The Grill at the Dorchester

Restaurants, British Mayfair
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The Grill at the Dorchester
Venue says Take a front row seat at our wine counter evenings and enjoy a wine and canapé journey covering six different pairings for £59.

This venerable Mayfair restaurant reopened in 2014, having been given a new lick of paint and a little bit of a makeover. Well, you'd need one too if you'd been around since 1931. By the looks of things, it remains one of the grandest places in London in which to eat. Service will no doubt be every bit as impressive, too.

As the name implies, it majors in grilled meats. Expect dishes such as Welsh lamb with polenta au gratin, salsify and almond, wild venison with a red wine jus, Highland Wagyu sirloin, pan-seared and braised pigeon, grilled suckling pig and grilled John Dory with mussels, jerusalem artichoke and kale. 

Set lunch, dinner and pre-theatre menus also feature, as do Sunday roasts. 

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The Grill at the Dorchester says
First established in 1931, The Grill at The Dorchester quickly gained a reputation as the place to be for the finest grill food in London. In keeping with this original concept, executive chef Guillaume Katola has created new seasonal menus.

Delicious dishes range from grill favourites alongside the restaurant’s signature blue lobster chowder and an extensive sweet soufflé menu (the first of its kind in London) plus classics from the restaurant’s past such as the carving trolley and Sunday roast.

Lively and welcoming, the re-imagined restaurant fuses The Dorchester’s iconic elegance with a contemporary tone and creative details. Interior architect Bruno Moinard was commissioned by The Dorchester to create a vibrant and timeless setting.

The restaurant features a striking, hand-blown Murano glass chandelier and contrasting natural materials including zinc, copper and marble, set against butterscotch leather and oak parquet flooring. Pivoting wall panels create a separate ambience from day to night, creating an inviting atmosphere morning to night.
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Venue name: The Grill at the Dorchester
Address: The Dorchester
53 Park Lane
Opening hours: Breakfast served 7am-10.30am (last reservation 10.15pm) Mon-Fri; 7.30am-10.30am Sat, Sun. Lunch served noon-2.30pm (last reservation 2.15pm) Mon-Sat; 12.30-4pm (last reservation 3.45pm). Dinner served 5.30pm-10.30pm Mon-Sat (last reservation 10.15pm), 5.30pm-10pm Sun (last reservations 9.45)
Transport: Tube: Hyde Park Corner
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Milena C

I had an impressive anniversary meal with my boyfriend at The Grill at the Dorchester. True, you need to love really fancy places and flashy decors. But if you are up for that kind of experience, do try this one. The staff was lovely, the food incredible and thanks to a deal found online we paid less than £50 each for a 3-courses meal with a glass of champagne. My favourite was the beef short rib with vegetables but don't forget to try as well their signature dish, the Chocolate Soufflé which was absolutely delicious.