Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London

I urge you to pluck up the courage to join the rich and privileged at this most elegant restaurant

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
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7/10 from 1 user review
Address:53 Park Lane
Map:Map & nearby
Nearest Station:Hyde Park Corner
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Opening Hours:
Tues - Fri: 12:00 - 13.30

Tues - Sat: 18.30 - 21.30
Dress Code:Smart Casual

Facilities & Info:
  • Private hire available
  • Booking advisable
  • Disabled access/facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Background music
  • Private space
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About: The restaurant bears his name, but the famous chef does not work here, as Alain Ducasse is a hugely profitable brand with restaurants in Hong Kong, Washington DC, St. Petersburg, Monte Carlo, Osaka, Doha, Paris, Tokyo and more.

What’s remarkable is that this fine dining group hasn’t become diluted (Ducasse boasted 21 Michelin stars at one point, only Joël Robuchon has had more with 25). His restaurant at the Dorchester is a prime example. The dining room is opulent, with a central feature that’s a circular wall of fibre optic lights, surrounding a table for private dining. Very classic French dishes are on the menu, and the kitchen is headed up by Jocelyn Herland, who has earned the restaurant three Michelin stars.

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It’s hard to imagine French cuisine getting any better than this. The attention to detail is second to none, from the perfect cooking to the pairing of cheeses with individual condiments to suit, and entering the beautiful dining room is akin to stepping into a different, far more opulent world.

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Along with Restaurant Gordon Ramsay this is the only other London restaurant to currently boast three Michelin stars. It has also received awards for its wine, for being the “best culinary experience” in the Virtuoso Best of Best Awards 2010, and consistently ranks highly in the Zagat Survey and the Good Food Guide.

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Alain Ducasse may well be the übermensch of the gastronomical world, having picked up a serious collection of awards over the years, along with 15 Michelin stars shared among his various restaurants. He may not be in the kitchen himself at the Dorchester, but chef Jocelyn Herland’s cuisine is big on strong flavours, unexpected textures and pulchritudinous presentation.

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Super-luxe Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester has three Michelin stars and high prices, while service is warm and attentive. From head chef Jocelyn Herland: “I have never worked before in an environment as dynamic as Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. The energy at work is very positive and everyone is giving their best to achieve excellence. I am impressed by the harmony in between the different departments, front of house, kitchen, reservations and marketing.”

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As if its location within one of London’s most luxurious hotels and its “reassuringly expensive” menu weren’t enough, the private dining room at Alain Ducasse at the Dorchesteris as opulent as they come. The Table Lumière is sheltered by a circular curtain made from over four thousand fibre optic lights which falls from floor to ceiling, and guests eat off Hermès china. But perhaps its most extravagant aspect is that it’s positioned in the middle of the dining room, in full view of envious diners.

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in the news

The All in One Ultimate Restaurant List Interview: Jocelyn Herland
- Herland puts their success down to a passionate team and a spectacular private table…, July 7, 2014

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- Alain Ducasse At The Dorchester sees in the festive season., November 8, 2013

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User Rating: 7 / 10
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Added: Jun 2014
Fantastic service and beautifully presented food. Is it head and shoulders above 99% of other restaurants in London? No. The food is great and the service up to the standard you'd expect but my issue with Alain Ducasse is the price, I just can't justify paying £500+ for a two diner lunch, anywhere.

As mentioned great food and service, decor is ok if a little bland. For my money it should be priced about 50% less as there are far too many other places to spend a few hundred pounds for a comparable quality of food and service.

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