Helene Darroze at The Connaught

The acclaimed chef tempts diners with a refreshed menu and contemporary, chic reimagined setting conceived by French interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch.

Already one of London's very few three-Michelin-starred restaurants the re-opened Hélène Darroze at The Connaught is an elegant expression of craft. The restaurant’s light-filled interior has been given a fresh, contemporary sensibility by the French designer Pierre Yovanovitch, who has stripped back the mahogany stained panels to create a lighter, brighter aesthetic with bespoke curved banquettes and chairs and two unique paintings by artist Damien Hirst, commissioned by The Connaught.

The refreshed menu features ingredients mostly sourced from the UK and consists of small dishes, starting from £120 for five plates (wine pairing is an additional £90, or £195 for a premium pairing from the Coravin vineyard), with choosen dishes based on the provenance of each key ingredient - even where possible, naming the exact boats that land the fish. The impressive wine selection includes some of the finest in the world with a collection of over 3000 bins for a total of more than 20,000 bottles.

Ideal For

Fine dining, Michelin meals

Favourite Table

Downstairs, in a roomy alcove overlooking the pass, the chef’s table - a pink marble monolith set on a Terrazzo dais and under a cobalt blue fresco commissioned by the artist, Rochegaussen – seating up to a dozen guests, with each course chosen from “the pick of the day’s market”.

Signature Dishes

Foie gras with Piel de Sapo melon, Sancho pepper, koji rice and sake; Cornish lobster with tandoori spices, carrots, citrus and coriander; Limousin veal sweetbread, cauliflower, hazelnut and chasselas grape with vadouvan emulsion; and Welsh grouse with beetroot, wild blueberry and Mexican mole sauce. Desserts include Darroze’s signature Baba, made with the family Darroze’s own Armagnac.