Redefining the luxury British hotel experience, The Dorchester will reopen its al fresco dining this April with the launch of its first ever rooftop restaurant and bar and will see the return of The Dorchester Terrace & Garden and The Spring Garden. Reopening in time to celebrate the hotel’s 90th anniversary on April 20, 2021, The Dorchester marks its ninth decade with a celebration of its unrivalled culinary credentials.
The Dorchester Rooftop
For the first time in its nine decade history, The Dorchester will launch a rooftop restaurant and bar: ‘The Dorchester Rooftop’. With views across Hyde Park and East London, it will showcase a series of culinary pop-ups overseen by executive chef Mario Perera and featuring The Dorchester’s talented chefs, celebrating British, French and Mediterranean cuisine.
The Dorchester Rooftop will be open throughout spring and summer to make the most of the longer days and sunsets across Hyde Park. The restaurant and bar will be open daily for lunch and dinner, with a lounge area to relax with a cocktail, glass of Champagne or a cigar whilst listening to a live band and DJ. Tables will be available for up to six guests and in anticipation for the unpredictable British weather, terrace umbrellas, heaters and blankets will be available.
Starting with head chef at The Grill at The Dorchester, from Monday, April 12 to Sunday, April 25, Tom Booton will introduce a British summertime menu showcasing locally sourced produce. Highlights from Tom’s land, sea and garden menu concept include: Ribeye with mushrooms and tarragon; prawn Scotch egg with curry sauce; and barbequed leeks with ricotta and salsa Verde.
Bringing relaxed Parisian chic to the rooftop, executive chef of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Jean-Philippe Blondet will introduce a modern, light and elegantly informal pop-up with a menu of delicious bites from Monday, April 26 to Sunday, May 9. Jean-Philippe has developed a menu of small plates such as: hummus, seaweed crisp and lemon confit; grilled octopus, confit pepper and grapefruit; and native lobster, spiced avocado and shiso leaves.
Further pop-ups will be announced later in the year. The Dorchester Rooftop will be open daily from 12pm to 11pm Monday to Wednesday & Sunday and until midnight Thursday to Saturday. Reservations only and with a minimum spend of £60 per person.
The Dorchester Terrace & Garden
Perched on the hotel’s famous forecourt and perfect for cocktail lovers, The Dorchester Terrace & Garden has just seven tables of two, serving an all new cocktail menu by The Bar at The Dorchester’s award winning team of alchemists led by cocktail legend Giuliano Morandin, who celebrates his 40th year at the hotel this year.
Surrounded by lush greenery, guests can enjoy classic Italian bites, such as truffle arancini and calamari frittura, paired with experimental cocktails including the Malt Fig Sour made using 10 year old Glenmorangie shaken with lemon juice and fig liqueur. The new cocktail creations sit alongside classic favourites such as The Martinez, made using The Dorchester’s Old Tom Gin.
The Dorchester Terrace & Garden reopens daily from April 12, 2021, with tables available from 12pm until 11pm. Walk in only.
The Spring Garden
Nestled under The Dorchester’s plane tree, The Spring Garden has two private garden globes which seat up to five guests each. Guests can enjoy a show stopping private dining menu by executive chef Mario Perera in partnership with Veuve Clicquot. The one of a kind spring inspired three-course menu celebrates the best of British and includes; Scottish Diver scallops ceviche; blue lobster & Wye Valley asparagus; and The Dorchester coulibiac.
The Spring Garden will be open daily from April 12, 2021, for lunch and dinner with menus priced at £160 per person, including a glass of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Vintage 2004. Minimum spend of £450 per garden globe applies.