L'Atelier des Augustins
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Michelin Guide
Modern Cuisine
The Michelin Guide's review
After stints in the kitchens of top establishments and the French embassies in London and Bamako, Nicolas Guilloton opened L'Atelier. Renovated from top to bottom, it has been transformed into an appealingly elegant and contemporary space; the African masks decorating the spacious dining area are a nod to the chef's time in Mali. A trained musician, he draws on his musical sensibilities to delight diners with a series of surprise menus that showcase his flair for balancing flavours and his commitment to locally sourced ingredients. This is original, technical cuisine abounding with bold aromas, and delicate, lightly sweetened yet indulgent desserts. Unbeatable value for money at lunchtime, and a fine wine list that reflects a genuine bid to discover eco-responsible producers.