Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

4.7
743 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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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 a day ago

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 a day ago

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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vipKsax
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is certainly one od the best rastaurants in London. At a winę pairing the pouring is a bit skimpy. But we do love it and will be back!!

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 22 February 2020

Dear Ksax, Thank you for your kind words in regards to your experience with us. From myself and the team, we look forward to welcoming you to join 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 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decent meal at a decent place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
56 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magic as expected

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so good and the service is really nice!
Also the food tasted well especially the lobster

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 22 February 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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AidanC
Buckinghamshire
16 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, but a poor room with indifferent lighting.

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vipChristian
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Both food and service were outstanding.

Special thanks go to Mattia for making our experience at the Connaught unique.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Responded on 22 February 2020

Dear Christian, I am delighted to read that you had a truly wonderful experience with us. Please be assured that I have passed along your lovely comments to the entirety of our team. We all very much look forward to having the pleasure of you join us again. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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AndyL
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite outstanding. The food and the ingredients were quite superb. Wonderful service but there was no pomposity which one normally associates with establishments like this. Wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It’s a very good restaurant but

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Hélène Darroze at The Connaught is rated 4.7 stars by 743 OpenTable diners.

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