Glass discovers the new set lunch menu at Le Comptoir Robuchon in Mayfair

LOCATED around the corner from the Green Park station, Le Comptoir Robuchon offers their guests a quiet moment away from the busy and noisy streets of Mayfair. Inspired by a Michelin star chef Joël Robuchon, the restaurant cultivates his vision of creating sophisticated, yet accessible take on classic flavours and recipes.

Recently added to the already impressive a la carte selection, Le Comptoir Robuchon now started offering a set lunch menu. Those who look for a perfect spot for a day meeting or an extended midday break away from the office do not have to look much further – there is no better spot than Le Comptoir Robuchon.

The restaurant offers a two or three-course meal from which the guests can pick between three options.

Le comptoir robuchonLe Comptoir Robuchon interior

The long marble bar with burnt orange seating, golden accents and an array of greenery fills the space of Le Comptoir Robuchon. Cleverly placed mirrors make the restaurant spacious, yet not compromising on intimate atmosphere thanks to beautiful immense chandeliers, which flood the room with warm, golden light.

We were welcomed by Romano, the restaurant manager, with a glass of champagne to start our culinary journey, followed promptly by impressively full bread basket so you don’t make any rushed decisions whilst browsing the menu.

Aside from the classic French baguette you will a selection of very exciting and unusual breads: a delicate squid brioche, a white roll topped with minced meat or a more elegant take on a classic cheese twist.

Next to come was a little pot of Foie gras reduction with a parmesan mousse and hints of chillie. Delicate, yet extremely flavourful combination.

Le comptoir robuchonLe Comptoir Robuchon interior

For the first course, I have opted to go for Endive salad with pears, peacans and  Bleu d’Auvergne. Very fresh and slightly sweet notes of the pear complimented each other beautifully with intensity of the French blue cheese and taken away some of the bitterness from endive. Paired with a glass of white wine with lemony notes was a perfect starter for a warm day.

My guest has chosen Le Ceviche De Dorade, a delicate dish prepared with a sea bream in citrus marinade with guacamole, paired with white wine with subtle salty notes, which elevated the tenderness of the dish.

The lunch menu in Le Comptoir Robuchon focuses greatly on meat and fish dishes. For the main I have decided to choose a beef onglet, which came with three types of shallots and baby gem lettuce. The meat was delightfully tender and delicate and was paired with quite rich Australian red wine. My guest indulged himself in yet another seafood dish going for a Skate wing “Grenobloise style” with lemon juice, pepper and capers.  A great choice for a lunch main if you want to avoid feeling slightly too full.

Beef Le Comptoir Robuchon

Those who have a sweet tooth will be pleasantly surprised with the wide selection of desserts, which the restaurant offers. Wanting to try something new, I have decided to order Mille-Feuille Poire Caramel – a small tower of pastry, pear, and caramel, whilst my guest ventured out from the lunch selection of puddings and decided on a mango and passionfruit sorbet, slightly lighter option to finish with.

Le comptoir robuchonSeabass Le Comptoir Robuchon

Le Comptoir Robuchon is definitely a one of a kind place. With its elegant atmosphere and warm interior, it is a perfect choice for both a romantic dinner as well as a work lunch.

by Olga Petrusewicz

Set lunch menu is available Wednesday through Friday, offering a choice of a two-course menu for £48, or for three-courses for £60.

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