Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
Modern french cuisine from chef Alain Ducasse has earned this restaurant 3 Michelin-stars. A dedication to seasonal ingredients inspires their weekly rotating lunch hour menu, so there’s something new to try every time you go. For likely the most magnificent private dining experience you’ll ever have, reserve Table Lumiere, the centermost table in the restaurant shrouded by a glittering curtain for privacy.
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Helene Darroze at the Connaught
Exquisite french food can also be found at Helene Darroze’s 2 Michelin-starred restaurant in the historic Connaught Hotel. Their selections for lunch come with canapes, selected wines, and petit fours to finish. Underneath the gorgeous decor of the restaurant lies a wine cellar complete with over 6,000 bottles, not to mention an exclusive and private dining room.
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From London orginially, Hakkasan restaurants are known for their standout Chinese cuisine and ventures into the nightlife scene. Hakkasan at Mayfair boasts favorites like the signature roasted silver cod with champagne and honey from executive chef Tong Chee Hwee, and is the perfect place to satisfy a Chinese food craving while still out on the town.
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For Indian cuisine, Gymkhana is the place to go. The elegant decor is modeled off of gymkhana clubs in India, and certainly channels the grandeur of those Colonial high society haunts. Classic Indian flavor and gourmet preparation combine in their dishes like the chicken butter masala or madurai duck oothapum.
One of Mayfair’s finest steak options is Gaucho Piccadilly. Satisfy your inner carnivore by visiting this Agentinean style restaurant, and having your pick of the cut and cooking style of your meat. The interior’s chic neutral palette featuring animal and wood textures rounds out your dining experience.