The Grill at The Dorchester’s brilliant new menu by rising star chef Tom Booton

53 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA

by James Wilkinson

Recently appointed head chef of The Grill at The Dorchester, 26-year-old Tom Booton, has given the famous dining room a fabulous re-boot through his personal interpretation of a modern-day British grill.

Representing a new era in the restaurant’s 88 year history, Booton’s British dishes complement the new interpretation of The Grill with an update in the interiors and a more relaxed dining experience.

A statement ‘Pudding Bar’ has added an element of theatre to the dining experience, as guests are invited to dine at a ‘chef’s table’ for their final course to watch the pastry chefs in action.

A creative selection of sweet treats, innovative cocktails and Champagnes will delight, whilst the addition of banquette seating will allow guests to relax into a long lunch or dinner.

Shining a light on London suppliers and British growers, Booton’s signature dishes include: homemade Stout bread served with black pudding and freshly churned butter; Prawn scotch egg, warm tartar sauce, pickled gherkin; The Grill’s ‘Lobster Thermidor Tart’; Soft serve fig leaf ice cream, beignets; and Tom’s take on the classic chocolate treat ‘Double Decker’.

Award winning bartender at The Bar at The Dorchester, Lucia Montanelli (as seen on the WAYFARER TV show) has created a new cocktail menu concept for The Grill inspired by Booton’s modern interpretation, leading off with a drink named Gentleman Tom, made using The Dorchester’s Old Tom Gin.

Booton is one of London’s finest young chefs and presents a fresh energy across both the food and service, providing a place for Mayfair locals, hotel guests and beyond to feel at ease, to come often and to celebrate in London’s long standing restaurant.

Along with the new look and menu, a brigade of fresh talent under the age of 30 have joined the team including Adam Nevin as sous chef, Eugenio Egorov as head sommelier and Jennifer Santner as general manager, sharing a mutual commitment to creating a unique Mayfair dining experience suitable for all occasions.

Lunch menus at The Grill at The Dorchester are priced at £23 for two courses and £30 for three courses. Dinner menus are priced at £60 for three courses and £75 for four courses.

The Dorchester is located at 53 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA, United Kingdom. Tel +44 20 7629 8888.


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