Best Restaurants With A DJ In London

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London is home to some of the best restaurants with a DJ. Capital A List have put together a guide to the best restaurants with a DJ London.

Mrs Riot - Best Restaurant with a DJ in London

Mrs Riot is a lively bistro and cocktail bar located in Covent Garden that is one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London. Mrs Riot was one of the first role models to change the course of history. This cocktail bar plays live music every night, with some nights you’ll be dancing to their resident DJ, live jazz performances and salsa music to get you in the mood. Every day there is always a party happening at Mrs Riot.

Expect a menu of mouthwatering bits, from the freshest creamiest Italian burrata served with a Spanish themed charcuterie that is just calling your name. Mrs Riot has recommended to dine with a Spritz, which conveniently also comes in a low-alcohol option. The cocktail menu also boosts a variety of classic cocktails, enjoy the famous ‘Frothy Pink Bellini’ and the ‘St Germain Spritz’.

Mrs Riot can’t wait to welcome you.


Discover Ayllu, one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London, located beneath the hustle and bustle of Paddington Central.

Ayllu offers a unique fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines that will transport you to South America through a fusion of dishes and a celebration of zesty bold flavours.

The restaurant showcases some of the very best contemporary Nikkei cuisine – sharing plates (which is based on the Incan tradition of sharing). The menu, designed for the table to share, boosts innovative small plates that combine the traditions of Peruvian cuisine with Japanese influence.

Expect amazing freshly made sushi and sashimi with innovative cocktails. A perfect suggestion from the Chef is to pair the tasting menu with a unique cocktail that features the very best dishes, will take you on the most amazing culinary journey you never expected.

With its warming dark green interior and comfortable seating, walk into a cosy setting featuring lovely dark green walls and extravagant décor.

The restaurant offers a bottom-less brunch of free-flowing prosecco on weekends from 12pm. And we couldn’t think of the most perfect way to start or end the weekend.

Visit Ayllu, one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London, to enjoy this stylish intimate restaurant, while the resident DJ performs from Thursday to Saturday evenings, including the infamous free-flowing Saturday brunch.

Buddah Bar

The Buddha Bar, is known for pan-Asian dishes, great music and gorgeous interiors, making London’s Buddha Bar one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London. They also hold the prize of Best Restaurant Bar 2014 & 2015 at the London Club and Bar Awards. Expect elegance at this international destination, go for lunch, light dishes and cocktails in the afternoon and more of an upbeat evenings with a live DJ.

Here the décor simply dictates how East meets West, the main dining room and private dining room is set over two floors, is the perfect place to host a corporate dinner or, celebrate a special occasion. We loved the exotic and soothing drinking and eating experience. The menu is inspired with blends of Eastern and Western flavours; Chinese, Japanese, Thai and other Eastern flavours on the menu, with some classic dishes like Seared Sesame Tuna and Wok Fried Beef ready to wow diners with great flavours, textures and smells. Cocktails are unique and experimental, feature with mixologists making some of the coolest drinks in London. If you looking for a more sophisticated experience, the bar has an extensive wine and sake list that perfectly compliments the menu by including a wide selection of both world renowned brands and unusual names.

Visit Buddha Bar every Thursday night for there ‘1001 Nights’ event which showcases live music from 8pm, singers from 9.30pm and belly dancers from 10.30pm. With live DJs together with a mix of classic hits, Buddha Bar caters for a good mixed crowd.

Courtesan - Best restaurant in London with DJ

Indulge yourself at Courtesan, this modern dim sum restaurant, tea room and yes late-night cocktail bar is now open till late with a resident DJ and live performances on the weekends. Just another reason why they are one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London.

Expect fineries of Imperial China at this hidden gem located in Brixton. Pop inside this intimate restaurant to discover the vintage décor reminiscent of a Chinese opium den.

The Courtesan pride themselves on their exquisite hand-made Dim Sum, specialty teas and unique house cocktails. Be delighted by an all-female chef team led by Feng Juan He, who honour the regal origins of Dim Sum. The team take pride in what they produce, while at the same time producing a modern and imaginative menu that takes advantage of ingredients from around the globe. The server recommended ‘Wasabi King Prawn Dumplings’ and the ‘Tortelli Al Vapore’ – a different type of Italian Tortellini. The cocktails couldn’t be any better, a top seller is the ‘Wang Zhaojun’ made with Violet liquer, jasmine tea, Haymans London gin and Finlandia vodka, is described as ‘so beautiful that birds fall from heavan’. 

The venue also features a private room with cocktail bar downstairs that is more than a match for a party, dinner, or any corporate functions. Courtesan’s two cocktails bars are now open late-night at the weekends, featuring live music, resident DJ’s and cabaret ‘till 2am. No wonder this is one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London.

Located in South London, The Courtesan displays a real neighbourhood feel while still being a versatile venue offering high quality across the board, including the finest modern dim sum and carefully selected teas, cocktails and wines.

Hotel Cafe

Hotel Café Royal, is a legendary Regent Street location that has long been London’s place for fine food, wine and socializing. The history of Hotel Café Royal is that Oscar Wilde chose Café Royal – and its supreme wine selection – for his salon, while Winston Churchill enjoyed the steaks and stilton. Albert Adrià, three Michelin-starred chef, continues the story and history today, who is praised as the one of the world’s best pastry chefs.

One of our absolute favourite experiences is cakes and bubbles, open Monday to Sunday from 12pm until 10pm, offers probably the most amazing line up of extraordinary desserts ans fancy pastries. And yes this is served alongside a wide selection of Champagne and sparkling wines. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, this experience also caters for a savoury ‘all day dining’ menu for lunch and dinner reservations.

Enjoy live music at the Green Bar while Soho Live Studios Band will perform weekly every Friday & Saturday 18.30pm – 22.00pm. Most Saturdays also include a live resident DJ to enjoy your Saturday.

Hovarda - best restaurant with DJ in London

Hovarda, perfect for date nights and dancing nights, takes a huge influence from the Aegean Sea, specialising in the most amazing Greek and Turkish-inspired dishes. Located in Soho, walk into this two-story restaurant and be invited by the downstairs dining area and head upstairs to the cocktail bar for more of an upbeat night. Here is where all the dancing happens and live entertainment events.

Hovarda brings a taste of the Mediterranean to London with open fire grills and a large open kitchen and counter dining.

Expect traditional Greek flavours, a range of fresh fish and grilled meat dishes. We highly recommend ordering the Greek salad to share, mains include the classic Kleftiko, slow roasted lamb with sauteed king oyster mushrooms and get ready to be transported to Greece and Turkey. The Chef changes the menu daily based on seasonal produce and determined by what the day boats catch each day from around the British Isles.

After dinner head to the lounge bar where you will be invited by renowned DJ’s and artists. An extensive cocktail menu awaits at the bar, the mixologist recommended the ‘Bumblebee’, made of Patron Silver, lime juice, orange juice, maple syrup and cinnamon.

Sea Containers

The Sea Containers London is a dining experience with fabulous views across the river Thames while live entertainment plays on Sundays. We definitely enjoyed a glass of champagne and a lovely meal on the Laurent-Perrier Summer Terrace.

Sea Containers Restaurant is conveniently located with just a short 10 minute walk from the Waterloo station. Designed by visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Containers has been a London landmark. The recent developments have boosted the restaurant to have a cruise-ship sized dining room, casually decorated with a yellow submarine above the bar.

The menu is designed to be shared while celebrating and enhancing the seasonal produce. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the a la carte menu offers a variety of small plates, sharing dishes and classic comfort food. Brunch, served only on the weekends, of course involves the choice of bottomless Grey Goose Bloody Mary’s or Prosecco with live music every Sunday to start the weekend right.

We opted for small plates to start with, including crab on toast with avocado and pickled jalapeños, the shaved mushrooms with pine nuts, cheese and brown butter vinaigrette for a salad. For mains, it was suggested to have ‘family’ plates to share, we ordered a Sunday style lunch of a leg of lamb roasted in the clay oven, designed to serve three people, which is perfect as a family. The dessert menu boosts classic desserts, a must try is the rhubarb tart with Champagne jelly.


MNKY HSE (Monkey House) is the one-stop party palace, that is one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London, is a contemporary Latin American restaurant and bar hidden behind a discreet entrance at 10 Dover Street.

Expect all the elements of a good night out — bar, restaurant and nightclub — yes all under a single roof.

The inspiration is lively, energetic with an edgy and chic spirit. The team at MNKY HSE have put a focus on sensory lighting, accessories and sophisticated low seating, the LNGE (Lounge) is designed to be HSE’s living room – the perfect lounge to socialize.

Head Chef Mark Morrans, is the mastermind behind the menu, recreates the Latin American cuisine into a bold and indulging sharing menu, with using his extensive knowledge and skills to enhance the MNKY HSE’s focus on the authentic original Latin American flavours. Due to the love for experimentation, Chef Mark Morrans recommended his signature dishes; Hamachi Tostadas, Seabass Ceviche, Japanese Wagyu Strip Loin and the popular dish Lamb Shoulder Tacos. Of course we didn’t expect anything less than a huge spirits list with plenty of pisco, rum, and Tequila of course.

To get your night started, our award winning mixologists will shake up your evening with a selection of unique and classic cocktails. MNKY HSE has established itself as the place in London to ‘eat, drink and party’; with its mix of Latin American cuisine and Late night DJ sets from DJ Kaveh on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Piano Works - Best restaurants with a DJ in London

Piano Works, located in a Victorian basement hidden in the heart of Farringdon,  serves up a brunch with live pianists and live music. This venue ticks all the boxes for a bubbly and lively afternoon out. Whether you go for brunch, dinner or drinks, you will be sure to have a great time.

Expect classic cocktails and endless entertainment with a live DJ and pianist. The venue is also great for lively dinner parties, birthdays and corporate events.

What we love is that you can request your song on a request slip and hand to your waiter or the musicians to be performed – this is perfect for all occasions and a bit of a personal touch. The cocktail menu boosts a selection of cocktails and exclusive wines, all elegantly paired with the dinner menu. Small plates are also available if you are looking for a small bite while enjoying a cocktail.

Daffodil Mulligan is a restaurant created by three Irishmen who wanted to bring Irish food forth. They break the common expectation of what it may taste like and instead present a whole new concept of fusion culinary, binding old traditions to new methods of cooking and presenting dishes. Here you can find the essence of Irish food and culture, but with plenty of international food influences that unite to create recipes, concepts, and flavors seen nowhere else before. 

Make sure to order the 800 grams of Irish beef rib to share, with smoked bone marrow, anchovies, and stout onions. Maybe go for something smaller like the chargrilled octopus with hummus and blood orange, or the pig cheek skewers with tamarind and crab curry sauce. 

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, the restaurant is the perfect spot for eating, drinking, and listening to live music. Going downstairs to the basement you can find the bar Gibney’s, a concept imported from the original venue in Dublin and presented as an add-on to the restaurant in London. Gibney’s serves excellent drinks and has its own brand of stout beer, a favorite among the Irish. 

It is a great place to watch pretty much any sporting event and listen to live music almost every night. With dim lighting and industrial-style decor, the restaurant and bar are charming and casual, resembling a train station you would see in a harry potter movie. Downstairs, red booths and stools sit around long grey tables, paired with the also red pillars against the brick walls and pipes running free on the ceiling. On the corner, private booths are protected by train-like sliding doors, and wood and cement floors are perfect for bouncing when dancing to DJ sets. 

Restaurant Ours is a restaurant, cocktail lounge, private dining room, and terrace all in one place. Its elegance lies in a retro-chic and effortless decor, bringing the outside in to create an environment that is unique, simple, and unpretentious. They offer a sharing menu that works with seasonal ingredients to highlight the freshness of every aspect that makes up intricate and charming dishes. On the second floor, find The Living Room, a spacious cocktail bar that also works according to the seasons, creating unique cocktails like the “bonbon,” with gin, cherry, and peach topped with a botanic soda to match the flowery interior design. 

Walk down the catwalk-like entrance to arrive at a botanical warehouse environment. The restaurant is spacious and has dark grey walls on the back, contrasting with the light coming in from huge windows and tall green plants inside vases. The mustard yellow booths also highlight the red brick walls, and light wooden tables complement the grey floor. Every aspect of Restaurant Ours is proof of its casual elegance, and the open kitchen in the main dining room surely reinforces that. 

The different menus, from bottomless brunches to the set dining menu and wine Wednesdays, bring elaborated and upscale versions of classics like the beetroot tartare, lobster risotto, and butter roasted halibut. Here you can also listen to live music from DJs and book the small Bloom Room for a private event.

Coya is a Peruvian restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, born from the spirit of adventure. It offers clients excellent food and an immersive Latin American cultural experience. From the artwork decorating the place to the Latin music that surrounds the environment, this place is perfect for those who want to have a full sensorial experience from one of the best acclaimed gastronomic cultures of Latin America. Here, dishes are intense and complex when it comes to flavor, but simple in their presentation and preparation. 

The chefs craft traditional Peruvian dishes using Spanish, Japanese and Chinese techniques, resulting in a mix of authentic and contemporary cooking and food. They have an a la carte menu, where you can find Peruvian classics like ceviches, fish tacos, Nikkei rice, and many meat and fish dishes that highlight the fresh and citric flavors of Peru. Try the Lomo de Res for a spicy beef with shallots, aji, and star anise flavor combo.  The brunch menu is also popular and there you will find light dishes like the tiraditos de hiramasa, made with kingfish, dashi, chives, and truffle oil. The set menu is available for large groups of people who can enjoy the private dining room and experience. 

There is also the Pisco Bar, perfect for grabbing a well-designed cocktail that brings forth authentic flavors from Peru. There is also the possibility of joining the Member’s Club, where you can enjoy live music and Peruvian cuisine inside a Latin American-inspired dining room. 

Bagatelle celebrates the spirit of southern France during a warm summer afternoon. Here you will find the St. Tropez-infused festive spirit and friendly atmosphere, with a Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and bon vivant philosophy. Their first restaurant in New York City was so successful that they quickly expanded to other parts of the world where people know how to appreciate good food – one of them being Mayfair, London. 

All menus here, from brunch to dinner, invite you to sit at the table, share food and stories,  and feel like part of a big family meal at the French Rivera.  Find the house signature dishes like the red mullet with basil pesto and olives, or the stuffed spunta potato with mushrooms and Albufera sauce. Finish off with a milk chocolate pizza pie topped with caramelized hazelnuts. Cold cuts, salads, pates, meat, and fish dishes are all available, paying homage to the freshness of southern France. For brunch, how about an entire baby chicken roasted with thyme and potato confits? 

The environment around the white-clothed tables is bright and shiny with natural light. Walking into Bagatelle is like walking into a summer house by the ocean in the Mediterranean, with large round tables by the windows, surrounded by flower vines running down the pillars on the porch. Cozying up on a booth to enjoy a glass (or maybe a bottle) of wine on Sunday family lunch seems like the perfect plan, and let’s not forget about the DJ that plays house beats on weekends. 

Entering Amazonico is like taking a trip to the Brazilian Amazon jungle, right in the heart of Mayfair. Here you can find the cultural diversity and gastronomic traditions of the Amazon region, with unique flavors and design hard to find anywhere else. Throw yourself into an immersive rainforest experience as you savor a blend of tropical and other Latin American flavors, with a touch of Japanese influences on the sushi menu. 

Ingredients here are seasonal and extremely fresh, granting the best and most potent flavor profiles you can get. The a la carte menu offers raw and marinated dishes like oysters, yellowtail sashimi and stone bass ceviche. Move to fish and seafood dishes like octopus, lobster, and Chilean bass, or maybe meats like lamb chops marinated with black mint, and wagyu rib eye. All dishes here are elaborated by world-renowned chefs that use modern techniques to prepare house versions of some of the most classic dishes of Latin America. The cocktails at the Bar and Lounge area are also a big part of the reason why Amazonico became so successful – explore aromas and flavors from the Amazon served delicately in creative presentation styles. 

The interior design mimics the jungle, with greenery spread over the dining room and walls painted with many different patterns and designs. The dim lighting on the interior and golden details around the large green booths make you feel like you’ve entered a whole new tropical universe. Come listen to live band performances play Bossa Nova and Latin jazz and DJs jamming electro tropical beats on the bar

Inca is a new restaurant in London that has been conquering the hearts of customers with its Latin American cuisine and decor. Their dinner and shows are based on the enormous cultural diversity of South American countries, drawing inspiration from the best parts of each one of them to create a mix of positive energy, fresh flavors and aromas, and an environment that awakens every single sense in the body. 

The chefs, in an open kitchen that becomes part of the spectacle, prepare a vast array of dishes, from Peruvian ceviches to Brazilian and Argentinian grilled meats. The center stage hosts live performances that interact with diners and pull them even further into the fully sensorial experience of Inca. Taste cauliflower steak with yogurt chimichurri, cassava sauce, artichokes, and golden nuts, or maybe a sirloin wagyu with pepper sauce, stuffed red peppers, and olives mayo. Tacos, tartare, and causa rellenas stuffed with yellowtail or tuna are also part of the menu. 

The environment inside is illuminated by dim golden and purple lights, surrounding greenery, large round booths, and brick walls. The green marble tables are perfect for displaying beautifully crafted dishes and cocktails, and the explosion of colors around you turns your dinner into a fully sensorial experience you won’t be able to find anywhere else. 

Sexy Fish is an Asian restaurant serving Japanese-inspired dishes in the heart of Mayfair. Here you can find a residence DJ who plays daily, as you indulge in fresh sushi dishes in a mid-century decorated environment. They also host the Spring Dance of the Sea performance, where you can be part of a spectacle of live music, dance, costumes, and theater. 

The extensive a la carte menu, focused on modern versions of traditional Japanese cuisine, offers sushi, sashimi, tiraditos, and robata dishes. Tr the caramelized lamb rack with red kosho or the Japanese wagyu steaks if you’re a meat-lover. For those who prefer the ocean, grilled seabass or halibut with mussels, smoked salmon, and plenty of sashimi and makis are available. The king crab with bone marrow, black truffle, and toast is a house favorite, and the scallops with jalapeño sauce and pickled apples are also popular. 

Sexy Fish probably has the largest collection of Japanese whisky in Europe and savoring a glass of cowboy, single-barrel whisky is a must! The menu showcases details on the flavor profile and origin of different independent distilleries, as well as some of the most famous ones in the whisky world. The cocktails aren’t so bad either, and you can find complex and fresh aromas in each one of the. 

Gloria is an Italian restaurant that takes you back to Capri in the 1970s – and that’s talking about decor, because the modern methods of preparation and presentation of dishes definitely remind you that you’re now in the future. This is a trattoria that runs all day long, serving dishes that make you feel like you belong to the sunny Neopolitan days by the coast. 

The menu is filled with Italian classics, all homemade and with extremely fresh ingredients from small producers in Italy. Because of that, the dishes change every month, following the seasonal availability of products and respecting their time to shine. Try the pesto heart burrata and the osso buco ravioli to understand what we’re talking about, or maybe go for one of the many Neopolitan pizza options like the Brexitalia Truffle, with black truffle cream, fior di latte, mushroom carpaccio, and Parmigiano cheese. Here, traditional Italian dishes meet new methods of preparation and novelty flavor additions. 

The decor is a boho expression of old Capri. In one room, fine Persian rugs on the floor and mirror ceilings with bright golden lights shining upon colorful chairs and marble tables. On the other, large oval booths surround small tables like those found in a seaside coffee shop, with natural light coming in. 

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The Best Restaurants in Covent Garden

October 15, 2021 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

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Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out or just a place to be cosy and relaxed, below is a list of just a handful of the best restaurants in Covent Garden.

Looking for a Spanish tapas Paradise? Barrafina located both in Drury Lane and Adelaide Street are known to be London’s best Spanish restaurants, inspired by the famous Cal Pep tapas restaurant in Barcelona. Dury Lane being more cosy, surrounded by brick walls, quirky windows and glossy floors and Adelaide Street more modern and contemporary, both serve authentic regional dishes from and around Spain, including Catalan and Mallorcan tapas dishes. From those who like to try new food and experimenting with their taste buds, the daily changing specials menu is a perfect choice with exotic foods, like braised Ox tongue with crushed potatoes, cuttlefish empanadas and courgette flowers complemented by the finest cherries, Cava’s and wines to match. A personal Spanish recommendation being, the strong and deep flavoured, minimal filtered sherry, known as En Rama.

Cinnamon Bazzar - The best restaurants in Covent Garden

Also, known as one of the best Indian restaurants in London, Cinnamon Bazaar is placed in the admirable grade II listed Westminster Library. Guests are greeted by the unique and colourful interior, which has been inspired by the exotic and busy markets of India. The area is adorned with hand painted Indian artwork consisting of a pallet of gold, blues and greens with the addition of ornate tiles. Combining traditional Indian heritage with an urban London twist this cultural hotspot provides small plates of wholesome vegetarian and meat dishes. Cinnamon Bazaar also specialises in one of India’s most popular street foods, serving a range of savoury Chaats. Each individual dish is infused with various herbs, spices and chutneys, to even the unthinkable of pressed watermelon with can be nicely complimented by some traditional chai.

Voted one of the most romantic restaurants in London, Clos Maggiore gives you a taste of elegant French cuisine at its best surrounded by sheik country inns of both Tuscany and Provence. Guests are greeted by the ravishing cherry bloomed conservatory which features a retractable glass roof, giving customers both a natural and airy dinning sensation throughout the summer months along with a more intimate, snug feel in the winter months. At this peaceful French retreat, bow- tied waiters will make the scene by delivering delightful Provencal cuisines recreated by head chef Marcellin Marc. Not only does the restaurant provide an award-winning tasting menu and a la carte dishes, they are also recognised for reasonably priced pre-theatre menu and extensive wine cellar, which includes over 2500 labels.

Cora Pearl - The best restaurants in Covent Garden

Based in a chic townhouse, Cora Pearl is the sister restaurant from the team behind Mayfair famous Kitty Fishers. Serving a variety of hearty comfort food and hand crafted cocktails, it’s a real gem of a find! Upon arrival guests are greeted with attentive staff, complementing the cosy rich surroundings. The sublime culinary experience focuses on seasonal British cuisine, in a boldly flavoured manor. Not only is this bistro like restaurant ideal for a pre-theatre dining experience but also great for a night canoodle! If you get peckish I’d recommend the ham and cheese luxury toast, nicely complimented by pickle. You may think, why would I go out of my way for a sandwich but this delicious treasure is worthy of a try.

The Frog - The best restaurants in Covent Garden

Opening in 2017 and located in the heart of Covent Garden, Frog is Adam Handling’s flagship restaurant site. Not only has the Frog been labelled as ‘one of the best restaurants in London, it has also won various prestige awards, from best newcomer restaurant and best overall wine list. With a contemporary interior, yet having a relaxed and luxurious feel as Adam once said; ‘Frog can provide fine dining without having a stuffy atmosphere.’ Not only is there an open-kitchen and dining space, the venue also contains a private dining room too, fulfilled with its own kitchen and bespoke furniture. Customers can choose between two exquisite seasonal tasting menus or a variety of a la carte dishes which are nicely complimented with Head Sommelier Kelvin McCabe expertly selected wine selection. The food and ambience is a mixture of local cuisine with a British contemporary twist, worth a few precious hours for an experience which is beyond measure. Clearly one of the best restaurants in Covent Garden.


In the impressive grade II listed building known as Petersham Nurseries based in Covent Garden, lies the vibrant Italian restaurant La Goccia. Guests can opt between an indoor botanical yet alfresco atmosphere or the secluded floral courtyard. The open kitchen,
containing typical woodfire ovens and flaming grills, allows chefs to prepare dishes in front of guests adding an element of drama and entertainment. Whether it’s serving proportioned appetisers, known as Apertivo in Italian or even traditional pasta and risotto dishes, this restaurant brings a small taste of Italy to our very own Covent Garden. Very much ideal for a deliciously polished regional menu in a stunning atmosphere.

Red Farm - The best restaurants in Covent Garden

Tucked away in the busy streets of Covent Garden lies the home of traditional Chinese cuisine, Red Farm. Along with taking a clean and inventive approach to Chinese cooking, this award winning, New York influenced celebrity haunt, brings signature creations and small plates of hand-crafted delightful foods with a twist. Situated next to Covent Garden’s Balthazar, the restaurant features white brick walls, a modern but rustic décor, along with seating at tables and intimate booths considered to embody a laid back and casual dining experience. Master Chef Joe Ng and highly respected food expert Ed Schoenfeld have collaborated to produce a menu which includes unique dishes like; cheeseburger spring rolls, pork and crab soup dumplings, to even the famous pastrami egg roll with the addition of quality traditional beverages.

TThe Barbary

Taking inspiration from the Barbary coast, Neal yard in Covent garden is home to The Barbary. The cosy and warm restaurant reflects a museum, portraying a story of culture, travel and trade with the addition of sharing dishes and recipes which have been collected from visited areas from the Atlantic Coast through to the Mediterranean Sea. Once entering the restaurant guests are greeted by the unusual lay-out, which has stools spiralling around the kitchen giving diners an exclusive insight how their meals are prepared. Ranging from scrumptious dips for appetizers, to even a variety of juicy meats and delicious seafood, no wonder this spot in Covent Garden has been rated ‘one of the best restaurants in London’ by Timeout. If you like grilled seafood, the slow-braised orange and bay leaf infused octopus is to die for, being soft and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.


For those who are looking for something a little different, Treadwells is the place to go! Taking inspiration from both root and plant based foods, this west-end award winning eatery procreates high-quality contemporary British cooking. Once arrived, dimmed lights, shades of green and dark woods entice customers giving relaxed and warm atmosphere, nicely complimenting the welcoming and friendly service. Chantelle Nicholson known as Chef Patron of the restaurants is the master-mind behind the seasonal menus, particularly emphasising unique plant-based eating. For you carnivores, they also serve Lake District Venison to even Creedy Carver Duck Breast, not forgetting the unique selection of desserts such as ‘Gin & Tonic Cheesecake to even plant based Jaffa Cake Truffles. Mouth-watering, isn’t it? Definitely one of the best restaurants in Covent Garden.

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The Best Restaurants in Kensington

September 9, 2021 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

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Kensington is home to some of London’s best restaurants. Capital A List have put together a guide to best Restaurants in Kensington.

Ours - The best Restaurants in Kensington.

In the heart of Knightsbridge, The Restaurant Ours, bought to life by Tom Sellers has been a huge success, with Head Chef Daniel Phippard serving a menu of European Cuisine with British Influences, which are accompanied by delicious hand-crafted cocktails and carefully chosen wines to accompany specific dishes. Ours is both a restaurant and cocktail lounge, both menus highlighting the high-standards and excellence of their culinary creations.

Tom Sellers restaurant has a simple, yet elegant interior, the neutral colours of the furniture enhance the beautiful main feature point of the restaurant being a tree lit up with golden lights, a simple yet effective aspect to the restaurant. To begin, I had the ‘Butterfly’ Cocktail found under the signature section of the cocktail menu, featuring Gin, homemade blackcurrant jam, lychee liquor and lime, a unique, yet delicious combination of flavours.

In regards to dining, the food is just delicious. To begin, the Halloumi Popcorn served alongside a black sesame mayonnaise was the perfect starter, not too filling yet full of flavour. For a main course, I chose the Lemon Sole Fillet Mugnaia, which alone was divine, however served alongside a bed of new potatoes, capers and lemon zest, there were no complaints. To finish the meal, the spiced pineapple carpaccio with coconut sorbet and coriander syrup was the ideal dessert to compliment a faultless meal.

If guests are after a private dining space, Ours has their own private dining room seating a maximum of 20 people. The Bloom Room is furnished with plush interiors, making your experience both formal and elegant. Paired with The Bloom Room is a set group menu, making the evening for exclusive for guests.

Kitchen W8

Kitchen W8 was introduced to Kensington in 2009 with head chef Mark Kempson earning the restaurant its first Michelin Star in 2011. The restaurant promotes a relaxed, friendly, neighbourhood atmosphere for diners to enjoy a taste of one of Kensington’s best restaurants.

Diners are in for a treat at kitchen W8, who’s menu is English with French influences. The A La Carte menu is full of delicious, unique dishes created for diners to explore new flavours. As well as an A La Carte menu, the restaurant offers a tasting menu, again exploring a variety of different flavours and French influences. Kitchen W8 also offers a Sunday Menu, not only offering a Roast Rump of Beef, but also dishes such as Caramelized Parmesan Gnocchi and Roast Breast of Guinea Hen.

Kitchen W8 is one of Kensington’s very best, unique restaurants serving up some delicious traditional flavours as well as some new, unique combinations. Image sou

De Mario - The best Restaurants in Kensington.

Located in a beautiful 120 year old building on Gloucester Road, De Mario upholds a traditional, classical style creating a unique ambience to one of London’s Italian Restaurants.

London is full of excellent, authentic Italian Restaurants; however De Mario exceeded all expectations and can’t go unnoticed. To begin our dining experience, we started with a Bruschetta, a typical Italian favourite, featuring the freshest, juiciest tomatoes and crumbled Goats Cheese, the Goats Cheese added that extra flavour a Bruschetta doesn’t normally hold. To follow we had undoubtably one of the best pizza’s to be found in London. Topped with Parma Ham, Fresh rocket and Parmesan, the ‘Regina’ pizza should certainly be considered as a menu choice when visiting. De Mario also has an extensive wine list, offering diners a variety of high-quality red, white, rose and sparkling wines to accompany their meals. De Mario is certainly worth a visit when in the Kensington area.

The Ivy

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is a beautiful restaurant found at 96 Kensington High Street, being part of The Ivy Collection, The Kensington Brasserie is a wonderful, relaxed yet sophisticated restaurant that continues to uphold the excellent reputation of The Ivy brand, serving delicious food and excellent cocktails.

Featuring some delicious courses, The Ivy menu caters for everyone, offering a wide variety of meat, fish and vegetarian options. As well as an A La Carte menu, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie has a weekend brunch menu including brunch favourites such as an Eggs Benedict / Eggs Royale as well as new inclusions such as a watermelon and quinoa salad for those who are after something different for brunch.

In terms of Private Dining, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie has a semi-private dining area seating a maximum of 12 people. Set aside from the main restaurant, the private dining room promotes an intimate setting whilst still maintaining the ambience of the main restaurant.


With its dark, sophisticated exterior, Clarke’s Restaurant upholds its reputation throughout the entire dining experience. Serving European/British Cuisine to diners, Clarke’s Restaurant is Certainly not one to be missed if you’re looking for one of the best restaurants in Kensington.

Aside from their delicious A La Carte menu, Clarke’s also offer three set menus, Lunch, dinner and Sunday menu’s. The A La Carte menu at Clarke’s is full of a variety of different experimental flavours, each bringing new tastes and experiences for diners to try. A particular favourite found on the dinner menu was the Roasted Scottish Halibut, accompanied with a sauce of prosecco and chives, alongside Romanesco, carrots, purple sprouting broccoli and pink fir potatoes.

Clarke’s restaurant also features its ‘Wine Room’. A space for up to 28 guests, ideal for accommodating larger parties/those celebrating special occasions. Sample menus are available for those who are interested in booking the venue.


Just a short walk away from Chelsea and Knightsbridge, Ceru, which seats up to 40 guests serves brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails to their guests.

Located on Bute Street, Kensington, Ceru provides an All Day menu, containing nearly 100 ingredients and over 20 different spices. The flavours in our meal were truly delicious, showcasing unusual flavours from across the Eastern Mediterranean. The hummus we shared to begin was divine, the rich flavour of chickpeas was beautifully complimented by green chilli’s which enhanced the flavour of the dish wonderfully. For a main, I chose the Galata Crab cakes, an unusual menu choice for me however one I would certainly have again. The wonderful flavour of the Crab meat was complimented excellently with the distinct pumpkin flavour, a light yet delicious dish.

Ceru is certainly one of Kensington’s best restaurants, not only for the food but the service was faultless. Our waiter was extremely attentive, ensuring we had a wonderful experience. For a reasonably priced, Mediterranean delight, Ceru is the restaurant to come to.


If you’re looking for an excellent seafood restaurant, then look no further than Wrights Brothers. Found at 56 Brompton Road, South Kensington, Wrights Brothers serves up some of the best seafood to be found in London.

In 2002, the Wrights Brothers began new careers into the world of delicious seafood. In 2005 the first Wright Brothers restaurant opened, with the intention of introducing the world to their love and passion for excellent seafood.

Serving a combination of simplicity combined with excellence, the menu at Wrights Brothers is any seafood fanatic’s dream! Offering small plates, main courses, side dishes and seasonal dishes of the day there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a lover of Shellfish or are after a classic dish such as Dover Sole, we can guarantee that the flavours in each and every dish will be divine.

As well as the South Kensington restaurant, Wrights Brothers has a total of five restaurants across London, Battersea Power Station, Soho, South Kensington, Borough Market and Spitalfields. So wherever you are in London, the Wrights Brothers won’t be far away, this is one of the best restaurants in Kensington and truly isn’t a restaurant to be missed.

Min Jiang

For a taste of authentic Chinese Cuisine, Min Jiang is one of South Kensington’s best Restaurants. Found at 2-24 Kensington High Street, Kensington, Royal Garden Hotel, London W8 4PT, Min Jiang is certainly not one to be missed.

With stunning views across Hyde Park and London’s Skyline, the simple black, cream and red interior brings a relaxed, yet sophisticated ambience to the restaurant. As well as the main restaurant, Min Yiang has a private dining room which seats a maximum of twenty guests and features a stylish, modern bar.

The menu explores the excellence of Chinese cuisine, with Min Jiang having their own signature dishes, they also feature an extensive variety of dishes for diners to try. To begin I had the Sweetcorn soup with Blue Swimmer Crab meat, followed by Stir-fried Corn-fed Chicken with Sweet Basil, served in a Sanpei Sauce. Both dishes were absolutely delicious, an explosion of beautiful flavours, that wouldn’t be found anywhere else in London.

For a beautiful taste of delicious Authentic Chinese Cuisine, a sample of class, elegance and sophisticated, Min Jiang is one of the best restaurants in Kensington to come to.

Yashin Ocean House - The best Restaurants in Kensington.

Yashin Ocean House is one of South Kensington’s modern Japanese Restaurants, serving diners Japanese Tapas both hot and cold dishes set in a beautiful dining hall surrounded by unique Edwardian Architecture bringing a relaxed, yet sophisticated ambience to the restaurant.

Found at 117-119 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, Yashin Ocean House is renowned for it’s excellent Sushi. The interior is very simple, nude seating and décor which compliments the beautiful blue surface of the seating bar. The neutral tones assist in enhancing the true beauty of the centrepiece. As well as the décor being wonderful, the food is equally as spectacular. Sashimi is my guilty pleasure, therefore I began with a Sashimi platter, which included Salmon, Tuna and Yellowtail, it was truly divine. I then followed the Sashimi with the the Paradise Prawn Tempura, which was the highlight of my visit, the crispy tempura was just enough to enhance the wonderful flavours of the prawn.

Being one of London’s very best Sushi restaurants, and certainly one of the best restaurants in Kensington, Yashin Ocean is undoubtedly worth a visit

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The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair

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There is no shortage of Cocktail Bars across London, each individually bringing something unique to the London Cocktail scene. Some of the best can be found in Mayfair; below is our guide to The Best Cocktail Bars.

The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair

The Bar at the Athenaeum is one of Mayfair’s exclusive, intimate Cocktail bars. A sophisticated, comfortable Bar serving exceptional cocktails creations to guests, The Bar at the Athenaeum is certainly one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair.

The Bar At The Athenaeum promotes a relaxed ambiance for guests to unwind with one of The Bar’s unique cocktails, created by Giovanni Castorina and his team. The cocktails at The Bar At The Athenaeum are like no other found in London; their Menu currently has 15 ‘Signature’ alcoholic cocktails and five ‘Signature’ non-alcoholic Cocktails, providing something for each individual taste and preference. Without a doubt, our favourite Cocktail from the menu was named ‘Only my name’, a divine combination of Fair Vodka, Creme de Cacao, Cherry Puree, Maraschino, Lemon Juice, and Chocolate Bitters, and there wasn’t a single complaint to be made. The Bar also features a Food menu for those wanting more than a drink. Various dishes, from nibbles to large plates, can be ordered, and the delights behind the bar complement these dishes. To compliment our second order from the Bar, we ordered a handful of items from The Bar Menu, one of those being The Crab Linguine with Corriander and Chilli, a light, delicious pasta dish which complimented our drinks perfectly.

The interior is decorated with plush, soft yellow, and grey-toned seating, surrounded by display cabinets of The Bar At The Athenaeum prized collection of Whiskey’s bought in from across the world and other collectables. The interior of the Bar is beautiful, the soft tones are enhanced by the bright corner-lighting, creating the perfect, relaxed atmosphere for guests to enjoy their visit to one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. Image source 

The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair

The restaurant Street XO, known for re-defining the term ‘fine dining’ is home to one of The most unique, and most definitely one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. Street XO, opened by Chef Dabiz Munoz who has incorporated European, Asian and South American influences to devise his menu, has bought a new take on ‘Infusion’ cuisine to London. Located at 15 Old Burlington St, Mayfair, London W1S 2JR, Street XO has been a huge success with diners ever since it opened in 2016.

Dabiz Munoz introduced a new, unique aspect to the restaurant, bringing an exceptional Cocktail Bar to the restaurant called Circus XO. Circus XO is where Munoz has experimented with ‘liquid cuisine’ and has produced some of the best tasting cocktails in London. Introducing ingredients such as ‘worm salt’ into their cocktails, Circus XO is a completely different cocktail bar to those commonly found in London. The Cocktail Bar is lit with a dim-blue lighting, creating a relaxed yet sophisticated ambience for guests. At a first glance, the display of countless bottles is certainly impressive and the menu is certainly one-of-a-kind to be found in London. Initially, the combinations of flavours seem Bizarre – for example the ‘Drinking Peking Duck’ (minus the duck) Cocktail, can only be described as weird but wonderful! 

Chef Dabiz Munoz has experimented with liquid Cuisine to produce some of London’s most unique Cocktail Creations in one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair that is certainly worth a visit.

Found at 28 Upper Grosvenor St, Mayfair, London W1K 7EH, Dickies Bar. Dickies Bar can be found within one of The Best Restaurants in Mayfair. Corrigan’s Mayfair, opened in 2008 by Chef Richard Corrigan, redefining the concept of quintessentially British and Irish Cuisine.

Within the Restaurant, Dickies Bar is the aspect bringing the restaurant and drinks to life, providing guests with exceptional cocktails, and delicious bar snacks. The first thing to note was Dickies Cocktail Menu, presented as ‘Dickies Game Book’, each cocktail is carefully described alongside a unique illustration, a very different and exciting aspect for guests to enjoy whilst browsing The Bar’s Menu. Our favourite cocktail was named ‘Stage-Door Johnny’, a delicious blend of Jameson’s Black Barrel Irish Whiskey, Peach, Bergamont, Vanilla and Lemon, a soft, delicious Cocktail bursting with flavours. Other options included ‘SYD 782’, full of fruity flavours, incorperating Chateau Le Blanche Armangnac, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Strawberry, Rosehip, Grapefruit, Lime, Bittermans Burleseque Bitters and Chapel Down English Sparkling Wine, which was another Cocktail which incorperated a unique blend of excellent flavours!

As well as serving guests excellent Cocktails, Dickies Bar also has a Food Menu, serving both Meat and Fish plates and other delights such as Lake District Venison Tartare and Salted Cod Croquettes. This Food menu can be found on a larger menu featuring Dickies selection of fine Wines and Spirits.

The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair

Manetta’s Mayfair Bar is a beautiful Cocktail Bar found in the heart of Mayfair. With a 1930s setting, Manetta’s serves guests some of The Best Cocktails found in Mayfair. To be one of the best Cocktail bars in London you must have a great sense of style, and thankfully Manetta’s style is truly iconic. By incorperating velvet textures the Bar is very plush, many London Cocktail Bars follow Modern Trends, which is what differentiates Manetta’s from the others.  The ambience created before ordering one of the Cocktail’s is delightful, with the comfortable, yet stylish chairs, black and gold colour-theme, and cosy bar area, it is impossible not to feel relaxed.

The menu at Manetta’s Mayfair features two signature cocktail sections inspired by  two of Agatha Christie books, the first being The Fantasist, which contains ‘They do it with Mirrors’ made from ocho blanco tequila, creme de peche, lavender and chamomile syrup, egg white, lemon, and fleurie red wine, a drink which is tantalising for the taste buds in every way. Then there is The Realist section, the highlight being ‘Three Lives’ a perfect mixture of dark plantation rum, Napoleon mandarin liqueur, lemon juice, orange juice, strawberry jam, and orange jam. These are just a taste of what this fantastic cocktail bar has to offer, which also includes classic cocktails with a twist. This includes ‘The Mysterious Affair’ a cocktail that contains chase England vodka, creme de mure, absinthe, lime juice sugar syrup, and fresh blackberries. Each of these classics contains tastes which are equally as wondrous as the one found here. At Manetta’s the options are endless, with a wide variety of rums, vodkas, gins, brandys, whiskeys, tequilas, lequeirs, and wines. Each of these options is home to many of the best drinks that you could ever ask for and more. 

 Menetta’s Mayfair Bar is one of The Best Cocktail Bar’s in Mayfair, certainly one not to be missed.

Pronounced ‘Quaint’, Kwant, found below one of Mayfair’s Best and most popular Meditteranian Restaurants ‘Momo’s’, is certainly one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. Serving diners exceptional creations underneath one of Mayfairs much loved restaurants. 

Kwant was once a vision brought to life by Erik Lorincz, who was previously worked as Head Bartender at London’s Savoy Hotel. Lorincz knows what makes a Bar a success, and has most definitely trasnfered his experience to Kwant, making it one of The most sucessful Cocktail Bars in London. The Bar’s interior was designed by French Artist Alain Grandne, who has incorporated both green and tropical themes with elements of class and sophistication which is evident throughout the bar, including intricate lighting, Bamboo Leaves and plush seating for their guests. 

The Cocktail menu at Kwant includes 24 alcoholic drinks and 5 non-alcoholic, many of which incorporate the in-house grown herbs, each carefully monitored to ensure the flavours of each individual herb are heightened to enhance the flavour of each cocktail that they’re a part of. We couldn’t go without mentioning our favourite cocktail which is ‘Santiago’, which is priced at £15, the combination of Matusalem Gran Reserva Rum, mixed with Muyu Chinotto Nero, Coffee Aroma and Coconut Water was just perfect!

If their Cocktail Menu isn’t enough, Kwant, who shares a kitchen with the restaurant upstairs Momo’s, recognised for their Meditteranian Cuisine, guests can dine from delights such as Oysters, Hummus, Beef Tartare etc. In Regards to finding one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair, Kwant certainly comes into that list.

The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair

Known for welcoming both Royalty and A List celebrities through their doors, Mahiki Mayfair is London’s tropical themed Cocktail haven. 

Located on the corner of Dover Street and known for welcoming some of the biggest names in music, film and even royalty through its doors, Mahiki, set out like a tropical paradise is one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. Serving guests some of The Best Cocktails to be found in London, Mahiki Mayfair is certainly an unmissable experience.

Upon arrival, the Tiki inspired decor creates a unique ambience for guests, the wooden furniture and brown colours, incorporated with the green, tropical patterns across the walls bring an exciting vibe like no other across London. Acting as one of London’s most renowned bars/nightclubs Mahiki not only provides a beautiful space for guests to drink, but also serves guests some of the best Cocktails in London. Served in either Tiki Mugs, Coconut Shells and Treasure Chests, the Cocktails not only taste amazing, but they look it aswell.  Our favourite in regards to both presentation and taste was ‘The Blue Lady’, a blend of spit-roasted Pineapple Gin, Tanqueray No.10, Legay-Lagoute Blue Curaco, Fiorente Elderflower Liqueur and Egg White. Aside from the unique Cocktails to Mahiki, they also have a list of ‘Classic Cocktails’, offering more traditional, well-known trears for guests to enjoy.

For an exclusive venue known for welcoming some of societies biggest names through their doors, Mahiki Mayfair is one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair that you won’t want to miss!

The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair

In one of London’s Best Hotels lies one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. The Ritz, being one of the Best Hotels in the world, is full of delights one of those being Rivoli. The Rivoli Bar is an intimate, exclusive Cocktail Bar treating guests to some of the best cocktails in London. 

In Regards to the interior, it is in keeping with the beautiful classic British design of the Ritz Hotel, the gold, brown and soft copper tones are enhanced by the crystal lighting and the array of bottles behind the bar. The seating designs differ across each table, some have leopard print designs whilst others have a simpler design, creating a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

The Cocktails at The Rivoli Bar include both Classic favourites and original creations from the bartenders at The Rivoli Bar . The Bar also provides guests with a wide selection of wines and champagnes. The Cocktails and other beverages can be served alongside selections from the Bar Menu, featuring both small and large plates and aslo and extensive Caviar list, each indvidually priced, varying in both rareity and place of origin. Both our cocktails and the service was impeccable, a beautiful venue in one of the words most exclusive hotels.

Sexy Fish is an extraordinary cocktail bar located in the heart of Mayfair. Opening its doors in 2015, it quickly gained a reputation for its vibrant atmosphere, exquisite cocktails, and stunning design. The visionaries behind this establishment are the renowned Caprice Holdings, a group known for its portfolio of iconic London restaurants.

The interior design of Sexy Fish is a masterpiece in itself. The bar boasts an opulent and theatrical ambiance inspired by Japanese art and culture. The space showcases a mesmerizing collection of contemporary artwork, including an impressive coral reef-inspired ceiling installation. Luxurious leather banquettes, striking blue hues, and a central sushi bar contribute to the chic and energetic atmosphere.

When it comes to the cocktail menu, Sexy Fish does not disappoint. The skilled mixologists behind the bar craft an array of creative libations that perfectly complement the Asian-inspired cuisine. For example, the “Wasabi Martini” delivers a delightful kick with its combination of vodka, wasabi-infused sake, and citrus. The “Tokyo Collins” combines gin, yuzu sake, and matcha tea syrup for a refreshing twist on a classic.

Being one of the best cocktail bars in Mayfair, Sexy Fish offers an experience that combines excellent mixology, a vibrant atmosphere, and stunning design. It attracts a fashionable and sophisticated crowd seeking a lively night out. Whether you’re looking to enjoy exceptional cocktails, indulge in delicious Asian cuisine, or simply soak up the glamorous ambiance, Sexy Fish is the place to be in Mayfair.

Trader Vics, found inside London’s Hilton Park Lane is certainly one of The Best Cocktail Bars in London. With over 200 signature cocktails, including The Original Mai Tai in 1944, Trader Vics uses the finest ingredients to create their delicious cocktail creations using unique glassware to present their exceptional creations. 

Open since 1963, Trader Vics, Mayfair is London’s Tropical paradise for both food and Beverages. Since 1963, guests have been provided with some of the very best Cocktails in London. Following Trader Vic’s infamous creation of the ‘Mai Tai’ in 1944, he has created over 200 unique, delicious cocktails throughout his career, the very best of these are avaliable for customers to purchase! Served in oversized Vessels, Mugs and Glassware, these Cocktails certainly don’t disappoint. One we couldn’t go without mentioning was the Siboney, found under the ‘Tikinis’ section, the combinations of Dark Rum, Passionfruit, Pineapple and Lemon created a light, refreshing tropical flavour served up in one of London’s very best Cocktail Bars. 

As well as providing guests with delicious Cocktails. Trader Vics also allows guests to ‘Taste the World’ with their ever-evolving menu featuring Cusisines from across the world. By featuring both a Bar and Restaurant Menu, Trader Vics caters to each guests individual requirements. Within the Bar Menu, smaller plates are found such as Dim Sum and Fish and Chips, an ideal menu for those attending the venue for Tarder Vics Cocktails. The Restaurant menu features an array of delicious courses, each individually incorperating delicious combinations of flavours, that can each be complimented by one of Trader Vics signature Cocktails.

The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair

Tucked away within one of Mayfair’s many hidden Courtyards is one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. Hush is a cosy Brasserie, serving some of the best Cocktails and best food to be found in Mayfair 

Whilst being one of London’s hidden gems, Hush certainly stands out in regards to exclusivity and elegance. The 60s inspired Cocktail Lounge called ‘The Aviator Bar’, provides guests with excellent, carefully-crafted Cocktails. As well as being a Cocktail Lounge and having a wonderful, relxaed ambience for guests to enjoy, Hush also provide Cocktail Masterclasses, avaliable six days a week between 1pm-4pm. Within these Masterclasses, guests will learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to crafting the perfect Cocktail. The classes will teach guests to make two premium Cocktails each, guests will then be handed their ‘passport’, so on return to their second class they can create other cocktails from around the world. Within the Aviator Bar, guests are able to reserve private areas for up to 40 guests, as well as hiring ‘The Concorde Room, a discreet room set aside from the main bar, where groups of up to 18 can enjoy some of The Best Cocktails, and some of the best service that we had ever experienced in Mayfair.

Aside from providing a beautiful venue for Cocktail Bar, Hush also has a restaurant attached to it, with seating both indoors and outdoors on the Courtyard. Serving Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner, Hush cater for each individual taste and preferance. Prior to our dinner reservation we attended The Aviator Bar, a relaxed, formal yet comfertable atmosphere, with excellent service. We were advised which Cocktail would suit our personal preferances and were able to enjoy the overall ambience before being seated for dinner. In regards to the food at Hush, there were no faults, each course was presented beautifully, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. The Lobster Taglierini was excellent, the rich tomato sauced, complimented by the perfectly exceuted Lobster left us only wanting to try the other items on the menu.  

Many of The Cocktail Bars in Mayfair provide guests with excellent drinks, and as well as doing son, Hush provides guests with excellent service and a beautiful venue.        


Step into the whimsical world of Mr. Fogg’s Residence, a captivating cocktail bar nestled in the heart of Mayfair. Inspired by Jules Verne’s famous character, Phileas Fogg, this bar takes guests on a nostalgic journey back to the Victorian era. Mr. Fogg’s Residence opened its doors in 2013 and has become an iconic destination for those seeking a truly unique and immersive experience.

The masterminds behind this imaginative establishment are Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling, founders of the Inception Group. Their attention to detail and commitment to storytelling shine through every aspect of Mr. Fogg’s Residence, creating an atmosphere that transports visitors to the Victorian era. The bar is adorned with vintage artifacts, antique furniture, and curiosities collected by Mr. Fogg during his fictional travels.

The cocktail menu at Mr. Fogg’s Residence is an adventure in itself. Crafted with precision and creativity, the libations showcase classic concoctions and innovative blends. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails such as the “Around the World in 80 Days,” a delightful mix of gin, elderflower, fresh cucumber, and mint, or the “Phileas Fizz,” a refreshing combination of vodka, fresh lime juice, sugar, and champagne.

Mr. Fogg’s Residence stands out as one of the best cocktail bars in Mayfair due to its exceptional attention to detail, immersive atmosphere, and imaginative cocktails. Visitors are transported to a bygone era, where they can embrace the spirit of adventure and lose themselves in the charm of Victorian London. Whether you’re a fan of Jules Verne’s novels or simply seeking a truly unique experience, visiting Mr. Fogg’s Residence will surely leave you with memories to cherish.

Nestled within the iconic Connaught Hotel, Connaught Bar is a timeless and sophisticated cocktail haven in Mayfair. Since its opening in 2008, it has garnered a reputation as one of the most esteemed bars in London. The driving force behind this exceptional establishment is the talented mixologist Agostino Perrone, who has led the bar to win numerous accolades and awards.

Stepping into Connaught Bar feels like entering an art deco masterpiece. The interior design, meticulously crafted by the renowned designer David Collins, exudes elegance and glamour. The bar showcases a striking combination of dark woods, mirrored surfaces, and luxurious leather seating, creating an intimate and refined atmosphere that transports guests to a bygone era of luxury.

The cocktail menu at Connaught Bar reflects the impeccable attention to detail and creativity that defines this establishment. Each drink is a masterpiece, expertly crafted with precision and innovation. For example, the “Mulata Daisy” combines rum, lime, and chocolate for a tantalizing twist, while the “Connaught Martini” is a classic martini elevated with the addition of sherry and bitters.

Connaught Bar is widely recognized as one of the best cocktail bars in Mayfair due to its flawless execution, impeccable service, and refined ambiance. It offers a luxurious and intimate setting for those seeking a sophisticated and memorable drinking experience. Whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur or simply looking to indulge in the finest libations, Connaught Bar is a must-visit destination that guarantees an unforgettable night out in Mayfair.

Sketch is an avant-garde and eclectic cocktail bar that has become a true icon in Mayfair since its opening in 2002. Situated in a stunning 18th-century building, Sketch is not just a bar but a multi-concept space that houses various bars, restaurants, and artistic installations. The visionary behind Sketch is restaurateur Mourad Mazouz, known for his passion for art, design, and gastronomy.

Sketch is a whimsical and artistic wonderland. Each room within the establishment is a unique sensory experience. Sketch pushes boundaries from the dream-like pastel hues and plush velvet seating in the Gallery to the futuristic and space-age design of the East Bar. It immerses guests in a world of imagination and creativity.

Sketch’s cocktail menu caters to all tastes. The mixologists are true artists, creating cocktails as visually stunning as delicious. For instance, the “Bitter Sweet Symphony” combines gin, Aperol, grapefruit, and pink peppercorn for a refreshing and tangy sip. The “Oolong Fizz” surprises with its blend of vodka, oolong tea, lemon, and sugar, served with a theatrical flourish.

Sketch stands out as one of the best cocktail bars in Mayfair due to its boundary-pushing design, innovative cocktails, and immersive experience. It appeals to artistic and adventurous souls who seek an unconventional and captivating night out. Whether you’re visiting for the artistic ambiance, the delectable drinks, or the unforgettable atmosphere, Sketch is a must-visit destination that will leave you mesmerized and inspired.

Artesian at The Langham is an iconic and award-winning cocktail bar within the prestigious Langham Hotel. Since its opening in 2007, Artesian has consistently been regarded as one of the best cocktail bars in London and has earned numerous accolades under legendary mixologists Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale, who have left a lasting legacy at the bar.

The interior design of Artesian is a blend of contemporary elegance and luxury. The bar exudes a sense of luxury with its plush seating, mesmerizing lighting installations, and stunning central bar that serves as the room’s focal point. The attention to detail in the design reflects the bar’s commitment to providing a truly exceptional and immersive drinking experience.

The cocktail menu at Artesian is a testament to the bar’s dedication to innovation and creativity. The mixologists here are known for their ability to surprise and delight guests with imaginative concoctions. For example, “Beneath the Flowers” combines gin, sake, elderflower, and umeshu for a floral and refreshing blend. At the same time, the “Magic Mojito” elevates the classic with mint-infused rum and absinthe.

Artesian’s reputation as one of the best cocktail bars in Mayfair is well-deserved, thanks to its consistent delivery of exceptional mixology, luxurious ambiance, and unparalleled service. It attracts a sophisticated and diverse crowd, from locals to international visitors seeking a truly memorable and refined drinking experience. Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply wanting to indulge in the finest libations, Artesian at The Langham is a must-visit destination for cocktail enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

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The Best Outdoor Restaurants In London

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With summer on its way, it’s time to look forward to the best of London’s outdoor hospitality options. London is one of the top cities in the world for exclusive restaurants. Below is a list of the best outdoor restaurants in London, which surely won’t disappoint.


Angler - The Best Outdoor Restaurants In London


Within walking distance from Moorgate station and run by head chef, Gary Foulkes, is Angler. With over two decades of experience working in some of the most prestige Michelin-Starred restaurants all over the UK, not forgetting working with some of the most acclaimed chefs, Foulkes has continued to create his reputation by focusing on his own exclusive and distinctive cooking techniques. With a sophisticated and fine dining feel on the inside and Angler’s rooftop terrace and bar overlooking the city skyline on the outside, it’s hard for this not to be known as one of the city’s serene hidden gems and indeed one of the best outdoor restaurants in London.

Producing picture perfect plates of food and specializing in impeccable British seafood dishes, the menu stars some of the most pleasing and unusual combinations. The A ’la Carte menu features the likes of; Cuttlefish Bolognese with flavoursome basil rigatoni, roasted Monkfish with parsnip cream and Orkney Scallops served on a bed of lightly curried cauliflower. If you want to experience the full capacity of Mr Foulkes’s creations, the tasting menu with paired wines is very much recommended too.


Cinnamon City Kitchen


Situated in Devonshire Square, just off Liverpool street and inspired by classically trained Indian chef Vivek Singh, is one of London’s finest modern Indian restaurants, Cinnamon Kitchen. By incorporating fusions and spices with the finest ingredients Vivek has created a number of modern but classically delicious Indian dishes. Understandably, with Vivek’s global reputation in mastering Indian fine dining, author of six books and host of live cookery events, no wonder he is one of the most inspiring chefs of his generation.

After refurbishing a former warehouse and converting it into a graceful, chic and stylist dining area, we can understand as to why customers want to dine at this atmospheric and attentive to detail haven. Whether it be sitting outside in the terraced area just by the entrance of the restaurant, or seated inside in the low dimmed, sleek setting surrounded by unique original feature of the warehouse itself, ‘Cinnamon Kitchen City’ is definitely among the best outdoor restaurants in London and a place worth checking out.

The menus offer carefully source Indian spices with seasonal ingredients, making sure you don’t go home disappointed! Starters include several typical Indian delights, such as; Samosa or crispy kale and spinach Chaats, to even Chicken Tikka and Cheese Nann and Kerman spiced Ox-Cheek pickle. This is then followed by variety of tasty fusion curries, spiced meats and fishes with a selection of appetising side dishes. Mouth-watering or what!


Circolo Popolare


In the heart of some of London’s busiest streets, situated just off Fitzrovia is the vibrant Sicilian Trattoria, Circolo Popalare. Although, this is not necessarily an outdoor restaurant, diners won’t be disappointed as the outdoors scenery is virtually brought indoors. The lavish interior boasts walls lined with countless vintage spirit bottles, dimmed lit hanging festoon lights and also greenery, which stretches up the walls and across the ceiling.  You’ll be able to experience traditional dishes with a twist, using both seasonal and organic ingredients which are carefully put together making sure each mouth of food is a volcano of flavour. 

The menu offers an endless list of Italian specialities, once again bringing you a taste of Italian culture to our very own London suburbs. The delightful menu is equally as lavishing to the restaurant’s settings, featuring metre long pizzas (particularly good for sharing), tasty pasta and meat dishes, not forgetting the irresistible list of sweet desserts. If you’re not a big fan of coffee, we’d recommend the ‘Limonemisu’ which is basically an Amalfi lemony take on an Italian classic, which is nicely complemented with a single shot of limoncello. This is an almighty treat! 


Dalloway Terrace - The BEst Outdoor Restaurants In London


Just steps away from Covent Garden and Oxford street, featuring some of the most magical and stylish interior elements is Dalloway Terrace. Fulfilled with an artistic ambiance to reflect 20th Century Bloomsbury, this alfresco diner is definitely one to try. The elegant and poetic English atmosphere is based in a secluded and romanticized secret garden, which is idealistic all year round. Just imagine a fairy-tale like, white and cheerful setting from Narnia, and this is where you’ll be eating some of the most inviting foods.

Dalloway Terrace well known for its outdoorsy setting serves menus for breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea as well as lunch and dinner, making it open all day long. That’s why we believe it is indeed one of the best outdoor restaurants in London. The menu selection exaggerates colourful, light and refreshing flavours suitable for the latter. For all you cheese lovers, the oozing ‘Le Gruyere Premier Cru Fondue’ with homemade toasted rosemary focaccia, pickles and fingerling potatoes is one of many which is very temping. If this doesn’t take your fancy, undoubtedly there will be a dish that will…ranging from; Cotswold Chicken Breast, Winter Squash Risotto, Thai Green Pumpkin Curry or even Roasted Wild Venison. You’ll be fooled if you don’t go dine at this magical retreat!




Establishing its name in the famous Shoreditch and inspired by Bombay in the 1930’s is Dishoom, Taking influence from Iran and Persia, this charming but ‘a little rough around the edges’ restaurant embraces the element of imperfection. The interior is renounced for its vintage dark wooden décor, dimmed lighting and snug seating, whereas the exterior is the most impressive providing an outdoor shaded veranda with comfy brocade sofas, all of which are surrounded by exotic plantation, antique cultural furniture’s and faded old-fashioned photographs.

If this doesn’t wooh you enough, the multi-award-winning menu surely will, producing affordable Indian street food with digs of quality and style. Typical cuisines are slow cooked and layered with aromatic traces from the origins itself, providing some of the most dark and rich flavours. Some popular favourites is the tender and juicy ‘Lamb Raan,’ (a leg of lamb marinated by a number of herbs and spices, then braised overnight before being flame-grilled, sliced and served with a home-made mint chutney and freshly baked roomily roti) or ‘the Dishoom Chicken Tikka,’ (a family heritage using marinades of sweet vinegar, ginger juice, turmeric, garlic and fresh green chillis). Tempting is an understatement!




Located in the heart of Mayfair, this inclusion into our list of the best outdoor restaurants in London, and inspired by the stoves of the legendary Heston Blumenthal ‘The Dinner’ lies Fallow. Both Will Murray and Jack Croft, who are well known for their prestigious and culinary awards in cooking are the masterminds behind the scenes, helping run and sustain this sublime gem.

Guest are greeted by the open kitchen dinning area and beautiful aromas of freshly cooked British cuisine at your finest. When arriving at Fallows, you can choose between indoor seating surrounded by a modern and contemporary interior or seating on the outdoor terrace fulfilled by greenery and the busy streets of Mayfair.

Customers have a choice of a selection of delicious and appetising starters such as; ‘juicy corn ribs with a dash of lime’ or even, mouth watering ‘January king cabbage, with gun-powdering garlic and tasty chestnuts.’ The mains on the other hand, offer a large array of plant base, meat and fish choices. Depending on what takes your fancy, one of my particular favourites would be the unique and packed full of flavour ‘plant burger,’ with vegan cheese, lettuce and shallots, all of which are nicely complimented by a wine of your choice.




Located at the very top of the Hoxton hotel in the Southwark and boasting one of London’s biggest oyster lists is the impressive Seafood restaurants Seabird. Consisting of a coastal but chic interior with an impressive marble bar, not forgetting the well know outdoor rooftop seating with breath taking views of the city, diners are able to experience the fresh and fragrant flavours of Southern Europe. The restaurant has a wonderful sensation right from the outset and it is no wonder it is ideal for a romantic date-night out for all you love-birds! The New-York themed rooftop, with snug white and beige sofas, candle lit tables and as mentioned outstanding views surely must tick all the boxes.

In addition to the restaurants outstanding features, ‘Seabird’ also manages to ‘wow’ customers with their small plates of delicious and tender octopus or even signature specials like ‘the Afternoon Sea,’ fulfilled with fresh and wholesome selections of oysters, langoustines, clams and prawns. This delightful ship is definitely the captain of the sea!


Villa Di Geggiano - The Best Outdoor Restaurants In London


With over 50 years under the management of the Bianchi Bandinelli family, providing superb hospitality and flavoursome foods and wines is Villa Di Geggiano. Inspired by Tuscan heritage, particularly from the enchanting hills of Chianti Classico, the Bandinelli’s bring a taste of Tuscany to the heart of London’s W4. The beauty is not only in the dining room experience, which remains intimate adjourned by residential contemporary artworks and a grand piano, it also lies in the open-air terrace which is shaded by Sangiovese vines making it a perfect ‘all year-round’ dining experience.  Definitely one of the best outdoor restaurants in London.

The menu prides itself using a selection of the finest imported ingredient from there very own Tuscan villa and farms, employing tradition techniques to master the essence of Italian cuisine. The foods range on the menu entice homemade yet attentive to detail plates, which are full of flavour and delicious with every bite. One particular favourite is the ‘Tagliatella Al basilico con pesto di pistacchi e limone, blu do bufala,’ which is freshly home-made green Basil tagliatelle pasta, served with a unique yet delicious pistachio and lemon pesto, nicely garnished with a sprinkle of Blu Bufala cheese. The best way to explain it, is a mouthful of heaven! 


River Cafe - The Best Outdoor Restaurants In London


Known for its exquisite Michelin star food and equally good outdoor riverside terrace, is the long-standing The River Cafe. Placed in the borough of Hammersmith in a former oil storage warehouse, which specializes in culinary Italian cuisine. Although the surrounding area has developed over the year, the restaurant itself still feels like a hideaway, surrounded by with vibrant greenery and overlooking the famous River Thames.

Adding to the buzzing and wonderful atmosphere is the excellent daily changing menu, offering a wide range of delicious Italian foods. Whether it be an Antipasti, Primi, Secondi or even a sweet Gelati, this award-winning outdoor restaurant really does spoil you for choice! Not only does the restaurant have a huge choice of outstanding plates of food, they also provide set-menus with expertly selected wines from all over Italy. Just from personal choice, one admirable wine would be the ‘Roero Arneis’ which a ‘vini bianchi’ produced in the Piedmont region.




If you are looking for a more intimate and romantic outdoor environment to dine at, the south American inspired restaurant YOPO at the Mandrake Hotel is the place to go! Taking influence from his journey through the likes of Argentina, Chile and Peru, head chef and mastermind behind the culinary dishes, George Scott-Toft has incorporated the finest indigenous native ingredients into his own interventions, producing some of the most inviting dishes. In contrast with the indulgent foods, ‘YOPO’, is well known for its remarkable interiors of golden velvet seating, marble flooring and elements or artistry, not forgetting the even more so lavishing and dreamlike outdoor setting known as the ‘Jurema Terrance’ which also follows on from the South American theme. With hand woven seating, an all-over wooden feel and drapes of green ivy all around, it’s no wonder this is one of London’s popular hangout spots.

Moving onto the food at YOPO uses devised combinations and experimental ingredients to produce only the finest and refined plates. Ranging from ‘Parmesan Tapioca with Pumpkin seed Salsa’, ‘Devonshire Crab with Corn, ‘Oscietra and Tostadas’, to even ‘500 grams of juicy and succulent dry aged Sirloin with Girolles,’ all of which are accompanied by a selection of the finest native wines. This stunning setting truly does fulfil the needs for all! We vote this as one of the best outdoor restaurants in London.


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