Hélène Darroze at the Connaught
Absolutely fabulous dining experience. A taste sensation in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend the lunch menu/offer. We will definitely be going back!
Dear HollyH, It is truly delightful to read your kind words about your experience with us. From myself and the entirety of our team we very much look forward to welcoming you back on many more occasions in the future. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
My husband and I have been several times here. We had the set lunch menu which was very good overall. The wines included were ok but not great. The lobster starter and rhubarb dessert were lovely. The main gurnard dish had a meaty tasting jus which we were not keen on as we don’t eat meat. Service was efficient and friendly.
Dear Wild44, I would like extend my gratitude to you for taking the time to write about your lunch with us. Please be assured that we have taken your comments on board in regards to the wine and it shall be discussed within our team. I truly hope that you and your husband will allow us the pleasure of having you join us again in the future. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
The set menu includes wine pairings but they were a little disappointing. I would rather pay less for the food and choose my own wines.
Food was stunning however and lots of lovely treats from the kitchen.
I choose the discovery menu 5 courses and fifty percent of the items where extra payment and choices were limited
Total bill came to 940 pounds for 2 people with one bottle of champagne and 3 cocktails
I’m a regular eater in London’s best restaurants and my normal bill is 300-400 pounds on the high side so for me this is first and last time visiting this restaurant
Also I was surprised how empty the restaurant was compared to others and I suppose now I know the reason
The food was terrible - very high salt content
My mother and I celebrated my 30th birthday here. This is also my mother's first visit to London. Because we marked my birthday in advance, they gave us lovely desserts and also took pictures for us. The service, food and wine here are perfect. Highly recommend
Dear Sharon S, It is truly lovely to read your wonderful comments about your experience with us. We are honored that you choose to spend such a special occasion with us and I truly hope that you will join us for many more in the future! Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Just perfect for a quiet , elegant and special lunch
The service and presentation during the meal was great. However, the food overall was highly disappointing. The food was bland with basic flavors which were not unique and did not complement one another or the overall produce utilized. The food was substantially below expectations for a 2 star Michelin venue and was not worth the overall cost. The sauces for each dish did not complement the food and they were not flavorful or of the right consistency.
I would not recommend this venue to anyone for dining.
Very friendly service. Excellent food.
One of London's best restaurants. Dishes are always excellent. Great wine menu as well.
Tremendous service. Fantastic food. The baba dessert is epic. Recommend for a special occasion to anyone. Memorable.
Amazing lunch with special attentions from the Italian-French staff. Very well looked after and perfect service. Food was exactly what you can expect from Darroze. Modern and generous. Beautiful room and table setting. Special thanks to the French sommelier who was very knowledgeable and professional.
A magical experience and the food was absolutely fabulous. Great service - we could not fault the evening .
One teensy moan was the order for Gin and Tonic coming in what looked like a totally uninspiring kitchen glass - full to the absolute brim with tonic. Surprised at this - I would have thought the gin with ice and tonic on the side was quite normal ?!
It was however changed without question.
Only a teensy moan though as we were thoroughly impressed with everything else. Quite pricey but absolutely worth it !!
We had a wonderful meal here last week. The attention to detail was superb and the food delicious.
We were so very well looked after from the moment we arrived. We opted for the £60 lunch and were not disappointed.
Generosity was so welcome and rare these days.
Best meal we have experienced in a long time
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.
Amazing creativity in the cuisine, base on flavours of Southwestern France, where the Chef comes from, no black pepper but piment d'espelette instead, on the table and in the dishes, flowers and vegetables in every dish, absolutely fabulous palate experience, the various consistencies and flavours of each part of each dish, including the deserts. Not giving details, you need to try!
Dear Sunshine9, Thank you so much for your kind words about your dining experience with us. It is truly delightful to know that you enjoyed the cuisine so greatly. Please be assured that I have passed along your comments to the entirety of our team. We very much look forward to your next visit with us, when you can try even more of our ever changing menu. Kindest regards, Mirko Benzo Restaurant Manager Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
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?