Joël Robuchon International is bringing two exciting new concepts, Le Comptoir Robuchon and Le Deli Robuchon to London’s foodie capital this November
Securing Robuchon’s legacy for future generations and fulfilling his vision for excellence, simplicity and consistency, Le Comptoir and Le Deli are set to keep his ethos alive in Mayfair this November.
The ultimate rockstar of the culinary world, Joël Robuchon was the most decorated chef in the history of the Michelin Guide. At one time, he held an incredible 32 Michelin stars across his restaurants.
He pioneered the ‘cuisine moderne’ style of cooking, placing emphasis on a handful of ingredients where flavour was paramount.
At the age of 50, he retired from the kitchen – allowing him the freedom to travel and garner new influences, particularly from Asia.
His time in Japan proved to be highly influential on his cooking style, and he credited it with a heightened awareness of texture in his dishes.
Upon his return to Europe, he was inspired to create a new restaurant concept, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, inspired by the experience of the sushi counter.
1 Le Comptoir Robuchon
First up, Le Comptoir Robuchon will open on Clarges Street, offering an evolved restaurant concept with a focus on Robuchon’s original small plates concept.
The kitchen will be led by Executive Chef Jeremy Page, who worked closely with Robuchon for 13 years at the original L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Saint Germain, Paris. Jeremy has also cooked alongside notable French chefs Jean-Marie Gautier and Vincent Arnould at Le Vieux Logis.
Honouring Robuchon’s world-class inventive French cuisine, both Le Comptoir Robuchon and Jeremy’s cooking will embrace convivial dining in a warm and elegant environment.
On the menu, a collection of Robuchon’s beloved classics. La Saison will offer dishes like La Saint-Jacques, scallop, potatoes and sage, La Pluma, Iberic pluma, pimientos de padron and garlic and Les Pleurotes, oyster mushroom and consommé.
Breaking away from traditions, there will also be vegetarian and gluten-free elements to try alongside the heartier dishes.
Les Eternels will also showcase Robuchon’s time honoured dishes, much loved by his patrons across the world.
With interiors courtesy of Thurstan, step across the threshold to admire refined tones of burnt orange and clay, with an elegant marble-top counter (perfect for a pre-feast aperitif). Bespoke banquette seating will provide a refined setting for intimate conversation.
2 Le Deli Robuchon
Located on the ever-busy Piccadilly, Le Deli Robuchon will bring a more casual dining destination to London’s gourmands, with eat-in or take-away options and a patisserie.
Just in time for foodie stocking fillers, there will also be a selection of carefully handpicked products, available to purchase which have been tried, tested and loved by Joël Robuchon and his team.
The off-site boulangerie will offer freshly baked pastries, as well as drool-worthy banana bread and porridge filled with dried fruits. And of course, flakey traditional croissants for those that fancy it.
A selection of hot and cold sandwiches will be available to enjoy throughout the day including the famous Jambon- Beurre Le Prince de Paris, baguette, ham and Robuchon’s signature butter or Le Croque à la truffe, Saint-Nectaire and truffle. There will also be a selection of salads, an afternoon tea and cheese and charcuterie boards.
Le Deli will offer a mixture of high-top and traditional seating, surrounded by decorative displays and a central retail hub.
The much-loved ‘theatre’ of Robuchon’s cuisine will be maintained at both Le Comptoir and Le Deli, while allowing a new generation of visitors to fall in love with Robuchon’s passion for delicious food.
Make it happen
Locations: Le Comptoir Robuchon: 6 Clarges Street, London, W1J 8AE. Le Deli Robuchon
Address: 82 Piccadilly, London, W1J 8HB.
When: Opening November 2019
Website: Find out more and plan a feast via robuchonlondon.co.uk