• Mon - Sun 12pm (noon) - 2:30pm
  • 6:30pm - 10:30

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  • Takes Reservations

Celebrated Frenchman, Joël Robuchon, is the most decorated chef in the world. Boasting a career spanning New York to London, Tokyo and Paris, he operates dozens of restaurants that, together, bear the most Michelin stars ever attributed to a single chef. A global culinary maestro, Joël sets the highest standard for fine French dining in any city he touches down in – and Hong Kong is no exception.

The only French restaurant in Hong Kong with three Michelin stars, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon has been continuously recognised for its excellence over the years. The concept was first created by the esteemed chef in 2003, inspired by Japan’s omakase and the tapas bars of Spain – both of which are based around being able to try several small dishes at once. As a result, L’Atelier is designed with a more convivial, sharing-style format in mind, punctuated by the signature counter bar seating where guests can witness the artistic plating at the pass.

Of course, a captain steering many ships around the world needs a worthy second-in-command, and in Hong Kong that formidable task falls to Executive Chef, David Alves, who joined Joël’s kitchen in 2000 and took up the helm at L’Atelier in 2014. A Parisian native, David honed his craft at top fine dining establishments such as Au Comte de Gascogne and Hôtel Plaza Ath.n.e, and in 2003 helped to open the first L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris as Sous Chef.

In Hong Kong, he oversees a menu that extols the pleasures of classic French cooking with a modern, globally influenced twist. The restaurant is divided into two sections, and guests dining at L’Atelier can expect to find that more traditional dishes await in snackable tapas-style portions, passed from open kitchen to patrons across the dark wood bar.

Tantalise your palate with the signature creations, such as crispy langoustine papillote served with a bright green basil puree, succulent sweet lobster jelly topped with a velvety cauliflower cream and pan-seared free-range quail made decadent with knobs of foie gras and a smooth truffle mash. Detailed and highly stylised, each dish arrives like an artistic masterpiece, from tender sea bass enveloped in parmesan foam to steak tartare sandwiched between a layer of gold leaf and finely shaved truffles.

If the sleek red and black decor isn’t quite your style, you can take your meal at Le Jardin instead, where an elegant setting looks out over a quaint rooftop garden. Take your time here to savour the urban garden while diving into the depths of L’Atelier’s wine list – an exhilarating collection of over 3,400 appellations to suit a range of tastes, which has received Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Grand Award since 2010. Great restaurants can fade fast in Hong Kong’s changing landscape, yet L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon has managed to remain as seductive as the moment it first debuted over a decade ago, continuing to draw widespread adulation.

One of the city’s bastions of haute cuisine, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is an experience to savour, a gratifying journey through French cuisine from one of the world’s pre-eminent culinary icons.

Locate L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Shop 401, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong


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