Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

“World-class cooking in one of London’s most beautiful and iconic dining rooms” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

LONDON W1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS

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Our Inspector's view

Parisian designer Pierre Yovanovitch has brought a more colourful, contemporary look to this intimate dining room. Almost everything is custom-made, emphasising the levels of care you can expect to find in every element of a visit here. Light oak panelling and colourful, comfortable seating in enticing shades of blush pink, along with exposed wooden tables and blue blown-glass chandeliers bring a warmer, more welcoming ambience. Service is polished and engaging, and menus change seasonally. The precise, classic French cooking makes the very best of fantastic British produce, and the wine list is superb, with amazing depth and a great range by the glass. This is stunning cooking and a meal here is sure to count as one of the significant events of your culinary life. Menu descriptions are terse, just listing ingredients. ‘Jerusalem artichoke Guanciale’ is a true celebration of this humble vegetable, delicate pasta forming truly excellent ravioli with melt in the mouth guanciale (Italian cured pig’s cheek), the freshness of radish and warming notes from Kenyan estate coffee. A delightful main course of super fresh turbot with swede – what an unsung ingredient – here making a wonderful purée and filled ‘parcels’, is completed by tender razor clams.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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5 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Food Service Award
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
16 Carlos Place,LONDON,W1K 2AL

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30: 2600
  • Wines by the glass: 45
  • Cuisine style: French
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover London

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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