FRENCH

Where London - - Dining -

Alain Du­casse at the Dorch­ester

At­ten­tive ser­vice, ex­quis­ite food and a set­ting to dress up for from this three-Miche­lin-starred chef. Five-star cui­sine. ££££. Tue-Fri L & D; Sat D. Book­ing es­sen­tial. www.alain­d­u­casse-dorch­ester.com. The Dorch­ester, Park Lane, W1K 1QA. T: 020-7629 8866. E6. Sta­tion: Hyde Park Cor­ner.

Aubaine

A won­der­ful com­bi­na­tion of a Parisian sa­lon and a Provençal bistro. ££. Daily B, L & D. www.aubaine.co.uk. 260-262 Bromp­ton Rd, SW3 2AS (and branches). T: 020-7052 0100. F5. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

Bel Canto

Waiters (mu­sic stu­dents) per­form opera while you dine in a res­tau­rant dec­o­rated with mu­si­cal in­stru­ments. Two-course set D £54; three-course £59. Thur-Sat D. www.bel­can­tolon­don.co.uk. Corus Ho­tel Hyde Park, 1 Lan­caster Gate, W2 3LG. T: 020-7262 1678. E4. Sta­tion: Lan­caster Gate.

Brasserie Joël

This French brasserie serves clas­sics such as tuna tartare and tourne­dos Rossini. ££. Mon-Fri & Sun L & D; Daily D. www.brasseriejoel.co.uk. Park Plaza West­min­ster Bridge, SE1 7UT. T: 020-7620 7272. F8. Sta­tion: Water­loo/ West­min­ster.

Brasserie Zédel

Bustling French brasserie and bar. £-££. Daily L & D. www.brasseriezedel.com. 20 Sher­wood St, W1F 7ED. T: 020-7734 4888. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Ce­leste

Daz­zling French-in­spired cui­sine in The Lanes­bor­ough ho­tel. £££-££££. Daily B, L & D. www.lanes­bor­ough.com. The Lanes­bor­ough, Hyde Park Cor­ner, SW1X 7TA. T: 020-7259 5599. F6. Sta­tion: Hyde Park Cor­ner.

Club Gas­con

Imaginative Miche­lin-starred French cui­sine from Gas­cony and an award-win­ning wine list (p. 62). £££-££££. Tue-Fri L; Mon-Sat D. www.club­gas­con. com. 57 West Smith­field, EC1A 9DS. T: 020-7600 6144. D9. Sta­tion: Far­ring­don.

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe

The highly re­garded Galvin brothers’ clas­sic Parisian-style bistro. ££££. Daily L & D. www.galvin res­tau­rants.com. 66 Baker St, W1U 7DJ. T: 020

7935 4007. D6. Sta­tion: Baker Street.

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