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|Address:||The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London W1K 1QA|
|Tel:||020 3641 8324|
|Price: £97.00||Wine: £40.00||Champagne: £85.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Fri 12N-1.30pm Tues-Sat 6.30-9.30pm|
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As a regular at The Dorchester (that's not me largeing it – it just happens to be my business partner's preferred meeting place), I must have walked past Alain Ducasse many times without giving it a second thought until a client mentioned that it was one of only two London restaurants to have 3 Michelin stars. Thus, I took my wife there for her birthday and what a treat it was. My aforementioned business partner organised the ‘private’ table which is slightly to one side of the room but encircled by heavily beaded curtains. A good way to have a private room but still enjoy the restaurant's atmosphere…and there is the biggest let down. Perhaps this sort of high end restaurant serving excellent food lends itself to near silence or maybe the clientele are too scared to speak in anything louder than a whisper, daunted by its 3 stars, but it does mean that the atmosphere is somewhat lacking, something that Le Gavroche for example has managed to overcome. The food and service cannot be faulted as long as you're prepared for some eye watering prices, especially if you choose some wine to accompany your meal. In summary, I can see why it has 3 Michelin stars but I would be very choosy as to whom I recommended it and that would not include anyone who's looking for a fun night out.