Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Carlos Place, London, W1K 2AL +44 2036416512
- Main course: £25
- Food spend: £60
- Opening hours
- Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:00 18:30 - 21:30 Saturday: 11:00 - 14:30 18:30 - 21:30
Absolutely brilliant .
Kate Skerritt- wieczorek
23 July 2015
Hélène Darroze, one of France’s most celebrated and distinguished chefs, has crafted a truly superlative dining experience at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught. Awarded 2 Michelin stars, and recipient of an astounding 4 AA Rosettes to date, the restaurant offers an unsurpassed taste of fine French dining.
Taking huge pride in the regional and seasonal ingredients used, the Hélène Darroze at The Connaught menu also showcases Hélène’s gastronomic roots from the Landes region of south west France. Duck foie gras is served with walnut wine reduction, dried fruit chutney and amaranth leaves, while sumptuous blue lobster is combined with piquant flavours, such as fresh Alphonso, green mango, coriander and pimientos del piquillo. As well as dedicated brunch and vegetarian menus, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught Mayfair offers diners eclectic Vietnamese flavours and other Asian influences.
Offering the pinnacle in personalised fine dining, the Hélène Darroze sommelier’s table is housed in a stunning private dining room that overlooks a limestone-clad cellar housing over 6,000 vintage wines. For dinner, bespoke 7-course menus are specially designed by Hélène Darroze to match a tailor-made selection of wines, while 4-course seasonal lunches are prepared to match the wine regions that have inspired the 2 Michelin star chef. Enjoy luxurious flavour combinations accompanied by bins from some of the world’s most celebrated wine regions.
Boasting gloriously elegant surroundings, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught London is just 7 minutes’ walk from Bond Street Tube Station.
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Carlos Place, London, W1K 2AL
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Customer reviews for Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
((((( 23 July 2015 by Kate Skerritt- wieczorek from Ilford
Absolutely brilliant .
((((( 24 February 2015 by Caroline Chin from Leicester
Food divinely good. Exciting menus, wine pairings perfect, service impeccable. My only small caveat is that the staff all speak their english with heavy french accent and sometimes is hard to understand their explanations of dishes. Otherwise, perfect birthday lunch w my husband.
((((( 9 February 2015 by Reg Wilding from Leicester
Remarkable is all I can say. The whole experience from the ambience, the excellent service, the lovely surroundings and last but not least the unbelievable quality of the food & wine. £400 for a 3 person 5 course dinner was more than fair. Highly recommend dining here!
((((( 23 August 2014 by Vivienne Franks from London
Every time we eat at this restaurant it is better and better, well done for excellent food, wine and service, thank you team 'Helene Darroze'
((((( 19 July 2014 by Victoria Herriott from London
I've dined at most of the best restaurants in London over the years and can't remember enjoying a lunch like this. Every last scrap of food was delicious and inventive with subtle intriguing flavours mixing several styles of cuisine, all beautifully presented, served with elan and pride. The whole experience from the moment we arrived until we left (clutching our gifts of delicious brioche/cake, one of which,sadly, was half-eaten by our cat during the night ..) was 100% perfect. Tables well spaced, dining room cleverly redesigned from the old stuffy way it was 20 years ago. We had three courses and two incredibly well-priced wine pairings considering the quality, and not a mean little carefully-measured glass either. Ingredients impeccably sourced and first class. Little 'freebies' appeared from time to time. Service just perfect (although it was quiet) but not intrusive or cringing. The last meal we had which matched this was at Helene's restaurant in Paris which is still the best, but the most expensive meal I've eaten in my life. We ended up with a bill of £60 a piece which was an absolute bargain. I sound like the manager's wife writing this review but I'm not, just a long-standing London resident who has eaten many an average meal in the capital where revenue not hospitality is obviously the first priority. Don't miss this experience and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
(((** 20 January 2014 by Andy Cox from Wormley
Amazing food and wine but rotten service - way too slow, inattentive
((*** 14 November 2013 by Chris Hoare from London
The food is really exceptional, however, I think that there were not enough staff. Service was therefore really poor for the quality of the restaurant and bad enough to spoil the evening. Main problems were - a very long wait for a menu (10 minutes +), bread which arrived after our first course (in other words when you no longer want it), and about 10 minutes after the butter. A glass of dessert wine which actually never arrived, as it took the sommelier such a long time to sort it out that my dessert had arrived and I'd eaten it before the wine arrived. Pretty poor frankly for a michelin starred restaurant, and bad enough to spoil our enjoyment of the evening. Individually the staff were lovely and I wouldnt want to blame them. I can only assume that the profit motive is limiting the number of staff which at £100/head excluding wine and service is a bit much.
((((* 1 November 2013 by Leonard Joseph from London
We went as part of the LRest Fest but realised that the set price lunch is always available. This makes it outstanding value!!
((((( 15 October 2013 by Tachyon from Singapore
Wonderful food and ambience.
((((* 11 October 2013 by Tim Sherwood-king from London
refined with attentive service for that memorable lunch experience
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