Laurent at Café Royal

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Laurent at Café Royal is the new Grill and Sushi Bar located within Hotel Café Royal on London's Regent Street. The restaurant marks a return to London for French-born Laurent Tourondel, and his first venue in Europe.

Laurent features an array of newly designed areas including booths and views of either elegant Regent Street or the grand hotel lobby with a spectacular Murano glass chandelier at the centre.
International influences are evident across the new menu where Laurent has combined his experiences to open a restaurant unlike anything he has done before. An open kitchen and grill offer the finest grilled meat and fish; whilst sushi masters prepare inventive sushi, sashimi and raw fish from the sushi bar.
The bar offers a wide selection of wines from both new and classic regions with a focus on the French 'regal regions', alongside cocktails and fine spirits.


On Wednesday 18th July, all reservations between 3pm - 6pm will be seated in the Gallery.

Specials

Two Courses £29 – Three Courses with a festive seasonal Bellini £39

From a festive menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: November 11, 2019

Ends: January 5, 2020

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM
Mon-Sat 12:00PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:00PM

Bottomless Brunch - Bloody Marys £45 or Bottomless Veuve Clicquot £65

...from a set menu. Last sitting at 4pm.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Bottomless offers are available for 90 minutes from booking time.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: September 15, 2019

Ends: February 27, 2020

Availability: Sun 12:30PM-4:00PM

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

On Christmas Day we welcome guests to enjoy a three course menu with a glass of Ruinart Brut in a festive setting with friends and family.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Ring in 2020 with a night of fine food and live jazz and a DJ into the early hours.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

Our festive set menu includes dishes such as Smoked Salmon & Warm Crumpets or Wild Mushroom Aborio Rissoto from £29 for two courses or £39 for three courses with a glass of Veuve Clicquot.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 10:00PM

What 392 People Are Saying
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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food delicious, ambiance a little meh.

CM
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a good value set meal with enough choice to suit most.

SC
London
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place, food excellent, even if a bit pricey

K
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Would love to go back to the restaurant and try Japanese food.

M
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant, excellent food and really friendly staff. Couldn't fault it.

P
London
48 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Japanese-style food and good service. Lovely room in a lovely building. The price matches the quality and experience.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our server was great but the lack of training from other colleagues made for an interesting meal. We ordered drinks which sat on the bar and I watched the bartender trying to call one of the two servers who were just standing around. As our bottle of champagne came to it’s end another server poured the remaining contents into one of our glasses, which resulted in 1 full glass and 2 empty ones. As for the food, it was good but nothing remarkable.

We did enjoy how thorough they were with a friend who was vegan, they always made sure she knew what was within her dietary requirements. The popovers were great and the setting was beautiful. We’ve been to Cafe Royale’s other restaurants and always make it a stop during a visit to London. This was the first time where I felt a bit let down.

NR
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience5

This place is so inconsistent! The head waiter makes up "rules" on a daily basis, which results in the diners feeling uncomfortable and unwelcomed. He also made a very unprofessional remark during one of our visits. I would like to add more, but I don't think that it'll lead to any positive changes.

RW
London
28 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit to Laurent, the set menu was very good and there was a good atmosphere in the restaurant. The tables are a bit low though, not great if you have a back problem.

b
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been twice before and as before the food, ambience and service was great. Mains were a little on the cold side when they came out but were sorted when we mentioned. Wine on the £££ side.

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and lovely attentive staff Only criticism was that the chairs and benches were too low so a little uncomfortable otherwise fabulous

OL
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely place with a nice ambiance. Worked well for our dinner to celebrate my dad's birthday before a theatre show.

SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi ever! Wonderful meal, great staff and service..will be back!

RL
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Location and design of the space is excellent with the food unique and delicious. I have been here before and found the service was better last time, but still slightly above average. They could improve on their timing of meals and the music selection which doesn't seem to fit the space. Otherwise, I greatly enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to anyone.

S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely place, lovely food, excellent waiter, if we hadn’t had to send 1 meal back because it was cold, everything would have been perfect: they did respond very well to the issue though, so no complaints

AL
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sono stato con i miei amici, eravamo in vacanza e ci avevano consigliato questo ristorante avendo conoscenza della nostra esigenza per il buon mangiare, devo dire che siamo rimasti sodisfatti e molto contenti, tutto era eccellente la prossima volta che torneremo a Londra sicuramente ritorneremo in questo eccellente ristorante.

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V
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall food and service was good, the only issue was the chairs. They were really low and not comfortable, specially the long chairs.

OK
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coctails are definatly the highlight and food is superb! Would be great if the restaurant was more busy, as we were one on 4 parties dinning and the room looked quite empty.

N
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I dined with some friends as part of London Restaurant Festival. The food was delicious, service and setting were really nice. However we felt really shocked at the bill - two of us couldn’t drink so had a glass of tonic water each but were then charged £9 each, which is extortionate. I realise places make money on drinks but that cost the same as alcohol! It was a bit of a nasty shock at the end of what had been a nice night. Please put the prices of non-alcoholic drinks on your menu if you are going to charge crazy prices! We should have been made aware of this.

TD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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CO
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere & Service

Opulent! If there is one word for Laurent: opulent. Cafe Royal itself has the classical, opulent, elegant feel, and it’s all over Laurent too. Lots of gold! A beautiful, old-style elevator. Stained windows. Chandeliers. It is a Grade II listed building after all.

As you walk in the sushi chefs are literally on show making the sushi with a few bar seats for the sushi. There are 2 areas of seating, which are very different. One is quieter, overlooking the hotel lobby. The other is more like a bar/lounge area, and when we were there, there was a jazz band playing. Great atmosphere because of it! Quite loud though. I was hoarse after 4 hours eating and chatting there!

Taste

The food… The cooking is executed very well. All the meats are tender, moist. Nothing dry. The chips there are very crispy. Most of the things there are very flavoursome with whatever flavours they are meant to be.

I think simplicity is more their style though. Classical in some senses. There weren’t any flavours that were interesting or thought-provoking. Everything was flavoursome, but there wasn’t anything that made me think “ooh, what’s that?”. That’s their style. Not the place to expect a pomelo marmalade, or wasabi infused creme chantilly (actually, I’ve never seen that at a restaurant! Yet!). Doing everything very well, using great, flavoursome ingredients to bring out their flavours, and staying within the bounds of more classical combinations of flavours.

The sharing menu at £65pp is a LOT of food! And a very good selection of different dishes to try between everyone!

Is it for you?

If you’re going here, it’s more for the things that surround you, than the things that you eat.

Not to say in any way that the food is bad, or not worth it. The highlight of it is the opulence I think. That’s what Laurent does more so than other places. I’ve been to other restaurants that have cooked just as well, or did interesting, or avant-garde flavours, at cheaper prices. But th

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the London Restaurant Week menu (2courses for £26 or 3 for £29) and it was a superb meal. We also added some sashimi which just melted in the mouth, as did the beef tartare. Beautiful setting and non-stuffy service and would return in a flash.

O
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect-food, service, atmosphere. I was happy to celebrate my birthday there and would recommend this restaurant to everyone!

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as usual.

RM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent, service rather poor. Pls. provide sharp knives for the quality of meat you serve.

OT
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Scallops were great and the steak and King prawns a real treat. Lovely ambience.

KW
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Bit disappointed if I'm being honest. Sommelier messed up the wine order - I ordered a white and he delivered a red - and when he announced the white I wanted was actually out of stock he then had the cheek of offering an alternative that was 50% more expensive. After serving a white I then ordered I had to ask a couple of times for our glasses to be topped up during dinner. Food wise, having selected the OpenTable set menu, the portions were smaller than a couple ordering the same main course off the a la carte menu who were sat at the next table. The only saving grace was the chocolate dessert. This was very good. Highly likely I won't go back.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and Ziggy’s Bar was also most agreeable!

C
London
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting for an evening meal for a couple or small group. The food was very good, but the waiter did get our starters order wrong. We will be back.

SW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate from the set menu and it was fabulous food and amazing value for money.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and the ambiance is perfect! Above all, what a 10 star customer service! Will definitely recommend it to my friends.

GS
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food ,one of the best Cod fish in LONDON
Chic ambiance
Very good service

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Will definitely be going back. Beautiful ambiance. Food was perfect.

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

After a long wait for order to be taken - about 30 minutes - as other tables were prioritised by staff, I enjoyed all 3 courses and service improved.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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TM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service from Dan and his colleagues was perfect.
Fabulous menu and setting, will be back

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and ambience - 3 course offer with Bellini is excellent value.

VM
London
87 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for business meal

YY
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service crew and good food!
Enjoyed myself thoroughly.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent visit to Restaurant Laurent with some new guests that have been before. Like us they thought it was outstanding. Great Yorkshire puddings to start then possibly the best steak in London followed by our favorite desserts anywhere. The background music was also really good and added to the atmosphere of the room. definitely make sure you are sitting in the front restaurant however and not one of the back corridors.