Dovetale at 1 Hotel Mayfair

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Gold Award

SquareMeal Review of Dovetale at 1 Hotel Mayfair

Gold Award

Set within 1 Hotel Mayfair, Dovetale is the new restaurant from two Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers, which has been created with the environment in mind from ingredients through to decor. Think seasonal produce, living walls, and a plethora of plants.

We kick things off with a Wagyu carpaccio that comes adorned with hot mustard, chives and Parmesan, and a pot of mind-blowingly good beef fat chips alongside. We’re advised to wrap the beef around the chip for the perfect mouthful, evoking memories of every great burger we’ve ever eaten. Whilst each element is delicious on its own, together they create something that can only be described as a religious experience.

For mains, the truffle agnolotti arrives as a fairly rustic portion of pasta - doused in roast potato butter sauce with flecks of truffle, it’s a vision of beige, and tastes just as decadent as you’d imagine.

Desserts can often be the final hurdle where most meals fall, where substance is overshadowed by style and you’re left wishing you’d called it a day at mains. But at Dovetale they’ve managed to get the perfect balance between the two, as nostalgic knickerbocker glories take pride of place on the menu, and a vintage ice cream cart sits on the sideline as you choose various flavours of ice cream, sauce and toppings. The presentation is charmingly authentic, and the flavours are well executed, with the mint ice cream bringing a more delicate flavour than expected through the use of fresh herbs.

To drink, we follow recommendations from sommelier Tara Ozols, who seems to have a natural ability for making fine wine feel remarkably less pretentious. Working through various glasses of English fizz and white wines, it’s clear to see that we’re in good hands here.

For a restaurant that offers such a glamorous escape from city life, it still manages to remain refreshingly accessible, and has great potential to be one of the next major hotel restaurants in the capital.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Cuisines
Modern European
Ambience
Cool, Fine dining, Luxury
Other Awards
SquareMeal London Top 100
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Vegetarian options
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Special occasions

About

Dovetale is the flagship modern British restaurant at 1 Hotel Mayfair, overseen by two Michelin-starred Restaurant Story chef Tom Sellers.

Sustainability, seasonality, and a plethora of nature-inspired finishes are what the 1 Hotel Mayfair is all about. Situated (not by chance) facing Green Park, the venue's spaces, including signature restaurant Dovetale, are carefully crafted with an environmentally friendly approach. The hotel features living walls, which are irrigated by rainwater, sustainable materials used all across the building, and over 1300 plants, trees and shrubs plants across the grounds. 

Sellers works meticulously to embrace zero waste methods and source from eco-minded suppliers at Dovetale too. With a modern European à la carte menu, Dovetale offers dishes from the grill as well as from a raw bar, and there's a real focus on letting outstanding produce shine - emphasised by dishes like English burrata with Amardo Manni 'oil of life' olive oil. Elsewhere there's some celebration of classic French cooking and flavours, with a day boat-caught sole Veronique, where sole is gently cooked in a sauce of vermouth, cream, white grapes and tarragon. 

There are also tributes to old-school puddings in the dessert menu as well, as guests can choose from options including a Grand Marnier souffle with tonka bean creme anglaise, and a Knickerbocker glory, served tableside from a trolley for a bit of extra entertainment and theatre. 

If you fancy al fresco dining, there's Dovetale's outdoor terrace, which features a cozy copper fireplace and pergola, perfect spot for all seasons. And for an even more special occasion, there's a private dining room available.

The hotel also has a cocktail bar - the Dover Yard - perfect for pre- or post-dinner drinks. 


FAQs

When will the hotel and restaurant open?

The restaurant opens in July 2023.

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Who is Tom Sellers?

Tom Sellers is a chef, restaurateur and the founder of two-Michelin starred Kitchen Story. He learned his trade working with Tom Aikens in London, at Raffles in Singapore, with Thomas Keller at three Michelin-starred Per Se in New York and with René Redzepi at two Michelin-starred Noma in Copenhagen.

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Location

1 Hotel Mayfair, 3 Berkeley Street, Green Park, London, W1J 8DL

02031374983 02031374983

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Opening Times

Breakfast
Mon 07:00-10:00
Tue 07:00-10:00
Wed 07:00-10:00
Thu 07:00-10:00
Fri 07:00-10:00
Sat 07:00-10:30
Sun 08:00-12:00
Lunch
Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:30-15:00
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon 18:00-22:30
Tue 18:00-22:30
Wed 18:00-22:30
Thu 18:00-22:30
Fri 18:00-22:30
Sat 18:00-22:30
Sun 18:00-22:30

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