The Grill at The Dorchester
“Classic British cooking in Mayfair.” - AA Inspector
LONDON W1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
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First established in 1931, The Dorchester is one of London’s iconic restaurants in the heart of well-heeled Park Lane. The glamorous Grill restaurant is now run by an energetic and enthusiastic young team although it has retained many of its original features. There are still the parquet floors, striking chandelier and intricate gilded ceiling but a contemporary tone has been added, bringing it right up to date including a Pudding Bar in front of the open pastry kitchen. This is where guests can take part in the pre-dessert challenge and can try to identify the flavours. Highly professional and friendly service from a well-drilled team complete with a highly knowledgeable sommelier. Start with a technically perfect veal sweetbread with potato pancake, bacon and cabbage topped with generous shavings of truffle and frothy bacon foam. Continue with a first-rate piece of Cornish turbot served with a rustic accompaniment of borlotti beans and grelot onion. Yogurt soft serve, apricots, London honey and almonds is a harmonious finale.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 65
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- 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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