In 2010, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester joined the ranks of the few three Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK. Opened in 1931 and located at the edge of Hyde Park, the Dorchester is one of London’s most notable hotels. In 2007, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester opened its doors and, less than three years later, it has earned its third Michelin star. It is the fourth of Alain Ducasse’s restaurants to be awarded the honour.
The interior was designed by Patrick Jouin, one of Paris’ premier designers. When designing the interior he said that he wanted it to show British culture as seen through the eyes of a French chef. With high ceilings, large windows looking on to the park and soft lighting, the restaurant feels light and airy. At the centre of the room is the Table Lumiére, a private dining area surrounded by a fibre optic curtain where guests are served a surprise menu. For additional privacy there is the Salon Park Lane, a large dining room seating up to 24 people which has large bay windows looking out directly on to the park.
Head chef Jocelyn Herland produces beautiful looking food, inspired by local ingredients and by Alain Ducasse. A new menu is produced seasonally to reflect the current produce available in both Britain and France. Herland’s signature dishes include fillet of Angus beef and seared foie gras Rossini, “Périgeux” sauce, “sacristain” potatoes and “Baba like in Monte Carlo.” In 2010, Ducasse introduced a new signature dish at all of his restaurants - the cookpot. The cookpot offers a selection of local vegetables cooked together in a pot which both enhances and balances their flavours.
In typical French style, the restaurant is closed for most of August so check for opening dates before you book.
Tel: 0207 629 8866
Address: Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA