishes arrive promptly; tonight, our waiter was most unhelpful and we waited a long time between each course. We were hungry enough to add 2 extra dishes from the grudging waiter, and we finished the 7 courses on time, albeit at a higher cost than the 8-course taster menu! The food, as always, was excellent, which made the evening bearable."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "The service was very nice. Food was amazing. I would definitely recommend it!"
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "Despite being one of the hottest higher end openings years back, still offers the smaller portion, high flavour upmarket fare. Service has lost some lustre, while the prices Have edged north. Still good for special occasions, better options outt here for everyday until the value equations sorted..."
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "A seat at the bar is less than ideal as you can not face your companion and the service, while always friendly and willing, is a little awkward when coming across the bar to the counter below on the diner's side. That said, the food was rather good considering it was a fixed price pre theatre menu. Never thought I would find a fried egg so enjoyable! The wine pairings were so-so but kept things interesting. The room is dark and mysterious and the location hard to beat. Will return at some point."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "I haven't visited here for a while, why not !!! great food, fabulous combinations, wine to match and the only problem is you can spend a fortune if you want to. Sat at the bar and watched everyone working,started with champagne and delightful breads, plumped for the 5 course gastronomic menu with paired wines. A good choice as the full option list makes choosing hard. Salmon, asparagus, black cod, pork, partridge, all well cooked, visual presentations were spot on, flavours exceptional, added a balanced cheese course and finished with pineapple four ways. Not forgetting the signature mash with the main course, what a delightful time we had. Add in friendly staff, an old friend from Florence as Maitre Di and it was as good as it gets."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "A sure bet when it comes to creative cuisine, excellent service and great ambience."
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "Great time Great value Great ambiance Fantastic food"
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "We had not been there before and went post-theater, after a ballet on Friday night. Would recommend the small tasting dishes with a bottle of wine. This enables to taste many different dishes across the meat, seafood and vegetarian varieties and they were all delicious. Service was attentive and friendly. Price is up there but that goes with the Michelin stars!"
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "Fantastic food great services from start to finish"
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "We've wanted to try here since we saw it on Masterchef a while ago, and our 9th anniversary seemed befitting. The atmosphere was chilled but still busy on a Tues night. We decided to go with 3 small tasting menu each & dessert. We also had champagne at the beginning, not sure what brand but it was a brut, smooth and tasty. We were given a frothy foie gras "shot", complimentary, and very VERY strong. Our choices were varied, but the highlight was the Langoustine ravioli (absolutely divine). Desserts were stunning visually, Mont Blanc chestnut mousse was just amazing. Alex, who was serving was lovely, but so were all the servers/chefs, laid back & approachable unlike some French restaurants. You pay the price but it's worth it!"
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "This restaurant recently lost a Michelin star - although I have no idea why ! In my opinion, they deserve at LEAST 2 When I went with a group of 3 friends, this place blew my socks off - we always wondered what the difference between places with 1 Michelin star and 2/3 were - and we found out ... Oh my God - the tasting menu is absolutely sublime and have already booked to take a friend there to do the whole thing again - yay !"
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "The crispy poached egg was possibly the best thing I've ever eaten. At £36 for 3 courses and a glass of wine ( spring offer) the value is unbelievable given the outstanding quality of the food, presentation, service and atmosphere. I can't wait to go back."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "We went for the 3 courses with a glass of wine included deal from the website. This is basically the pre-theatre menu and is served in the brasserie. The staff are great, very friendly, helpful and indeed entertaining. It's an open kitchen so you can see the food being cooked which is good fun. Food was fantastic - I loved our foie gras amuse bouche!"
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "This is a great place for a special lunch, a catch up with friends away from the hustle and bustle of central London. It feels like you're a million miles away. The staff are lovely, very attentive and knowledgeable. Definitely go and enjoy it!"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "We went for a family celebration on a Friday lunchtime in the first floor restaurant and had the set lunch with wine pairings. Every dish was beautifully judged in flavour and in presentation, and the sommelier was fantastic in his wines paired with each dish had. When my daughter explained that she would prefer red win with her cheese course, rather than the white he presented, he simply brought an extra half glass with his choice of red. At the end, we all agreed that the meal was one of the best we had ever had. Simply fabulous - not cheap, but good value for a michelin star and the experience."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. Not the cheapest but good for special occasions."
    dined on 21/04/2013
  • "I went for my birthday as a treat with my lady and we were very happy indeed. The Iberico Ham as a starter is delicious. The duck was perfectly cooked and the deserts tasted like heaven. Pricey, yes, but it's worth it!"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "Best value lunch deal in a very long time - the food is impeccable, ambience wonderful. Michelin star food does not need to be overly formal - here is the proof. Excellent!"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "I had a really high expectation going to this place This place have failed me in everyway, food, atmosphere and service."
    dined on 11/03/2014
  • "We booked a pre-theatre dinner at L'Atelier to sustain us between art gallery and play and it was a veritable treat. Being oldies we didn't go much for the dark red and black decor in the bar and restaurant but everything else was a delight. The young staff at reception, in the Saloon bar and especially at the dining bar overlooking the kitchen where we were seated were friendly, knowledgeable and charming in the way they guided us through the value menu and wines. All dishes were inventive and beautifully presented from the small rich amuse-bouche to my wife's exquisite dessert: there is a limit to what you can do with a cheese plate that I chose but that slipped down beautifully with the recommended Banyuls wine!"
    dined on 10/03/2014
  • "We first experienced Roubechon in Las Vegas (MGM) and enjoyed it so much we decided to try here. We weren't dissapointed! Amazing food, great wine pairing. The staff are knowledgable and very friendly, and added to the experience. Recommend sitting at the bar (if 2 of you), to watch the staff working their magic."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "The second time I have been to this restaurant and it was a amazing as the first time! I brought my friend for her birthday as the food and service were again second to none. We went on to have desert on the balcony to enjoy the sun, which was lovely and secluded. The staff were attentive and it was a great start to the celebrations."
    dined on 11/08/2013
  • "Good food, nice service. Want to have a lunch again soon. Lunch with selected wine was good value. Would definitely recommend."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Fantastic food, friendly and attentive service, great night out."
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "We were recommended to try this Restaurant but made the mistake of not sticking to the pre or post theatre menu. We ran up an extraordinary bill for a small but tasty meal. No prices on the menu should have been a clue. A reasonable bottle of wine for £84 we felt was over the top even for the West End. Once the meal order was over we were virtually ignored and they forgot to serve desert! There are plenty of other places with better value for money."
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "Wonderful meal at L'Atelier. We"ve been many times and will return. The food and service are excellent."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Amazing food prepared right in front of you if you sit up at the bar. Staff are absolutely charming and make you feel very welcome even if you are only eating off the pre-theatre menu. They made a special effort as it was my husbands birthday and produced a little cake and candle for him at the end of our meal, which I hadn't asked for but was such a nice touch. Highly recommend."
    dined on 07/11/2013
  • "It was the first time we went to this michelin 2-star restaurant for dinner. the service at door was nice and they showed warm welcome. We sat at the bar table, a bit crowded and uncomfortable, altho I have left a request for quiet corner. We sat for a long while, but no one gave us the menu until we asked for it. probably, she was too busy to serve the customers next to us, who turned up later than us. she juz gave the menu to us without explanation. Food was nice, but no "wow" effect. I like the small tasting dishes. the portion is good for asian girl like me. I ordered two small dishes as starter, a main course and dessert. afterall, I don't think the service and ambience worths any star, but thanks for the food."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "Lovely food (we had the five course tasting menu) and outstanding service - a very memorable meal."
    dined on 09/02/2014
  • "Beautiful Japanese-inspired black and red decor, perfect service, original dishes and amazing value for lunch (£36 for 3 courses, £55 with wine pairing). Highly recommended!"
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "Been here a few times now, unfortunately the downstairs was closed on this visit (my preference is to sit at the bar) but nontheless the 1st floor restaurant delivers as I would expect. Great surroundings... plush/lavish with more than a hint of the orient, staff as attentive as ever and ensured that our experience did not disappoint. Oh yes the food: went for the small tasting plates... excellent... each mouthful a delight to the senses!"
    dined on 19/01/2014
  • "Seeing the attention to detail and the focus on creating the right atmosphere was really enjoyable. It's not cheap but nor should it be. The staff know their stuff, take real pride in what they do and the food tastes great. We went for pre-theatre lunch and everything was perfect."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "Went on a Sat evening at 17.30. Starters were pretty average really, but the mains were both excellent, then the stars were both the desserts. We had 3 courses off the pre-theatre, with matching wines, and everything matched very nicely. Service was very friendly and it was pretty busy even at that time."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "Our lunch was absolutely first class. Such a wonderful experience and first class friendly helpful staff. Would thoroughly recommend and can't wait to visit again."
    dined on 28/01/2014
  • "Service, food, ambience - cannot be bettered. Sitting at the bar and watching the kitchen staff is mesmerising. Will definitely be back again and again"
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "Food is great, service is perfect, atmosphere is nice, decoration is remarkable. What else?"
    dined on 24/01/2014