Referred to as culinary perfection, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is one of just two restaurants in London to hold a coveted three Michelin stars. Headed up by one of the world’s most decorated chefs, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is without question one of the best and most famous restaurants in the world.
Alain Ducasse was born in southwest France and has built up an enviable empire of 25 restaurants. These include Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower; Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, which famously removed meat from its menu in 2015; and Restaurant Le Meurice at the sumptuous five-star hotel in Paris. Ducasse has earned 21 Michelin stars during his career.
“My philosophy: overcome outside objectives as well as my own limitations in order to move forward.” Alain Ducassse
Executive Chef, Jean-Philippe Blondet, interprets Alain Ducasse’s cuisine with both a modern and sophisticated approach. He consistently heralds seasonal produce primarily from Britain and France. One of his favorite ingredients is black truffle from Périgord.
“I find black truffle fascinating, with such powerful aromas yet fine subtleties. To me, it embodies the richness of winter,” he says.
Signature dishes include “Sauté gourmand” of lobster, truffled chicken quenelles and homemade pasta. You will also find dry aged beef, artichoke and bone marrow and the decadent Baba like in ‘Monte-Carlo‘.
British traditions, Hyde Park, and even the cuisine of Alain Ducasse influence the design of Alan Ducasse at the Dorchester. The design team of Jouin Manku, who also designed the Jules Vernes at the Eiffel Tower, has succeeded in blending tradition with modernity.
Simple elegance graces the dining room. Natural fabrics such as leather, wood, and cotton confirm that you are dining in space where only the best quality is on display. Just enough whimsy has been added to keep this dining room from being pretentious. The walls are also studded with thousand of silk buttons in different shades of green. In addition, the restaurant boasts three unique private dining rooms providing the ideal setting for a corporate event, a gathering of friends or family, or a more intimate ambiance.
Surrounded by a luminescent oval curtain, The Table Lumiere is the centerpiece of the restaurant. It has 4,500 shimmering fibre optics that adorn the table and drop dramatically from the ceiling. This cleverly allows guests to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the restaurant while being nearly screened from view. The Table Lumière uses Hermès china, Puiforcat silverware and Saint-Louis crystal reserved for the this elegant experience. Up to seven guests can share this ultimate Michelin star experience.
Salon Park Lane
Dine with up to 30 of your closest friends in the Salon Park Lane. With its high ceilings, an abundance of natural light, and large oak-framed French windows, Salon Park Lane brings an tranquil setting to any private luncheon or dinner. If diners look up from their exquisite meal, they’ll see the modern chandelier of glowing leaves casting an elegant glow to the dining room.
The Salon Prive is perfect for business meetings of 8-12 colleagues or a small gathering of friends. The Salon Prive’s dark green lacquered walls studded with thousands of green silk buttons enhance the vibrancy of this cozy, private alcove. The colorful design pays homage to the flora and fauna of Hyde Park, bringing the outside in. Keeping with British tradition, but with a modern flair, a modern fireplace reminiscent of a traditional English hearth sits at the top of the room. Salon Privé provides an oasis of comfort for an private meal of friends in the bustling heart of Mayfair.
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester has a strict dress code that is smart and elegant. Jackets, collared shirts, long trousers and dress shoes are required for gentlemen. It’s recommended that you make your reservation at least 5 weeks in advance to be able to dine on your special date.