WE ARE ROBUCHON LONDON
Robuchon London, part of Robuchon International, is led by a team of experts many of whom worked alongside Joël Robuchon for decades.
With Le Comptoir, the team are embracing Joël Robuchon’s desire to open an accessible and intimate restaurant in Mayfair, one that is also in line with his much lauded philosophy of contemporary, convivial dining.
Le Deli draws from the variety of more casual Robuchon offerings in existence adapted for Mayfair.
The team are delighted to continue the legacy of one of the most influential chefs of our time.
The Legacy of JOEL ROBUCHON
Joël Robuchon was born in Poitiers in 1945. He started his culinary career at the tender age of 15, and by the 1970’s, in Paris, had already gained a reputation as a highly accomplished but ‘rebel chef’ by bucking the trends of minimalism in commonplace nouvelle cuisine and returning to hearty dishes executed to perfection.
Critics described eating his famed mashed potato as an ‘emotional’ experience.
Having built up a long list of Michelin stars and accolades, at the age of 51, he shocked the culinary world, by announcing his retirement to allow him to spend time with his family and travel the world. He discovered Asia and fell in love with Japanese culture and traditions. Several years later he returned to being a restaurateur, introducing a refreshing, accessible concept L’Atelier, which housed the Japanese dining counter for European food, allowing sociable dining of the highest quality without the pomp and ceremony.
Joël Robuchon died in 2018. He was the most Michelin starred chef, holding a world record of 32 stars in 2016.
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