Le Comptoir Robuchon continues to pay tribute to the renowned Joel Robuchon’s legacy. Joël Robuchon himself was garnished with more Michelin stars than any other chef in the world, so it comes as no surprise that he was widely known as the ‘chef of the century’. Robuchon London hosts a stunning dining room, a team of experts led by experienced head chef Dario Avenca, in a vogue contemporary dining setting with a long marble bar both housing intelligently angled mirrors, making this the perfect people watching spot for all the captivating goings-on.
As you arrive at Le Comptoir Robuchon next to Green Park, the entrance is lit up by floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows. Whilst taking in the first impressions of the attention to detailed theme throughout, the delightful ambiance hit us immediately as we were being accompanied to our banquette seating area.
A chilled martini and a glass of Laurent-Perrier were the first of the evening to be presented by our sommelier, who also later on let flow a crisp white Domain Vacheron – Sancerre and a red Domaine Des – Tours Vin de Pays, all cleverly complimenting the dishes. Joel Robuchon seems to have not only left a print of knowledge and precision in those responsible for cooking the meals here, but also to the staff. You could easily spend the whole night here.
Each table in the restaurant has velvet upholstery giving it that luxury touch of comfort. They are positioned deliberately in front of angled mirrors, so that all guests get to enjoy the experience of the much-adored theatre of Robuchon’s cuisine. The lengthy open kitchen allows for all spectators to enjoy front row seats, whilst you watch the team of chefs prepare.
Great ingredients are also reflected across the menu. Smooth slices of pan seared foie gras poached in bees-wax, topped with a splash of grapefruit jus making this delicacy effortless to cut through. The show continues with creamy langoustine in a fat pin cushion of ravioli, with seasoned savoy cabbage. On to the showstopper – a black pepper tenderloin beef balanced with confit new potatoes and baby gem. Everything about this dining experience is both precise and pristine. Even the cutlery and glasses on the table shine, adding to this performance.
There’s always room for dessert and we opted for ‘Le Chocolat’, a chocolate mousse with hazelnut sable and cacao sorbet.
The menu is filled with simple yet sophisticated dishes, so it comes as no surprise that caviar flows through the choice of dishes. It’s clear that Le Comptoir Robuchon champions locally sourced and sustainable produce, each dish hand carved, seared or plated to perfection at the table.
Its not just about the theatre of the cuisine here though. The whole team at Robuchon London are kind, welcoming and most importantly they each carry a huge desire to deliver high standards in everything that they do. Many of the team that lead this dazzling display are experts who worked alongside Joël Robuchon for many years.
Le Comptoir Robuchon really defines a London night out and ticks all those date night boxes.
To discover more, visit: robuchonlondon.co.uk
All imagery courtesy of Le Comptoir Robuchon.
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