Bruno Loubet was at the Restaurant Show centre stage this year where I was fortunate to watch his presentation from our stand D59. When his presentation ended, I managed to make a dash to speak to him and present a sample of our 'Saffron Olive Oil' I plan to catch him soon and ask how his experiment with the product has gone. Chef Bruno continue to wow diners in Clerkenwell with his reworking of rustic French dishes at Bistrot Bruno Loubet. The Restaurant claimed the highest new entry in this year's National Restaurant Awards with a debut on the list in third position.
Bistrot Bruno Loubet is a modern French Restaurant in the heart of Clerkenwell in London. Chef Bruno Loubet has brought his distinctive style of modern bistrot food back to London, to the bright and airy dining room of The Zetter Hotel. The restaurant is open every day, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and a few things in between.
There are also two private rooms that cater for a variety of parties and celebrations, whether it's cocktails and canapés or a gourmet tasting menu.
In 2009 Bruno returned to London after eight years living and working in Brisbane, Australia, and opened Bistrot Bruno Loubet in February 2010 at The Zetter in Clerkenwell, London. The menus showcase Loubet’s distinctive modern bistrot food, and feature some of the hallmark style of his previous influential London establishments such as Bistrot Bruno and L’Odéon. In October 2010 Bistrot Bruno Loubet won the award for highest new entry, at number three in the UK, at the National Restaurant Awards.Bruno Loubet was Born in Bordeaux in South west France in 1961, Bruno Loubet first came to the UK in 1982, fresh from national service, to work for Pierre Koffmann at La Tante Claire as a Commis Chef. Bruno was awarded the 1985 Good Food Guide’s Young Chef of the Year where he joined Raymond Blanc in Oxford as Head Chef at the two Michelin-starred Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
Bruno later returned to London as Head Chef at the Four Seasons, Inn on the Park, where he earned a Michelin star within the first year of business. Bruno moved on to open Bistrot Bruno in Soho, which earned The Times Restaurant of the Year in 1993. Following the success of Bistrot Bruno, he opened L’Odeon in 1995, which was awarded The Times Restaurant of the Year in the following year.
"Bruno is an old-fashioned chef producing modern food and Bistrot Bruno Loubet is buzzing.”
In 2001, after nearly 20 years running some of London’s busiest kitchens Bruno moved with his young family to Brisbane, Australia. Bruno returned to London in summer 2009, helping Pierre Koffmann run his near legendary pop-up restaurant on the roof of Selfridges, before opening Bistrot Bruno Loubet at The Zetter Hotel in February 2010.
Welcome back, Bruno, we needed you: AA Gill, Sunday Times
I found it delightful. For London it's exceptional: Jasper Gerard, The Telegraph
The staff were charming, all smiles, very efficient and knew the menu inside out: Guy Diamond, Time Out
There should be more places in London like this, but then again there should be more chefs in London like Bruno Loubet: Dos Hermanos
It's what restaurants are meant to be like: Jay Rayner, The Observer
St John's Square, 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RJ
Phone: +44 (0)20 7324 4455
Email: eat @ bistrotbrunoloubet.com
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Email for Events: events @ bistrotbrunoloubet.com