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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

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#775 of 17,362 Restaurants in London
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PRICE RANGE
US$94 - US$228
CUISINES
French, European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Coco Chanel once opined that “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury”, and at Alain Ducasse’s elegant London outpost, the charming and ...
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Three MICHELIN Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!
Luxurious restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
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When booking any Michelin starred restaurant my expectations are always high, and rightly so. Therefore my expectations for here with their 3 stars was very high - Well, WOW, they exceeded my expectations. My wife and I visited on Friday evening, we chose the 7...course tasting menu with wine pairings from their Icon's collection. The food; simply amazing. The service; unbeatable. The wine knowledge; world class. The setting/decor; perfect. We paid £1,970.00 for the two us, at that price everything must be perfect, it was, thank you very much. We look forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Such a hard review to write because part of me has the whole "but I'm just the customer, what right do I have to criticise a three star restaurant?". But also I'm the customer who just spent over £700 on the seven course tasting menu...for two (plus a bottle of champagne). Ok, so drinks were great, we chose the champagne well and had two glasses of red wine (Chianti) and two sweet wines to end with. On to the food... The amuse bouche was delicious, simple, light but full of flavour we were left expectant of what was to come. The bread was, well, very nice as was the accopanied by butter. Next came scallops with cauliflower and caviar, for me this was a real disappointment, while the citrus jus and cauliflower were lovely the scallop was a tiny slither and lost in the strong flavour of the jus. "Second course" was sea bass with radish and samphire, again another delicate flavour for me lost completely to its accompaniments. A ceviche or sashimi approach would have worked better here but this is "french cuisine" after all. Next came the signature dish, lobster, chicken quenelles with pasta. Yes, this was truly amazing, indulgent and beautiful, and understandably their standout, left me even more confused as to the two previous courses. Again, the next dish of turbot with artichoke was devine, carefully seasoned and tastefully served it was just beautiful. Last of the "protein" dishes was venison with kalibos cabbage, again beautifully and prepared and tasted just perfect. On to cheese.. a dish which I struggle to count as one of my "seven" courses from a tasting menu, yes they were tasty but I honestly expect each dish from a tasting menu to be actually cooked / prepared, not simply pieces of something made earlier with some bread. Lastly the chestnut / yuzu mont blanc which, honestly was just overpowered by yuzu. Nice for some perhaps, but not to my taste. A few chocolates to finish and we're done. In conclusion I was left disappointed. Of the seven dishes I would only really remember the lobster, turbot and venison. The starters were lacking, the cheese I wouldn't consider a "course" and the mont blanc overpowered by yuzu. Honestly, not worth the money.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If I can give 6 stars, I will. Food is excellent without saying (not just me, with 3 Michelin stars, even the expert agrees). But the highlight is the whole experience. 101% to the staff members. Extremely professional, yet very friendly and very knowledgeable. Overall...cannot recommend higher!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback following your visit. I do hope that we will have the chance of welcoming you on a future occasion. Best regards, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel Christmas Eve and Christmas day. We went to lunch at this restaurant on Christmas day. For 3 hours, we enjoyed the wonderful service and food. There were 6 courses for lunch and I have to say that we were absolutely...‘full’ at the end as each serving was on the more generous side. We both had to lie down for a few hours afterwards (probably should have gone for a walk in the rain). The service was very attentive. The atmosphere is stark but warm and as the restaurant filled up, became quite buzzy. Obviously this dining experience is not cheap but worth every penny for special occasion. The staff at the hotel and the restaurant went to enormous efforts to ensure that everyone had a wonderful Christmas experience. Recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such positive comments following you experience with us at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. Your feedback have been gladly shared with the team. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 17 December 2021

You'd think that after 17 Michelin stars, he'd know how to deliver. He does. Excellent food beautifully presented by attentive and cordial staff members. Definitely worth your time and money.

Date of visit: December 2021
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing such a kind feedback. I do hope that we will have the chance of welcoming you on a future occasion. Best regards, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Reviewed 15 December 2021 via mobile

The dinner that we had was one of the most wonderful experiences we had. The ambiance and the atmosphere of the restaurant is quite unique since it gives you the aura of something flawless. The food is exquisite with many brilliant flavours that give you...pure pleasure while eating them. The famous lobster that we had is a great choice, it was fantastic and it reminded us the reason why this restaurant has 3 michelin stars. Additionally the service was stunning, polite and very helpful.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, It is a pleasure to read your kind comment following your visit to the restaurant. Thank you very much for your return patronage and for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We look look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

I didn’t find the food inspiring, or to the level of other 3 Michelin starred restaurants, but that’s not the reason for the 2* review. Four people on the table, three had the same main course option, I chose another. All of the meals came...out the same, I mentioned to the waiter that I had the wrong main, I was more than happy to eat this, not a problem, mistakes happen. After I had eaten this course, empty plates were placed in front of the other three guests, then the correct meal was brought out for myself? I’m now confronted with the situation of eating another course, whilst the others watch on with the fore-mentioned empty plates. There was no need for this baffling resolution. Surely, it would be move on from the mistake, as I were not bothered, or give everyone the meal?More

Date of visit: September 2021
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comment following your visit to the restaurant. We are sorry t read that your experience was not fully satisfactory. Your feedback has been shared with the team accordingly. Kind regards, Alain Ducasse at The...More

Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

Most amazing diner I ever had, atmosphere, ambiance, food … Every single dish was just a pure pleasure. I recommend that experience to anybody.

Date of visit: October 2021
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing such a kind feedback. I do hope that we will have the chance of welcoming you on a future occasion. Best regards, Enrico Baronetto Restaurant Director Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Reviewed 11 November 2021 via mobile

A wonderful experience that lived up to its promise, and worth the admittedly high price. The lobster is as good as everyone says. The service is superb. The Mont Blanc is almost surprisingly light and elegant due to the clever use of yuzu.

Date of visit: November 2021
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing such a positive feedback following your visit. I do hope that we will have the chance of welcoming you on a future occasion. Best regards, Enrico Baronetto Restaurant Director Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Reviewed 4 November 2021

It’s probably not viable to come up with a unique superlative to this extraordinary experience. I primarily went because my son had a personal adores Alain Ducasse and had wanted to eat here for a long time. I did not have high expectations yet knew...it was going to be good. I’ve been to The Fat Duck, Waterside Inn, Ramsey, Le Gavroche etc. All exceptional. But having had The Tasting Menu where every course was stunning and experienced wonderful service in an exquisite dining room, I really think as a complete experience, this surpasses them all. I would go back in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2021

Dear Guest, It is a pleasure to read your kind comments following your visit to the restaurant. Thank you very much for your return patronage and for taking the time to share your positive feedback. I am looking forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes,...More

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It’s requested than men wear smart trousers and shoes, collared shirts and jackets are preferred. Jackets may be removed at table (and not essential.) Ladies to dress smartly.
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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5