L’Atelier Robuchon returns

L’Atelier Robuchon is making a return to London, five years after closing down following the death its founder, the great French chef Joël Robuchon.

The new restaurant is scheduled to open on 14 September in Clarges Street, Mayfair, on the site now occupied by its more casual stablemate Comptoir Robuchon.

Head chef of the reopened L’Atelier Robuchon will be Andrea Cofini, who joined the group in 2014 and has worked at the Paris flagship and most recently at Robuchon Shanghai. It will serve classic Robuchon dishes including his famous purée de pomme de terre; sea bream carpaccio, dressed with lemon and chives; and roast quail with foie gras.

There will be a bar area at the front of the space that will serve a pared-back menu alongside live music and DJs.

London’s original L’Atelier was in West Street, Covent Garden, and served Spanish and Japanese-influenced dishes with a theatrical flourish. Robuchon, who died at the age of 73 in 2018, was declared ‘chef of the century’ by the French guide Gault Millau.

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