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The Grill at The Dorchester

4.6
128 reviews
£41 and over
British
The start of a new era, legendary dining room The Grill at The Dorchester opens its doors with a new menu and fresh concept. Young talent Tom Booton takes the helm as head chef at London's longstanding British restaurant, first established in 1931, bringing fresh ideas and a contemporary spin to the menu. Tom’s vibrant dishes reflect his passion for local London creatives and British suppliers – including The Grill’s ‘Lobster Thermidor Tart’ and a take on the classic chocolate treat ‘Double Decker’ which will be served at the Pudding Bar.

Tom’s British dishes will complement the new interpretation of The Grill with an update in the interiors and a more relaxed dining experience. An incredible and creative selection of puddings, a delectable cocktail menu and fabulous Champagnes are set to delight, whilst the addition of banquette seating will allow guests to relax into a long lunch or dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

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Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Our New Years’ Eve celebrations will be in full swing with our delectable seven-course menu, and our live music in the lobby will ensure spirits are kept high, welcoming you into the new year.

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2020

Celebrate the occasion on this joyous day with five courses, including wine pairings, with the sweet sound of music to accompany the meal.

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

With a glass of champagne on arrival, enjoy our five course menu to begin the holiday season and get into the festive spirit.

What 128 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahW
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely adore the Dorchester, one of our favourite places for Sunday lunch. The food is exquisite, the staff are friendly and exceptionally professional.

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RobA
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu & enjoyable ambience. Staff very friendly / prompt service.

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vipNajik
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sevice and delicious meals

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Slightly disappointing table but perhaps we should have asked for a round table when we booked.
Food excellent but starters could have been more generous
Service top class and wine list fantastic if slightly overpriced

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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Franb1
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous late Sunday lunch.
We had cocktails in the bar. The staff were very attentive and friendly.
Lunch in the grill was great. Food was very nice. Good portions as was the wine.
We will be back.

TB
TasnimB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

I had come to the grill for my birthday. Really disappointed with the food as I had to get it changed at one point due to the fact I didn’t enjoy it and get a different sauce to which they had then given me. However, I was not happy at all with the food and really sad by it

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was the best

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vipLCS1
London
42 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent innovative food from Tom the talented chef, who catered extremely well for my allergies.. Lovely welcome to the stunning restaurant and we were looked after throughout exceptionally well by Jennifer the manager. Service was personalised and highly professional. Definitely would recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely service and ambience. Staff were very attentive.

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vipCherry
London
50 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dined with friends on Saturday evening. Our table was at 8pm it was very quiet when we arrived maybe two other tables going and the bar empty however the restaurant became more busy around 9.30pm. The bar is beautiful in itself with the decoration etc. We were seated quickly and started with cocktails, we received an amuse bouche which was good. The bread is to die for. We had an enjoyable evening the menu prices are ok three courses £60 and four courses £75 however the wines are expensive. Good for a special occasion!

JC
JamesC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great dining experience.The food was delicious and very well presented.

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vipkiki
London
50 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, excellent service, food was creative and beautifully plated by Tom Booton, the very young and talented chef and his team. Front of house was friendly with great service by Alessandro. I’ve recommended The Grill to several friends and we hope to come again soon. Oh...we also met Tom, all smiles and full of enthusiasm.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service at the restaurant. The food is good value and I was pretty full by my final course. Nice to have a fancy dinner once in a while.

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vipGMOT
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ever and we will be back
A significant bill but a fabulous lunch and an exceptional experience

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DavidL
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, Innovative menu in a timeless setting. And great value.

CB
vipChristopherB
Jersey
7 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great staff, food and service...the room is a little anodyne

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vipn6gold
London
70 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

What a change. Last time I ate here it was somewhat ‘stuffy’ and not very exiting.
Our lunch was well prepared, beautifully presented and tasted great.
The atmosphere was markedly more relaxed than before, which made it way more pleasant.
A small criticism.....whilst the ‘theatre’ of sitting at a dessert bar watching the final touches of the desserts being prepared was great, the actual desserts were not of the same quality as the rest of the meal. Not bad, but not as good

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marilouB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always am fascinated with excellent service, friendly staff, superb ambience and delicious food.
As a regular costumer, every dining experience is different yet outstanding in every little detail.
I cant stop coming back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service really made this restaurant stand out.

The Grill at The Dorchester
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you very much for dining at the newly opened Grill. The team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and we thank you for sharing your feedback. We look forward to welcome you back soon again. Best Wishes and a happy New Year Jennifer General Manager at the Grill at the Dorchester

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vipLCS1
London
42 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning lunch. I am gluten and lactose free and Tom the chef did an excellent job adjusting the dishes. Jennifer the manager was very professional and knowledgeable and very welcoming. Altogether a lovely 5 star experience.

The Grill at The Dorchester
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you very much for dining at the newly opened Grill. The team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and we thank you for sharing your feedback. We look forward to welcome you back soon again. Best Wishes and a happy New Year Jennifer General Manager at the Grill at the Dorchester

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viplist1188
London
28 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice selection from the menu to choose from and all excellent. Staff superb as you'd expect. Very grand setting

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

The Grill at The Dorchester
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you very much for dining at the newly opened Grill. The team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and we thank you for sharing your feedback. We look forward to welcome you back soon again. Best Wishes and a happy New Year Jennifer General Manager at the Grill at the Dorchester

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CarolO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, beautiful enviroment, excellent service and food .

The Grill at The Dorchester
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you very much for dining at the newly opened Grill. The team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and we thank you for sharing your feedback. We look forward to welcome you back soon again. Best Wishes and a happy New Year Jennifer General Manager at the Grill at the Dorchester

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vipleslie
London
205 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and perfectly prepared food

The Grill at The Dorchester
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you very much for dining at the newly opened Grill. The team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and we thank you for sharing your feedback. We look forward to welcome you back soon again. Best Wishes and a happy New Year Jennifer General Manager at the Grill at the Dorchester

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vipAurelia
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We took the set menu : 30£ for 3 courses. We were welcomed with freshly baked bread battered butter and blood sausage. The bread was amazing with the butter but the choice of the blood sausage did not really please me. The starter was the salmon tartare it was very good but a bit too cold. Then the grilled Brill was ok but the sauce not very light. The fries were good but full of fat. The dessert was very disappointing. It was the blueberry tart. It was not mastered and it tasted like a random dessert I could have had anywhere else. It was not fine. The presentation of it was not nice and my cousin had the ice cream with 2 donuts. They did not tasted very fresh and were very fat.
Overall the experience was disappointing. I was expecting a great culinary experience which was not the case at all. The ambiance, the service and the amazing location make up for the food. Maybe the Grill does not want to impress its guests who pick the cheapest menu...next time I would rather pick a restaurant that has a French chef.

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vipFranciscoE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I have been to the Dorchester several times, although it has been a while, I recall the days when it was a classic English grill, offering cart service most nights with a service that was impeccable. I recently had dinner there with my wife and son. Unfortunately I was very disappointed in the quality of the food and its corresponding price point. I felt like I was in a glorified coffee shop, not the "grill room" of a 5+ star hotel in London. The steak was of terrible quality, tasteless and without character. Am not sure what the shrimp cocktail was attempting to achieve but it is always nice to stick to the traditional cooked shrimp with cocktail sauce.
I can probably cite a few more things but would rather not, rest assured I will never dine there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

One set price for breakfast, which was far too expensive. As a result, the place was empty! If they had items individually priced on the menu, I’d go back, but not before.

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vipPhillJ
London
29 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Sunday breakfast and excellent service

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vipPxc123
London
22 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think it’s ok I’ll be there in a few minutes I’ll see you the way you is the time of the year I think I have a think to take a little longer and then I’ll get a little more later I

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vipCaTraveler
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Very ordinary food

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Dining
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Soufflé is worth to try!

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julie
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service, the ambience was great! The staff makes sure to find out what's the occasion and then bring some treat to celebrate it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful dining room and nice ambience. Food was very good although not many options on the menu.

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blainec
Surrey
27 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great service and exceptional food!!

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DeborahV
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yes most definitely. Good food and service with my hubby's 50th birthday. We were suprised with the mini birthday cake and card.

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vipRuttrho
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality of food and service - quiet, attentive, funny, informative and interactive service, excellent food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Birthday meal

MM
vipMc4Manus
London
62 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a little worried by some mixed reviews but we needn't have been. Our dinner on Saturday evening was fabulous. Service, food, atmosphere were all better than we expected. We started with the lobster bisque and the fishcake and followed that with the ribeye from the grill and various sides. Unusually for us we also went for dessert with the souffle proving too difficult to resist. Two bottles of La Crema pinot noir later we finished the meal promising to return soon. Really very good indeed. Only very minor criticism is that there seemed to be only one card machine to take payment for the whole restaurant which meant we had to wait a while for other tables to finish paying.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ロンドンに来る度に必ず訪れるレストラン。再訪10回以上。
リニューアルしてからも4回目。今回は最終日のランチで利用。相変わらず、心地良く、美味しかったです。
それぞれアラカルトで注文。世界な名を轟かすホテルのダイニングで、且つグリル・ローストの逸品がでてくるのに、カジュアルに使えるのが良いです。価格も安くはないですが、高くはありません。
ただ今回に限って残念だったのは、グラスシャンパンでした。
ソムリエのかたからボランジエを勧められたのですが、2007らしく、一杯40ポンド。3コースランチと同じ値段。ローペリが18ポンドだったのて、価格がわかってたら、ローペリにしたのに…と。ソムリエの方もいつもと異なる方だったので。
ただその他は大満足だったのだったのて、また利用します。

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The Grill at The Dorchester is rated 4.6 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.