Airelles - Chateau de Versailles

Restaurant & Bar

Embark on a journey through time at Le Grand Contrôle restaurant, where cuisine by the inimitable Alain Ducasse embraces all the historic grandeur of the Palace of Versailles. From gourmet breakfasts to candlelit feasts, experience the exceptional.

Flooded with light by day and wreathed in candlelight by night, our restaurant on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles is a place of intimate, regal dining. Celebrated chef Alain Ducasse brings royal inspiration to every dish, crafting a unique, immersive dining experience filled with unexpected wonder. 

From breakfast to brunch

Join us in the sunlit restaurant and start the day at your own pace. Freshly baked pastries, eggs made to order, waffles, pancakes, fresh fruits, coffee, hot chocolate…whatever you’re dreaming of, savour the perfect breakfast complete with tranquil views of the Orangery Gardens. 

On Sundays, our famous brunch brings together friends and family for a celebratory feast. Opt for a glass of champagne before the arrival of brioche, pain au chocolat, just-baked breads, organic jams and more arrive, followed by your choice of Brunch signature specialties. After a selection of delicious cheeses it’s time for beautiful desserts by Pastry Chef, Aymeric Pinard. 

Afternoon Tea
Savour the tradition of afternoon tea at Le Grand Contrôle, where Chef Alain Ducasse pays homage to Marie-Antoinette's love for indulgent treats. Enjoy an array of sweet delicacies crafted by Pastry Chef Aymeric Pinard, accompanied by the Queen's favourite drink – hot chocolate infused with delicate notes of orange blossom.

Bar de La Chapelle 
Formerly a chapel, step into Bar de La Chapelle for a quiet drink at the marble bar, or head out to the terrace for a cocktail with a view. 

The Royal Feast
Sip a cocktail in the Salon d’Audience, take a seat in the candlelit restaurant, and embark on a culinary adventure by Chef Alain Ducasse with the Royal Feast. Re-imagined French classics, exceptional wines, balletic service, this unforgettable experience is designed to be lingered over long into the evening. On Saturday evenings, join your fellow guests at a grand banqueting table for a feast worthy of the Palace of Versailles.

The Grand Banquet
Step into the grandeur of the royal court at Le Grand Contrôle for an evening of spectacle and splendour at The Grand Banquet. This immersive dining experience combines exceptional cuisine, captivating performances, and exquisite service, with a more formal dress code for an irresistible sense of occasion. Start with a prelude of cocktails and champagne in the Salon d'Audience, before indulging in a sumptuous feast fit for royalty, created exclusively for the occasion by Chef Alain Ducasse.