About Hélène Darroze at the Connaught
An unforgettable experience awaits you at Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, as you're reacquainted with the joys and pleasures of eating well. Already proud of two Michelin stars, Hélène Darroze was named the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef 2015.
Hélène's culinary philosophy is inspired by the famously generous hospitality of her native South West France, and her cooking is steeped in the belief that exceptional food is a route to happiness.
Her network of exclusive suppliers delivers exquisite ingredients from field, farmyard and ocean, and Hélène combines them with uncompromising passion and skill. For Hélène, food is never less than deeply personal. This is true cuisine d'auteur; individual and original, the product of the singular creative vision of a supremely talented chef.
London, W1K 2AL
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday
Lunch 12 noon - 2pm
Lunch 12 noon-3pm
£41 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
020 3147 7200
Banquet, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Kindly note that our Lunch Formula is available only from Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays); over the weekend we will offer our extensive A La Carte menu.
Please note that, during December, we will be serving a three-course seasonal lunch menu every weekday at £55 per person (exclusive of beverages).
Credit card details are required to secure all dinner and weekend reservations; also weekday lunch reservations from 3 guests and above. If you would cancel within 24 hours of the booking, you are liable for a cancellation or no show fee. You will be contacted by a member of our reservations team in order to obtain credit card details to secure the reservation. Please note that the card will not be charged.
In the interests of all our customers, we are unable to accommodate babies and young children aged six and under.
Please note that we currently do not take OpenTable dining cheques.
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught Ratings and Reviews
The service was exemplary. From the moment we stepped into the hotel we were treated with great politeness and consideration.
The Connaught bar is a great place for an aperitif. Elegant with great lighting. The food was also delicious. Fresh ingredients strong flavours.
Everything wonderful, but service at the table is not perfect
Waiters lean across diners to pour water
3 times waiters tried to clear plates when one of us had clearly not finished
one of us was drinking wine by the glass and was not offered a second glass which had to be asked for. there was misdirection to the disabled toilet
Do not spoil a brilliant evening with small lack of attention to detail
This was A birthday treat and definitely a memorable one! What a fun way to start the meal by choosing your courses like a board game. The starters and mains were amazing, and although the desserts weren’t perfect, the overall meal was fantastic! The highlight was the signature Foie Gras , served with black truffle and freshly baked brioche. Another favourite was the Lobster dish, served with a deliciously rich sauce of tandoori, carrot and coriander.
The dining room was very smart with dark wood panelling, yet the atmosphere was rather relaxed. A shout-out also to the excellent staff.
The restaurant is beautiful and so cosy, the service was very good and not too much as we could see in some michelin stars restaurants, the food was delicious. We had the foie gras with pistachio, the halibut and the white truffle dessert all were excellent. I recommend that restaurant. A huge well done to Hélène Darroze and team and also the restaurant team who was amazing.
Exceptional Service combined with unusual imaginative food made this a very memorable lunch for my wife's birthday. The set menu is excellent value for such fine dining but the choice is very limited so fussy eaters will not be happy. The game pie was delicious but unusual, the smoked eel was fantastic as was the venison. My son had the Kobi beef which was exceptional but at £85 extra for a very small piece, slightly too expensive.
Overall this is a beautiful dining room, serving Michelin star food combined with truly exceptional service.
Utterly delicious, one of the best meals in recent years, if not the best and eat all over the world.
The range of flavours, the depth of tastes, the quality of the detail is second to none but be prepared to pay - a lot.
The negatives are too many extra costs for the choice dishes on top of an already pricey tasting menu pushing the bill much higher. The wines too very overpriced, in my opinion, for example, a wine I drank the week previously was almost triple the price here, bit cheeky really.
But, if you have to try a least one top restaurant in London it should be this, without doubt, a life experience.
7 course chosen. A large amount of food. Most was great. Seasoning was strong on some dishes and some interesting flavours combinations.
Great staff. Service of food was slower than hoped and lead to long evening. This was somewhat expected due to complexity of dishes. I will book for long lunch rather than a late finish dinner next time.
Overall a wonderful experience.
Although this wasn't my first dining experience at Helene Darroze, each time I've dined has been perfect, the food is amazing, the staff attentive, my favourite dish has to be the red mullet. However overall Dinner was exquisite, to sum it up dining at Helene Darroze is an infusion of flavours....
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