The Dorchester is relaunching its alfresco offer and opening its first ever rooftop restaurant and bar in its 90-year history.
With views across Hyde Park and east London, it will showcase a series of culinary pop-ups overseen by executive chef Mario Perera, starting with head chef at the Grill at the Dorchester Tom Booton between 12 and 25 April.
Highlights from Booton's ‘land, sea and garden' menu concept will include ribeye with mushrooms and tarragon; prawn Scotch egg with curry sauce; and barbecued leeks with ricotta and salsa verde.
Executive chef of the three-Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester Jean-Philippe Blondet will then introduce a small plates menu between 26 April and 9 May, with dishes such as hummus, seaweed crisp and lemon confit; grilled octopus, confit pepper and grapefruit; and native lobster, spiced avocado and shiso leaves.
The Dorchester Rooftop will be reservations only and with a minimum spend of £60.
The five-red-AA-star, 250-bedroom hotel will open its rooftop as well as its alfresco terrace and garden dining offerings on 12 April, while the hotel itself will fully reopen from 17 May.