Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
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 a day ago

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 a day ago

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
2 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 a day ago

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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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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viptraveller
London
37 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
34 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
52 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
13 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
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It’s a very good restaurant but

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Kitty
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Well, we can see her challenge to UMAMI with her vision. But sorry to say , it is too simple and as Japanese who knew UMAMI well, we felt she hasn’t really got how UMAMI works for foods.
We expected something new chemistry between French and UMAMI.
So it was a bit disappointed, sorry to say.
But the service was comfortable and wine were marvellous.
After all, we really enjoyed our experience. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, professional and courteous service. Overall an enjoyable lunch

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NBHW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Some touches of class but generally not up to the standard of it's peers.

Firstly credit where credit is due. Being able to customise your own menu of 5 or 7 courses of your choice is a fantastic concept and it was really enjoyable plotting a way through the menu. Then the food is very good - but without being mind blowing.

The overall experience leaves you feeling a little short changed however. The service was surprisingly inattentive - after some confusion on arrival we then waited 10 minutes for anyone to bring us a wine list, water, anything! There were some nice touches but too many long waits for anyone to come by. It felt over priced as well. At nearly £500 for two for dinner and drinks I would far prefer to spend that at Core, The Ledbury, Marcus, etc. where I feel you get more "wow" for your money.

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Dunk68
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was impeccable. Ambiance, setting, service, food, drinks. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions. It is obviously not cheap but it’s worth it.

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alisonlovestodine
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal!! Excellent service and professional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

While some of the food was excellent - crab, venison and foie gras, the dry hake and so-so baba disappointed

We went on a Friday night and couldn’t get a seat in the bar for a pre-dinner drink, which didn’t befit the five star experience

The menu was innovative, with amazing produce, and promised a lot. However look out for the hefty supplements...

The final disappointment was the newly renovated room. We were not fans of the peachy colour scheme and lighting was on the bright side

So while there were high spots the experience did not match the price tag

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vipArch83
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Definitely not worth the time or money. Service was inconsistent, sometimes fast, sometimes slow. Food was nothing special and the supplementary costs for dishes were outrageous.

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vipMonaS
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible experience. The food and the service were both amazing. One of the highlights of a recent trip to London.

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LFEL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best propositions in town for a classy business lunch if you go for the set menu.

Flawless service and particularly creative wine solutions for pairing with the food.

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vipFisco
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a treat, the neighbourhood is magnificent, if you make a mistake and instead of turning right after the entrance in the hotel, one turn left, no worry, you are also in good hand at Jean Georges...
This two star Michelin is all you may expect from a restaurant of that level, superlative delicacy in the food and service, the wine list is a dream, I had a glass of Montrachet, one of Yquem, an Egon Muller white, a Charmes-Chambertin from David Duband, a Dominus from the Napa and a Vouvray Haut-Lieu from Huet... all superbe! I decided to have truffle only in the best restaurants, the others try to fool you with second choice or fake truffle with no taste or smell... this is not the case here, they serve generous shavings of strong flavoured Tuber. One of the very best meal of the year! I really enjoyed the very polite, skill full and distinguished service, in French, without being obsequious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very sweaty and Warming service for us, today is my birthday and I received a birthday cake from there

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vippra51
Surrey
66 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A firm favourite which never fails to please. Refurbished since our last visit with a modern look (not sure if it's really an improvement, but it's a matter of taste. Food and service remain impeccable, and if you stick to the lunch menu (even with supplements) it is excellent value.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

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CatherineM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing diner for my boyfriend 50. it was a very sweet evening in a very quiet place in London.

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PatzyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely room, absolutely top notch service, actual choices on the menu so everyone doesn’t have to have the same thing, excellent food.

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MandyJ
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice food and lovely setting. We experience three Michelin starred restaurants in the one week and compared and contrasted. The food was what you would expect from a two star but the value was not and it was a little annoying that certain dishes carried a fairly hefty supplement. No dish was outstanding, not even the signature dessert which I have to say was a fairly ordinary rum baba! We were also slightly put out that we did not have a matched wine that was advertised on the menu and another lower grade wine was put in its place. Also we were not offered wine at all for one dishes despite the fact we would have been happy to pay so all in all not great service either but everyone was pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to the restaurant for my mom and aunts first visit to London. Did not disappoint! Food, presentation, and service was spectacular. The added bonus was that a fully vegetarian set menu was available for my mom which gave her a lot more options. Planning to be back for special occasion situations

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ZikiS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was our second visit. The first one, a couple of years ago, was remarkable. This time, however, service was sloppy, and the experience, overall, not as exciting. They should try a bit harder, for the prices they charge.

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FHUGUES
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Plats beaux mais sans réelle surprise en dehors du visuel pour le crabe .
Le personnel très souriant et agréable sans aucune faute en dehors de l attente au départ de prés de 10 minutes avant de me voir proposer une boisson .
J avais une réelle attente qui n a pas été comblée ayant eu un immense souvenir il y a quelques années chez Hélène Darroz a Paris .

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, as always, is outstanding. The recent refurbishment has been done tastefully and is an improvement.
We went for the set lunch menu which is excellent value for money. Fingers crossed this changes on a monthly basis

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vipTash
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dining experience with some of the best food I have tried for a while. Make sure you order the grouse as it was my knockout dish of the night! Doubt I’ll be able to return anytime soon as it is very expensive but hopefully one day I’ll get to relive the wonderful evening I had there.

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vipSuzanneLondon
London
17 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the experience is perfect: seamless non-fawning service, wonderful amuses bouches that really set the tone for an unforgettable meal. We chose the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing that was beautifully prepared and presented with the right balance of seasoning.

I do not like things over-salted, which for me shows a lack of palate on the part of the chef and they always get it right. The wines served were delicious too so the whole lunch was joyous - what more is there to say ... just book!

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Waskom
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good pleasant service
Food is well presented and delicious

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vipDanny
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding lunch menu, wonderful friendly service and delightful dishes - excellent value for money for the quality.

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vipDalmatian
London
128 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is different from the previous time we were there following their refurbishment. As we were a party of 8, we had to go with the 5 course tasting menu, which limited our choice of dishes. The crab and foie gras were delicious, but the main dish was only a choice of lobster tail or cod. Not many chose the lobster because of the hefty surcharge, and those who selected the cod found it rather fishy and perhaps not as fresh as one would expect from this class of restaurant. Many of the party were not keen on the sweetbread as the 4th course and would have preferred something else. The nice touch was that there were many additional ‘tasters’ from the amuse bouche served. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and were careful with the allergies of a member in the party. One problem was that the waiting staff kept opening and topping up our water without asking, resulting in 10 bottles of water for the evening being opened and charged, in addition to our bottles of wine.

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AmandineD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious evening! The place is charming, the food amazing and the art de la table delightful. Thank you for such a great experience!

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