What is it ? – Chef Alex Dillings first solo Restaurant offering a modern approach to French Gastronomy.

Where is it ? – The Restaurant sits inside the Hotel Café Royal overlooking Regents street ,right in the heart of London. Bottom right of the photo below.

What`s Cooking ? – The finest ingredients on the planet , prepared with meticulous attention to detail , cooked with the precision of a Surgeon and plated like an Artist….Stunning in every way.

Who`s Cooking ? – Chef Alex Dilling (ex Ducasse NYC , The Greenhouse London and Helene Darroze at The Connaught , London).He`s a total one off in the UK.

What should I expect ? – A fine dining experience eating World class food that cannot be described in any way other than Perfection.

Must Order dish – The Hunter Chicken is Chef Alex`s signature dish. (see photos below) It isn`t always on the menu (but should be) and appears as a special on occasions. I can guarantee it`ll be the highlight of any diners meal if they get the opportunity to experience it.

What will it cost me ? – A meal here isn`t cheap so budget on roughly £300 each with Wine and service. Lunch menu – 4 courses for £95. Dinner SignatureTasting menu 9 courses for £155 ( £145 for the classic wine pairing – £) Connoisseurs Tasting Menu – 9 courses £195.(Prestige Wine pairing – £295) The Wine ranges from £40 to £9500 a bottle with BYO Corkage set at £100 per bottle. Champagne – Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin at £32 a glass. Water – £6.50 a Bottle Service Charge is 15% on top of your bill.

My thoughts – It`s an amazing experience but proceed with caution as your bill can escalate very quickly.

What`s the Atmosphere like ? – Modern , welcoming and friendly. Jazz music plays in the background.

What`s good – EVERYTHING , The food here is so beautiful that you`ll actually feel guilty eating it.

Any Negatives Would I return ? – Yes , without a doubt, but we`ll have to carefully chose a cheaper Wine option next time as our bill came to £1,820 including a £237 service charge for 6 of us.

Restaurant Address – 68 Regent Street , London W1B 4DY TEL – +44 020 74594022


Check out my meal at Alex Dilling at Café Royal on my Youtube Channel CLICK HERE TO VIEW

CANAPE FROID (cold) – Piperade – Bouillabaise – Smoked Mackerel Terrine

CANAPE CHAUD (warm) – Warm Tartiflette – Onion , Potato , Cheese and Bacon.

AGED KALUGA CAVIAR – Fine de Claire Oyster , Smoked Cream , Ginger.

BREAD SELECTION – Onion Brioche (centre) being the highlight.

CORNISH SARDINES , Buttermilk bavarois , Vinaigrette pearls.

PATE DE CAMPAGNE , Sphere of Andignac Foie Gras , Boudin Noir , Black truffle and Iberico Pork. Pickled Cucumber , honey truffle Mustard and delicate cripbreads

CLAM CHOWDER – Dorset Clams, confit Potatoes topped with crème fraiche , Cockles and Caviar with a Clam velouté.

DOVER SOLE topped with a Parsley Gelee , Vin Jaune sauce , Gnocchi Parisienne, Grey Shrimp.

LES VOSGES QUAIL en Vessie (cooked in a Pigs Bladder) stuffed with Foie gras and Black trompettes de mort mushrooms. Sauce Blanquette

HERDWICK LAMB SADDLE, Ceps and Green Olives.

CANARD AU SANG – Maison Burgaud.

LEMON BALM SORBET, Lemon Balm leaf , Provencal Olive Oil.

HAZELNUT FROM JURA , Vanilla , Brandy Sabayon. Vanilla Bean ice cream.


Oh and just incase you were wondering about the Hunter Chicken that i mentioned…. Here you go , a true destination dish.

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