Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place , London, W1K 2AL

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0203 147 7200

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Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

SquareMeal Review of Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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"EXCELLENT"

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught is the legendary hotel’s flagship restaurant and it continues to live up to its two-Michelin-starred credentials, with effortlessly efficient staff overseeing the cosseting wood-panelled dining room. The food bears all the hallmarks of Darroze’s signature style – artisan ingredients, beautiful presentation and pinpoint cooking with subtle eclectic nuances. Flavours and textures sing throughout, from the soft folds of Bayonne ham delivered as an appetiser to sweet strawberries topped with fragrant basil and olive-oil Chantilly for dessert. Elsewhere, grouse carries North African ras-el-hanout spicing balanced by the sweetness of dates, and velvety cubes of Wagyu beef are served with crispy puffs of potato laced with truffle for a thoroughly decadent take on steak-frites. Wine pairings chosen by a team of talented sommeliers make Hélène Darroze at The Connaught an oenophile’s delight, and there’s a huge selection of vintage bottles from top producers on the pricey list. 


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Dinner Formula: £55

From: 31 May 2018

To: 30 November 2018

Max: 2

Dinner formular (£55): The choice of 3 products (1 starter, 1 main and 1 dessert); Including the choice of 2 glasses of wine from the list, a bottle of water and tea or coffee. Matured fine seasonal cheeses (supplement £22).

Maximum of 2 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Hélène Darroze at The Connaught Location

The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place , London W1K 2AL

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0203 147 7200

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Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-2pm, 6.30-10pm Sun 12N-3pm 6.30-9pm

Private Dining

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
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Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

Sommelier’s Table
Located in the hotel’s atmospheric wine cellar, this private room can hold a maximum of eight guests. The room's dedicated chef and the hotel's sommelier work together to create a special tasting menu with matching wines, which they serve to guests at the table. Guests can also expect a tour of the cellar and a souvenir menu or gift.

The Carlos Room
This bright room is situated on the ground floor with direct access from the hotel lobby.

The Carlos Room Capacity: 20

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.1

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Service: 7.5

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Atmosphere: 7.1

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Value: 6.8

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Platinum Reviewer
06 January 2016

I was treated to a meal here a few years ago and it is one of the most stand out meals I have ever had, but memory fades so I decided to treat my husband to the 3 course Festive Brunch for his birthday. The restaurant is very elegant, the staff are both attentive and discreet. As it was a brunch, the restaurant was never full while we were there, we opted for a late start and planned a long, leisurely meal. To start we had a glass of champagne each (£18), we were then told that when we were ready, to go and choose our "starters" from the salad and charcuterie bar (buffet style, but plated up by a waiter). All of the charcuterie, pâté, salads that we tasted were superb, but the duck terrine was particularly good, served with a lovely basket of bread. You then get to choose a main course from a menu - I opted for the crab cake with salad and my husband chose the "legendary" oxtail and foie gras burger (which he didn't quite finish), both were delicious. I must have told the restaurant that it was my husbands birthday as they appeared with a small lemon, meringue dessert with a candle and then took our photo and presented it to us with a note from Helene, which was a lovely touch. For the third course, you go to the dessert buffet table (we were both pretty full at this point but the waiters were determined to fill us up some more), we went for the smallest slices of that we could see (although they will make waffles and crepes to order with an abundance of toppings). We washed it all down with a lovely bottle of Albarino and then fell into a taxi home to put our feet up. If you combine the quantities of foie gras and the £265 bill, this brunch is not for the faint-hearted, but I would like to think we will visit again....

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

27 November 2015

There is only one word to describe this restaurant.....fabulous.... from the moment of arrival to departure it was wonderful. Food scores 10 out of 10 along with the ambiance. Yes it is expensive but it is worth every penny in my opinion and for a special treat it is faultless. We had 5 courses with the wine pairing it each wine was a perfect match to each of the courses. Risotto did have a £45 per head add on for the white truffle and was again amazing, the scallop dish was perfection. I can't wait to visit again

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

28 February 2015

A delicious lunch for a special occasion. The food was fresh, interesting and exciting whilst the service was impeccable. Although this is fine dining at its very best the service was welcoming and kind, not stuffy and overly formal - even a birthday photo was taken and mounted in a card as a gift as well as a small birthday surprise pudding. Just delightful!

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