Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

4.7
748 reviews
£41 and over
French
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught is an elegant expression of craft. Warm and intimate yet bold and modern, every element is bespoke – from the Pierre Yovanovitch interiors to Hélène’s personally tailored menus, grounded in seasonal British produce, infused with French flair and shaped around you.

Our Chef’s Table puts you metres from the inventiveness and precision of the Hélène Darroze kitchen. Talk to the chefs at the pass, enjoy one-of-a-kind service and witness culinary creativity first-hand.

And for a more personalised dining experience with a difference, embark on a journey into the ultimate exploration of The Connaught wines at The Sommelier’s Table. Led by your private sommelier and accompanied by perfectly matched, Michelin-starred dishes, this is a truly bespoke dining experience.
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AlexandraC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasting menu in a relaxed atmosphere. Really great for a birthday or special occasion.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 1 January 2022

Dear AlexandraC Thank you for taking the time to write this review and most importantly thank you for choosing us to celebrate your birthday! It is lovely to know that you enjoyed the tasting menu and the relaxed atmosphere, we cannot ask for more! We very much look forward to having you join us on another occasion, which hopefully will be soon! Warmest Regards and wishing you a Wonderful New Year Mirko Benzo General Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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JFAL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every year around Christmas time I take my mother out for a special meal and experience. Helene Darroze was without doubt special and we had a lovely, lovely evening. I feel terrible saying anything negative knowing how much effort, innovation and creation it takes to put a menu like this together. I will just say two things; too many staff (different staff) coming to the table asking if everything is ok. Each time was quite a disturbance (a lot of staff at Waterside in and The Fat Duck, but they have mastered how to do this). Lastly, the bill came to £841, for the 5 course tasting menu, one Kir Royale, three double gin and tonics, one glass of wine and one armagnac. This is about 40% more than I have paid before and I have been to all three Michelin restaurants is this country, plus other abroad. Not sure the food justify this additional cost compared to other three star restaurants. However, there's no denying the food is amazing.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 1 January 2022

Thank you so much for choosing us for your yearly special meal! We are very happy that your evening was lovely and you enjoyed the food. We are sad to read about the service interruptions: We are so lucky to have a team of passionate people who really love their job and strive every day for excellence. We welcome this feedback to improve and be better. We are really grateful that you shared your experience and recognised the effort, innovation and love for the craft we put into Helene Darroze.

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Carlosrey5
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best tasting menu I’ve ever had. Wine matching also superb. The staff were without exception the best I’ve encountered. The surprise invitation to visit the kitchen at the half way point was a real treat. We will never forget the whole experience

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 1 January 2022

Dear Carlosrey5, If reading this review isn’t what any person in Hospitality can hope for, it is certainly for our team! We cannot express in words what it means that you’ve taken the time to write such beautiful review about the food, the wine and the hospitality. We are of course very happy that you enjoyed the tour ‘behind the scenes’ too! We can only say that we cannot wait to welcome you back. Happy New Year, Mirko Benzo General Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff is showing the service but not in the most comfortable way.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 1 January 2022

Dear Anonymus Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. Please know that, as people working in Hospitality, our aim is to always make people feel comfortable, at ease and looked after. We welcome your feedback to learn, improve and be better. Warm Regards and Wishing you a Wonderful New Year! Mirko Benzo General Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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JeffL
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

After a lot of anticipation, the day finally arrived to go to this restaurant, we were so excited for the food journey ahead of us.
Imagine, then, if you can, the sliding disappointment when dish after dish comes out either low in taste, under seasoned or badly executed. The serving staff took away most plates with the majority of food still on the plate and quickly stopped asking “how was it?”.
Ultimately, it was a disaster and one we’ll never repeat. How they have earned 3 stars will always be a mystery to me, I’ve had far superior offerings, for far less money, at many no-star establishments in London.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 31 December 2021

Dear JeffL We were disheartened to read your experience was not to the standard you expected. We are very proud in the food we serve and we aim to serve with excellence and warm hospitality, we understand, however, that we will never be able to please everyone. It’s never, nonetheless, easy to read as this restaurant is, quite literally, our whole life. We welcome your feedback with the aim to improve. Warmest Regards Claudia Ferreres Guest Relations Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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Rfarr90
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, food and service were excellent. Restaruant couldnt do more to accomodate. They made my girlfriends 30th birthday very special. We wont ever forget the meal we had. Thank you

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 1 January 2022

Dear Rfarr90, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time for sharing your experience with us. It is delightful to know that you enjoyed every moment and your girlfriend had a memorable 30th birthday! We are so grateful you choose us for such a special day! We look forward to welcoming you through our doors for hopefully many more visits to come. Warmest Regards Mirko Benzo General Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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vipJeff572
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice experience, the staff were really passionate and helpful. Worthy to go

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 31 December 2021

Dear Jeff572 Thank you for writing such a lovely note about your experience with us! We are really grateful that you took the time to write and share about the team. Indeed, I consider myself so lucky to be able to work with what I consider one of the nicest and most passionate teams in the world and although I am clearly biased …it’s just a joy to read that our guests see it too! We wish you a wonderful new year! Warmest Regards Mirko Benzo General Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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MONTY
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

If you dine here with friends make sure they know how much it is going to cost them. While paying for outstanding food and service is never going to be easy for ordinary folk like me, it is worth a treat now and again. Beware, the cost of beverages, they will more than double the final bill. I do believe the very best of restaurants should still offer lower priced wines for those that want to enjoy the complete occasion but rarely do you find Michelin starred places that offer affordable wines. La Gavrouche is an exception and others should follow.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 31 December 2021

Dear Monty We really appreciate you taking the time to write us, and are delighted to know you found our food and service outstanding. We really take pride of our Wine List, which has taken more than 12 years to put together. There are indeed very rare wines, but we also boast to have wines by the glass starting at £16, which we believe to be a fair price that both pays respect to the work of all the wine producers without being prohibitive. Thank you, Claudia Ferreres Guest Relations Manager

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MarcoD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Generally speaking the food was excellent and impeccable. But I felt there was something missing. It was a great lunch but nothing more or nothing less, my very personal opinion is that it seems there was no identity, passion or soul in the dishes that have been served.
I also was very unfortunate as when I drunk my last sip of wine, I found out they poured into my glass all the wine's sediments from the bottle.
Lastly I would expect tables with a tablecloth in a 3 Michelin Stars restaurant.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 30 November 2021

Dear Marco D, We are delighted to read that you thought our food is excellent and impeccable. It saddened us to read that our restaurant lacks of identity or soul: Our team work relentlessly to make the guest experience truly memorable. We understand, however, that we will never be able to please everyone. Tt’s never easy to read. Please know that I have referred your comments to our Sommelier team. Thank you again for taking the time to write this honest review, Warm Regards, Mirko Benzo

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JohnR
London
19 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced lunch at the restaurant and it was perfect in every way from the moment we arrived until leaving. One of the best restaurants we have visited ever. We shall be back.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 30 November 2021

Dear JohnR What an amazing review to read! We cannot express in words what it means for the whole team that you’ve taken the time to write this beautiful note about your experience at Helene Darroze. We truly cannot wait to welcoming you back in the restaurant, Warmest Regards Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Ordinary fine dining food, decently done at prices that are ludicrously and undeservingly exaggerated.

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Zefrog
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience exceeded by far our expectations. Service and food reflected the 3* they have reached. We will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible dining experience! Perfect food paired with incredible wines along with the most welcoming staff we could have wished to celebrate our special day! Thank you so much once again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!!!! Above and beyond what you should expect from a three Michelin stars restaurant! Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly staff

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vipcjcrabi
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at Helene Darroze on Wednesday. The whole experience was perfect. Very attentive staff and lots of extra courses which were beautifully presented.

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vipSLY2013
London
94 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with our 10 year old and 8 year old children as a special occasion. We (and particularly the children) were treated so well and made to feel so so comfortable. The service was the highest level and the little flourishes much appreciated

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gastrohammer
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous experience from entering the restaurant to leaving with our delicious pastry gift. We were seated in the Armagnac room, which may not have appealed to everyone since you are somewhat cut off from the main dining room but worked for us with its added seclusion. Service was as you would expect at a 3 star establishment; attentive, informed and helpful, but also extremely friendly ( which isn’t always the case with fine dining). Food was divine as was the wine flight ( the cheaper around the world option) which had some really interesting elements including a fabulous Italian cider and a Canadian desert wine. Prices were a bit eye watering, even without adding the caviar and wagyu beef options! But overall a fantastic experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning meal, would recommend to everyone to experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Hidden costs and way too expensive. Food is very foo foo (as you’d imagine for a 3 star) and very delicious, but it cost double what I was estimated. £1,100 for 2 people.

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vipDaveView
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless. Treated so well throughout. Highly recommended

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 6 July 2021

Dear DaveView, Thank you so much for your review about our restaurant. We are very pleased to know that you did enjoy your dining experience with us. We truly hope to welcome you with us again in the near future. Kind regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Make your peace with the price before you go. It's not cheap, but then it's not expensive, it's eye watering! But so is the food. The taster menu is sublime and as they provide options within the taster menu, we had some different dishes and so got to sample even more... Every one was exceptional. Food perfection... I did mention the price though, didn't I?!!

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Alex
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A heavenly experience, and a complete sensory experience. Beautiful, generously spacious setting with acoustics that encourage intimate conversation - and yet feel like a shared dining experience; friendly, attentive and food that consistently delights in presentation, vivacious colours, heavenly aromas and a textural tasting experience that you never want to end. I'll keep coming back!

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 26 May 2021

Dear Alex, Thank you so much for your kind review about your dining experience. We are more than happy to know that you enjoyed your time so greatly with us. We truly hope to welcome you with us again very soon. Come back for more. Kind regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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vipDavidS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can you say. It’s incredible and although the end bill was eye watering - worth every penny!

Service was great and they made an extra special effort with the seating for my fiancé’s birthday.

Food was as you would expect, delightful.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 21 January 2021

Dear DavidS, Thank you so much for your kind review about your dining experience. We are more than happy to know that you and your fiancé enjoyed the birthday meal greatly with us. We truly hope to welcome you both with us again very soon. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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AiQiH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The whole dinner experience is high quality and well done. But the taste of slips of fish and mushrooms is not suit me and some desserts are over sweet

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 21 January 2021

Dear AiQiH, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. Please be assured that I have discussed all of your comments with the entirety of our team. We continuously strive to improve. We do hope to welcome you back with us in the restaurant again soon. Kind regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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vipSarahD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience !

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 26 October 2020

Dear SarahD, Thank you for your fantastic review to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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Andrew
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Protein main dish was very bitter and when I raised the issue the waiter dismissed it and said it’s how it’s supposed to be. It was inedible, besides that, the only thing memorable was the wagyu and baba, everything else is forgettable

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 19 October 2020

Dear Andrew, I would like to begin by thanking you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. I was disheartened to read that you did not enjoy every aspect of your dinner. Please be assured that I will discuss all of your comments with the entirety of our team. We continuously strive to improve and we will ensure that we take your points on board in the future. Kind regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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PhillipA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Very much enjoyed a wonderful evening. Staff were excellent, taking the opportunity to explain food without being intrusive.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear PhillipA, Thank you for taking the time to write about your dining experience. We are more than happy to know that you enjoyed your dinner with us. We truly hope to welcome you with us again very soon. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic night. My daughter and I frequent lots of Michelin restaurants on a regular basis but this one is right at top and should be in the highest star category . From the beginning to end I just could not find one fault. Totally exceptional evening hope to book soon with my wife.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 12 October 2020

Dear Diner, Thank you for your kind review about your dining experience. We are more than happy to know that you and your daughter enjoyed your dinner so greatly with us. We truly hope to welcome you and your wife with us very soon. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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vipPaulB
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good however we were near the food and waiter entrance and thus was very busy and a bit noisy.
However great service and wonderful food .

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 14 September 2020

Dear PaulB, Thank you for taking the time to write about your dining experience. We are more than happy to know that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Please be assured that I will discuss your comments with the entirety of our team regarding the noises at the entrance. We truly hope to welcome you with us again very soon. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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vipNaotoN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dishes and atmosphere. We really enjoyed the special night. I highly appreciate it.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 14 September 2020

Dear NaotoN, Thank you for taking time to write the kind review and choosing us to celebrate your first wedding anniversary. It is a very great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your dinner. Please be assured that I have passed along your wonderful comments to the entirety of our team. We very much look forward to having you with us again in the future. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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vipLaOenophile
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were blown away with the whole experience but that was perhaps due to it being our first 'proper' meal out since lockdown. Exceptional. Enjoyed each of our 7 courses (veggie menu excellent) and the accompanying wines.
Only minuses were how crowded the bar was for a drink beforehand and that it was sometimes difficult to understand the waiters because of their masks.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 26 August 2020

Dear LaOenophile, Thank you for taking time to write your dining experience with us. It is a very great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your dinner with us especially vegetarian menu and wine. Please be assured that I have passed along your wonderful comments to the entirety of our team. We very much look forward to having you with us again in the future. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience from the moment we walked in: innovative and exciting courses, warm service and a perfect ambience. After 7 courses (which turned out to be more like 11 with all the extra treats) we were incredibly full and already trying to decide when we’d come back!

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 14 August 2020

Dear Diner, It is a very great pleasure to read your message to us. Please be assured that I have passed along your wonderful comments to the entirety of our team. We very much look forward to having you with us again in the future. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience at Helene Darroze at the Connaught! Strongly recommend it !!!

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 3 August 2020

Dear Diner, It is lovely to read that you enjoyed the cuisine and service so greatly. We look forward to having you visit us again in the future. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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vipCamilleA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable experience, food, wine, service, everything was stunning!

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 3 August 2020

Dear CamilleA, It was such a great pleasure to read your message and know that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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Lollies
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were simply excellent and the ambiance was very pleasant. Some nice touches that made it feel like an occasion (we went for a birthday). Unlike many establishments, the acoustics were okay, so we could converse easily.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 3 August 2020

Dear Lollies, Thank you for your message and choosing us to celebrate your special day. We are very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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OpenTable Diner
London
44 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb lunch and a very special and memorable experience. A perfect way to celebrate…

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JosephT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have been repeated customers at the restaurant for dinner. This time round we did lunch instead & very pleased to find it a very good value for half the price of dinner where we enjoyed fewer dishes but wines & water were included in total cost. Food was consistently good with outstanding dish presentation & matching utensils. Services were excellent as usual. Pairing wines for set dinner have been a bit overpriced & not that impressive though.

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vipLM67
London
41 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent menu, perfectly designed and executed and paired with very good wines. Service was exceptional and there were choices for every one. Subtle but excellent music too.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 22 February 2020

Dear Traveller, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us so greatly. We very much look forward to having you join us again in the future. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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OpenTable Diner
France
9 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Luca and the Lady blonde Maitre-D for their great professionalism and outstanding hospitality.
The food served was three stars and the new surrounding made it perfect.
We will come back again and again.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 22 February 2020

Dear Diner, Please be assured that I have passed along your wonderful comments, to the entirety of our team. We very much look forwrad to having the pleasure of join us again in the future. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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Hélène Darroze at The Connaught is rated 4.7 stars by 748 OpenTable diners.

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