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The Grill by Tom Booton
“Reimagined modern British cooking in Mayfair.” - AA Inspector
LONDON W1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
In the heart of well-heeled Park Lane, The Dorchester is one of London’s iconic hotels and dates back to 1931. 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. Service is highly professional and friendly from a well-drilled team complete with a highly knowledgeable sommelier. In many ways, the simple menu descriptions almost downplay the quality of the cooking, with many classics rebooted and taken to a new, higher level. Start with a stuffed onion, cheese and bacon broth, or perhaps raw scallop, peas, white asparagus, kombu and kosho. Continue with a first-rate piece of stone bass with peppers, mussels and bouillabaisse or, perhaps, a playful and upmarket twist on a classic ham, egg and chips with roasted pineapple. For those happy to share, there’s a 500g rib-eye steak and a BBQ lamb saddle with morels and wild garlic salsa verde. Side dishes are equally as impressive, as in BBQ purple sprouting broccoli, garlic scapes and sunflower seeds or an inventive triple-cooked chips with gravy mayonnaise. Lemon and white chocolate millefeuille is a harmonious finale, as is the white ‘snickers’ and salted milk ice cream. A Chef’s Counter in front of the open kitchen is where guests can oversee the chefs in action. Vegetarians and vegans have plenty to choose from, perhaps starting with BBQ asparagus, Piedmont hazelnuts and radicchio salad before moving on to a main course of globe artichoke, barigoule and pickled walnuts. This being The Dorchester, expect a notable range of wines by the bottle and glass, but also some top-notch cocktails including the refreshing Cambridge Punt (gin, clementine liqueur, cocoa, lemon, rosemary syrup, peach and jasmine soda).
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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