Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

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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.

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CS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I felt the service staff was lacking in experience and coordination. They were very rushed. I opted for the wine discovery too and they were like pouring the wines like no tomorrow bot matching the flow of the customer. I am not referring to amount of alcohol in each glass but I was on my third wine pairing when I was still on my 1st course. After mentioning this to the manager they then slowed down but the experience was less than stellar.

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D
London
82 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service provided by the staff was fantastic. Morgane and Javier were brilliant.

The food was very good but I expected it to be mind blowing which it wasn’t.

We still throughly enjoyed the evening and had the pleasure to go into the kitchen and meet the Executive Chef.

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New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food, really nice ambiance

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and impeccable service! Evening was an unforgettable experience!

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and friendly service, food was more than perfect! Expensive but worth the money.

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New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First trip to London. This is a world class dining experience. Everything is coordinated. We got a quick tour of the kitchen and meeting with the head chef as well as signed menus of the individual menu choices we each enjoyed. Nice touch!

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London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was the best that we had experienced this year. Extremely friendly staff offering efficient service. A very comfortable dining environment.
Food quality was excellent, up to the Michelin stars they earned.
The lunch menu was of good value.
Highly recommended!

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London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very good. Polite and quick, friendly. Some food were good. Some dishes were just ordinary. The main dish of fish we ordered was over cooked. We spent around £290 for 2 people 3 courses with not all excellent food . So not very good value.

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London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the services are amazing! Love it

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London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Today is my sister's birthday,The cake was not prepared in advance 。It shouldn't be a Michelin restaurant service. But the food was higher than expected

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f
London
111 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester for our 2 year wedding anniversary and it was absolutely perfect! We had high expectations for the 3 Michelin star meal and it delivered above and beyond. We had the 2 different tasting menus and they catered for my dietary requirements. Every dish was outstanding and we were so full we couldn’t even finish our desserts (which never happens!) The service was professional yet friendly so even though there was a strict dress code of smart elegant it didn’t feel stuffy and we were very well looked after. The small touches added to the experience and everyone gets a small bag of home made treats to take home to enjoy later. We could not wait to recommend to everyone!

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JD
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every food is an art .. The chef should have spent lots of effort to make it happens ...

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service as always.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience - excellent food and courteous staff.

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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, wine and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

nothing terrible but nothing memorable

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London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely evening

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DL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best value and the most outstanding Michelin starred restaurant in London

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was superb. Service was excellent

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London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It wall all great

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DF
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food good, service good but nowhere near 3 star
Lots of staff but no one gave much attention until after the bill was settled.
Vastly different from its few competitors at this level

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London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary there and it was lovely. We went with the full tasting menu during lunch time. Staff were attentive and made us feel very comfortable. Food was outstanding and we especially loved the attention to detail at this restaurant. Thank you for this memorable experience and we are looking forward to coming back!

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They wouldn’t let us in because I was wearing ‘sports shoes’, while they were going through this process a guy left the restaurant wearing trainers, when I raised this, he lied and said that the man was wearing ‘velvet shoes’?!?

Having made this decision they then failed to cancel the reservation despite repeated requests making it impossible to add a new booking on OpenTable at an alternative restaurant.

Poor.

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e
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Alain Ducasse cancelled my confirmed reservation because i didn't return their call. When is a reservation a reservation, never at Ducasse, we arrived in London at 11:30 rushed to drop off our things at hotel didn't even remove clothing from luggage. raced across town, arrived sweating but on time at 1:30 for lunch. we were told they tried to reach us by phone(home, we weren't there obviously). They never sent email and made no attempt to accommodate us, didn't even offer to seat us at one of the other 3 restaurants they had at the hotel. Sorry Ducasse you blew your chance, your service sucks. get off opentable if you don't accept their confirmed reservations

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AA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant - still retained its charming ambience.

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F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Not up to the three Michelin it claims. Service and food wise.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Environment and ambience beautiful. Service was attentive and good but at times slow. Wine list was very good. Food was good but not fantastic. Not a single dish wows. Disappointing considering it’s reputation. Not deserving of 3 stars. There are many other 1 and 2 stars restaurant which are better.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing food experience!!! Everything was great, fantastic location, the food was just out of the world and the service was even better !!! We will be back very soon and we highly recommended this place to everybody !!

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SD
London
21 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food, friendly, efficient service, tragic choice of music.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Had better food for much less

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the 3-course lunch menu with two glasses of wine each (at 70 pounds each) for the weekday menu which is excellent value for quality of food and service with amuse-bouches and other inter-course delicasies, it is no surprise it holds 3 Michelin stars! The service was impeccable and the food superb; though we had the value lunch, many were clearly enjoying the premium offers; the foodie servers were professional, engaging and genuinely interested in our enjoyment and comments. We will return!

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g
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked in for my husbands birthday and had the lunch time menu. Initially we thought we would not be 'satisfied' with the 3 courses (if they were going to be little plates). But, we were pleasantly surprised with the 'extras' that come along with the meal. Wait staff were very attentive, and the ambience was relaxed, despite the restaurant being quite full, the noise levels were just right.

Would recommend for any special occasion.

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HB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way! A meal from Mr Ducasse and his team delivers an unforgettable experience. I find myself coming back here time and time again.

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L
London
20 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always maintain high standards well done. A compliment to all staff.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience and food. Kids loved it and service was top notch. Recommend for everyone!

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N
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A special occasion restaurant that’s delightful in ambience and impeccable in service and personal attentiveness. Being with my sons was no bother for the restaurant, who made every effort to attend to our needs. The food was simply outstanding - we went for both the tasting
menu and the four course options and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend for those seeking discerning quality in fine French food.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Can’t say that this restaurant value its money. Food is nice, but not like three Michelin star, nothing was surprisingly delicious. Very pricey. Service is very good, ambience is quite ordinary

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

it is good ,but no best~

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n
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went back after several years. The food was great but didn’t wow us like the first time

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