Let me start off this post by saying that The Dorchester is one of my favorite hotels in the world. I’m obsessed with the spa, can’t get enough of the high tea, and don’t get me started on the actual rooms. So, when I was invited along to try the newly revamped restaurant, The Grill, for breakfast with some other lovely fashion and lifestyle bloggers, I couldn’t accept the invitation fast enough.
Having just come off a one-day juice cleanse (more on that later), I began by trying to stick to the green juice and fruit, but you know what, the courses just kept on coming, I tried EVERYTHING, and I am telling you girls, you simply must go and try for yourself. Head chef of The Grill, Christophe Marleix, trained under the legendary Alain Ducasse and was chief instructor at his training institute. He has a true talent and incredible passion for food which you can taste.
The signature Alain Ducasse chocolate poured over the warm waffles, was pretty much one of the best thing I’ve ever eaten. The fruit smoothies could in and of themselves be a meal, but they complimented the poached eggs on salmon like a dream, I mean…I could go on and on and on.
Bruno Moinard designed the interior of the restaurant and says of The Grill, “The Dorchester’s brief was to create a welcoming, vibrant atmosphere in a relaxed setting that works for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My idea was to create an intuitive environment using pivoting panels that shift the mood rom morning to evening. The defining feature of the new look restaurant, these innovative panels display a light sycamore side during breakfast and lunch, rotating to reveal a black lacquer façade in the evening. During the day, the effect is warm, welcoming and bright, transforming into an enchanting and elegant ambiance at night.” Basically it’s super chic in the day, and super sexy at night.
I had such lovely time, that I booked in for dinner next week. Apparently the soufflé is to die for, I’ll report back.
The Grill at the Dorchester, 53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA, 020 7629 8888.