Head chef of The Grill at The Dorchester, 26-year-old Tom Booton was only recently appointed in the role and is already making his culinary mark. Booton is set to unveil his personal interpretation of a modern-day British grill when the legendary dining room relaunches on 12th November.
Representing a new era in the restaurant’s 88 year history, Tom’s British dishes will complement the new interpretation of The Grill with an update in the interiors and a more relaxed dining experience.
A statement ‘Pudding Bar’ will add an element of theatre to the dining experience, as guests are invited to dine at a ‘chef’s table’ for their final course to watch the pastry chefs in action. An incredible and creative selection of sweet treats, innovative cocktails and Champagnes are set to delight, whilst the addition of banquette seating will allow guests to relax into a long lunch or dinner.
Shining a light on London suppliers and British growers, Tom’s signature dishes will include:
- Homemade Stout bread served with black pudding and freshly churned butter
- Prawn scotch egg, warm tartar sauce, pickled gherkin
- The Grill’s ‘Lobster Thermidor Tart’
- Soft serve fig leaf ice cream, beignets
Award winning bartender at The Bar at The Dorchester, Lucia Montanelli has created a new cocktail menu concept for The Grill inspired by Tom’s modern interpretation. The signature cocktail will be Gentleman Tom made using The Dorchester’s Old Tom Gin.
Tom is one of London’s finest young chefs and is set to present a fresh energy across both the food and service, providing a place for Mayfair locals, hotel guests and beyond to feel at ease, to come often and to celebrate in London’s long standing restaurant. Ahead of the re-opening, a brigade of fresh talent under the age of 30 have joined the team including Adam Nevin as sous chef, Eugenio Egorov as head sommelier and Jennifer Santner as general manager, sharing a mutual commitment to creating a unique Mayfair dining experience suitable for all occasions.
This new era for The Grill at The Dorchester is one-to-watch as Tom strives to create an approachable destination dining experience in one of London’s most iconic hotels.