The brand started by late French chef and restaurateur Joël Robuchon has bought what it calls an “evolved restaurant concept” to Clarges Street in Mayfair, with Le Comptoir Robuchon acting as an extended version of Robuchon’s original small plates concept.
The kitchen at Le Comptoir Robuchon is overseen by executive chef Jeremy Page, who was by Robuchon’s side for 13 years at the original L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Saint Germain, Paris (the London outpost closed in 2019 following the chef’s death the previous year). The menu is split into two parts and designed to share – La Saison is a run of contemporary and seasonal dishes which make use of high-quality produce, while Les Eternels comprises of a collection of Robuchon’s signature dishes.
From the La Saison section of the menu, you can enjoy dishes such as Saint-Jacques, scallop, potatoes and sage or Les Pleurotes, oyster mushroom and consommé, while Les Eternels features Le Homard, native lobster and romesco sauce, as well as burrata with a helping of Robuchon’s famous purée mashed potato. Those following restricted or alternative diets will be glad to know that vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
Le Comptoir’s Robuchon’s interiors have been designed by international design company Thurstan and is a luxurious space, featuring refined tones of burnt orange and clay, alongside banquette seating that’s great for groups and an elegant marble-top counter at the bar where guests can enjoy an aperitif.
Joël Robuchon was a world-famous chef, having been awarded a total of 32 Michelin stars across 13 countries during his illustrious career, the most of any chef in the world. Robuchon is credited with reinventing French cuisine and acted as a mentor to several accomplished chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Michael Caines. Robuchon passed away in August of 2018 at the age of 73.