Pierre Gagnaire à Séoul** (Seoul)

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Photo credit: Lotte Hotels

** Closed until 31st July 2018 **

Category: Modern French

Reservation required

Notable Mentions
Michelin Guide 2017 **

Dress Code
Smart / Business casual

Price Guide
Credit cards accepted

Wheelchair accessible

Private dining available
Valet parking
Air conditioning


“The kitchen is not measured in terms of tradition or of modernity. We must read the tenderness of the cook. ” Pierre Gagnaire

Pierre Gagnaire is one of France’s most famous chef’s and trained under Paul Bocuse, one, if not the, leading chef in French nouvelle cuisine (the current style of French cuisine commonly known). In he 2017 received a Medal of the Order of Merit. Having opened restaurants globally (including Sketch in London), he names his inspiration as the produce used for cooking, plating being influenced by painting, jazz for the rhythm of the meal, and to take a certain risk when cooking to find the perfect balance of the products. In 2008 in collaboration with the Lotte group, Pierre Gagnaire opened his namesake restaurant on the 35th floor of the Lotte Hotel Seoul, overseeing the banking area. The interior is inspired by high-class French dining, and the food is a combination of French cooking techniques with French and Korean ingredients.

– Not worth two Michelin stars –


In 2012 is the first time I went to the restaurant, and back then I had a fabulous meal. Having had such a great memory of the restaurant, I invited 2 of my friends to celebrate one my friend’s wedding. Sadly, this time I was a bit disappointed in the menu. My friends, however, loved it. The food was good, but I expected more of a two-star Michelin restaurant. I do plan to go back, but after my experience at Sketch in London, I am left to wonder if his restaurants in recent years have been living off their hype, rather than the quality of the food they serve. It will be interesting to see if this theory confirms itself at my next visit when the restaurant has reopened after renovation.

Pierre Gagnaire à Séoul
Lotte Hotel
New Wing 35F
1 Sogong-dong
South Korea

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35F New Wing 롯데호텔서울 서울 을지로1가 180-6

Find them at: Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire à Séoul


** Closed until 31st July 2018 **

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