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|Address:||13-15 West Street, London WC2H 9NE|
|Tel:||020 3463 2532|
|Price: £81.00||Wine: £32.00||Champagne: £79.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm 5.30-10.30pm|
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L'Atelier was recommended to me by Steve Bulmar, who at the time was Cookery School director at le Manoir. Following his advice we booked places at the Japanese style counter that overlooks the kitchen. Diners all sit shoulder to shoulder on high stools, but have a good view of the chefs and bar staff at work. Upon arrival we were initially concerned that this style of seating would be intrusive and lack privacy, however we were very pleasantly surprised. The atmospehere worked perfectly and it was fun to be able to watch and chat to the staff. The waiters worked unobtrusivley and were helpful and attentive. We chose to have the Menu Decouverte and elected the option to have wine to ‘match the dishes’. Each course was a ‘tasting size’ portion of the most marvellous food: crabmeat in tomato jelly and avocado: egg cocotte topped with light wild mushroom cream. I have rarely enjoyed a meal as much! The wines truly complemented the dishes to perfection and were served in generous proportions. At £130 plus 12.5% service charge (2007 prices) this can be fairly challenged as pricey, but wine was included in this price and more importantly, this was one of the most memorable dining experiences that my wife and I have ever experienced. Would I choose to go back? Yes, absolutely.