Mayfair Restaurants, London
The best place to start your exploration of Mayfair’s culinary scene is Mercato Mayfair. This stunning market hall offers an excellent choice of food stands and eateries as well as a vaulted wine cellar and beautiful interior. One of the district’s main food hubs, its sustainable community market has helped to drive culinary innovation in the area.
Fino’s, another of Mayfair’s institutions can be found on nearby Mount Street. Serving up the finest Italian food for over 65 years, its timeless décor and friendly service bring diners back again and again. For a more casual and contemporary dining experience, visit Burger & Lobster on Clarges Street. Serving whole lobsters, lobster rolls and burgers in an American-style diner, the eatery is a great place for a relaxed lunch or indulgent dinner.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just want to enjoy the best Mayfair has to offer, visit one of the district’s premium restaurants. From Jean-Georges at The Connaught and Colony Grill at The Beaumont, Mayfair is home to some of London’s most exciting and innovative eateries. Be sure to visit Prada’s Marchesi 1824 on Mount Street for top quality coffee, spectacular sweet treats, fine pastries, afternoon sandwiches and extraordinary early evening cocktails. This historic bakery is the Prada’s first international branch.
For a taste of high-end Asian flavours, visit Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay. Just to the north of Grosvenor Square, it offers tantalising flavours and innovative dishes. Alternatively, try The Betterment by Jason Atherton at The Biltmore. This modern British restaurant uses outstanding ingredients to create irresistibly indulgent dishes.
Fancy sipping a cocktail from the very spot author Ian Fleming first encountered the infamous ‘shaken, not stirred’ dry martini? Famed for this discovery, Scott’s restaurant and bar remains one of the most fashionable and glamorous seafood restaurants in Mayfair. It celebrates its rich heritage as a 19th century oyster warehouse with this house speciality in the elegant Champagne and Oyster Bar.
For the meat eaters, nothing can beat a steak dinner. 34 Mayfair serves up the highest quality steaks sourced from all over the globe including pure heritage breeds from the Yorkshire Dales and A5 Japanese Wagyu. Head Chef John Edwards’ eclectic menu includes grilled steak, fish and seasonal game also weekend brunch and vegetarian dishes.
A visit to the most famous establishment in Mayfair, Claridge’s, is on many people’s bucket list – whether this is for a glass of vintage champagne in the stylish Claridge’s Bar or to enjoy London’s finest afternoon tea in the grandeur of the Foyer & Reading Room. At the very heart of Mayfair, on Brook Street, this magnificent Art Deco jewel is the epitome of timeless English style and graceful elegance, all bound together with world-renowned exceptional levels of intuitive service. Everyone should experience this charming world of splendour.
Another good lunch option is Popina
. An all-day deli with an upscale European menu, it offers a great choice of teas and coffees as well as light bites and lunches. The Flocafé Espresso Room, Fernandez & Wells and Taylor Street Coffee are also good destinations for a quick breakfast, tasty brunch or caffeine pit stop.
If you want to stay out a little later, visit Jak’s
on South Molton Street. Situated in an elegant and quirky townhouse, the establishment is set over four floors and boasts a cocktail bar, café, restaurant and lounge.
Enrich your shopping trip to Mayfair with a visit to the Italian-owned Grosvenor’s Café, stopping by the magnificent Grosvenor Square on your way. If you’re looking for vegan or vegetarian choices, you can’t go wrong with the simple and elegant boulangerie, Le Pain Quotidien focusing on organic ingredients; its handcrafted tartines, pastries and artisan breads are delicious.
Inspired by the classic design of the 1920’s Art Deco hotels, The Beaumont’s grandeur is striking, yet the atmosphere is relaxing and welcoming – it is much praised for its personal style of service. Enjoy a timeless menu of transatlantic favourites surrounded by old-fashioned glamour and impeccable service at the award-winning Colony Grill Room before popping into the 1930’s Magritte Bar to sample one of the specialist bourbons or American Whiskies.
If you want to experience one of the Michelin-starred restaurants in Mayfair, and everyone should at least once, there are plenty to choose from. Some offer a tasting menu at a slightly reduced rate. For fine dining that’s a little more down to earth, we’d recommend the Italian Murano. Head chef Angela Hartnett focuses on good times, generous portions and a relaxed atmosphere. The menu is flexible and you’ll receive many additions free of charge: amuse-bouches, hors d'œuvres, breads, cured meats, pre-desserts, and petit fours. Should you wish to savour an experience from the Michelin guide at one of the top restaurants in Mayfair, Murano’s set lunch menu offers absolutely tremendous value.