82. Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

Mayfair, London

French chef Darroze puts an unconventional spin on fine dining at this luxury Mayfair hotel

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French chef Hélène Darroze’s restaurant at the five-star Connaught hotel in London’s Mayfair, has gone from strength to strength, with her temple to fine dining achieving three Michelin star status in the 2021 edition of the red book.

With its wooden tabletops and wood panelling this is a grand dining room fit for a well-heeled neighbourhood but without the stuffiness that often comes with five-star hotel dining.

Darroze serves up modern French cuisine, created from carefully selected produce and served with panache. While you can choose three courses from the a la carte menu for £75, which is incredibly good value for a three-star restaurant, there is the option to really go to town with numerous supplements such as lobster and the signature rum baba to heighten the dining experience.

This is also the case with the restaurant’s impressive wine list with pairing options including ‘A tour around the wine world’ and ‘great classics never fade’ as well as the ‘ultimate wine experience’, where for £498 for seven pairings  you can sample some of the oldest and rarest vintages in The Connaught’s wine cellar.

Armagnac lovers are also in for a treat with numerous expressions and vintages available on its special armagnac list.

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

020 3147 7200

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