The Grill at The Dorchester
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Welcome / first impressions: We walked through the large door that the doorman was holding and into the grand hall, filled with beautiful flower arrangements everywhere, and into The Grill. The Grill has a tartan theme to it along with a few fashionable touches, including the red high-back banquette seating and the focal point which is a large four-sided centre-couch crowned by a large urn filled with an incredible flower arrangement.
Menu / style of food: The whole menu just looked fantastic with its timeless classics and modern British food with a twist, the whole menu was fresh and elegant and really awakened our taste-buds.
Ambience / other diners: We happened to be the only diners in The Grill, which was surprisingly nice, as all the attention was focused on us, the staff were charming.
Delivery – service and cooking: The service was impeccable and the food excellent, everyone came away having eaten far too much but happy that they had done so.
Exit and value for money: For me The Grill is a place for special occasions, and for a special occasion it is value for money.
Does The Grill at The Dorchester live up to its past?
The Dorchester has been around for over 80 years, and through those years it has seen many, world leaders, celebrities and people just like you and I who have treated ourselves on a special occasion to a wonderful meal.
I went with my family as a surprise for my brother, who was on R&R from Afghanistan. My family are real foodies, so when it came to choosing something from the menu we all had a problem, everything looked mouth-wateringly good! We started by having cocktails and Champagne, which is always a great way to start ones night. For my starter I chose the glazed calves sweetbread with crispy chicken wings, lemon and cumin bread, which was incredible. For my main course I had the Black Angus fillet of beef with Bourguignon garnish, was deeply delicious. For dessert, we ordered everything from the menu and shared it round the table, the desserts were sophisticated and most have a vibrant fruity flavour to them, which happened to be a great idea as we got try it all. In between our courses we were given complimentary dishes which were just as good as the rest.
The unfortunate side of having a foodie family is that everyone wants to try everyone else’s so when you’ve chosen right there is always another member of the family that has food envy and wants yours!
By Tara Vaughan