Atelier_de_Joel_Robuchon
Verdict based on 12 critic, 2 blogger and 4 user reviews and awards
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Address: 13-15 West Street, London WC2H 9NE

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7010 8600

Part of Joel Robuchon’s global restaurant empire, the London branch in Soho has the buzzy L’Atelier on the ground floor, the relaxed La Cuisine on the first floor and a bar on the second floor. Food is Modern European and the ground floor has coveted seats around a Japanese-style bar where you can see the chefs in action. Stylish and modern black accents are used throughout both dining rooms with L’Atelier having the special effect of a green living wall.

This restaurant has 1 Michelin Star

Latest reviews of L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

25 March 2013

Black cod is often found with miso in Japanese restaurants, but here the tender and light fish was served in a mildly zesty, citrusy sauce that brought out the black cod’s natural fatty moreishness very well…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

9 January 2013

Better was black cod with daikon and yuzu mousseline, the cod delicate and the yuzu providing just the right level of acidic balance. Langoustine ravioli (£16) were well made with the pasta having pleasing texture (…). This meal was a little better than my previous one here, and I can certainly see how it is worthy of a star, but the second star seems generous to me…

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Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

17 October 2012

The menu proper used simpler ingredients but with impeccable technique: a soft-boiled egg that melted into piperade and parsley oil with a snap of tuile and fizz of spice; an onglet that was impeccably cut and cooked and prettily served on lemony polenta…

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David Sexton, Evening Standard

28 November 2007

Spit-roast organic Label Anglais chicken was a small portion, accompanied by sliced Little Gem lettuce and three sautéed new potatoes – perfectly pleasant, completely unremarkable…

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What the Critics say

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

17 October 2012

The menu proper used simpler ingredients but with impeccable technique: a soft-boiled egg that melted into piperade and parsley oil with a snap of tuile and fizz of spice; an onglet that was impeccably cut and cooked and prettily served on lemony polenta…

Read full review »
davidsexton

David Sexton, Evening Standard

28 November 2007

Spit-roast organic Label Anglais chicken was a small portion, accompanied by sliced Little Gem lettuce and three sautéed new potatoes – perfectly pleasant, completely unremarkable…

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Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

7 March 2007

The tasting menu – priced from £8 to £17 (foie gras is involved) – is a good way of rehearsing an à la carte meal where prices and portions are heftier. I shall definitely go back…

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Toby Young (ES), Evening Standard

27 November 2006

What my meal lacked in quantity it made up for in quality. As Marilyn Monroe said of having sex with JFK, it was among the best two minutes of my life…

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Giles Coren, The Times

28 October 2006

And then three beautiful lamb chops with thyme, very plain, served with the famous Robuchon mash, into which truffle slices were studded in the now- familiar stegosaurus style. It really is good stuff, though, this mash…

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Matthew Norman (Guardian), The Guardian

14 October 2006

Lamb cutlets with thyme, covered with honey and cut to resemble little lollipops, were beautifully tender; roast duck with endives and an orange jus was perfectly succulent; and the mashed potato we shared was almost indecently fluffy and creamy…

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Jay Rayner, The Observer

8 October 2006

We ate slices of the freshest raw tuna marinated in the fruitiest of olive oils, with the crunch of sea salt. We had a mackerel tart with a crisp base and an acutely judged mix of Provencal flavours beneath the fish…

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Christopher Middleton, The Telegraph

7 October 2006

It’s hard to step out of L’Atelier’s stylish gloom and back into a neon-lit West End. Yes, our pilgrimage to the upper reaches of gastronomy has been expensive, but at the same time it has left us enriched…

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NickCurtisES

Nick Curtis, Evening Standard

4 October 2006

Not sure I’d pop in there if I had 45 minutes for lunch, but if you want an “event” meal, and have time really to savour the skill of a truly great chef – well, you simply must go…

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Terry Durack, The Independent

1 October 2006

This, I think, is Robuchon’s mission, to merge food of great style and finesse with a more liberal, modern dining experience. Mission accomplished…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

27 September 2006

The food here is what it’s all supposed to be about, and the food here is very good indeed. Some dishes were truly memorable. An amuse-bouche of foie gras with Parmesan froth was superb, as was some prettily presented crab in jelly…

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AA Gill, The Sunday Times

24 September 2006

The inventiveness and balanced flavours and textures in something like the sautéed squid with baby artichoke, chorizo and tomato water danced off the plate like a naked choir singing kyries…

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What the Bloggers say

PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

25 March 2013

Black cod is often found with miso in Japanese restaurants, but here the tender and light fish was served in a mildly zesty, citrusy sauce that brought out the black cod’s natural fatty moreishness very well…

Read full review »
Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

9 January 2013

Better was black cod with daikon and yuzu mousseline, the cod delicate and the yuzu providing just the right level of acidic balance. Langoustine ravioli (£16) were well made with the pasta having pleasing texture (…). This meal was a little better than my previous one here, and I can certainly see how it is worthy of a star, but the second star seems generous to me…

Read full review »