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L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

#338 of 17,514 Restaurants in London
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Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
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13-15 West Street, London WC2H 9NE, England
+44 20 7010 8600
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't go on the week end, it will be too busy ! I went on a Tuesday evening, it wasn"t packed, not too busy, but not quiet either. Food was just a... wahou. Dodn"t really feel French, but taste was incredible. (Maybe a bit too salty, but interesting !) I could not take picture of the dishes, visual was so... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, all I can say is that the Michelin reviewers need to be sacked. We attended on Saturday with great expectation after good reviews and a star. Shocking food and service. We were sat in a section off to the side of the main restaurant which felt like a kitchen extension and was far below par - these few tables... More 

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon on a busy Saturday evening in November 2016. We had read some very positive reviews and knew that the restaurant holds a Michelin Star, and so were had high hopes for the night. Sadly we found the experience to fall far short of the standard we had hoped for, and can... More 

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1 Thank Robert H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a catastrofe! People waited up to 2,5 hours after they had a reservation. Completely overbooked and destroyed peoples saturday evning. Bad atmosphere in the bar. Rud staff! Charging s lot for service they did not provide! Will never go back.

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Planned this restaurant weeks before. When arriving in time. They let us wait two hours. Then i complained to manager. Seems they had still 10 people waiting even longer. Manager and staff seems to be trained in ignoring guests. If i was not happy i could sent an email. Rude. Rude. In stead of making apologizes. They dont care about... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for a set 3 course lunch and while the quality of food was outstanding, never had such smooth mashed potato, the style of service was a bit rushed. Having children, a meal as a couple is a rare treat we like to savour. We had previously ordered the menu and the bread arrived at the same time as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lack of service was appalling. I had to ask 3 times for cutlery, they brought the wrong drinks twice and brought us cold food, which should have been hot. For 4 of us dining 3 courses they had to repeat the order twice and still got it wrong. The waiter mocked us. This used to be somewhere I looked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply amazing ! A flavor explosion in each plate !! A restaurant to come back every time in London.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: - the FOOD - atmosphere and ambiance even though we sat at the bar - value for money if you go for the set meals Cons: - service was a bit slow

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed pre theatre cocktails and a three course meal, fantastic value and flavours in beautiful surroundings. The place has a great buzz about it, especially if you get to sit in front of the kitchen (like a breakfast bar). Excellent value pre-theatre set menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$56 - US$268
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-15 West Street, London WC2H 9NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7010 8600
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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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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