When it opened in 2019, Joël Robuchon’s goal was to create an accessible and intimate restaurant in the heart of Mayfair that offered contemporary and convivial dining along with Le Deli for those who are looking for something a little more casual.
Sadly, Joël Robuchon died in 2018, holding a world record of 32 stars in 2016 and was one of the most influential and most Michelin Star awarded Chef of our time.
With its classic French menu, this rather chic and modern restaurant has a 20-seat marble counter and impressive international wine list, making it the perfect after work meeting place for friends and family get togethers thanks to its relaxed environment.
The dining room itself is art deco in design, which really appeals to me as a lover of all things art deco, with individual tables and plush velvety seats making for a more intimate dining experience. Alternatively, if you enjoy watching the chefs at work then I would recommend sitting at the marble counter where you can watch Head Chef Fabio Fasano and his team go about preparing the simple yet sophisticated dishes.
The menu offers a range of hot and cold starters which start from £19 for le soufflé au fromage with vin jaune and chorizo broth and go up to £89 for le caviar, with imperial caviar and crispy poached egg. The mains are divided into the three categories of Vegetarian, Fish and Meats and range from £21 to £78, and include cheese and dessert options. You will also be treated to the legendary “Purée Robuchon”, which comes with every main dish.
If you have dinner at Le Comptoir on a Friday or Saturday evening, you will be able to enjoy DJ Fai’s elegant mixes entitled “Le Son Robuchon” starting at 7:30pm and going on to midnight, making for a lively and entertaining evening.
If however, you are popping in for lunch, then you might like to try their new Spring Lunch Set Menu priced at £45, where you can choose a delicious fresh Salmon tartare with pickled cucumber or Green asparagus with crisp egg and hollondaise to start. Then for your main course, how about a rich and juicy Hereford onglet steak or lighter Cod with lemon and dill cream? If you have any room left, you can then round off your meal with Le Chocolate sensation, which is one of Robuchon’s most sensational desserts!
This year will also see the opening of Le Deli Robuchon on the King’s Road in Chelsea, so look out for that new addition to Chelsea.
Le Comptoir Robuchon, 6 Clarges Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8AE, England.
Tel: 0208 076 0570
Only a minute’s walk away from Green Park Station on the Piccadilly, Victoria and Jubilee lines, Le Comptoir Robuchon is open for lunch Monday to Saturday from midday to 2:30pm and for dinner from 5:30pm to 11:00pm. The restaurant is closed all day Sunday.
Type or Restaurant: French Restaurant
Price Band: High
Insider Tip: Try their new Spring Lunch Set Menu priced at £45 per person.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a former member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Le Comptoir Robuchon