Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

French | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Restaurant details

13-15 West Street, London WC2H 9NE
Nearest tube: 
Leicester SquareNearest station: Covent Garden
Telephone number: 0207 010 8600
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Opening times: Open everyday Lunch: 12pm-3pm, Dinner: 5.30pm-11pm

More info: 
  • Bar area
  • Theatre menu
  • Wheelchair access
• Smart casual dress required


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13-15 West Street, London WC2H 9NE


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Nick Harman Foodepedia Estimated score
Reviewed on August 23, 2010
"At L’Atelier the balance of creativity with common sense and clear cooking skills is perfect, the room delightful, the matched wines inspired and the staff, even when wielding fire extinguishers, cool and solicitous." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
John Gough View London
Reviewed on June 24, 2008
"The London outpost of L’Atelier stresses quality and simplicity above all else, and it makes for one of the best gastro experiences in the world, let alone the capital." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard Estimated score
Reviewed on March 07, 2007
"We went the route of three tasting dishes each. All were prepared with utmost finesse..." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on November 28, 2006
"...this nice meal was more appropriate to a decent bistro than to a restaurant bearing the name of a chef who holds 17 Michelin stars, more than any rival." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Toby Young Evening Standard
Reviewed on November 27, 2006
" was a memorable experience and I'm certain that I, for one, will be back." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on October 28, 2006
"...each dish is beautifully conceived, precisely executed, presented with restraint and delivered in good time." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Matthew Norman Guardian
Reviewed on October 14, 2006
"...this is an unusually slick and impressive restaurant, and everything we ate until the puddings - all ordered from the conventional half of the à la carte menu, rather than from the more faddish side offering small tasting dishes - was terrific." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on October 08, 2006
"...if you love food, and watching the theatre of the kitchen, once you sit down it's a joyous experience: great food without the po-faced flummery." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Christopher Middleton Telegraph Estimated score
Reviewed by October 07, 2006
"Yes, our pilgrimage to the upper reaches of gastronomy has been expensive, but at the same time it has left us enriched." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Terry Durack Independent
Reviewed on October 01, 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." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on September 27, 2006
"The food here is what it’s all supposed to be about, and the food here is very good indeed." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
AA Gill Sunday TImes
Reviewed on September 24, 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." READ REVIEW

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