Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

The Dorchester, Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7629 8866

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester Restaurant In London
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Overall 5.0
Food 4.0
Service 8.0
Atmosphere 6.0
Value 2.0
Based on 1 reviews

what the critics say

Guardian

Matthew Norman

Saturday, February 06, 2010 - The splendour there lay mostly with the aesthetics. Ducasse's proxy, Jocelyn Herland, produces dishes that are genuinely beautiful to the eye, but less memorable to the tastebud than that triple-star rating might suggest. The one expression of genius was a signature dish of roast chicken somehow given the texture of souffle with lobster, pasta and sweetbreads in a sensational creamy, truffly sauce. Soft-boiled organic egg with crayfish and wild mushrooms in a Nantua sauce was 'fine but not full of flavour'.

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I wish I had read the reviews and not relied on the Michelin rating. The expectation of a three star was one of an exceptional meal that would taste superb and be a visual treet. Oh dear what a let down, We had the taster menu and it started well with a very tasty crab dish, then started to go down hill. A bland vegetable dish I could have made at home. We had one scallop with a piece of cauliflower in a little sauce, it was cooked perfectly but this was basic at best, the desert was a sorbet vrtually anybody could make.The rest of the dishes were just not memerable enough to comment.Even the bread was poor some being tasteless and doughy. Service was highly efficient but it was difficult to understand the waiters commentary as in a heavy french accent and too quick. Didnt know the heritage of the venison either. I am being picky but at the price and with its rating I would expect excellence of the highest level. I could easily get better presented food for a third of the price, with friendlier service and much better ambience.
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Andrew Tiplady
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 4 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 2
Sunday, February 08, 2015

what the bloggers say

Cheese and Biscuits

Cheese and Biscuits - 5/10

Friday, October 22, 2010 - As for the savoury courses, the best bits were very nice, and the worst bits were never inedible, and all the time the staff were pleasant and knowledgeable and, like seasoned stage actors, pitch-perfect in timing and delivery...It felt odd sitting amongst the splendour and theatrics of this grand old hotel, with all the superficial trimmings of A World Class Meal, choosing from a menu designed to excite any discerning fan of haute cuisine and yet still somehow being underwhelmed with the results.

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