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If you’re a foodie, you’ll have heard about the tragic closure of the Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in April, following the death of the legend himself, Joël Robuchon in August 2018. It was the talk of the town, world even, namely because he’d been dubbed the ‘chef of the century’ and held 32 Michelin stars across his world restaurant institution.

But in honour of the superstar chef, two new London restaurants are set to open under the Joël Robuchon name, with the first opening this Friday, eek!

Following the loss of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon earlier this year, the news of the two new openings has spread like wildfire, and we can hardly say we’re surprised! Leading the show will be Executive Chef Jeremy Page, who previously worked with Robuchon himself for 13 years in Paris.

Le Comptoir’s menu is said to replicate Robuchon’s love of simpler things, with an emphasis primarily on light and small dishes. Expect to find native lobster served alongside romesco, as well as Robuchon’s world-famous mashed potato. All presented beautifully of course. Meanwhile, Le Deli, scheduled to open on the 25th November, will serve up lunchtime and breakfast classics so you’ll be glad to know there’s another brekkie spot to add to your list…

On the interior front, we can expect a whole lotta marble and earthy tones, designed by Thurstan. If you’re a solo diner or just like engulfing all the spirit of the kitchen, there’s room to dine counter-side along the beautifully marbled bar (makes for the perfect Insta shot too!)

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