Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
“Effortless chic and top-level French cuisine” - AA Inspector
LONDON W1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's view
The Dorchester has long been a London landmark, its Grill Room famous as the luxurious setting for opulent dining. Its current incarnation is as sharply, calmly elegant as you could wish for, the merest hint of a modern take of the deco feel found elsewhere in the hotel. The room is immaculately set for guests; polished silver, crisp linen napkins, elegant table appointments, smart staff and superb, highly polished gueridon trolleys. A wall of shining copper pans reflect the light, and the seasonally-changing menus offer a characterful take on the very best classical French cooking. Executive chef Jean-Phillippe Bondet supervises an endlessly accomplished list of reassuringly constant, technically precise dishes. You can expect the very best seasonal produce from British and French producers – witness a lunch of marinated courgette, shellfish, citrus and dill, followed by pork loin, purple artichokes and Tropea onion, before a delightfully refreshing dessert of strawberries with Madagascan vanilla and rocket sorbet.
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 82
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 1.30
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 1
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 20
- Cuisine style: Contemporary, Modern French
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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