The Grill at the Dorchester
Nestled in the vibrant streets of Mayfair, The Grill at The Dorchester sits within the distinctive walls of the iconic hotel and has a history that dates back to the 1930s.
In 1931, The Dorchester Grill – to go by its original name – was designed by Oliver Ford and quickly became the central meeting place for many high profile businessmen and royalty to soak up the atmosphere and dine in luxury.
Since then the restaurant has undergone several renovations during which the name of the restaurant was changed to The Grill at The Dorchester. But it was 2014 that truly saw the restaurant start a new chapter where everything from the décor to the menu was reimagined.
While the menu still uses locally sourced dishes, it has been transformed by chef Christophe Marleix and now showcases his interpretation of British grill fayre. He has struck the right balance between staying true to The Grill’s history and creating fresh, contemporary dishes. The classic carving trolley and Sunday roast dinners have remained at the restaurant alongside the signature blue lobster chowder and sweet soufflé selection that still takes pride of place on the menu.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (with a pre-theatre menu available), there is always something to captivate the taste buds of every guest. And thanks to the recent renovation, all of the dishes are now enjoyed in a room that is a delight to behold.
Architect Bruno Moinard worked tirelessly to create a room that displays timeless elegance. Inspired by the original gold doors and ceiling that have remained since the restaurant’s beginnings, the room is now draped in gold, coppers and marble. The revamp saw the addition of what is now the dining room’s focal point, the statement hand blown chandelier as well as truly magnificent pivoting wall panels that change the ambiance and transform the room from daytime elegance to night time luxury.
Every first Wednesday of the month Head Chef, Christophe Marleix and Head Sommelier, Ruben Desport join together to take seven guests on a wine and canapé adventure. At The Grill Counter, the wine evenings, priced at £59 per person give guests the chance to sample aromatic wines from across the globe that have been paired perfectly with a selection of the finest cuisine from The Grill’s menu.
Located just a stone’s throw from Hyde Park, The Grill at The Dorchester provides a unique sanctuary for diners to escape the busy streets and revel in the enjoyment that comes from The Grill’s fine cuisine and exquisite wine list.