Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

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The three Michelin-starred restaurant Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in Mayfair, traditionally the smartest address in town, represents a new approach to fine dining. Professionalism and attention to detail are always paramount, but there is a new aura of whimsy and pleasure as well. The restaurant’s spectacular, elegant interior - by design team Jouin Manku - and breath-taking dining experience has enchanted London’s gourmets and critics. For most mortals, a meal at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is dining for special celebrations, and the sublime quality of the food and the easy pomp of the service live up to expectations. But an ideal and affordable way to sample the contemporary French cuisine is the set lunch menu, highlighting the very highest quality seasonal ingredients. Favourite dishes include ‘Sauté gourmand’ of LOBSTER, truffled quenelles and homemade pasta or Dry aged BEEF, artichoke and bone marrow.

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RK
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, impeccably served in a relaxed atmosphere.

L
London
72 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience, start to finish, was excellent.

The food that we chose was outstanding: taste, flavours, combinations and design

It would be impossible to provide better service!

We were very impressed and a big thank you to the Restaurant for making this such an enjoyable lunch.

s
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After all these years, still the best restaurant in London. We return to Alain Ducasse every time
we return to London, and it never disappoints.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and staff.. couldn’t say more

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful time. 3 Michelin stars is fully deserving. After having the Tasting menu here, fine dining is on a whole new level personally.

A
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

This is my first 3-star experience in London although I’ve been to numerous 3-stars in Paris and New York every time I’m there. I’d have to say in comparison to the ones I’ve been to, Alain Ducasse does get all the basic elements right. There is nothing to “wrong” with how each plate is cooked and presented. However, now with so many places offering such innovative combinations of ingredients and flavor, the dishes here were just not mind-blowing. In fact, it was almost too basic and started to feel really dull. You can feel the lack of effort of the chef and the team. It’s understandable when you have the reputation and have guests constantly book and come in but honestly, I think they should re-think about keeping up because 3 stars seem quite exaggerated. Service was what you’d expect and the waiters were attentive “enough” but there should have been much more detailed descriptions on each dish. I had to repeatedly ask about what was in the sauce and what I was tasting. The awkward fake politeness was what I definitely paid for. It would be incredibly sad to see them drop to a 2 star but they need to literally restructure everything if they have intentions of staying on board.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a dinner to remember, the food was amazing, the service superb.
Excellent

BG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un tres bon resto rien a redire il vaut ses 3 etoiles completement

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d
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING experience!

CS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

I felt the service staff was lacking in experience and coordination. They were very rushed. I opted for the wine discovery too and they were like pouring the wines like no tomorrow bot matching the flow of the customer. I am not referring to amount of alcohol in each glass but I was on my third wine pairing when I was still on my 1st course. After mentioning this to the manager they then slowed down but the experience was less than stellar.

D
London
88 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service provided by the staff was fantastic. Morgane and Javier were brilliant.

The food was very good but I expected it to be mind blowing which it wasn’t.

We still throughly enjoyed the evening and had the pleasure to go into the kitchen and meet the Executive Chef.

E
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and food, really nice ambiance

W
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and impeccable service! Evening was an unforgettable experience!

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent and friendly service, food was more than perfect! Expensive but worth the money.

e
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First trip to London. This is a world class dining experience. Everything is coordinated. We got a quick tour of the kitchen and meeting with the head chef as well as signed menus of the individual menu choices we each enjoyed. Nice touch!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was the best that we had experienced this year. Extremely friendly staff offering efficient service. A very comfortable dining environment.
Food quality was excellent, up to the Michelin stars they earned.
The lunch menu was of good value.
Highly recommended!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was very good. Polite and quick, friendly. Some food were good. Some dishes were just ordinary. The main dish of fish we ordered was over cooked. We spent around £290 for 2 people 3 courses with not all excellent food . So not very good value.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the services are amazing! Love it

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Today is my sister's birthday,The cake was not prepared in advance 。It shouldn't be a Michelin restaurant service. But the food was higher than expected

f
London
112 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester for our 2 year wedding anniversary and it was absolutely perfect! We had high expectations for the 3 Michelin star meal and it delivered above and beyond. We had the 2 different tasting menus and they catered for my dietary requirements. Every dish was outstanding and we were so full we couldn’t even finish our desserts (which never happens!) The service was professional yet friendly so even though there was a strict dress code of smart elegant it didn’t feel stuffy and we were very well looked after. The small touches added to the experience and everyone gets a small bag of home made treats to take home to enjoy later. We could not wait to recommend to everyone!

JD
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every food is an art .. The chef should have spent lots of effort to make it happens ...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal and service as always.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience - excellent food and courteous staff.

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food, wine and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

nothing terrible but nothing memorable

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely lovely evening

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best value and the most outstanding Michelin starred restaurant in London

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was superb. Service was excellent

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It wall all great

DF
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food good, service good but nowhere near 3 star
Lots of staff but no one gave much attention until after the bill was settled.
Vastly different from its few competitors at this level

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary there and it was lovely. We went with the full tasting menu during lunch time. Staff were attentive and made us feel very comfortable. Food was outstanding and we especially loved the attention to detail at this restaurant. Thank you for this memorable experience and we are looking forward to coming back!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They wouldn’t let us in because I was wearing ‘sports shoes’, while they were going through this process a guy left the restaurant wearing trainers, when I raised this, he lied and said that the man was wearing ‘velvet shoes’?!?

Having made this decision they then failed to cancel the reservation despite repeated requests making it impossible to add a new booking on OpenTable at an alternative restaurant.

Poor.

e
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Alain Ducasse cancelled my confirmed reservation because i didn't return their call. When is a reservation a reservation, never at Ducasse, we arrived in London at 11:30 rushed to drop off our things at hotel didn't even remove clothing from luggage. raced across town, arrived sweating but on time at 1:30 for lunch. we were told they tried to reach us by phone(home, we weren't there obviously). They never sent email and made no attempt to accommodate us, didn't even offer to seat us at one of the other 3 restaurants they had at the hotel. Sorry Ducasse you blew your chance, your service sucks. get off opentable if you don't accept their confirmed reservations

AA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant - still retained its charming ambience.

F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Not up to the three Michelin it claims. Service and food wise.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Environment and ambience beautiful. Service was attentive and good but at times slow. Wine list was very good. Food was good but not fantastic. Not a single dish wows. Disappointing considering it’s reputation. Not deserving of 3 stars. There are many other 1 and 2 stars restaurant which are better.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing food experience!!! Everything was great, fantastic location, the food was just out of the world and the service was even better !!! We will be back very soon and we highly recommended this place to everybody !!

SD
London
21 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb food, friendly, efficient service, tragic choice of music.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Had better food for much less