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  • Just Opened: Dorchester Grill
  • Just Opened: Dorchester Grill
  • Just Opened: Dorchester Grill
  • Just Opened: Dorchester Grill

Restaurant: Dorchester Grill
 
Where is it: Inside the iconic Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair.
 
Reopened: November 2014.
 
What kind of food: Classic grilled meat and seafood dishes made with the best-sourced ingredients.
 
Who goes: A well-heeled mix of couples on date night, hotel guests and dressed-up groups of friends.
 
The concept: The Grill was first established in 1931 and quickly became renowned for serving up some of the Capital’s most decadent grilled dishes. It reopened at the end of last year, with a new seasonal menu created by Alain Ducasse’s protégé Christophe Marleix.
 
The interiors: Interior architect and designer Bruno Moinard (the man behind Christie’s New York, Hermès Paris headquarters, and the Château Latour wine estate) devised the restaurant’s latest incarnation - a warm palette blending yellow metals with polished oak flooring and a striking hand-blown glass chandelier.
 
Hero Dishes: Blue lobster chowder and anything from the venue’s one-of-a-kind sweet soufflé menu.
 
We tried: Langoustine on celeriac remoulade, the aforementioned lobster chowder (a must-order if this is your kind of thing), seabass with black truffle and a ribeye steak that was big enough to feed a family. The accompanying chips were so awesome that they deserve a mention. For pudding we went with the pistachio soufflé with salted caramel ice cream, which was just as incredible as it sounds.
 
Anything unusual: The restaurant has pivoting wall panels which transform the lighting and ambiance when they rotate between lunch and dinner.
 
Star cocktail: The Grill Fizz, a light and refreshing blend of Gin, Champagne, lemon grass, lime and cucumber, specially created by the Dorchester Grill’s mixologists.
 
What made it unique to them: Given it’s situated inside one of London’s fanciest hotels, the Grill is expensive, but absolutely worth it. Just walking into The Dorchester itself feels special and the whole experience is a bit out of this world. Visit the hotel’s bar before you dine, but try to resist filling up on the epic nuts before you even set foot in the restaurant.
 
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