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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Address Park Lane; London W1K 1QA
Neighbourhood Mayfair | See on map
Tube Hyde Park Corner [Piccadilly]
Telephone +44 20 7629 8866
Website http://www.alainducasse-dorchester.com/
Price GBP 100-120
Hours Tue-Sat 12-14, 18:30-22. Sat 18:30-22.

2010 started off with a bang for Alain Ducasse’s eponymous restaurant at one of London’s finest hotels, The Dorchester. Having been awarded its third Michelin star (one of only four restaurants in the UK to hold this accolade), it joined the gastronomic ranks of the chef’s other eateries in Paris and Monaco. So what’s the fuss all about? The interiors for a start are beautiful, with big airy spaces, high ceilings and a view on Hyde Park echoed in a leafy chandelier centrepiece.

As for the food, you won’t get flights of fancy and puffs of air here, rather a hearty meal made with guts and an awareness for beautiful ingredients. Nowhere is this more evident than in the signature ‘Cookpots’, porcelain dishes containing seasonal vegetables slow-cooked to perfection. If you’re feeling undecided, the tasting menu is a serious treat, traversing seven courses from Scottish langoustine and artichoke ravioli to farmhouse veal and coco caramel delight.

It may sounds rustic enough, but the environs are far from – try and get seated at the otherworldy Chef's Table, surrounded by strands of silvery light and hidden away from prying eyes.