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Harden's says

Glorious New Orleans inspired decor is just one of the attractions of this September 2020 newcomer, which inherits the Covent Garden site of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (RIP), just by The Ivy. The first London venture of successful restaurant group, Paris Society – with ‘boots on the ground’ in the form of restaurateurs Guillaume Glipa and Laurent de Gourcuff and American chef Slade Rushing – it’s somewhat a case of ‘plus ça change’. The setting – in a different vein – is still luxurious and captivating (including the upstairs bar); the culinary influences are still Gallic (only here with a creole spin); prices are still vertigo-inducing too, but – if you have dosh to burn – most accounts say it’s worth it.

survey result

Summary

£97
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Rihanna celebrated her birthday in February 2022 at this lavish Creole haunt next to The Ivy, in Covent Garden, where the former site of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon nowadays combines a restaurant (ground floor), bar (first floor) and roof garden. Whether the tastes of New Orleans are faithfully replicated is a matter of some dispute – there is the odd take-down of “overpriced and under-seasoned dross”, but most reports actually say its gumbo, Louisiana crab cakes and other eclectic dishes are “very good”.

Summary

£95
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Glorious New Orleans-inspired decor is just one of the attractions of this September 2020 newcomer, which inherited the Covent Garden site of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (RIP), just by The Ivy. The first London venture of successful restaurant group Paris Society – with ‘boots on the ground’ in the form of restaurateurs Guillaume Glipa and Laurent de Gourcuff and American chef Slade Rushing – it’s somewhat a case of ‘plus ça change’. The setting – in a different vein – is still luxurious and captivating (including the upstairs bar); the culinary influences are still Gallic (only here with a Creole spin); prices are still vertigo-inducing, but – if you have dosh to burn – our early reports say it’s worth it.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£15.50 £42.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
13-15 West Street, London, WC2H 9NE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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