Louie to open in Covent Garden

Published 6 January 2020

Three-storey restaurant and bar Louie will open at the former site of Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Covent Garden. Louie will be the first London venture for Paris Society, the group owned by Laurent de Gourcuff behind restaurants such as Loulou and Girafe in Paris.

Paris Society are partnering with Guillaume Glipa to open Louie, who has played a key role in many London restaurant launches including Coya, Chiltern Firehouse and Annabel’s. The 150-cover restaurant will serve French-Creole food, with American chef Slade Rushing at the helm. Louie, thought to be named after both jazz musician Louis Armstrong and Louis XIV, will also feature a bar with live music and DJ.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, de Gourcaff comments “We are very happy to open our first establishment in London, to export our vision of catering and our own expertise. London seemed obvious to me as part of our international development.”

Louie will open in March at 13-15 West St, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NE

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