Hélène Darroze at the Connaught
Dinner Formula: £60
Dinner Formula (£60): The choice of 3 products including the choice of 2 glasses of wine, a bottle of water, tea or coffee. Dinner Formula is available from Monday to Friday except bank holidays, Valentine’s day and the month of December. It is subject to availability.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 2 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 2 people
Starts: 4 January 2019
Ends: 30 June 2019
Availability: Mon-Fri 18:30-18:30
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Although the food and service were quite good, albeit very expensive, my meal was ruined by either the restaurant or the Connaught Hotel itself burning strongly floral scented candles in the entranceway. I had to change tables twice to get far enough away from this overpowering smell, just to be able to stay for dinner. And every trip to the ladies room was another exposure to this unpleasant toxin. Who would expect such a high end, sophisticated hotel and restaurant to assault their unsuspecting customers this way? What chef would allow such a strong perfume scent to overwhelm such a carefully crafted meal? At first I thought it was the flowers in the lobby, as London was being decked out for the upcoming Chelsea Garden Show, but I also knew that the hydrangeas and roses on display would not give off this scent. It was only part way through the meal when I mentioned the perfume smell to the hostess (having already told the waiters I would need to change tables twice, because of the scent wafting into the dining room) that she told me about the candles. Hard to enjoy a very expensive meal, knowing that a severe headache will surely ensue. I did not expect this at such a classy place!
Excellent value and delicious food. Carpets and upholstery made hearing easy for me as I wear hearing aids. The staff were lovely.
Just amazing from beginning to end! The food is simply unsurpassed! The attention to detail on every dish makes for a truly memorable experience! The ambience is perfect and decor beautiful. My all time favourite!
The price didnt reflect the taste. The potatoes were mediocre at best and overall the food was nothing special. Sad really.
The food at this restaurant is simply amazing! The attention to detail, the flavor combinations, the presentation, the amazing array of flavors, and the variety always blow me away. Ordering by using the board and marbles is just a really fun touch. My favorite part though was how friendly and funny the servers were. They were so knowledgeable, professional, and happy! Also, the wine pairings were perfect!
Truly an amazing restaurant.
Excellent tasting menu, champagne and sancerre. Very attentive staff.
What a treat!
We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived. The service was excellent, and the food was even better. I have no words to describe what a phenomenal meal this was (and we eat in amazing places a lot so our "bar" is high). The food was creative, fresh and exceedingly tasty. We chose to have paired wines with our food as one of the diners is a wine-collector - Even he was impressed with the selections. They were perfect, particularly the Austrian dessert wine.
Price-wise, it is expensive but you get what you pay for: This is where you go for an incredibly special and memorable meal, that you will be talking about for days, weeks or possibly months. This has immediately become my number 1 restaurant choice in London. A week later, and I am still thinking about the wonderful flavours!
Love the food, the service is great! The environment is also very elegant~ Will definitely visit again
Food was out of this world. Loved the ‘build your own tasting menu’ concept.
This restaurant never fails to impress, just gets better every time. Wonderful food , flavour, texture, beautiful to look at, imaginative ,seasonal could go on.
Staff fantastic, friendly, discreet on the ball, what more to say ? Just try it
Best restaurant in London!
It was a wonderful experience, well beyond our expectations. The food is fantastic and prepared with such love of detail. A real dream! We can highly recommed the set lunch menu, it's a great way to get an introduction to Hélène Darrozes extraordinary cooking. We will surely be back!
First time dine here and I think it deserves 2 Michelin stars. All dishes I tried today were very tasty and the decor is beautiful. Recommended the Wagyu beef to everyone!!!
SUCH a lovely meal - with AMAZING service. My only complaint is the uncomfortable seating - had spoken to the management and still the seats are uncomfortable...
Exceptional meal from start to finish. Great food, service, and ambience. Memorable meal.
Amazing food and beverages. Little Bit overpriced.
The best restaurant in London! Must try xx
Great setting. Spectacular menu. Wonderful food prep. And Claudia: our #1 all-time ‘table manager’. She made the experience perfect. A flawless London dining experience.
Excellent food, outstanding also in London. A tad too expensive, when compared e.g. with Thierry Marx in Paris, but definitely worth a visit.
Perfect! I definitely enjoyed the food here, and the nice service. Especially love the Hake and the Lamb.
The chess menu was quite cool and fun, keeping people engaged. However, waiters still used old-school-writing-down-what-I-put-in-the-chess method to take my order. It feels bit meaningless and funny. I guess they can take away the chess and put order in the computer straightaway. Please don't write down orders in front of customers as it ruins the whole mystery.
The food is fine, though sometimes go extreme, e.g extremely insipid(prawn, I know you are trying to emphasize the taste of the prawn itself but I barely can taste anything)/heavy(lamb, try it and you will know what I'm talking)/acidic(lemon and yes I dislike it as not many people can stand to eat a lemon raw)/sweet(chocolate). Please keep working on balance and try not to go too extreme. I enjoy the pigeon most during my dinner. It was different from else where and I can really feel the freshness of the pigeon in my mouth. The foie gras was also nice, light and delicious.
Last but not least, waiters are like buzzy bees and are too busy taking away the plate/put up new cutlery. Slowing down a bit would be better and not making us feel"please finish it asap and i want to take away your dish".
Finally, I really enjoy the spiced butter with the bread. Could you suggest the name of the butter and where to buy?
Very attentive staffs and comfortable seating. Their hake is exceptionally good. Wide selection of high-quality coffee to end a meal, with mind-blowing chocolate! Will definitely come back.
Delightful service and the food was outstanding.
We spent an unforgettable and unique experience for the palate and for our eyes.
The food and the service were both excellent. And the wine paired with each creation... incredible.
Thank you very much.
We went for a family lunch/ celebration. The restaurant is very attractive, the staff welcoming and the waiters were knowledgeable and good fun. We had the 3 course lunch with a glass of paired wine for 2 of the courses followed by coffee/ tea. The food and wine were excellent and some courses were outstanding.
Fun and surprising, delicious and memorable at every step. My guest was delighted and although it’s very expensive it’s worth it. I paid myself, so I’m not just an expense account person wasting company money. This is an exceptional restaurant.
Fantastic service, food and ambience.
This is one of our favourite ever restaurants!
Really a lovely evening - the staff is INCREDIBLE! Thoughtful and attentive without being annoying. Perfect!
Food was 99% amazing - the cod was lackluster.
The only issue I had was that the sofas were not that comfortable to sit in.
Our expectations were high given the reputation of this chef and restaurant.
The entire meal was spoilt by a totally unacceptable wait for our main course well in excess of 50 mins after the starters were finished.It is difficult to understand what happened given that we had ordered from the set lunch menu and the restaurant was not particularly busy.Frankly it is hard to concentrate on the quality of the food when you are continually asking when the food is coming.
Clearly they recognised the problem and brought an extra cheese course(at the same time as the desserts but by this stage I was running late for a conference call and had to leave my wife to pay the bill in the company of our guest.They did not charge us for two of the main courses(a pidgeon en croute for two which seemed to cause the problem)but a reduction in price does not make up for a the stress and agitation associated with this totally spoilt lunch occasion.
We tried to review the food objectively after this disaster but didn’t feel it met the interest or creativity of some of it’s main competitors.
Lovely lunch in a great decor, will go back just for the desserts.
Excellent. First class in every way. Service was warm and friendly
Food was amazing!
Had a wonderful night out with my husband appreciating the exquisite cullinaire from South West France.
Un délicieux moment au cœur de Mayfair
Des mets délicats
Une ambiance très British
La cire d’abeille gagnerait à être plus discrète
We were there for our 6th yrs anniversary.
Upon arrival, we were taken to our table.
Ambience: very busy. Due to their location of furnitures (cabinets for utensils and other stuff) and small space, their staffs were walking everywhere. Some to put utensils back where they belong right in the middle of the restaurant, some were getting orders and so on. Making the ambience so busy with them walking around.
Service: Normally they should ask if we’ve ever been there before and also if we have any questions about the menu. We obviously were so excited to be there we didnt read menu correctly and ordered all the dishes that they have extra charges...(which i would say i can have similar dish with same ingredients with much less price). Also, i have to ask them to scrape off bread crumbs. I understand most places would scrape off after you finish your main course and go onto dessert. But table with many bread crumbs on in any time period of your experience there...are not pleased to the eye and to eat especially if you r paying 12.5% for service charge on top of your bills and with this high end places. I also ordered my second drink that never came.
Food: food were good. I prefer their main dishes to the appetizer which normally doesnt happen so often (i normally prefer appetizers from these high end restaurants than the main course). Very french style in taste. My favorite plates are pink garlic and lobster.
A little disappointed at the end when they brought out the little cake and have this chocolate piece written Happy Anniversary... no years included tho. I love the cake just that when you are out celebrating something you want to remember it by photographs. And to take photos of the 2 little cakes with no 6th yrs anni on it... i wont remember for what anni i went to this restaurant for. Just a little tip to the restaurant.
Not as good as in the past. My First glass of wine was in fact cider. The cod main course was overpowered by a rich pork jus and by other garnish.
Having visited this restaurant in the past (our place to go to for a special occasion) our expectations were very high indeed. Yet again we found the standard of cooking, presentation, wine choice and service were all impeccable. The set lunch menu comprised my favourite dishes and I did not mind paying a supplement for the pigeon since one does not come across it too often - especially done so superbly as "pigeon wellington". Our next special occasion is in June and, yet again, we will be back to celebrate it at the Helene Darroze at the Connaught. Thank you all for looking after us.
Mets d'exception , service parfait, ambiance feutrée
Mon époux et moi avons passé un agréable moment
We have been going to Helen Darroze for the Weekday set £55 lunch for years. This year we went during December and we were very disappointed to learn that the December set lunch menu does not include wine, water or coffee. So we will never go again during December. The waiter did inform us that it was clearly defined on the website. Clearly, I did not see it. On top of this the food and the service was not as good as prior years.
I had the testing menu with the wine pairings. Although quite good, I left hungry. Not what I want when I eat. Would I visit again? No. It wasn't good enough for me to repeat.