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Breakfast at The Dorchester #TheNewGrill

The Grill at The Dorchester has been a family favourite for years, back in the heady days of the infamous bread trolley, Yorkshire puddings the size of your head and retro desserts such as sherry trifle and black forest gateau…But the iconic grand dame has had a luxe face lift and there is a brand new menu of traditional classics reimagined with a modern twist.

Regular readers of my blog will know that The Dorchester Hotel is very close to my heart as Mr Silver and I had our wedding reception there. So when the lovely Liz, PR for the Dorchester Collection in the UK, invited me for breakfast to check out The Grill’s sparkly new refurb, I was excited to relive the memories of the day!

I loved the new look Grill Room and my eyes were immediately drawn to the gorgeous chandelier made from hand-blown Murano glass which was the focal point of the room.


And it looked gorgeous set against the restaurant’s original and beautifully theatrical ceiling.

Interior architect Bruno Moinard has designed a room that is so beautifully glamorous and super-luxurious with soft leather seating in a warm butterscotch tone. The gold accents and the parquet wood add to the warm feeling of the room and despite how elegant it was, it was still quite homely. Liz told me that the gorgeous gold panels on the wall actually pivot around in the evening creating a completely different atmosphere.



Beautiful bakery baskets were lined up at the pass at the back of the room waiting to be delivered and gobbled up with creamy butter or the array of jams and preserves on the table.

The breakfast menu is a mixture of choices: for super luxury I’d choose the signature Grill breakfast featuring Serrano ham, smoked salmon and a glass of champagne. There’s also a healthy option including an egg white omelette, cottage cheese and an energy drink; or if you’re hungry, there is, of course the full English. There’s also lots of a la carte options and Liz informed me that the unhealthy stuff such as the French toast with maple syrup or waffles with icing sugar were totally amazing!
With South Africa coming up and my bikini body well and truly on my mind, I stuck to my favourite breakfast, porridge…

Which, to be fair is made rather more exciting when served in a bowl trimmed with gold and imprinted with the The Dorchester.

And a beautifully presented fruit platter. Can I please have breakfast at The Dorchester everyday?

I really enjoyed my breakfast in the luxe environs of the The Dorch and I’m looking forward to returning for dinner to try the new menu created by Alain Ducasse’s protege, Christophe Marleix. I have my eye on Blue lobster chowder to start and Dover Sole for main course, plus they have the very first souffle menu in London!

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The Grill, The Dorchester
Park Lane

020 7629 8888

My breakfast was complimentary
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