Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, W1K 1QA, London
An ethereal space overlooking Hyde Park, Alain Ducasse’s two Michelin-starred restaurant is awash with the colours of summer – from the white fronds running from the ceiling down to the floor to the forest green hues and leaf-motif tableware. For the true scent of summer, book one of the elevated tables lining the windows and spend a meandering lunch or supper grazing on Ducasse’s complex, artful creations. The simmered duck foie gras with mango and dolce forte sauce, the decadently dedicated truffle menu, or the three-man signature Baba au rhum dessert play well against a backdrop of Horse Guards trotting and lovers lolling on the lawns of London’s greatest park. Luxos Recommends: Alain Ducasse’s own label Champagne.