With three Michelin stars to its name and boasting a plum location inside the hotel The Dorchester, this eponymous Alain Ducasse restaurant lends itself well to special occasion dining. While a meal here is already a special experience, for that extra special touch, we’d recommend booking one of the three sumptuous private dining spaces.
The first space, and undoubtedly the most romantic, is Table Lumière. This truly enchanting semi-private dining space gets its name from the luminescent oval curtain which shields the space from the view of the restaurant’s main dining room, and features 4,500 glittering fibre optics that hang dramatically from the ceiling.
Seating between two and seven guests, it’s a fantastic way to host a dinner that feels intimate, without losing the ambience or buzz of the main restaurant. You’ll also be able to enjoy the restaurant’s hi-spec dishes while using select Hermès china, Puiforcat silverware and Saint-Louis crystal, all used exclusively at Table Lumière.
If you’re planning to host an intimate celebratory dinner or seated business function, Salon Privé is your best bet. This room comes complete with dark lacquered walls that have been adorned with thousands of silk green buttons. The room takes its inspiration from the colourful landscape of neighbouring Hyde Park, and benefits from a fireplace which can be lit on milder evenings. Salon Privé seats up to 12 guests for a sit-down meal and is well suited to either corporate events or personal occasions.
The final private dining space at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is Salon Park Lane. Home to high ceilings and flooded with natural light spilling through the large oak-framed French windows, this room is a tranquil space that will bring a sense of calm to any lunch or dinner gatherings. An extra special touch is the dramatic chandelier of glowing leaves which lights up the room, while the restaurant’s menu of flawless dishes will round off your experience.