1 Michelin Star Chefs: Robert Chambers, Head Chef, Luca

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Robert Chambers is the Head Chef of Luca Restaurant, London.


Website: https://luca.restaurant/

Phone number: 020 3859 3000

Reservations: https://luca.restaurant/

Instagram: @luca.restaurant

Facebook: @luca.restaurantEC1M

Twitter: @LucaRestaurant

Roebrt Chambers

Robert Chambers has carved an impressive path through the gastronomic world. With an illustrious career spanning some of London's most prestigious Michelin-starred establishments, his culinary prowess has earned him accolades and recognition from critics and food enthusiasts alike.

Having honed his skills at renowned kitchens, including the esteemed two Michelin-starred The Square, and the one Michelin-starred Locanda Locatelli, Robert's talent for crafting exceptional dishes has consistently garnered praise.

Robert made his mark at The Ledbury, where his masterful creations contributed to the restaurant's two Michelin stars.

Before embarking on his journey with Luca, Robert held the esteemed position of Head Chef at the Fine Dining restaurant in the revered RAC Club in Pall Mall.

His five-year tenure there showcased his ability to deliver exquisite culinary experiences while catering to the discerning palates of club members.

Since Luca's opening in 2016, Robert has brought his extraordinary vision and expertise to the forefront as the Head Chef.

With his imaginative approach, he orchestrates a symphony of flavors, seamlessly blending tradition and innovation to create dishes that tantalize the senses.

Robert's dedication to culinary excellence has solidified his position as one of the leading figures in the London dining scene, and his artistic creations continue to enchant and captivate diners from around the world.

In March 2023, Robert's Luca was awarded one Michelin star at the Guide's annual awards ceremony.

What the guides say...


three stars


Luca Restaurant

In the bustling neighborhood of Clerkenwell, Luca emerged onto the London dining scene in November 2016 as the brainchild of the acclaimed trio behind The Clove Club: Daniel Willis, Johnny Smith, and Isaac McHale.

With Robert Chambers, a culinary virtuoso hailing from esteemed establishments like The Square, Locanda Locatelli, and The Ledbury, at the helm of the kitchen, Luca presents a captivating interpretation of modern Italian cuisine.

Famed for its contemporary twist on Italian gastronomy, Luca remains rooted in traditional culinary principles while playfully incorporating British influences, resulting in a menu of tantalizing modern classics.

Notable creations include Parmesan fries, Rigatoni adorned with pork sausage ragù, tomato, anchovy, and mint, and a luscious Amalfi lemon and bergamot tart accompanied by rosemary ice cream.

Diners can embark on a culinary adventure by opting for the Chef's menu priced at £85 per person, where Chambers and his team curate a delightful selection of antipasti, primi, secondi, and dolci that embody the essence of Luca's culinary repertoire.

Alternatively, the à la carte menu offers a wealth of enticing options to suit individual preferences.

Luca's allure extends beyond its culinary delights, boasting a standalone bar where classic cocktails are reimagined with an Italian twist.

Sip on the exquisite Gold Negroni, a blend of Sacred dry gin, Strega, Martini Ambrato, grappa, and olive oil, or indulge in the intriguing Chinotto Manhattan featuring Rittenhouse Rye, Chinotto Nero, lapsang, and sweet vermouth.

The bar also offers a vast selection of Italian wines, an impressive array of grappa, and a tempting assortment of Italian bar snacks.

Since its inauguration, Luca has garnered widespread critical acclaim, earning accolades such as the Monocle Restaurant of the Year Award and securing a spot in the prestigious top 100 of the National Restaurant Awards.

With its innovative culinary vision, impeccable service, and exquisite design, Luca continues to captivate diners, cementing its status as a gem within London's vibrant dining scene.

In March 2023, Luca was awarded one Michelin star at the Guide's annual awards ceremony

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1 Michelin Star Chefs: Robert Chambers, Head Chef, Luca