Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

4.5
1133 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Lunch
The three Michelin-starred restaurant Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in 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. The restaurant’s spectacular, elegant interior - by design team Jouin Manku - and breath-taking dining experience has enchanted London’s gourmets and critics. For most mortals, a meal at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is 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 ‘Sauté gourmand’ of LOBSTER, truffled quenelles and homemade pasta or Dry aged BEEF, artichoke and bone marrow.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday: 12.00 to 13.30, 18.30 to 21.30
Saturday: 18.30 to 21.30
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Phone number
020 7629 8866
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive Chef
Jean-Philippe Blondet
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue - Thu 12:00PM - 12:15PM 12:45PM - 12:45PM 6:30PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 8:45PM 9:15PM - 9:30PM

What 1133 People Are Saying
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SD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Company celebrating

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s
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite London restaurant, and we try to dine here whenever we are fortunate
enough to find ourselves in the city. No detail is ever overlooked. The food is exquisitely
prepared and delicious. The staff is charming, attentive and unobtrusive.

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f
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous - nothing else to say - certainly worth of the 3* tag

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

poor service to be honest, I have my master card but the machine did not go through. the manager told me to walk up to a petrol station to get cash from a cash machine. while the cash machine got trouble too.
finally they got the credit card machine from the hotel to solve the problem.
i guess they could have done it in the first place to save me from walking 10mins in the freezing.
poor service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely lunch to celebrate our anniversary
thanks^_^

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Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing.....incredible

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brilliant seasonal lunch menu with 3 delicious courses.
Service was excellent throughout and staff very attentive although we did feel rushed between each course despite the restaurant, at times, not being particularly busy.

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AH
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My recent lunch experience @ Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester was wonderful again. The lunch menue is recommended though the other menues available are also delicious. The service is excellent and you'll look forward to your next visit.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. The service was good but at a restaurant of this level it should be better.

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c
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and 5 star service can’t wait to go back

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L
London
17 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The standard of this restaurant is always good to reminisce and remember. The service of the staff has been outstanding as always

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A
London
15 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the night, staff were great, the dishes on the tasting menu were well executed but given the number of michelin stars and the price tag i expected them to be a bit better, really don't like that fois grois was on the menu, left a bad taste in my mouth... staff were very good though and did offer an alternative. Wasn't amazed but i can appreciate that the ingredients were outstanding and the food was perfectly cooked...

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JO
London
43 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 3rd time in Alain Duccasse, it is fantastic experience as always.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Outstanding in every way food , service, ambiance.... amazing

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LE
London
75 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious meal with lots of surprises. The service is very discrete and professional. The room is wonderfully calm even when it's full as it was today. There is a lot of space between the tables. A great experience from the moment we arrived until we left having eaten loads delicious chocolates and macarons with our coffee.

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Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

The chef needs to try other Michelin star restaurants. Cannot believe this place is so highly rated. Very sub par. Nothing special about it. Not sure how this place ever earned its stars. If you’re looking for an amazing meal - go to Core by Clare Smyth instead.

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P
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Highly anticipated but came away underwhelmed. The cuisine is generally of a very good standard but not 3* standard by any stretch. Technically fine with superb ingredients but lacking flair. Service friendly and welcoming but at times weirdly inept. Cutlery and a menu dropped on my lap. Inability to remember my guest doesn’t drink alcohol as advised at the start of the meal. Not remembering who ordered what when delivering dishes. Starters took over 30 minutes to materialise after the amuse bouche. Wayward and unfocused. Baffling

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite, as always. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester takes the fine dining experience to a whole new level. You are made to feel special every time and the food is just out of this world.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment is great, and the service is excellent. We chosed the taste menu, the challenge for us is we are not big fan of cheese.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! The food, service and decor are all excellent. A special place for any special occasion or just enjoying the company of good friends.

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A
London
60 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a fabulous dining experience at Alain Ducasse. Delicious food, truly works of art, stunning presentation and welcoming, friendly and knowledge staff.

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A
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Spicy & Sweet desert was really not my taste.
Service was spectacular, but the food could be better for a 3 Michelin stars restaurant.
Good recommendation of wine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is good and the service is excellent!
I would like to come again and recommend this restaurant to my friends!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The environment and food are good. But the service is very mechanised. For example, that day was my friend’s birthday, we brought a birthday cake from outside. When we told the waiter, they say OK they will take it. But we waited for twenty minutes, the cake hasn’t been on the table. Then we asked the another waiter he said on the way. When we waited for totally forty minutes the waiter came to us and said that there is a rule in their restaurant that customer cannot bring the food from outside into their restaurant. Why they told us until we waited for forty minutes? It made us so angry. This is our first time to come here, but we will not to come again next time. By the way, we are Chinese.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Shockingly poor customer service. We book our reservation via open table shortly before 6 am on the day of the reservation, which, by the way, indicated that they had a wide variety of available times. Our reservation indicated in the notes that we confirmed that we would be there as the restaurant requires confirmation 48 hours in advance of the reservation. When we arrived, we were told that they had attempted to call us and cancelled the reservation after they were unable to reach us.

We checked our cell phone, there were NO calls, Period. They had left an email, however, it is clear from the reservation, that we were international visitors on holiday and my cell is fully functional in London as I am here frequently on business.

Sorry Alain Ducasse, this is a customer service failure and you should be embarrassed as opposed to telling me that the restaurant has experienced no shows in the past.

I realize that you don’t need my business, but your attitude was shocking. Yes you made arrangements for us at another restaurant, which only had three tables occupied all evening. And Yes you gave directions to the taxi driver, which, by the way, you didn’t offer to pay for. But as a previous guest of your sister property in Paris, where we received outstanding customer service, the difference in customer service was shocking. Shame on you.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exquisite

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I
London
33 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AD at the Dorchester is still one of my favourite restaurants in London - excellent service, splendid & inventive food, a lovely setting, nice ambience and great staff. My niece & I had a most wonderful dinner recently - opting for the seasonal (and standard) tasting menus. Sublime!

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m
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely exquisite. Amazing value for money, taking into account caliber of food and impeccable service. Attention to detail second to none.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Waited an hour for main courses having ordered the tasting menu. Service poor and untrained. Would never go back.

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a
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

the Service was excellent - but the food was not consistently outstanding nor memorable which is what I expected from a renowned restaurant and the price tag. In fact the hard cheese in the cheese course was dry and rubbery , the clear broth tasteless and the green sauce with the scallops was very strange. I would not go back even if it were cheaper.

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A
London
60 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service from the staff at the restaurant. Went for the tasting menu which was really good. Exactly what you would expect from Alain Ducasse flagship restaurant

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MA
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fabulous service from all staff, but especially the maître d'hôtel.
Delicious food and wine pairings.

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. The food quality and taste are spectacular.

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L
London
17 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I am very pleased with the standard of this restaurant every time I was there I have enjoyed my meal amazingly, thanks to all staff to make it a success

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

really good condition of foods

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SV
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The ambient was simpler than expected. The service was reasonable, the food was soulless, surprisingly nothing with superb flavor or distinctly savour. The presentation was ok! The chef was on vacation?

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Loved everything about the place. More descriptive review and rating in my instagram @game_foodbook

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely amazing and the service was very professional, we are sure coming back for next time

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a fantastic experience. Was a little worried about the cost, but everything was so perfect that the price really didn’t matter in the end. Would highly recommend it to anyone for a special occasion.

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