Alex Dilling : one of London’s finest dining experiences


  • 2 Stars chef in London
  • Creative western fine cuisine
  • Director of the restaurant “Alex Dilling at Hotel Café Royal”, London

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Alex Dilling, recently-appointed Executive-Chef of world-renowned two Michelin-starred restaurant, The Greenhouse, has spent over a decade honing his expertise with some of the mostesteemed and dignified talents in the industry.

Born in London but raised in America, his culinary journey started when working for the master of French gastronomy, Alain Ducasse, under the direction of Didier Elena and Tony Esnault at Adour in New York. During his time, the Manhattan destination received three Michelin stars in 2008 and two the following year.

In 2012, Alex Dilling built upon his already notable gastronomic talent as Chef De Cuisine at New York hidden gem, Caviar Russe which earned a Michelin star under his direction in 2013, a clear highlight and career-defining moment.

He then moved to London to join Hélène Darroze at The Connaught where he most recently led the team as Executive Corporate Chef, maintaining the London restaurant’s two Michelin stars as well as overseeing the Paris site and global events in Japan, Mexico and New York.

Alex’s ingredient-led approach to cooking is genetic, having enjoyed his mother’s exceptional home-cooked fayre as a child as well as from spending time with his talented grandfather. Together they would travel San Francisco in search of seasonal ingredients, preparing them to perfection, ensuring their most dominant tastes were respected, served, shared and enjoyed. Meticulous precision and attention to detail have become ingrained in his style today, apparent through the execution of his new menu repertoire for The Greenhouse.

His unrivalled technical skill complements the elite Mayfair restaurant’s extensive wine list of over 3,400 labels, collected by MARC Chairman and leading restaurateur, Marlon Abela who identified Alex Dilling as one of the world’s greatest culinary talents. Alex currently lives in London with his girlfriend and takes his position in the kitchens of The Greenhouse in August 2018, once the favourite London restaurant of his very own grandfather.

He is opening his first stand-alone restaurant in the summer of 2022, “Alex Dilling at Café Royal”.

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