Review on Le Laurent
Le Laurent is located on a small side street, just off the Champs Elysées in an elegant building with a peach and white façade and decorated with pillars and columns. This former hunting lodge once belonged to Louis XIV who instructed German architect Jacques-Ignace Hittorff to redesign the building and it is considered to be one of the prettiest restaurants in Paris. The dining room, with its picture windows look out onto a delightful secluded terrace that's an oasis of greenery, flowers and fragrance, where you can hear the soothing sounds of water from the fountain designed by Hittorff.
Alain Pégouret has been in charge of Laurent since February 2001, a native of Cannes, he was trained by some great chefs, Joël Robuchon and Christian Constant. The cuisine can be summed up as both classic and contemporary, expect French cuisine with a contemporary twist. Ingredients are meticulously selected with every dish marrying flavour and colour in perfect harmony. Open the show with the restaurant's signature starter of spider crab with its juice in jelly and fennel cream and follow on with crispy pig's trotter 'frians' and mashed potato. To finish, there's an array of cracking desserts including delicate chestnut cream wrapped with blackcurrant, chestnut flour shortbread or banana cream and mousse on a Brazilian nut sponge cake, "lait ribot" ice-cream.
The cellar at Restaurant Laurent, with its stock of nearly 30,000 bottles, is renowned in Paris. There are five elegant dining rooms on the first floor of the restaurant, two of which have their own terrace or balcony which are available for private functions. This is a delightful Michelin starred restaurant, where service is impeccable and the atmosphere is relaxed and charming.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.00pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 7.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express