Le Comptoir Robuchon

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SquareMeal Review of Le Comptoir Robuchon

Gold Award

The late Joël Robuchon was the world’s most Michelin-starred chef and the 2006 arrival on West Street of his l’Atelier de Joël Robuchon marked the decisive moment when the planet’s foremost restaurant brands deemed a presence in London essential. The lasting impact of the chef on London has been underlined by this supremely assured revival of the Robuchon brand, precision tuned for globetrotting (and deep-pocketed) Mayfair diners.

The dining room looks stunning, illuminated by floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows, with a long marble bar by the entrance giving way to a long open kitchen and counter on one side, plush velvet-upholstered banquettes on the other and cleverly angled mirrors providing excellent people-watching opportunities of the glamorous goings-on.

Luxury ingredients abound on a menu overseen by chef Jeremy Page (who was in charge of the kitchen on our visit, but has since left), who spent 10 years with Robuchon at the original l’Atelier in Paris and headed up the kitchen of the London outpost. The smoothest slice of pressed foie gras, pink and veined like a piece of alabaster, is topped with a jammy layer of fig, while there’s more foie parcelled up with langoustine in a fat pin cushion of ravioli.

Caviar runs like a seam of black gold through the menu, adorning a bar snack of luscious wagyu beef, spooned over turbot in a perfectly balanced seaweed butter sauce and, even more fabulously, given star billing as the dark heart of a lobster jelly embellished with around 50 teardrops of cauliflower cream – typical of the painstakingly labour-intensive technique applied to all the faultlessly presented dishes.

Robuchon’s signature is everywhere, from the legendary dish of pommes purée (with a heart-stopping 1:1 ration of butter to spud) which remains the sine qua non of mashed potato, to the ‘JR’ initials which elegantly adorn everything from terrific breads to the toffee-coloured top of the aptly named Le Chocolat Sensation.

Naturally, none of this comes cheap, and prices head ever more skywards when investigating the French-focused wine list, though a set lunch for £39 is a godsend for shoppers who’ve maxed out on Bond Street. Le Comptoir Robuchon is a seamless continuation of Robuchon’s legacy – a star is re-born.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cool, Cosy, Glamorous, Lively, Romantic
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Counter dining, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About Le Comptoir Robuchon

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 head chef Dario Avenca, as well as the brand's international head chef David Alves, who learned from Robuchon himself, working under the legendary chef for some years. The menu has a focus on accessibility,  with simplicity upheld as a key feature of each dish. Despite this said simplicity, there is sophistication here, and each plate deftly combines both French and Japanese cooking techniques and flavours - a marriage Robuchon pioneered. Locally sourced produce will be crafted into plates such as Le Thon; a smoked fresh tuna tart with avocado guacamole and citrus dressing, Le Poireau; smoked leek with mimosa eggs and Shitake mushroom and Les Langoustines; Raviolis with foie gras and savoy cabbage.  Elsewhere guests will be able to indulge in plates of high-end sushi followed by beautifully presented desserts like the house chocolate soufflé with pistachio ice-cream. A set lunch Wednesday-Friday gives diners a chance to try three courses for just £39. 

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.

Menu Highlights

La Daurade - £13.00

Seabream carpaccio, lime, espelette pepper

Le King crab - £35.00

Broccoli couscous, mixed herbs, king crab

Main Courses
Les mini burgers - £28.00

Beef, foie gras, peppers, fries

La lotte - £44.00

 Monkfish, seasonal vegetables, sorrel bouillon

Le Baba - £15.00

 Rum baba, bourbon& vanilla cream

Le Chocolat - £15.00

Chocolate mousse, hazelnut sablé, cacao sorbet

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6 Clarges Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8AE

020 8076 0570


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 17:30-23:00
Wed 17:30-23:00
Thu 17:30-23:00
Fri 17:30-23:00
Sat 17:30-23:00
Sun Closed


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1 Review 

Charlotte G

09 January 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4.5
Fantastic classic French cooking

Had a great evening with fabulous food, excellent service and great atmosphere 

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