The Dorchester has entered a new restaurant chapter with the introduction of The Grill by Tom Booton, set to open in May 2023. The new concept will be led by executive chef Tom Booton, and will mark the first time the restaurant has had a chef’s name above the door in its 92-year history.

The new menu devised by Booton will include a sharing concept highlighting British produce and local London creatives, while modern twists on British home cooking classics will find home alongside a list of playful cocktails and artisan English beer.

The new dining experience at The Dorchester begins with a ‘Snacks’ menu created at the Chef’s Counter, including Welsh lamb belly and cuttlefish skewers, followed by a selection of small plates to share, from Cornish dressed crab tart to white pudding on brioche. Large plates include ‘All the Chicken’, served in a variety of ways, alongside reimagined classics such as ham, egg and chips. The pudding selection includes the popular signature soft serves, starting with Difference coffee with cream and hazelnuts and a shot of Blue Jamaican mountain coffee, and a baked apple tart with cider and Cornish Yarg.

The Dorchester Breakfast

The relaunch will also see a new daily breakfast service introduced, featuring signature dishes such as truffled egg & soldiers, The Grill’s take on a full English breakfast and Tom’s bacon, cheesy sauce and fried egg baked pastry.

The trademark gilded interiors of the restaurant at The Dorchester are also set to be refreshed and infused with the Essex-born chef’s charm, including open cooking stations with Big Green Egg barbecues and an interactive four-seater Chef’s Counter.

The Grill by Tom Booton Interiors