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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

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#835 of 17,509 Restaurants in London
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US$86 - US$209
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French, European, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Coco Chanel once opined that “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury”, and at Alain Ducasse’s elegant London outpost, the charming and ...
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Three MICHELIN Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first visit to Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. We came from Bristol to London to celebrate my fiancé’s special birthday. The food was amazing. The combination of taste, texture of different ingredients and presentation were wonderful. The restaurant’s staff went above and...beyond to make our dinner very special. The restaurant manager, Laura, Riccardo and other Italian waiter with a Greek name were wonderfully friendly and attentive to us. As a special treat to my fiancé we had an honour to meet a head chef Jean-Philippe Blondet and see his team. It was a very special moment. We look forward to having an occasion to dine again at Alain Ducasse with our whole family.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your very kind feedback. I am glad to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us. Please be ensured that your kind words have been passed on to the team. I do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten lunch and dinner here several times over the years and always enjoyed a superb meal, but this time it was not worth 1 Michelin star never mind 3. The courgette starter was dull and the teaspoon of caviar stirred into it a...waste of caviar. When asked, I told it as it was and was offered the asparagus starter which was a kind thought but I wouldn’t have been able to eat the rest of my dinner. I should have accepted as the lamb main had an unacceptable amount of fat and gristle which left a rather meagre helping of edible meat. The chocolate pudding served in 2 parts was delicious. The lobster starter had to go back as it wasn’t adequately cooked, it had a gelatinous texture. Came back perfectly cooked but the dish as a whole was only “ok” according to my husband, which is particularly disappointing as I ate that dish on our previous visit and it was sublime. The John Dory main was good. At the prices charged every mouthful should be perfect. Even the canapés were dull. Yummy petite fours though and we took what we didn’t eat home.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback following your visit. I am sorry to read about your disappointing experience. I would like, if you agree, to get in touch with you by phone so that we can exchange further on your recent...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here before 7 yrs ago when I got engaged. Decided to repeat the experience for my 40th Birthday. Previously had an extensive menu but now only 7 dishes (which you can have either have as starter/main/desert or 7 course tasting menu). Offered a glass...of complementary Champagne as they were aware it was my birthday (my wife said it was lovely but all alcohol wasted on me as I don't really drink) which was nice of them. We opted for tasting menu. Waiting staff not coordinated and nearly walking into each other. Other waiting staff appeared to be lost walking around the restaurant carrying trays full of food. One of the waitresses has a particularly nasty habit or cracking her fingers and other joints whilst walking around and even when serving at the table. Some of the waiting staff obviously despise each other (as per body language) and would rather be elsewhere. Food was nice but not deserving of 3 stars (wonder what the criteria is these days for 3 stars) as our lobster was just warm with tepid chicken quenelles. Other dishes were so-so. Food should be perfect as only 7 dishes to deal with. Drinks obviously 3-4+ times mark up on off-license prices (those that can be bought at offy). Will go out for a steak next time.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback following your visit. I am sorry to read about your disappointing experience. I would like, if you agree, to get in touch with you by phone so that we can exchange...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A fantastic experience from start to finish. Some friends and I had the 7 course tasting menu with the paring wines . Fantastic food an£ service, truly a wonderful eveningMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your very kind feedback. I am really glad to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us. I do hope that we will have the chance of welcoming you on a future occasion. Best...More

Reviewed 6 May 2022

Birthday celebration ruined! Staff were professional albeit too fast and production-line style. Food was meagre and fluffed up to sound huge when it was tiny and not great tasting. Wines overpriced and again small amounts despite charging up to £500 extra per person for the...pairing. We had to hunt around the tiny mains sauces to find the lamb chop which was even smaller than a 50p coin. Bread was given out sparingly and we had to ask for more - small slice by slice portions. They had extensive works going on and we could not enter at the main door but walk all round the corner in our formal outfits. One couldn't even access the tiny ballroom toilets without being escorted a long way to avoid the dusty works. Definitely over-hyped place - I don't know how they get 5 stars; makes me suspicious! Also it was my birthday and I was astonished to see the very tiny dessert course which everyone was given but mine had a small candle on it! And the well-advertised chef's tour for birthdays never materialised. Thanks for a wonderful birthday celebration -NOT!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback following your visit. I am sorry to read about your disappointing experience. I would like, if you agree, to get in touch with you by phone so that we can exchange...More

Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

Arrived at agreed time to be greeted by an extremely friendly girl on reception, coats taken and shown to our table from there on in everything was faultless from knowledge by the waiters on every course from where every ingredient was sourced to the cooking...process and story behind each dish. We had the 7 course taster menu and every single dish was superb, star of the show being the rack of lamb and the lobster raviolis . We had a bottle of lovely 2014 Barolo which was superb. We would highly recommend a visit as we were very very impressed indeed. Good job Alain ducasse at the dorchesterMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your very kind feedback. I am glad to read that you have enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. I do hope that we will have the chance of welcoming you on a future...More

Reviewed 23 April 2022

Went for the 7 course taster. Delicious but subtle flavours. Something for the connoisseur. For me the best course was the John Dory fish but the lobster was good as well. Had the middle grade flight of wine which was beautifully balanced with each dish...and they allowed one glass between two. Very attentive staff who were very knowledgeable and friendly. A nice touch was that we were taken to the kitchen to meet the head chef Jean-Phillipe Blondet who was very friendly.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your very kind feedback. I do hope that we will have the chance of welcoming you on a future occasion. Best regards, Christopher Charraudeau General Manager Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

The Dorchester entrance is a time machine as you enter you feel you’re in a different age, the corridors the decoration and art on the walls is just from another century quite eye catching. Then you enter the restaurant which is a mixture in between...that and modernity so well designed and paired. You need food to be up to all that luxury and the Chefs do not disappoint the food is fantastic. Then you have a ballet in the service directed by Enrico is just incredible how they managed to master their craft and execute an impecable service with a full restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback. I am glad to read that you have enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and menu. I do hope that we will have the chance of welcoming you on a future occasion....More

Reviewed 12 April 2022

the worlds greatest chef, our favourite uk place to dine, service impecable, food first rate, selection of wines breathtaking first class in every sense, but need to get the set lunch menu back on ???? its amazing value, which we had once, but usually dinner...we takeMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback. I do hope that we will have the chance of welcoming you on a future occasion. Best regards, Christopher Charraudeau General Manager Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

I was treated to the exceptional and totally delicious Jardin menu with each course a very beautiful and totally delicious wonder that kept raising the quality and brought delight to my taste buds. The staff were excellent being attentive and providing information on the food...and much much more. I am so happy and impressed with everything this restaurant has to offer - I was even invited to meet the chef! A real pleasure….thank you so much 😊More

Date of visit: April 2022
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AlainDucasseLondon, General Manager at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your kind feedback. I am glad to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us. I do hope that we will have the chance of welcoming you on a future occasion. Best regards, Christopher Charraudeau General...More

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It’s requested than men wear smart trousers and shoes, collared shirts and jackets are preferred. Jackets may be removed at table (and not essential.) Ladies to dress smartly.
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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5