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Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

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525 reviews
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday
Lunch 12 noon - 2pm
Dinner 6.30pm-10pm

Sunday
Lunch 12 noon-3pm
Dinner 6.30pm-9pm
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Phone number
020 3147 7200
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Hélène Darroze
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 2:00PM 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM

What 525 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Apart from some of the dishes were a bit too salty for us, her overall standard was really much higher than what we expected for a Michelin 2 stars restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Was my girl bday. Fantastic service. Had a Polaroid pic as well. Nice memory!

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2.0Dined on 6 April 2018

One of the worst dinning experience. The staff laughed at us for not ordering alcohol. And the food overall was quite tasteless the only good one was scallops other than that everything else was a complete disaster even the dessert.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Superb in every respect. Wonderful food, surroundings and service . A very special place indeed .

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Excellent experience as always... only issue is that the last course took too long

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Amazing food presented with great theatre in a very fine atmosphere

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Sommelier struggled and as usual staff couldn't focus on the necessary level of attention necessary for a restaurant with two stars when they were busy

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Amazing menu and service. Every single details was perfect. And the wine pairings stunning.

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3.0Dined on 26 March 2018

Average food and wine selection with an overpriced menu

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Excellent. Great food: impeccable and friendly service.
Pricey, but a wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Outstanding!

We loved everything. The food was amazing, true two Michelin star restaurant worth its reputation. Great attention to detail and inspired food.

Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

The very best

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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Amazing good and exceptional service from start to end! I loved the lamb!

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Very nice ambiente and food, service etc

Extra price for chicken course of 55 pounds per head overdone

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

wow first time here and made to feel very high end.

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3.0Dined on 9 March 2018

We enjoyed our lunch at Helene Darroze but wouldn’t necessarily recommend the experience over similar Michelin starred lunch ‘deals’ in London. The £55 menu included three courses and wine; portions were small but generally well executed, service was excellent. Our mains of cod with black pudding were disappointing; fish was slightly overcooked and the black pudding sauce was overpowering- not a successful dish. Lobster starters were delicious. Lots of extras added to the menu cost unless you are careful! A good meal, but didn’t stand out.

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

Great culinary experience in a wonderful location. Everything was perfect

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Très agréable ambiance et plats délicieux
Bon accueil

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4.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Good but not perfect, I ask for wine list and the waiter totally forgot. Food is alright but not amazing

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Tous les plats étaient excellents sauf les desserts qui ne sont pas dignes de cette table.
Le gâteau du baba était lourd, la crème était écoeurante et l'Armagnac n'a pas réussi a faire passer ce dessert.
Les petites mignardises servies avec le café n'étaient tout aussi décevantes.
Quant au canelé que l'on vous donne à emporter, jeter le .En tant que Bordelais, je n'appelle pas cela un canelé mais une bouchée cramée.
Très bon service mais un trop rapide dans l'enchainement des plats. Tout juste terminé, le plat est immédiatement débarrassé et le suivant est servi 2 minutes plus tard. Au diner, dans ce type de restaurant, on aime prendre son temps.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Our of my absolute favourites for a special dinner. This visit was for an informal business lunch. £55 for a 3 course set menu with two glasses of wine, petit fours and coffee. As always immaculate breads and innovative butters. Venison and Pigeon for starters and mains. I swapped the wines about and had a Vermentino with the Venison and rose with the Pigeon. A gentle palate cleanser and Chocolate ganache dessert. Far too many petit fours and little cakes. I think that we were given double helpings! Excellent.

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2018

The service is really great. The food does not feel like the cuisine in a two Michelin starred restaurant, however. Worth a try.

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5.0Dined on 12 February 2018

outstanding food and amazing service! one of the best pigeon I ever ate in my life (and I'm French...). Very original way to choose your dishes and would definitely recommend opting for the wine pairing which offers great diversity at a more reasonable price than the Wine list. and will allow you to perfect your local wines knowledge thanks to the explanations of the very efficient Sommelier. A must go / never forget experience. Expensive, yes but well worth it.
Will return.

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5.0Dined on 12 February 2018

It was absolutely an amazing dining experience. We booked last minute and had the £55 menu - the service was AMAZING - friendly attentive, chatty but not too much - ON POINT! The food was delicious. We got the foie gras supplemental as well. Only meh moment was the cod main course....could have been more exciting. And the new rhubarb dessert - kind of left us wishing we had both gotten the dark chocolate...otherwise super.
The Hermes plates for chocolates and coffee?! SUPERB.

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1.0Dined on 11 February 2018

This seem to be a strictly business restaurant. We were told that we are not welcome to come with a baby, even though this is a hotel restaurant. Quite a shame. We have dined at many fine dining and Michelin establishments with the baby. We are considerate to diners around us, never let baby cry and so far never had any issues of people being unhappy around us. Quite an opposite, quite a few come to say hello and put lots of smiles on faces. As a result we did not have a good experience with our booking and cannot recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

うるさがたの友人とランチに行きました。
(女性3人)
メイフェアのブティックを覗いたり、
小さな公園で一休みしたり、散歩の延長の
ような穏やかな気分でお店へ。

店内はとてもお洒落。中央のテーブルに通されましたが、椅子の形やファブリックのデザインが様々で、モダンで調和がとれていて素敵です。
働いている人達は、皆、キビキビとして礼儀正しく、それでいて慇懃過ぎず、とても感じがよかったです。

遊び心のあるオーダーツール、美味しいパン、美しく完成度の高いお料理、デザート…申し分ないです。
アミューズも、鰻も鳩も、チョコレートもカヌレも、素晴らしかった!

一切れ残ったパンを持ち帰りたいと言ったら、
「マダム、とんでもない。新しいものを一つお持ちしましょう!」と、カンパーニュを丸々一つ頂きました。ロンドン最後のランチが、とても思い出深い
ものになりました!
ご近所のおじいさま4人が昔の写真を持ち寄って、何やら会合のお打合せをしていたり、白髪ショートカットのマダムが上等そうなセーターを肩から掛けて気軽に座っていたり、雰囲気があるお薦めのお店です。

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Top lunch experience

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5.0Dined on 6 February 2018

Everything about our meal was superb. The cuisine, wine, service and ambience were all perfect. The staff were friendly, efficient and knowledgable. It was also very good value.

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5.0Dined on 5 February 2018

Perfect occasion. Fabulous food. Great service.

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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Very delightful

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

I invited my boyfriend for a birthday lunch. Service is excellent, menu is very original and fun to start the experience with. All five courses were excellent although some of them were a bit too salty for my liking. A complimentary cake was offered to celebrate the birthday, and they even took a picture of us that they printed so we can remember.
Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 24 January 2018

Superb food superb ambience and our server Francois is superb.

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5.0Dined on 21 January 2018

Nice location and place, the entrance of the hotel (where the restaurant located) looks like a palace; interesting ordering procedure, small white balls like mini Ping Pong. Waiters are from different origins, so you can hear French, Spanish, Portuguese accents. Good service. Dessert needs to be high lighted, some other dishes are little bit too salty.

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5.0Dined on 16 January 2018

Amazing place. Wonderful food, drink and service. Can’t complain about anything. A brilliant experience.

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5.0Dined on 7 January 2018

Excellent. They deserve their 2 Michelin stars. They delivered beyond expectations. A beautiful evening.

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5.0Dined on 2 January 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 2 January 2018

Great experience!

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5.0Dined on 2 January 2018

Second time there, will go back again

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5.0Dined on 28 December 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 28 December 2017

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.

4.5 ⭐️

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