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Chef Alex Dilling opened his first restaurant in London’s historic Café Royal on 1st September 2022. Alex ran the kitchen at Mayfair’s late, lamented Greenhouse (RIP) until it closed during the Covid epidemic in 2020, and had previously worked for Hélène Darroze at the Connaught and Alain Ducasse.

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£212
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ex-Greenhouse chef, Alex Dilling, “has hit the ground running” at this West End yearling, overlooking Regent Street: one of the highest quality arrivals of the last twelve months (for which he was awarded two Michelin stars in no seconds flat). Feedback is full of superlatives for his “exceptional cuisine” which is in a “classic” style rooted in tradition (“it was some of the most technically accomplished food I have ever been served…”). Overall it’s an “elegant” experience, but the “dining room could do with a little refresh (staff indicated plans are in the pipeline for this)”.

Summary

Since it closed its iconic Café Royal Grill Room, this super-swanky five star by Piccadilly Circus has lacked a flagship restaurant. … till now, that is, when – in early September 2022 – they open this new 34-cover dining room, overseen by the eponymous former chef of Mayfair’s now-defunct Greenhouse. The website promises a ‘modern take on traditional French gastronomic cuisine’ in a room ‘overlooking the curvature of Regent Street’.

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Reviews of Alex Dilling Café Royal Restaurant in W1B, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Alex Dilling Café Royal restaurant.
Jane J
Delicious food but the restaurant is “col...
Reviewed 7 months, 21 days ago

"Delicious food but the restaurant is “cold” and overly pretentious. The prices are astronomical - a place dependent on expense accounts and tourists I fear."

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John G
Superb food and understandably v popular, S...
Reviewed 10 months, 5 days ago

"Superb food and understandably v popular, Some teething troubles with lighting. Q expensive and there are more interesting places to eat"

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 195.00 Always available 7
Menu2 165.00   5
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £45.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Café Royal, 68 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday7 pm‑8:30 pm
Wednesday7 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm

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