Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
London, W1K 1QANeighbourhood:
FrenchPrice: £41 and over
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.alainducasse-dorchester.com/
- Phone: 02076298866x
- Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 12.00 to 13.30, 18.30 to 21.30
Saturday: 18.30 to 21.30
- Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Chef's Table, Full Bar
A word from Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
The three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester restaurant in London’s Mayfair, traditionally the smartest address in town, represents a new approach to fine dining. Professionalism and attention to detail are always paramount, but there is a new aura of whimsy and pleasure as well. Alain Ducasse’s spectacular, elegant interior - by Patrick Jouin - and breath-taking dining experience has enchanted London’s gourmets and critics. For most mortals, a meal at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is occasion dining for special celebrations, and the sublime quality of the food and the easy pomp of the service live up to expectations. But an ideal and affordable way to sample the contemporary French cuisine is the set lunch menu, highlighting the very highest quality seasonal ingredients. Favourite dishes include langoustine ravioli with shellfish in a ginger-lemongrass and smoked tea consommé, heart of black Angus rump steak studded with bacon, and boulangère potatoes pleasure.Continued
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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since 22 October 2013
special occasions (62)romance (40)fit for foodies (33)business meals (26)outstanding value (14)brunch (9)afternoon tea (5)good vegetarian options (5)sunday lunch (5)disabled access (4)group bookings (2)child friendly (2)pre/post theatre (2)outdoor eating (1)Show More
- Good at any timeLove2eatDined on 10/10/2014We have been dinning in Alain Ducasse restaurants in the UK and worldwide and we found this is most rewarding. Well done to all staff. Will definately dine again and againSpecial Features:
- 3-star diningACJBDined on 9/10/2014You can see from the outset why Ducasse deserves those awards. Superb dining, excellent food and service. And great ambience, altho' obviously for special occasions if you are thinking of the tasting menu.Special Features:
- anniversary mealPD1234Dined on 8/10/2014I booked this restaurant for our anniversary. We chose the tasting menu at £125 per person and were bitterly dissapointed. I have no idea how the food here managed to be awarded 1 michelin star let alone 3. The first course in the taster menu, the crab, was rather unpleasant. The remaining courses, except the lobster which was good, were mediocre. We normally have a couple of classes of wine and finish off with a desert wine, but we stopped at the first glass because we just could not see any point in spending more money. The desserts we also just ok and rather on the heavy side. There was no amuse bouche or palate cleanser. Although the service was good it wasn't brilliant. £350 not well spent at all. I do not recommend this restaurant!Special Features:
- Management of expectations for 3*gabsNHVIPDined on 25/9/2014This is the tricky one: everything was very good, we enjoyed our lunch... and yet I am left wondering whether I understood the 3rd star and whether this meal was as stunning as I expected. It might not be fair as I am comparing lunch here with dinner in various 2 star places, but then the Ledbury produced clearly more amazing taste sensations over my two lunches there and the service was a clear notch above the one in Alain Ducasse. We're now wondering whether to come back for dinner or just stick to our favourites. I should say without doubt I thought the wines were exceptional and well recommended, the young sommelier had a great way with customers and totally matched the 3 stars... maybe that will bring us back after all ; )Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 25/9/2014everything was fantastic, except very small portion on main courseSpecial Features:
- Alain Ducasse at the DorchesterMontyVIPDined on 17/9/2014After a dodgy start to lunch proceedings (the bar was unattended until we pointed this out), our special occasion between friends improved. Was it as good as it gets for a restaurant with all the accolades, not in my opinion and I compare with many other more interesting and atmospheric places in London and especially elsewhere in our very best country hotels.Special Features:
- SuperbOmarDined on 3/9/2014Outstanding decor , a very special restaurant with a creative and tasty food besides a perfect serviceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent sommelier.2MdiningDined on 23/7/2014Had the best experience with tha aussie sommelier during our tasting meny at lunch!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WOWhussaizDined on 24/6/2014You will not be disappointed. This is fine dining at is best! The service is amazing. You are treated as if you are the only and most special person in the whole dining room.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing foodJGreenVIPDined on 5/6/2014Definitely lived up to expectations - delicious food and great service!Special Features:
- Sadly dissapointedXfw50VIPDined on 28/5/2014Went for a business meal with a colleagues and I hvae to say that the food did not live up to our expectations, especially at the price. We may have been unlucky, but you dont expect "off nights" from this levek of estabilshment.
- Richard 8Richard8Dined on 28/5/2014Excellent food and service and a real bargain for a set lunch at a 3 Michelin Stars restaurant. The service is attentive and unhurried.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Exceptional delightTonyAlvorDined on 16/5/2014I had the 7 course tasting menu with paired wines. The service was wonderfully informative and the staff were helpful and knowledgable. The food was faultless with special praise to the truffled chicken quenelles although every dish was superb.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Set Lunch menu disappointinganoushkaDined on 8/5/2014starter, a caponata not better than at my local italian trattoria, an overcooked sea bream, not enough bouillabaisse sauce and fennel extremely plain as a side... Dessert: a basic chocolate fondant . I felt I have been charge for the location, not for the food....Special Features:
- kiukVIPDined on 8/5/2014Special Features:
- Alain ducasse lunch menu reviewComedusDined on 15/4/2014Wonderful meal with my family to celebrate my 21st birthday. Food compatible with Gordon Ramsay's hospital road restaurant, but in a higher class setting. The lunch menu is good value for money. The service was curtious, professional and friendly yet not intrusive. Our last visit 10 months ago had been improved upon this time. Still one of the top 2 restaurants in London in my opinion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfection!MTSADined on 8/4/2014Booked this place to celebrate my partner's birthday 5 days ago. From the second we stepped in to the second we stepped out, we enjoyed every moment of it. The people working here are passionate, fun, knowledgeable and friendly. They are inspiring. Food wise is amazing. We ordered a 7 course tasting menu and a 4 course menu. Each dish was flawless, cooked to perfection. We summed up the night with a visit to the kitchen and had a short conversation with their friendly and professional Executive Chef, Jocelyn Herland. For anyone who has the money to spend, this is the place. Thank you for the lovely experience and yes, without a second thought, I will definitely be back. :-)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WonderfulMattantVIPDined on 2/4/2014Very special, with great food and fantastic service. Well worth a visit for a special occassion, the staff will make their utmost to make it a night to remember.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Kind of goodJasonDined on 4/3/2014I tried their Truffle Menu and it was all the great ingredients with extra salt. It was lots of salt in the sause, in the soup, on the truffle flakes, basiclly everywhere. The dishes are very good except for the extra salt in them so overall it cannot be said as bad but I don't understand how they are qualified as 3-star.Special Features:
- not as good as i thought as a 3starHellobVIPDined on 27/2/2014I put too much expectation on a three michelin star restaurant. the urchin as the starter disappointed me, it tasted weird and fishy, not as fresh as i expected. however, the main course lobster was really good, nicely cooked. the dessert hazelnut soufflé was a good choice too, not too sweet and the texture is so good! love it
- Excellent set lunch and greatjjjjVIPDined on 26/2/2014Excellent set lunch and great value for the delicious food and wine with such lovely service and setting.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointing 'Culinary' JourneyBonnyJohnnyDined on 20/2/2014Having eaten at several fine dining establishments ranging from 1 to 3 stars, our expectation was high for Alain Ducaase. How disappointing it was. With the 7 course tasting menu at £125.00 & wine pairings at £140.00 each, we anticipated a magnificent culinary journey we have previously experienced in so many other restaurants. The Iris Sea Urchin was sublime, a veritable triumph but that was where it ended. Average food, average service,definitely not worth its 3 Stars. Story Restaurant, Viajante, Le Manoir Aux Quat'saisons, Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, L'Enclume and The Fat Duck to name but a few we have dined at leave Alain Ducasse way down on our list of return journeys. Focus on your food, not solely on your name and location.
- For a three star I didn'tlondonloveDined on 30/1/2014For a three star I didn't feel it lived up to others in the world I have been before. Typically I am used to service from a team but a team I can understand- sommelier, server, busser... but we were served by different sommeliers during the same bottle of wine. It left us feeling not the attention that we had expected. The food was good but we not blown away by anything. It was a good experience and happy we tried it but we opt for another experience in the future.Special Features:
- Lunch at Alain DucasseKazzayDined on 29/1/2014From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. The ambiance of the restaurant was breathtaking, the food and wines delicious. We chose the fixed price lunch.....excellent afternoon..it was our first visit and we have already booked to go again.Special Features:
- PerfectionMeandherDined on 29/1/2014Every single thing about this lunch was perfect. An experience we shall remember.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great for a special occasionSsinghDined on 29/1/2014We went for lunch, which was very good value for the quality of food, but the thing I find most impressive about this place is the service. Every time I have been, the service has been impeccable. However, the sommelier came across as being a bit rude to begin with, but warmed up. Not ideal, but it didn't bother me that much and didn't take away from a lovely lunch.Special Features:
- Very disappointedBabfbDined on 28/1/2014Food was not as good as I expect three star michilin restaurant.food is so so,chicken I had is pretty dry.desert only had a bite.
- lunchFredDined on 24/1/2014Very impressive - service and food were outstanding. Unpretentious, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. Can't wait to re-visit!Special Features:
- Taste Food Before It Leaves KitchenJohnMDined on 23/1/2014We went here on 23/1/14. We had the Seasonal Tasting menu with wine parings. Two dishes were particularly bad. One was their lobster course. The lobster was great, but the potatoes were absolutely soaked in salt. They were as revolting as accidentally getting a mouthful of sea water whilst swimming in the ocean. We asked the waiter if the Chef had tasted these - but no response. The next course had a similar issue. The mushrooms were again soaked in salt. It was clear to us that the kitchen was not tasting the food. We mentioned this again, and this time the message seemed to get back to the Chef, and we received a complimentary dessert. Still, for a meal over £700 for two of us, I would not go back or recommend to friends.
- A bargain for set lunchNagranniDined on 23/1/2014Went for the set lunch menu. A Wonderful three course meal with excellent bread, perfectly paired wine and impeccable service. All for £55 which felt like paying $100 for a first class flight across the Atlantic! All considered probably the best value meal I have ever paid for.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful Birthday LunchNinMeruntonDined on 22/1/2014What a wonderful place to eat. The food was magnificent, the service was excellent. We couldn't fault anything. We were so full, we couldn't even finish the lovely chocolates. We would recommend Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester for special occasions. The special lunch deal (three courses, with 2 glasses of wine) for £55.00 was good value, as we got little 'tasters', chocolates, macaroons, chocolate covered almonds and nougat! The Hotel is beautiful too.Special Features:
- Excellence at Alain DucasseahpfineartDined on 22/1/2014I took my best friend to this wonderful restaurant, in celebration of her birthday - a reciprocal visit as she had treated me to lunch there for my 60th birthday just over a year ago. If we had thought then that the wonderful experience on that occasion could not be repeated, we were wrong - everything, from the moment we arrived and were led to our table near the window, was marvelous and we spent 4 happy hours there. The service, quality of food and decor is, in our opinion, unsurpassable and we will be celebrating many more 'special' occasions there in years to come.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good but not amazingfishDined on 16/1/2014For me this wasn't a lunch place. I am sure dinner atmosphere is better. Set lunch menu is extremely good value. Food was good but not that amazingly outstanding. I have wanted to go to Ducasse for years and was slightly disappointed. It was good but I wouldn't go back. The Five Fields was miles better in regard to the food.Special Features:
- How does this rate as three stars?ChrissieDined on 8/1/2014Overall a perfectly pleasant experience. Food was good but no "wow" factor. Service excellent but at the end of the day it was just another restaurant.
- Sparkling lunch at The Dorchestermartin2802VIPDined on 8/1/2014What good value for a weekday lunch at this glamorous top class restaurant in the reassuringly old style Dorchester Hotel. Perhaps unusually for a French restaurant Alain Ducasse has a vegetarian menu and the well trained staff were quick to offer alternatives in the set menu as well. A humble lentil soup for starters was elevated by a subtle foam flavoured with Lapsang Souchong whilst the main course presented a huge variety of winter vegetables cooked to perfection. Dessert was notable for the zingy orange and ginger sorbet rather than the slightly more ordinary chocolate component whose crunchy biscuit base recalled an upmarket Kitkat.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very SwishmavendinerDined on 17/12/2013Met up for a business lunch at the Alan Ducasse. Everything I expected it to be and more. The Restaurant is warm and very comfortable, the service, attentive and professional. Well prepared and presented food from the set menu proved more than adequate, coupled with superb wines, which can get pricey. All in all a most pleasant, unrushed experience.Special Features:
- Great dinning experience!ambernypDined on 10/12/2013The waiters are all friendly and professional while the food is amazing. My boyfriend and I went for the festive lunch menu and it was amazing! He said the red wine included in the menu were outstanding for its value. The herbal tea trolley was very impressive and we had a great time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointing and underperformingUnhappycustomerDined on 3/12/2013First of all, taste of the food is just so so. For a restaurant with such big name, I would expect something more impressive. The worst part is the main, veal is overcooked and the waiter claimed that it was because the meat is tenderloin. We actually ate and found sand in the spinach, which is totally unacceptable.
- Pre Christmas lunchSilverqueenDined on 28/11/2013A scrumptious lunch - the Christmas variation. The wild boar was exceptionally full of flavour. Our party of three included one person with an allergy to citrus and the kitchen coped very well - given that all three courses need some adjustment. Excellent service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Shimmering LunchJennyophDined on 27/11/2013The restaurant is light and spacious with a shimmering waterfall of diamante forming a feature around the chef's tasting table: a huge contrast with the tartan swathed, gloomy Grill Room. The good sized tables are well spaced, which can be an issue in some restaurants pushing for maximun revenue at the cost of privacy and comfort. The menu was extremely good value, well balanced and the food excellent. The bread in particular was delicious and plentiful. Considering the very reasonable price we paid for the set lunch, the inclusive wine choices were astoundingly good. The extremely tempting array of macaroons, chocolates and nuts presented before the pudding gave us a wonderful sweet treat but rendered the puddings a little redundant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.