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Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

4.6
551 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
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An unforgettable experience awaits you at Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, as you're reacquainted with the joys and pleasures of eating well. Already proud of two Michelin stars, Hélène Darroze was named the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef 2015.

Hélène's culinary philosophy is inspired by the famously generous hospitality of her native South West France, and her cooking is steeped in the belief that exceptional food is a route to happiness.

Her network of exclusive suppliers delivers exquisite ingredients from field, farmyard and ocean, and Hélène combines them with uncompromising passion and skill. For Hélène, food is never less than deeply personal. This is true cuisine d'auteur; individual and original, the product of the singular creative vision of a supremely talented chef.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Monday to Saturday
Lunch 12 noon - 2pm
Dinner 6.30pm-10pm

Sunday
Lunch 12 noon-3pm
Dinner 6.30pm-9pm
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Phone number
020 3147 7200
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Hélène Darroze
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Special events & promotions
Kindly note that our Lunch Formula is available only from Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays); over the weekend we will offer our extensive A La Carte menu.
Please note that, during December, we will be serving a three-course seasonal lunch menu every weekday at £55 per person (exclusive of beverages).

Credit card details are required to secure all dinner and weekend reservations; also weekday lunch reservations from 3 guests and above. If you would cancel within 24 hours of the booking, you are liable for a cancellation or no show fee. You will be contacted by a member of our reservations team in order to obtain credit card details to secure the reservation. Please note that the card will not be charged.

In the interests of all our customers, we are unable to accommodate babies and young children aged six and under.

Please note that we currently do not take OpenTable dining cheques.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Poulet Du Dimanche: £150 for 2 guests

There are few more cheering sights in life than a perfectly-cooked roast chicken on a lazy weekend afternoon. Hélène Darroze brings her famed gastronomic approach to the humble Sunday roast, with her new five-course roast chicken menu for two, Le Poulet du Dimanche, which takes the chicken as its starting point and develops a number of exquisite variations. Limited edition at £150 to share for 2 guests Limited offer which requires pre booking, venue will inform guests if it is unavailable.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: May 31, 2018

Ends: November 30, 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-2:00PM 6:00PM-10:00PM
Sat 12:00PM-2:00PM

Dinner Formula: £55

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).

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 2 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 2 people

Starts: May 31, 2018

Ends: November 30, 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 6:30PM-6:30PM

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What 551 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Excellent meal and service

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Excellent as always, Helene Darroze at the Connaught continues to consistently serve high quality French meals in a classic environment.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Really nice,we will back again

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

What a Michelin two star restaurant should be, in every respect, and what so many are not. The food was delicious (the best pork dish I have ever had anywhere) and beautiful on the plate, the service friendly but coddling, the room gorgeous and elegant. The lunch menu is a bargain, although there are only two choices for each course (with a third at a huge supplement). I would give my meal six stars if I could.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Absolutely fabulous experience. Divine food, friendly, attentive service, great value lunch menu. We will definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was simply sublime. From the scallop to the sweetbreads to the rhubarb and baba desserts everything was immaculate. The service, if possible was even better. Fabrizio made sure we ordered the best dishes and we had lots of fun and insightful interaction with several members of the team. We have dined all over the World at some of the finest restaurants including Eleven Madison Park in New York and I can say Helene Darroze at The Connaught was at least as good if not better. A wonderful evening of fun and fine dining to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Well done all!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We enjoyed this meal more than I can say. The staff were so welcoming and charming. We were celebrating a birthday and we couldn't have had a nicer time. We got a little birthday surprise and a lovely photo to take away! It was such excellent value as well. We had the £55 lunch menu which includes three courses, 2 glasses of wine and tea or coffee. In between courses there were amuse bouche, unexpected little treats, delicious bread and unusual chilli butter, all served with such humour and poise. I had the lobster to start, plump and tender, in a very good garlic broth. Then the duck which was perfectly cooked with a very tasty sauce. The chocolate dessert was rich and intense and my friends thought the rhubarb with lemongrass foam was delicious. We arrived at 1 and left at 4. Not once did we feel rushed or pressured. This is one of the nicest meals I have ever had. We will be back. Having said that, we did all roar with laughter at the £125 Wagyu beef supplement. As if!!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

One of the best culinary experiences I have gone through. Superb food combined with top standard service.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food is bad in the sense of being a two-star

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Such a wonderful setting for a dinner with friends. The staff were fantastic and the food spectacular

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Best meal I’ve eaten. Food was unbelievable, and plentiful - won’t leave hungry. Service was attentive and friendly, and the venue simply stunning.
Hugely recommended

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Option for food was flexible . U can choose whatever u like . Service was good

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Excellent and delicate cuisine and impeccable service. The amuse bouche, pre dessert treat, petit fours and post lunch favors were particularly creative and delicate. Everything we hoped for and more.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Took my husband here for his birthday. Did not disappoint. Food was as amazing as expected. The menu concept was interesting and fun and we had a great evening.
We’ll be visiting Helene Darroze in Paris soon!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great evening at Helene! The food was excellent (with many interesting combinations and treats) and the service superb. Many small details and the special attention were very much appreciated. Even if the setting might look a little traditional; the food, service and staff are definitely not.
Some small omissions (one person had a fish allergy and there was a swap of plates) were also straightened out right away (without even complaining about it).
Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent as usual. We have both been here several times over the last few years and are always impressed. Food is great and service excellent. The inclusive lunch offer with wine, water and coffee is very good value.

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1.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Please don't go to that restaurant, I ordered a £200 menu with wine paring, but waiter gave me many cups of different wines,and then I checked the bill with £500 cost. This is a worst experience.

if you don’t want to be cheated, please do not try.

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

obscenely overpriced for what it is. food not that great, gave me gastric problems

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Very welcome by the staff. Enjoyed every part of the food. The service was very good. Staff was good for explanation of the food. Enjoyed every bit of it.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Whilst the bill was higher than planned (due mainly to a few extras we couldn't resist) the service was very good and the food was absolutely excellent. The restaurant was recommended to me by a 'foodie' friend and his judgement was once again spot-on - a memorable occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing service, it was my parents 25th anniversary so I thought I’d treat them at the Connaught. World class service but slightly overpriced for the food given.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing dinner!!!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent! Everything from our reception through to the end was really very good indeed. The choice of either 5 or 7 dishes is made fun by the use of what looks like a solitaire board with marbles showing the name of each dish. Beware! It is very tempting to go for the 7 dish choice but you need to have a big appetite to get through to the end. When the wine pairing is added you will also have had a lot to drink by the time you've finished.

The dishes we chose were outstanding. although as noted above, choosing the 7 dish option meant 2 desserts which was too much for me.

Service was exceptional and overall it was hard to find fault with anything. A lovely experience.

Unrelated to the dinner itself, the booking process was a little weird. I booked through Opentable and, in addition to the confirmation email from them, I promptly received two emails from the restaurant which seemed, on the one hand, to confirm the booking and, on the other, requested that I go to a different website and enter various details of who we were and what we would be ordering (something we changed when we got to the restaurant) and my credit card (something that is usually done through Opentable). All a little peculiar and not especially efficient.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Exceptional dining experience. Great food, lovely wine and lots of extra bits and pieces. We hadn’t been for a few years, since the restaurant achieved its second Michelin star - we won’t wait so long again! (Bonus: we realised that the next day was our anniversary so we could justify the not inconsiderable price!)

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

One of my favourite restaurants in London. Never fails to impress. Great service, excellent food, lovely ambience and impeccable setting. We will be back, again and again and again!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Apart from some of the dishes were a bit too salty for us, her overall standard was really much higher than what we expected for a Michelin 2 stars restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Was my girl bday. Fantastic service. Had a Polaroid pic as well. Nice memory!

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of the worst dinning experience. The staff laughed at us for not ordering alcohol. And the food overall was quite tasteless the only good one was scallops other than that everything else was a complete disaster even the dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Superb in every respect. Wonderful food, surroundings and service . A very special place indeed .

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent experience as always... only issue is that the last course took too long

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Amazing food presented with great theatre in a very fine atmosphere

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Sommelier struggled and as usual staff couldn't focus on the necessary level of attention necessary for a restaurant with two stars when they were busy

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Amazing menu and service. Every single details was perfect. And the wine pairings stunning.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Average food and wine selection with an overpriced menu

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent. Great food: impeccable and friendly service.
Pricey, but a wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Outstanding!

We loved everything. The food was amazing, true two Michelin star restaurant worth its reputation. Great attention to detail and inspired food.

Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The very best

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Amazing good and exceptional service from start to end! I loved the lamb!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very nice ambiente and food, service etc

Extra price for chicken course of 55 pounds per head overdone

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

wow first time here and made to feel very high end.

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