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The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

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London’s Vegan scene has exploded in the last few years, with so many veggie friendly places to eat across the city. Capital A List is your guide to the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair.

 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

The most original dining location in London has updated its menu – subsequently becoming one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair. Mourad Mazouz’s quirky restoration of a sprawling Conduit Street townhouse may be more widely famed (and disbelievingly admired) for its wacky art house interior. Welcome to Sketch.

Indeed, it is a once in a lifetime dining experience, if Balamory was rolled in a toy-box and glazed with beatific artisan glaze: In the central restaurant space alone (The Gallery) pastel, clam-shaped seats riddle the paint-splashed interior cava of the space, and pop-art traverses the walls.

Sketch is a coral reef — teeming with inkblots, illustrations, chaos and live music —and there is no more interesting and electrifying place, no wonder guests need the soothing machinations of afternoon tea to stay afloat. Sketch’s afternoon tea now offers a perfect vegan supplement —for example, a dainty cauliflower breakfast dip rather than eggs.

The sultana scones don’t skimp on the indulgent doughiness of the original thing, and the Japan sencha green tea is the ideal sweet accompaniment the cake treats. This is one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair, bewitching you into a wonderland topsy truly tea party where plant based treats litter the delightfully chintzy decor as truly imaginative alternatives. Image source

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Maddox street’s own harbinger of authentic Lebanese cuisine takes the olive, spice, chickpea and garlic base ingredients to new splendid heights as one of the naturally best vegan restaurants in Mayfair — the Aline Lebanese kitchen.

An intoxicating, warm energy suffuses the space around Aline’s Kitchen area — featuring a cosy, elongated 30-seater table section of biblical proportions, where (in true environmental flourish) lush ferns grace the back of the seats and flowering fruit arrangement (the combination of Lebanese seasoning and violet petal perfume makes the air within heavenly).

Conscientious,vegan food and comfort food are not paradoxical. As proved by Aline’s, one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair.

We recommend enquiring about the flatbread of the day (such diverse vegan options are also,sadly, rarer outside Aline’s warm walls). Whether you prefer cold mezze (with red chilli hummus) or hot mezze (where sweet red pepper elevates the earthiness of potatoes) or have a sweet tooth (Orange blossom tea makes a heady finishing elixir) there is something for you at Aline’s.

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Of course Half Moon street would host a starburst of glamour in the form of the boutique Fleming Hotel. But did you know this sweet nocturne spot also includes the fabulous Ormer eatery —one of theist vegan restaurants in Mayfair.

While the chic tradition of low saturate lounge decor, Dalmatian hue carpeting, and a grownup dark-wood-walled interior advertise the tradition of Mayfair style. The cute miniature lamps at every table also make sure to make every guest booking feel like the centrepiece of a scene of classical glamour. However, Shaun Rankin’s utterly distinct, thoroughly varied vegan menu reminds us that the Ormer is also not afraid of evolution and modern progress.

The Michelin star holder’s take on a meatless tasting menu proves that quality ingredients and high-end conceptualised recipes work without waste produce —and veganism works within fine dining. The Saffron broad bean risotto ensures that refined ingredients doesn’t mean the fullness and satisfaction of a dinner course, but there is also the likes of a delicatessen chilled hibiscus soup for lighter fair. And the coconut parfait makes for a winningly innocent dessert. Of course Fleming’s Ormer won a mention for one of the top 5 restaurants in London, let alone one of the best vegan restaurant options in Mayfair.

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Meanwhile, Benares on Berkeley square brings some Indian flare to the best of Mayfair’s vegan restaurant scene. In a smartly exacerbatory touch — the calming cappuccino coloured tiling, and the pure, soft white of the interior (from the cloud-like bracket sweeping across the walls to the pristine tablecloths) is the only meditative element of the fabulously alive Benares. The Indian cuisine means the flavours on offer are as broiling with fiery flavour as they are confidently upscale.

No Vegan diner will feel amiss, the vegetable based menu is style with its own distinct style; not the absence of something from a main, or a cheap alteration, but real authentic infusions of flavour with plant-based energy. Jack-fruit in pickling spices, a green chilli kofta decorated with sauteed spinach and peanut, and Moorish potato and pea samosa remind off what delicious conceptions can be concocted with pure,natural ingredients.

And with such a dazzling, candlelit bar lounge sequestered above the eating area- its a good thing Benares has also created a firecracker of a vegan cocktail: the Green Spice Martini shakes vodka into a Ginger-Lemon-coriander and red chilli fusion—after all, vegans just want to have fun.

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Vantra Longevity was vegan before it was cool. Not just including, but innovating and thriving off the particulars of vegan cuisine since 1999, this STREET cafe— one of the absolute
best vegan restaurants in Mayfair —- doesn’t skimp on luxury,craft and enjoyment for the sake of skirting animal produce. With an emphasis on nutrition and health, this food company proves to Londoners that the lifestyle is not about restriction; there are, in actuality, too many options for just one visit at Vantra.

No lesser than other high-end venues — its about an expansive, universal experience of nourishment: sharing and caring mealtimes. With courses suffused into Raw,fermented, or steamed sub-categories depending on the average intuitive eater feels their body fancies that day — Vantra favours a buffet style serving of gourmet vegan plates. a Utopian canteen, of simplistic splendour, this boutique Mayfair shelter offers chalkboard decoration, low lighting and petite dark wood tables that fan out from the centralised through line of the buffet bar where steel cauldrons of delicious options sit prettily below their chalky labels.

If inventiveness, appealing colour coordination (beetroot purple,carrot orange,saffron yellow- oh my!) and uncanny alliteration signifies success (a la their chickpea curry, sunflower stroganoff and mixed mushroom stew) then its no wonder this is one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair- and the country at large. With everything gluten free in addition to meat free, and a quiet, intimate seclusive space within the bustle of Wardour street, Vantra can give you the most mindful moments, and menu, around.

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Tibits is a Swiss vegetarian restaurant group with 9 sites in Europe, of course they have a restaurant in London’s Mayfair which has become an increasingly popular place to eat. Tibits serves a tantalising vegan menu with a few vegetarian items too and its reputation holds it to one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair. Something unusual about Tibits is that you pay by the weight of your plate which means you can try a bit of everything including delectable desserts and go back for more.

Head Chef Eimantas Butorovas has been the head chef at Tibits Heddon Street for 8 years. Interestingly the founders of Tibits were the first people to open the first vegetarian restaurant in Europe – they definitely know what they’re doing. The food itself is displayed on a two tiered ‘foot boat’ with a daily changing hot and cold options to keep it seasonal. Our favourites were Mac & greens, tofu au vin, spicy sweet potato salad and the precious vegan sticky toffee pudding. Buffet lunch is priced at £2.10 per 100g and dinner for £2.30 per 100g, very well priced for one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair. Tibits also serves cocktails and you can book in for bottomless brunch available on the weekend – only an extra £18 for unlimited Prosecco, Bellini’s and Freedom brewery beer.

As well as food they also host events at both the Mayfair and Bankside locations including cooking workshops for kids and adults and happy hours as well as educational events in store and informational blogs can be found online. It is definitely worth checking out their website as they share the recipes of delicious food served so that you can recreate your favourite dishes from home.

 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Ethos is found on Eastcastle Street, just a stone’s throw away from Oxford Street. Ethos is a meat-free concept restaurant where you can dine for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. At Ethos its a buffet style menu and you pay by the weight of your plate which means you’ll never have to share your partner’s food. The restaurant opened in September 2014 and now makes it name as one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair.

The food itself is from all over the world which can sometimes be unusual on one plate but when there are so many delicious things in sight its hard to turn down a spoonful of everything. The brightly coloured salads are complemented by the contemporary marbled tables and floors with a pop of purple tying everything together. Gracing the restaurant is silver birch trees from floor to ceiling – quite a phenomenal yet unexpected appearance. Ethos won an award for their interior design and we can see why. The food is suitable for everyone; all food is seasonal and locally sourced and meat-free, with most being dairy free, gluten-free and a selection of sugar free too. Some of our favourites included a vegetarian dish – Aloo Scotch eggs, a combination of the well known classic with a curry twist, BBQ seitan ribs which is the best vegan meat going and we savoured all the salads on offer. Not all salads from the menu were available but there was still ample selection.

Besides what they offer in store they also give an option to take food to go, they have a takeaway service and also a premium picnic hamper for two for £35, and this exemplifies one reason why they are one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair. To dine indoors it cost £2.50 per 100g at lunch and £2.70 at dinner time, roughly this equates to £10 well portioned lunch or up to £20 if you can’t resist. Ethos also offers a catering service and venue hire in which they can also create a specialised menu suitable for your occasion. According to the website they will be looking to open up another site in London – we can’t wait to see what this will bring.

 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Pollen Street Social is a Michelin star restaurant run by Jason Atherton – a renowned chef in London who has worked closely with Gordon Ramsey. It is comprised of a fine dining restaurant, social bar, dessert bar and private dining area and serves a contemporary European menu. Whilst Pollen Street Social isn’t strictly a vegan restaurant they do have a fantastic selection of vegan and vegetarian main courses on the A La Carte menu as well as a vegan and vegetarian tasting menu to taste as much of Atherton’s creations as possible.

Our favourites include Tomato Tartare with Verjus Granita and crunchy croutons, and something quite unusual was the braised broccoli with a lemon puree topped with almonds. The crunchy broccoli teamed with the sweetness of the lemon was a flavour to savour. Another recommendation is the roasted celeriac Risotto with mushroom & truffle – the combination of flavours created a really tasty nutty flavour, something I’d happily have again. The standard of food is what makes Pollen Street Social one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair. The tasting menus can also be paired with matching wines for each course too (ranging from £91 for the classic pairing to £253 for the Iconic pairing) the wine menu is made up of well selected European and even English wines for you to try or if you prefer a seasonal cocktail there is an ample selection too.

What makes Pollen Street Social stand-out as one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair is its decor. It is natural with an added warmth to it, the wooden dessert bar seems the main feature with beautiful lighting ahead and with additional seating all along one side of the room with a classic vintage feel to it.

 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Mildreds Soho branch is set on Lexington Street and it’s a popular spot for quick lunches of salads and soups or a sit down occasion to enjoy with a bit more leisure. Mildred’s have been serving hearty vegan and vegetarian internationally inspired dishes for over 25 years in London and have now secured themselves a spot on our list as one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair.

The ethos of Mildreds is a casual and relaxed affair where they don’t take table bookings however they always seem to manage to get everyone sat with a reasonable wait regardless of the size. The service is fast so perfect for lunches or an evening bite to eat. They also have a selection of daily changing salads, soups and quiche available at the front for a take-away if you can’t make the wait. What makes Mildreds one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair is their version on meat and how they imitate those delicious meaty flavours you’d think are only possible from an actual animal – however their Tandoori ‘chicken’ with dahl, carrot salad and sweet chutney gives a selection of so many flavours, our version of veggie heaven. For desserts it was a tough occasion, I would recommend trying all of them and coming back until you’ve tasted everything on the menu as each dish is delicious.

The decor at Mildred’s is nothing exceptional, its simple and canteen-like but its cheap, cheerful and has exquisite food with great selection – Mildreds have other restaurants in Camden, Kings Cross and Dalston.

 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Whilst not strictly a vegan restaurant Malibu Kitchen serves fresh, clean-eating and healthy dishes so of course, most of these are delicious vegan or vegetarian options. Set in The Ned hotel, it is the perfect setting to enjoy a trendy meal in a deluxe restaurant. Malibu Kitchen makes up one of the 9 restaurants inside and is hard to compete with, as it shines as one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair.

With their infamous Taco Tuesday, they offer a set menu of 2 tacos, 1 side and a dessert served with a tequila, chilli cocktail – a great way to try a combination from the menu. For a light start we would recommend Squash & coconut soup and for something more substantial we also suggest the pulled jackfruit burger – the best imitation meat burger! Served with vegan coleslaw and sweet potato fries. Malibu Kitchen also has a great selection of fresh salads which are mostly vegan. I’d recommend going with a friend or partner and getting as much as possible to share to taste all the fresh flavours they have to offer at this Californian inspired establishment and one of best vegan restaurants in Mayfair.

The decor at The Ned is bright with beautifully marbled tables. Malibu Kitchen has a long counter in the middle and a few private booths to dine in. The green marble ties in the health factor of what they have to offer here as well as the wooden booths with lots of natural foliage splashed around the place. This all embracing restaurant invites those looking for virtuous food without the extra guilt-tag.

 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Acclaimed chef Theo Randall opened this restaurant at the InterContinental in November 2006, this is after 25 years of specialist training with some of London’s best chefs. The last restaurant he worked for received its first Michelin star in 1997, then less than 9 years later Theo moved on to working towards his own restaurant where the quality of the food he creates has not gone unknown. Theo has a large following of dedicated foodies and from this rustic Italian menu we understand why it is one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair.

The menu changes daily depending on what is in season and available and whilst it isn’t strictly a vegan restaurant, it does cater for all in it’s dinner menus. The vegan menu has 3 antipasti options and our recommendation would be marinated peppers with Swiss chard and fresh borlotti beans on bruschetta or Artichoke with mushroom served with a contradicting chilli and mint sauce. For the main course there are plenty of options depending on your appetite. If you’re looking for a pasta dish then the tomato, basil and aubergine main would be ideal for a hearty Italian meal or our favourite grilled polenta with mixed mushrooms and sweet tomato.

At the InterContinental they have a great selection of masterclasses including a four course dinner with matching wine and an hour with Theo Randall himself, for £155 per person. This once in a lifetime experience illustrates why InterContintenal is one of our top picks for the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair. If you prefer a tipple, they also have a 90 minute Negroni masterclass which come with a few of Theo’s special small bites too.

 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

The Gate has been rocking London for almost three decades now, with 4 sites across London in Islington, Hammersmith, St John’s Wood and Marylebone. The Gate creates unique vegetarian and vegan food, we love their Marylebone site which was the newest addition in 2016.

Founders Adrian and Michael Daniel are brothers with a very mixed heritage of Iraqi-Indian Jewish culture. They believe that the Arabic hospitality that runs through their blood is the reason for their success as one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair. The restaurant itself has an earthy feel to it, the decor is a mix of olive green soft benches with lots of wood and black accents to compliment the room whilst still keeping it light with painted bare brick walls. The food follows suit, it’s light but satisfying.

Our favourites from the menu include the Green Thai Curry with shiitake mushroom, pak choi and tofu for its main components and a beautifully creamy dish with a hint of spice. We also adored the side of cauliflower as it comes with tahini dressing and sprinkled with pomegranate for a sweet crunch. All drinks at The Gate are plant-based too and they showcase an ample selection of vegan wines to accompany any dish. The Gate are now offering Bottomless Prosecco Brunches, for £32pp for 90 minutes of pleasure – we’ll be heading there this weekend to enjoy this shining example of one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair.

 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Deliciously Ella opened its Deli’s doors in 2015 originally in Seymour Place but relocated to a bigger site on Weighhouse Street in 2016. The Deliciously Ella story started in 2011 when owner Ella Mills found her health deteriorating and turned towards a plant-based diet to aid recovery and help her symptoms. She was successful and is now opening Deli’s around London to help others in a similar position to her. Fast forward 4 years and she now has not only distinguished herself with one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair, but also has her products in supermarkets so you can try her food on the go.

Deliciously Ella started as a blog and has a huge social media following as well as very successful recipes books. Some of our favourites from the deli include: the red lentil and cauliflower dahl or sweet potato, chickpea and pumpkin curry – a recipe which is shared on her website with a large selection of others so that you can recreate the gorgeous good-for-you food. The MaE Deli has a fantastic breakfast menu too which is what makes it one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair.

The decor in the deli is kept light and simple with lots of wood, beautiful flowers gracing the tables and some beautiful pieces of modern art around the room. My favourite feature is the window benches to sit and watch the world go by and enjoy an Organic turmeric cold pressed cashew blend.

 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

At Rasa, they strive to give the best home-cooked Indian food, and their success has been evident. Rasa has two restaurants in London, the first restaurant was opened in Stoke Newington followed by their spot on Dering Street. Originally Rasa W1 started out as a solely vegetarian restaurant but have more recently introduced seafood and meat dishes.

The best way to dine at Rasa is by means of a feast which includes snacks, starters, curry, side dishes, rice, breads and a traditional sweet. Veg feasts are £25pp, the Vegan feast is £28 or the Non Veg is £32. Our favourite vegan picks are the Aubergine and tomato curry with a thick sauce and the Moru Kachiyathu (Mango & green banana dish cooked in yoghurt with ginger and chillies) which came highly recommended.

The decor is notably pink which of course draws the eye, there are also traditional Keralan pieces and an elegant spiral staircase. Overall, the attentive service, raved about vegetarian cuisine and decor make it one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair.

 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Mayfair

 

A restaurant where you can do no wrong, for your health or the planet. Redemption Bar opened at the end of 2018, offering plant-based, gluten-free, low in sugar dishes topped off with an alcohol free bar which highlights it as one of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair. The focus is on personal health and planet conservation by means of sustainable food consumption and business. Their Covent Garden branch sits happily in Seven Dials and has two sister stores in Notting Hill and Shoreditch. Judging by the reviews and general vibe of the place this is the type of bar that this area of London has been in need of.

We suggest trying everything on the menu but our top recommendations would be the Jackfruit tacos. If you are looking for a meaty texture then this will ‘meat’ all requirements. It’s served with salsas and creamy guac. We loved that they offer sharing platters – the perfect accompaniment for a Kombucha apple mockjito. They’ve also got an Italian antipasti style board, Vietnamese roll platter and Japanese maki rolls – all £12.95 each.

The bar itself is one precious feature that typifies why Redemption Bar is on our list of the best vegan restaurants in Mayfair. It has lots to offer minus the headache in the morning. With 4 beers and an apple cider available, kombucha on draft and sparkling wine which we were surprised as to how it really did resemble a lighter taste of the much-loved Prosecco. For dessert there are fermented nut cheese boards and a delectable range of creamy and fruity dairy free, gluten free delights.

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The Best Posh Bars in London

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There is no shortage of posh bars in London, the city is brimming with classy bars which make any casual bar lover feel like they are living the high life. Many of the best bars in London are amongst the poshest, and therefore should not be missed out on, as they are quintessential of the quality of bars within London. Lovers of great bars everywhere will love posh London Bars. 

 

The Best Posh Bars In London

 

For a posh bar in London which screams class and style look no further than Artesian. A bar which is undeniably posh from the outstanding service to the unbeatable drinks menu that will set you ablaze with joy. This bars high calibre of excellence has been praised throughout the country, earning high praise in The Telegraph and Time Out. Furthermore they have been honoured with several prestigious awards, solidifying their position as one of the finest bars in London and certainly one of its poshest. 

Posh bars in London need to be amongst the very best within the city, and as the countless acclaim which Artesian has earned proves, there is no shortage of greatness to be found. Being named the World’s Best Bar at the 2014 Spirit Awards during the Tales of the Cocktail Festival. The following year Artesian came number 1 in the World’s 50 Best Bars, this is all the evidence you need to know about how fantastic Artesian really is. However this bar is much more than acclaim, as it only takes you the customer to realise how fantastically classy Artesian truly is. The effort taken to make the bar look as stylishly classy as possible is overwhelming, being decorated in an eye pleasing oriental style. Popping with purples, golds, and whites, the decor is gorgeous, with large windows which allow you to gaze upon the London streets and comfortable leather seats which will be hard to move from. Relaxation is the most important thing to the people at Artesian and with a style like this relaxation is guaranteed. This stylishness is what makes it one of the poshest bars in London and one of its very best. 

Naturally when attend posh bars in London you expect a high quality of drinks, fortunately at Artesian you are guaranteed the very best. Bar Manager Anna Sabastain and Head Bartender Marco Corallo have put the maximum amount of time and energy into creating and maintaining a high standard of excellence when it comes to their drinks menu. The classics that must be discovered here include, ‘Oxley and Cassis Leaf’, ‘Saint Germain and Red Carrots’, and, ‘Monkey Shoulder and Yuzu’ all for £20. A classy bar like Artesian goes for minimalism when it comes to cocktails because ultimately less is more. The cocktails are the highlight, however there is much more to glean here, being home to an excellent selection of wines and champagnes, including ‘Perrier-Jouet Blanc de Blancs NV’ and ‘Pinot Noir, Bannockburn Mt. Difficulty Central Otago, New Zealand‘ and much more. Spirit lovers will adore their selection of vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, and cognacs, as for beer drinkers there is ‘Partizan Pale Ale’, Peroni Nastro Azzurro’, and ‘Meantime Pilsner’ all for £7.50. These drinks are out of this world and unmissable, making you feel the posh vibe of Artesian as you consume them. 

There is no denying that when it comes to posh bars in London Artesian is one of the finest. Thanks to an undeniably beautiful decor that is stylish and comfortable, creating a true sense of class. The fantastically understated drinks menu only confirms how truly classy Artesian is. Much like all the other posh bars in London, customer care is at the forefront of Artesian’s service and it does not disappoint.

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The Best Posh Bars In London

 

When it comes to high class hotels, near the top off the list is The Savoy, and with that naturally come fantastic and high calibre bars. The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy being one of the finest posh bars in London, a bar which exudes charm and sophistication. The atmosphere is unmistakably the height of class thanks to a decor which oozes with the right amount of sophistication, and a drinks menu which tantalises the taste buds.

Upon entering The Beaufort Bar  you are stricken by one of the most stylishly curated decors to be found in all of London. Through its dark colours, predominantly black and brown, which contrast with dazzling gold, the bar amplifies a true sense of glamour, which takes you back to a time of cabarets and speakeasies. These contrasting elements allow every aspect of Beaufort bar to stand out gloriously, whether it be the bar, which glows vibrantly, highlighting the excellent beverages which are proudly on display. The furniture is similarly a highlight, and helps solidify it as one of the best posh bars in London. Both stylish and comfortable, the decor is amongst the finest you will find in all of London, this creates an atmosphere that is both classy and charming, creating a real sense of sophistication. The atmosphere at The Beaufort Bar meets the high standards that you would expect from a high calibre hotel such as The Savoy, which makes it unmissable.      

You enter the Beaufort Bar for the decor and atmosphere but you stay for the drinks, and as far as drinks menu’s go it certainly confirms you are in one of the great posh bars in London. The menu is entitled Interpreted Magic, and magic is the perfect name to describe this menu, and not just because of how unbelievably fantastic it is, but because it takes you through magic through the ages. This theme really livens up the menu, traditionally a magic act is opened with The Pledge, which builds anticipation for what’s to come. The Beaufort Bar does this with its Cold Plates, which includes, oysters, caviar, and tuna tataki, which certainly succeed in building anticipation. Next a fantastic collection of cocktails including the Perfect Balance, named in honour of perfect balance and harmony, a cocktail made from Bacardi heritage rum, martini bitter, aecorn aromatic, and watermelon. Merlin’s Madness is a particular treat, made from grey goose vodka, cynar, rinquinquin, peach liqueur, strawberry rooibos tea and lemon. Finally, Twice Shy is an unmissable delight, thanks to a combination of bacardi 4yr rum, chazalettes vermouth bianco, salted pistachio yoghurt, earl grey tea, vanilla, lime, framboise, eau de vie, and milk. Of course being one of the greatest posh bars in London they have more than just fantastic cocktails, but a wide variety of fantastic beverages. These range from the very best English sparkling wines, Grower champagnes, grands marques, wines, vodkas and rums. No expense has been spared in making certain that you have the best drinking experience possible. 

The Beaufort Bar has everything you could ever need or ask for when going to a posh bar in London, a sophisticated atmosphere and classy drinks. The decor is classically beautiful, making every perfect aspect of the bar stand out as it rightfully should. The drinks menu have been carefully selected for the perfect drinking experience, which will make sure you have the classiest time imaginable. 

Photo source ‘Christmas at the Savoy’ by Steve Loco under creative commons licence.

 

The Best Posh Bars In London

 

The Wigmore is of the posh bars in London which has elegant and charming written all over it, owing to a true sense of class that is unmissable. From the drinks to the atmosphere, there is nothing not to enjoy, thanks to a wonderful and ever delightful drinks menu, and a true feeling of utter relaxation. This bar is posh from top to bottom and perfectly exceptional on top of that.  

Before being one of the great posh bars in London, The Wigmore was once a banking hall. However thanks to the universally acclaimed and fantastic interior designer Martin Brudnizki, the venue has been allowed to reach its full potential. The old style of the banking hall is utilised to its fullest to create a truly modern feeling bar, being both classic and new. The bar is perfectly spacious, with its high ceiling and large drinking area, with the bar itself sitting in the centre, where you can take a good look at the fantastically exotic drinks they have displayed. The decor itself is stylish to say the least, the green walls and red seats really popping out at you. The large windows and exuberant lighting complete an image that truly feels stylish and classy. This affects the atmosphere greatly, making you feel effortlessly relaxed, which is exactly what you want and need for a posh bar in London. However the greatness does not end there, as there is the opportunity to hire private rooms. Whatever the occasion these two private rooms are perfect for privacy and relaxation, The Snug feeling particularly cosy thanks to its mohair sofas, built in TV, and separate music system. This room was built for relaxation and that is exactly what you get, however for something less intimate but just as classy, The Green Room should not be avoided. The Green Room is larger, taking up to 45 people, and similar to The Snug, has its own TV and music system, with the added bonus of a private bar. No matter what the event you a guaranteed a classy and relaxing drinking experience.      

The team at The Wigmore has made certain that the drinks menu is at the highest possible calibre of excellence. This menu being from the same team who curated the drinks menu of Artesian, so you know that it is of a high calibre. What’s more the menu was overseen by none other than Michel Roux Jr himself, which has elevated the menu to true glory and acclaim. For cocktails you are spoilt for choice, each being terrifically unique, The Deluxe Gin Punch being one of the finest punches you’ll have in London, Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew is exciting for the taste buds, and Fever Tree Meditarianian Tonic, is an unmissable exploitation of flavours. This is just a fraction of the excellent cocktails which are on display, each being more fantastic than the last. Of course if it wines that you are interested in then the selection is more than perfect, from Secateurs Chenin Blanc, Adi Badenhorst, South Africa 2016 to Les Quatres Bordeaux Superieur Rouge 2016, and a near endless supply of extraordinarily delicious wine. Finally there is the beer, which is as delightful as you would expect from such an exceptional bar, Pilsner Urquell 4.4%, Asahi Super Dry Lager 5.2%, and Harbour Helltown West Coast Pale Ale 5.8% are amongst the classics you can expect to find here. The fine choices of beverages which have been selected by The Wigmore team is what allows this to be one of the best posh bars in London. As everything feels like it has been selected in classy detail.

Posh bars in London do not come more charming than The Wigmore, a bar which has an atmosphere that is unique, feeling very classic whilst retaining a sense of modernity. Upon entering you are stricken by the fantastic atmosphere, and the drinks will keep you there to enjoy the atmosphere until closing time.

 

The Best Posh Bars In London

 

For a strikingly beautiful bar that proves itself to be one of the most stylish posh bars in London look no further that Menetta’s Mayfair Bar. The style is undeniably elegant in every way from the decor to the atmosphere, creating the ultimate feeling of relaxation. This feeling is key to Menetta’s success and is seen throughout the service, this is particularly notable in the bars fantastic drinks menu which is out of this world. 

At Menetta’s Mayfair Bar the cocktail menu has practically been reinvented, a fact which has made them one of the best cocktail bars in Mayfair. The menu has two signature cocktail sections inspired by the books of Agatha Christie, 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. Finally one of the great specialities of the menu is the ‘Baijiu’ a classic Chinese beverage, which has been a favourite for over 600 years, now thanks to Menetta you can find out why. Of course the options are truly 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. The beer and cider list is equally as fantastic, having a very international feel, such as the ‘1936 biere lager’ from Switzerland, the ‘kirin ichiban lager’ from Japan, and the ‘sassy cidre brut’ From France. The drinks are just endlessly fantastic and help to establish Manetta’s as one of the best posh bars in London. 

To be one of the posh bars in London you must have a great sense of style, and thankfully Manetta’s style is truly iconic. The utilisation of velvet makes this bar very plush, something which is unique in how stylish it is. Blended with a 1930’s style decor which creates a brilliant atmosphere, the walls being covered with avant-garde painting of writers from the early 20th century, such as Gertrude Stein and James Joyce. The idea behind this is that Menetta is embracing the highbrow, creating an atmosphere of thoughtful, intellectual introspection. By doing this Manetta’s is going back to its routes, as during the 1930’s it was a favourite hangout of many of the great artistic minds of the time such as Agatha Christie. Thus that legacy has been brought back to life, feeling every bit of a hangout as it did back then. Thanks to comfortable, yet stylish chairs, black and gold upholstery, and cosy bar area, it is impossible not to feel relaxed. Atmosphere is key to the success of posh bars in London and Manettas’s has it in spades. Not only managing to be stylish but also relaxing, you could not ask for a better way to drink.           

Menetta’s Mayfair Bar is an unmissable experience and quintessentially part of London bar scene, being one of the very best in Mayfair alone. The drinks menu alone is enough to consider this one of the greatest posh bars in London. However that is simply the cherry on the top of a bar which is oozing with stylish atmosphere that takes you back to the 1930’s and gives you the ultimate feeling of relaxation as it does so. 

 

The Best Posh Bars In London

 

Oriole is a bar that immediately takes your attention, something all the best posh bars in London do. This fantastic bar has a truly unique vibe all of its own, allowing you to leave the busyness of the outside world and experience a bar that leaves you feeling relaxed. A vibe which only improves once you see the drinks, each of which is delicious enough to keep you there past midnight. 

Preparing cocktails takes great care, not only is this true of Oriole but they have transformed the preparation of a cocktail into an art form. Furthermore they have created a menu that is definitively international, from the orient experience, ‘Cydonia Cup’, ‘Ali Shan’, ‘Hokkaido Cooler’, ‘Yonezawa’, ‘Lucknow’, ‘Solomon Fizz’, ‘Lambanog Mule’, ‘Peranakan Fizz’, ‘Sanshin Old Fashioned’ and ‘Marine Drive’. These cocktails which are brimming with taste, being deliciously fruity, and on top of that being beautifully prepared, which allows you to drink in style. Inspired by the tastes of the new worlds are ‘Olinda Collins’, ‘The Bounty’, ‘Miraflores’, ‘Bon Echo’, ‘Finca Filadelfia’, ‘Everglade’, ‘Montego Boulevard’, ‘Oaxaca’, and ‘Chichuahau’. Each of these should be tasted once, as soon as you see them you will not be able to resist the lure. One of the best ways to experience a cocktail is with someone else, fortunately at Oriole you have a fantastic choice of shared cocktails. These include: ‘Route Napoleon’, Pendjari Punch’, ‘Vestrahorn’, ‘Five Island Punch’, ‘Quintana Roo’, ‘Brule River Iced Tea’, ‘Chiang Rae’, ‘Monkey Puzzle’, and ‘Malabar Punch’. Cocktails which are perfect to share with good company and will only enhance your drinking experience. As with any great bar you also have a fantastic choice of other great beverages such as Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay, Edna Valley Pinot Noir, and ‘Perrier Jouet ‘Belle Epoque’. Brilliant drinks that will satisfy any lover of a great alcoholic beverages, the choices on display truly do spoil you for choice, and is why Oriole Bar is one of the best posh bars in London. 

When it comes to atmosphere Oriole stands out from the crowd in ways that many of the other posh bars in London don’t. This becomes an indisputable fact upon entering this joyous bar as you see that it celebrates all things international. The walls are decorated from wall to ceiling with a beautifully painted oriental jungle vista. This allows for a true sense of vibrancy in a setting which is truly alive, and this is put a percentage of what makes the scenery so magical. The walls are adorned with many fantastic pieces of Eastern culture, each more fascinating than the last. This really helps to build up the atmosphere which the people at Oriole are seeking to achieve. Building an identity all of its own that is truly dynamic, this is compounded by the mood of the bar. The mood at Oriole is one of pure relaxation, this is obvious by the lighting scheme, which has a dim orange hue. This completely sets you at ease as you sit back and relax with a delicious drink and enjoy your evening. Being a posh bar in London it is of course possible to hire the bar for many a fine event. They will tailor your drinking menu depending on the event, with the very best drinks from the New World, Old World, and the Orient, because customer care is at the forefront of Oriole. This is demonstrable by the fact that they will organise music for your event, even live music to help class up your evening. That is because being classy is what Oriole is all about, something all who visit there cannot deny.

Care and attention has been taken by the people at Oriole to make certain that all those who visit have the perfect time. By having a truly internationally feeling bar Oriole has ensured its status as one of the most exquisite posh bars in London.  This is a bar that truly seduces you with its undeniable charm, and keeps you there until closing time with its relaxing atmosphere and fantastic drinks. 

 

The Best Posh Bars In London

 

If you want to go to a bar in London that you can brag to all your friends about visiting, then look no further than The Bloomsbury Club. Every aspect of this bar is high end boutique, aesthetically pleasing, atmospherically delightful, and with drinks which will make it impossible to leave. There can be no denying that when it comes to posh bars in London, The Bloomsbury Club is the place to visit. 

What makes The Bloomsbury Club so great is that it truly stands out amongst the crowd, which is no easy feet. However this top of the line bar does it though great effort, whilst simultaneously making it seem effortless. The bar is shirking off the old which you see in so many London bars, whilst embracing a classic sense of Romanticism. Just look at the overall aesthetic of the bar, which seeks to escape from the busyness of our modern day lives and embrace nature. The brick walls that surround the bar are a rejection of over stylised bars, returning to a back to basics approach, whilst not embracing a classic Victorian style. Decorating this area are old fashioned candle lit lamps which strikes a nice moody tone for the bar. Compounding this is the rustic and simplistic style, which allows a subtle sense of charm. This is what allows you to escape the high stress of everyday life, however what completes this feeling is the embrace of nature. The decor being adorned with the trees and large potted plants, which grow around the walls themselves. Therefore you can enjoy your drink whilst surrounded by nature itself, forgetting all about city life. This aspect of The Bloomsbury Bar makes it truly beautiful, and creates a very relaxing and Romantic atmosphere which makes you feel like you are inhabiting a Wordsworth poem. That is why it is one of the best posh bars in London, as it is offering you something very new and unique, taking your drinking experience into nature even as you sit in the heart of London. 

The key to The Bloomsbury Club’s success is connected with embracing new ideas. As they themselves advertise, they reject Victorian notions, and explore a sense of spiritualism. Hence the heavy lean towards nature, which provides life itself. This spiritualism however is not confined simply towards the decor and atmosphere, but also the drinking experience itself. The Bloomsbury Club is home to a set of 14 cocktails, these are all inspired by famed bohemian occultist Pamela Colman Smith’s tarot cards, which corresponds to 14 different states of mind and being. This is apt, as each of these delicious cocktails will deliver different states of mind and being. Each of these drinks is designed for a different purpose and each is very effective: Persian Mist lifts your spirits, Flaming Venom banishes envy and resentment, Warrior of Venus increases courage and self-assurance, this is just a taste of what is on offer. The rich flavours in each of these drinks are truly special and will certainly put you in the right frame of mind. These cocktails are of course fantastic but are not the only highlight, with an excellent drinks menu that reminds you that you are in one of the fines posh bars in London. When it comes to single malt whiskey you are truly spoilt for choice, whether it be Highland, Orkney, or Irish Whiskey, you are guaranteed a terrific beverage. Furthermore you are spoilt for choice with a variety of gins, vodkas, tequilas, mezcals, rums, cognacs, and much more, including a brilliant selection of wines. Solidifying just how fantastic The Bloomsbury Club really is, as you will not be able to leave by the end of the night. 

The Bloomsbury Club is one of the posh bars in London which has put the most effort into creating the perfect aesthetic, feeling neither old nor new. Instead this bar aims to remove you from all the strains and stresses which city life offers, taking you back to nature. This simplicity is truly refreshing, but not quite as refreshing as the drinks which are terrific and unique. 

 

The Best Posh Bars In London

 

Great and classy hotels are almost always guaranteed to have equally classy bars, and are usually responsible for many of the best posh bars in London. Dukes is a highlight of Mayfair, being one of its best hotels with of its finest bars. The bar offers an unmistakable slice of class and style to an already classy area of London. From the drinks to the relaxing atmosphere you know that you’re in for a treat that you won’t forget when you come to Dukes bar

The drinks at Dukes bar are pure perfection, being nothing short of legendary and spectacular in how brilliantly they have been prepared, and delicious they are to consume. Easily the highlight of the drinks at this bar is the martini, which is so spectacular that even the New York Times is quoted as saying it is ‘one of the words best’. It is hard to disagree with this sentiment, as you see the almost artistically talented bar members create the perfect martini for you. Watching the maestros at work is a wonder to behold, almost as much as drinking these legendary martinis, which tastes heavenly, being one of the best things you could ever drink in Mayfair. This proves that the bar team is one of the most professional you could ever hope to ask for in one of the finest posh bars in London. They pull no punches in offering the best service a bar in London could hope to offer, professionalism being at the forefront. This is why the drinks are so fantastically and perfectly prepared, not only the martinis but also the cocktails. Similar to the martinis, the cocktails can be said to be truly world class, both in presentation and overall taste. These martinis are made with the best cognacs money can buy, allowing you to drink in true style. 

Of course if it is style you want then the Dukes bar has it in spades, being the ultimate in stylish relaxation. This is a bar which is undeniably cosy, striking the exact right balance of atmospheric charm, a place where you can sit down and relax for hours on end. The effect this has on customers in unmistakable, as the decor allows for a variety of warm feelings, no matter you mood. The walls are covered in a plethora of Victorian style paintings of famous figures and locations from the era. This has the effect of taking you away from your modern day worries, transporting you to a time before those worries. The seats are made from deep blue silk, with curtains to match, and perfectly comfortable. As for the bar itself, with its wood panelling and show of terrific drinks on display, it is the perfect representation of the style which this bar has to offer. What’s more the bar has its very own drawing room for you to enjoy our drink in peace and quiet away from the world. This is one of the best ways to enjoy a drink at Dukes, however arguably the best is in the cognac and cigar garden. Here you can enjoy some truly fantastic cognacs from Remy Martin, such as the ‘Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal’ and the Remy Martin XO Ritual’. Brilliantly these have also been paired with fantastic food such as truffles and goats cheese, which adds an extra value of excellence to your drinking experience. There are few finer ways to drink than in a bar which makes you feel as relaxed as Dukes, and therefore must be sought out. 

You will rarely find a bar which has as excellent service and drinks as in Dukes bar, the martinis are legendary for a reason. However even without this legend Dukes bar would still be considered one of the best posh bars in London that you could ever go to. The drinks and the atmosphere are at the very peak of the London bar scene, and a true highlight off the Mayfair drinking experience. 

 

The Best Posh Bars In London

 

Soho has no shortage of  great bars and is home to many posh bars in London which are easily worth a visit. However if there is one bar which must be visited then it is Bar Americain, a bar which exemplifies the very best of traditional cocktail drinking. This is a bar that is at the very pinnacle of elegance, from the moment you sit down to the moment you leave Americain makes an impression that is hard to forget. 

The word that comes to mind when describing the drinks menu at Bar Americain is classic. No stone has been left unturned in making certain that there is something to love for anyone and everyone. Cocktail lovers in particular are in for a treat, with many of the finest classic cocktails that money can buy. These include: Prince Regent, Blood and Sand, and, Between the Sheets. Each brilliantly prepared and exquisitely tasty on top of that, and this is not including the house cocktails which feature: Remember the Maine, Saratogo, American Old Fashioned, and Madam Peach. You will scarcely visit a bar in Soho where cocktails taste as good, on top of these terrific classics there is even more to discover. The Sans Alcool section includes Scottish Mist, made from smoked ginger ale, elder flower cordial, cardamom, and lime juice, Phoebe’s Alexander, a mixture of seedlip spice, cacao, coconut palm sugar, and cream, and finally there is the Michelada Virgin, made with tomato juice, pice mix, and stiegl non-alcoholic beer. This is an excellent selection of cocktails, however the highlight section is Zedel Favourite. Which has an option of: Penicillin, containing chivas, 18 year old blended scotch, leon and ginger shrub, spices and honey, Paloma made with arette tequila blanco, gem and bolt mecal, three cents grapefruit soda, and lime juice, Lord and Lady Day, a mixture of sipsmith gin, lacto fermented raspberries, lemon juice, egg white, and sugar, and finally Morning Glory Fizz, which includes craigellachie, 13 year old whisky, citrus blend, egg white, absinth, sugar, and soda. Upon taking one taste of these fantastic cocktails you will fall in love with Bar Americain forever, and know that it is one of the best posh bars in London.

There is more to being a great bar than drinks of course, particularly with regards to the posh bars in London. A true sense of style is vitally  important, fortunately Bar Americain is practically made with style. This bar is classically art-deco, which makes you feel like you are drinking in the most relaxing and stylish way imaginable. The bar itself is wide, presenting to customers on the wall behind a large variety of drinks which almost reaches the ceiling. The walls of Bar Americain are what help make this bar feel so posh, thanks to its use of various shades of brown which grants the bar a warm feeling. This is similarly reflected in the ceiling, carpet and of course the furniture. The furniture itself is not only made for style but also maximum comfort, the plush leather seats are so nice to sit in that it will be hard to leave. There are few bars like Bar Americain which are as classy for a quiet relaxing drink, and the mixture of comfort and style is the reason. Completing this image is the artwork surrounding the walls, being traditionally art deco,, and very compelling to look at. The ultimate aim of this bar is to make you feel totally at ease, and thanks to the unbeatable style of Bar Americain that feeling can be felt at full force as you relax in easy comfort. 

Bar Americain has added a vital component to the Soho drinking experience, being one of the finest examples of posh bars in London. The drinks alone are worth entering this bar, as each is fantastic, each classic being made to perfection and tasting tantalisingly terrific. Completing the image of pure class is the relaxing atmosphere which puts all who enter the bar right at ease. 

 

The Best Posh Bars In London

 

For bar which offers a bit of a punch to your evening than there can be no better place than Punch Room. Posh bars in London always have a certain class to them and they don’t come more classy than a bar which grants you the intimacy of a 19th century members club. Relaxation is guaranteed, especially when you are drinking from some of the best beverages that Soho has to offer, and your evening will be something to remember. 

The Punch Room provides the ultimate drinking experience in London, this will become evident once you realise that it is home to over 30 fantastic punches. Each of these punches is better than the last, the best of which is there signature gin-infused EDITION house punch. You can also expect the very best cocktails that you can hope to find in any of the posh bars in London. Each cocktail is immaculately prepared to perfection, this is not only evident in how well they taste but also how impressive they look. Each cocktail is prepared in a way that makes them a treat for the eyes, a treat which only becomes more tantalising once you take your first sip. Naturally the Punch Room has more to offer than just great punches and cocktails, as the drinks list is equally as fantastic. The bar offering a selection of terrific Japanese whiskey’s such as ‘17 year old Suntori Hibiki’ and ‘25 year old Suntori Yamazaki’ as well as American whiskeys from ‘Johnny Drum Private’ to ‘George T. Stagg’. These excellent drinks and are only a fraction of what is on offer at The Punch Room. Furthermore there is an unrivalled selection of champagnes such as ‘Dom Ruinart 2002’ and wines, from red like ‘Fleur “La  Roilette” to whites such as ‘Verdejo, Rueda’. There can be no denying that you are spoilt for choice at The Punch Room, which is why it cannot be missed out on.

You cannot go to any of the posh bars in London and ignore the fact that they all provide the very best possible atmosphere. The Punch Room has atmosphere in spades, thanks to its unmistakably relaxing vibe. This is created in large part by designing the bar around a late 19th century members club aesthetic. However that is not to say that bar feels old fashioned, as there is a modern feeling to the bar whilst still retaining that classic aesthetic. This can be seen immediately by the bar’s decor which feels refreshingly intimate. The simple yet effective use of wooden oak panelling surrounding bar, and indeed the bar itself, which sits comfortably in the corner. As for the seating, it is pure perfection, style is noticeable at once, thanks to plush leather seating, which is instantly comfortable. What’s more there is a gorgeous fireplace sitting in the middle of the bar which will warm you right up even during the coldest of winters. When you get the chance, take a seat on one of the wonderfully cosy armchairs next to the fireplace for the ultimate experience in relaxation. A 19th century members club would have been nothing if not relaxing, and there is no denying that The Punch Room lives up to that legacy. However what makes it truly great is that it takes that legacy and modernises it and makes it accessible to all drink lovers.  

To relive the class and relaxation of a 19th century members club there can be no better option than The Punch Room. This is one of the quintessential posh bars in London, thanks to its uncanny ability to create a fantastic atmosphere which brings out both the past and the present in spectacular fashion. Topped off with some fantastic drinks, including one of the finest martinis you will taste in your lifetime, and The Punch Room makes for an unmissable experience. 

 

The Best Posh Bars In London

 

For a bar that feels truly timeless there can few options better than Connaught Bar, its effortless sense of elegance makes it one of the classiest posh bars in London. Thanks to an aesthetic which is evocative of the very best of British designs, this is a bar which pulls you in off  the streets. Once you are in the bar itself you are immediately seduced by drinks which will make your evening into something special. 

Connaught Bar has one of the strongest designs that can rival any of the posh bars in London. This has been achieved to uncanny effect thanks to a unique design choice, with strikings silvers and cool greys that line almost every inch of the bar. As a result Connaught Bar has a vibe off smooth stylishness, which is elegantly beautiful. What’s more the bar evokes an English and Irish Cubist style, most notably during the early 20th century. Thus helping to make the bar not only look more beautiful, but feel more timeless, by taking an older style and re appropriating it for modern customers. This wonderful aesthetic is courtesy of the late great David Collins, who’s interior design work has had a huge impact on the look of many a fine bar and restaurant. Fortunately Connaught Bar is as beautiful as any of David’s work, as he has successfully created a style that brings out the best of the past and the present, to create a true sense of elegance. The effect this has on the bars visitors is grand indeed, as the bar feels very inviting, and once it has invited you in you cannot help but feel relaxed. The comfortable seating and the spacious decor will complete this sense of relaxation, and make it next to impossible for you to want to leave. 

Ultimately you come to a bar for one thing and one thing only, and that’s the drinks. At a bar as great as Connaught Bar you are guaranteed something truly special thanks to menu that can be best described as uncanny. A big part of this is thanks to the mixologists who are true miracle workers, making every drink a piece of delicious art. The highlights of this excellent drinking experience are placed into The Vanguard Section: This section is split into three sub categories, Enigma, Strata, and Verve. Each of these secontions contains something for everyone, the highlight of Enigma being Benvenuti, a mixture of Plantation Pineapple Rum, Martini Ambrato, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Nepitella Syrup. For Strata, Twin Archers is an unmissable classic made from Roku Gin infused with Sesame, Honey cress and Agave water, Amaro Montenegro. With Verve there can be no better choice than The Dusk made from Avallen Calvados, Blood orange and Grain of paradise sherbet, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Muyu Vetiver Gris Liquor, Electric Bitter. These flavours will electrify the taste buds with excitement, and yet these are but a small fraction of the excellent drinks which are on display. Anyone who loves gin cannot under any circumstances miss the Connaught Bar Gin, a drink crafted by the great mixologist Agostino Perrone, the taste of this gin is a swirl of fantastic flavours, this drink is a celebration of what makes this one of the best posh bars in London. If you want even more gin then don’t forget to visit the Martini Trolly, where you can drink your hearts desire, whether it be a dirty or a twist. Finally it is worth mentioning that there is a plethora of fantastic drinks on offer which are fantastic. Whether it be champagne, wine, whiskey, or a variety of spirits and beers, you can guarantee that you will have the best drinks that money can buy.  

There can be no denying that for a bar that is as effortlessly stylish and timeless, Connaught Bar has all that is best about the posh bars in London. The decor is beautiful, gravitating all who enter into the bars relaxing charm. This alone would be enough to make Connaught Bar a fantastic venue, however the drinks elevate it to excellence, each drink being an experience in the best of taste. 

Many of the best bars in London are undoubtedly very classy, and possess an elegance which represents the best that the London bar scene has to offer. Posh bars in London are unmissable, offering a true sense of relaxation and atmospheric excellence.                                                                

 

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The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

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With so many fantastic restaurants in London it can be difficult to find the perfect one to suit the occasion. Capital A List has outlined the very best restaurants in Mayfair so you can spend your time enjoying the food and the exquisite décors that come with it.

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Serving quintessential classics with utter, piquant freshness — this F&C ultimate, the Mayfair Chippy, is one of the best restaurants in Mayfair and certainly one of the most polished and exclusive renderings of the the countries great traditional comfort meal.With generous servings of halloumi, beer battered catches (from scampi to plaice, no one’s favourite is remiss) all we can say is that its more than lovely that the Mayfair Chippy has its own custom delivery special service — meaning you can sample the best food from one of the best restaurants in Mayfair from home.
But,regardless, its worth the travel to the energetic heart of Mayfair to experience the Chippy as a whole: nautical ships stools, tap table legs and the long tub-shaped interior envelops diners in the tides of their theme in the way that few restaurants manage.

Not to mention the gorgeous watercolours of aquatic life (blink and they seem to dart across the whitewash walls, borne on the back of the venues mouth-watering currents of balsamic,vinegar and salt.) The chippy has venues in central and Clapham too, but it seems utterly befitting of Mayfair
most of all: it’s Menu’s British classics such as their iconic Shepherd’s pie mix perfectly with a day of traversing bond street, the echoes of English aristocracy and the leafy firmament of Hyde park itself nearby.

Mayfair chippy brings high-end refinement to humble favourites with re-imagined dishes such as the Mussel popcorn treat, the secret twist on their Mayfair Slaw and their unique vegan jack-fruit and Tofu rendering of the fish and chip go-to. And with the extensive wine and choices of Beefeater Gins on offer at the bar, get ready to enjoy and leave your land-legs far behind you.

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Its no surprise that one of the best restaurants in Mayfair is an extension of the areas flagship and crown jewel, the Beaumont Hotel. The stately face that towers through the ornate
and expansive brown Hart gardens is home to exclusive guests, and feeds them well with its presidential eatery, the evocatively stylish Colony grill Room.

One would imagine its what stepping inside the heady shade of an aristocrats cigar box — with sweeping,cedar-like walls,high vaulted ceilings and gilded black and white portraiture of iconic anguished celebrities and politicos trailing along at eye-level alongside the plush, plum seated booths. This New York style Grill , The Colony, is interested in fine food
and a finer atmosphere:inspired by the high-end clubbing of London’s bygone glamour era — where lunch, old sport, meant lunch-then dinner-then plenty of drinks.

The Colony Grill Room’s romantic opulence is helped by live Jazz conquered at heart of the restaurant three nights a week, but regardless of the score, its nostalgic brunch and all day a la carte provides enough of a show. Help yourself to a whisky sour or a New York Shrimp Cocktail. There’s wholesome buttermilk pancakes and malt ice-cream for a decadent treat, but the real showstopper is the Montague Grill — serving up Aberdeen Angus to share or cooked to preference, with the option (you must say yes) of a rich blue cheese sauce that is uninhibitedly fine. With a charming ‘dish of the day’ to weave the New York finish in even further (cross your fingers its a Surf’n’Turf dish day when you visit), the colony Grill room is one of the boldly thematic ,best restaurants in Mayfair, a rest-stop from cheap contemporary distractions, and a remnant of effortless, immaculate glamour.

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

The Greenhouse’s three time Michelin star holding Head Chef Alex Dilling was born a Londoner, educated in the elite paradigm of French Gastro-minimalism, and somewhere in-between, raised in the uniquely diverse cross-cuisines of the Americas. Subsequently, as a sapling of multi-cultured seeds, he has flourished into a champion of all — returning to the roots of London to creation Edenic venue, the Greenhouse — one of the best restaurants in Mayfair.

At The Greenhouse, seasonal ingredients, under Dilling, are each treated with distinct respect for the flavour they naturally offer, rather than lost amongst less refined recipes. This is one of the best restaurants in Mayfair to experience wild and precise, naturalism and revised perfection as not opposing notions but one beautiful experience.

The Garden and the restaurant are entangled, the lines blurred between, as the blooming greenery is cultivated on plates as much as around tables; veritably vert, dew-fresh flavours take over the classical likes of souffle (pistachio, and lime flavour) and the noblest Cornish turbot is pruned to perfection with enchanting elder flower and green almond sauce. Indeed, at the Greenhouse in Mayfair you’ll feel as if you’re digesting the stunning freshness of the garden itself. Emily Young’s sculptures of spotless slate, dozing faces recall the personable yet elegantly content energy of Mayfair at large, while dining at the Tasting or Set Menu at the greenhouse will firmly centre guests back onto, and into, this lovely earth. Image source

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

The delight is the small details at Kitty Fishers — a jewel-box of a dinner place that does with half the room what most venues fail at with double: that is, make you feel home. This iswhy its one of the best restaurants in Mayfair, this Shepard Market, Spanish infused venue is a daydream realised; once upon a time…it would have been the secret favourite of yourmost glamorous matriarch.

The spiffy decor, including rose lamps casting the petite tables in warning red, the gift of pearl-petalled flowers between plates, and the alluring intimacy of Kitty Fishers makes it the perfect afternoon escape from the manic city hours. The flavours on offer are just as tranquil — this is one of the best restaurants in Mayfair for rustic British gems. The Welsh Rarebit, the surprisingly addictive cheese and walnut ketchup and sweet treats like brown butter ice cream are all served with delicate aplomb but full plated.

Cutting to the point of superlative flavours like the refreshing cucumber sorbet, Kitty Fishers mesmerises by atmosphere and mollifies by meals in equal measure. Cocktails are shaken in a show due to the welcome proximity of the bar to diners and the friendly staff. Will you be the ‘perfect lady’ (Gin, peach creamed egg white making sweetness into an upscale tipple) or will you be a ‘Bad Kitty’ (two Gins and Elder-flower sizzling with lemon and cava)? No need to conclude; Kitty Fisher Restaurant in Mayfair straddles the line between pampered and partying, meaning anyone can be both.

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Located on Conduit Street, Sketch opened its doors in 2003 for the public to see its magical and mystical creation. The restaurant is owned by Algerian restaurateur Mourad Mazouz (who also owns Momo on Heddon Street) and the Head Chef Pierre Gagnaire from France, and is one of the best restaurants in Mayfair.

Sketch has 4 spectacular rooms each with its own unique theme. The Gallery a candy floss pink wrapped room honoured with artwork from David Shringley displayed around the room and on the tables in the form of crockery. The perfect spot for some afternoon tea from £59pp or enjoy their a la carte dinner options from £70pp. Our favourite to start was the Foie Gras terrine in milk chocolate coating with fig paste, beetroot syrup and red cabbage jelly. The Sketch filet de boeuf tartare main is also an excellent choice. All are served until 2am for those looking for a late night bite. Another infamous room inside Sketch is The Lecture Room serving a superior a la carte menu and their alluring 7 course tasting menu where you can sample inventive dishes such as ‘Hand-Dived Scottish Scallop Mousseline’ and other French and European haute cuisine (£95 for vegetarian, £120 for meat-eaters).

Sketch’s Parlour is traditional looking, colourful cocktail or tea lounge for you to enjoy well-priced breakfast and lunch and their delectable array of cocktails. To season the room there is also live music to make it a full sensory experience which is exactly their purpose. A recently redesigned room is The Glade, which is somewhat of a show stopper lunch and evening drinks area. The fluffy carpet resembles a forest floor and the colour popping velvet furniture and reflective tables give a mythical and magical forest-esque setting. The final touch is the seasonally decorated bathroom eggs, probably one of the most Instagram worthy rooms ever, with multi-coloured tiles on the ceiling and individual pods makes it a delightful visit. The unique and some what percuilar customer experiences make Sketch a top contender on our list of the best restaurants in Mayfair.

If you’re feeling a bit fancy or like you want to get lost in the forest at Sketch, you can book a table on their funky website, if you can work your way around it.

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Scott’s, one of the fifth oldest restaurants in London sits on Mount Street in Mayfair. The renowned seafood restaurant and oyster bar originally started out as an oyster warehouse in 1851. Since then it’s had 2 residencies initially on Coventry Street until 1967 then its Mayfair location. Scott’s is an establishment known to the most glamorous people across the world, frequented by film stars, politicians and writers. Its a-list worthy clientèle are indicative of why Scott’s is one of the best restaurants in Mayfair.

Scott’s has ample variety when it comes to their food. Head Chef David McCarthy creates seasonal fish and shellfish menus, one of our favourites is the raved about monkfish and prawn curry. What makes Scott’s one of the best restaurants in Mayfair is its tasteful Champagne and Oyster bar, so much selection to be enjoyed from leather stools to give the best view on what they have to offer. Despite seafood being the main attraction, they also have a few selected meat dishes on offer including the standard steak and chips or try the lamb rump served with soft and crispy roasted butternut with rosemary sauce which appeals to most. If you’re not a meat-lover then try the vegetarian menu whether as a main or a side to accompany any dish.

Scotts and Chiristian Louboutin have collaborated to design the summer terrace and boasts beautiful hand picked flowers with a pop of colour and life. In 2006 Scotts underwent refurbishment to restore it back it to its originally contemporary glory. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio have done a fabulous job in making Scott’s a traditional English dream venue and one of the best restaurants in Mayfair. Image source

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Helene Darroze at The Connaught serves delectable food in a beautiful setting. It has two gleaming Michelin stars to boast about and it comes as no surprise that it exemplifies what it means to be one of the best restaurants in Mayfair. Helene’s restaurant is set inside The Connaught Hotel on Carlos Place, the hotel itself is a 5 star luxury chic hotel in Mayfair.

When ordering get ready for a playful start, in front of you will be the menu and the old school Solitaire marble board, leave your key components in the middle or let the chef take you on their own food journey with a 9 course tasting menu. Helene Darroze herself is an award winning chef and opened the restaurant in 2008 following the success of her restaurant in Paris – Marsan par Helene Darroze. At the London site they have created a gastronomic experience paired with the finest wines France has to offer. Our favourites from the menu include the Tandoori Scallop served with carrot and coriander for a curried seafood twist and foie gras served alongside strawberry and cherry tomatoes and a sprinkling of elderflower. Every meal needs a glass of wine to accompany it, at Helene Darroze there is the sommelier just for the occasion. For a wine pairing for each course with the 5 course tasting menu you’re looking at an additional £90, not too steep for professionally chosen wines. Another option if you’re a wine fanatic is The Krug Feast experience in the wine cellar which contains 15,000 bottles from outstanding producers. The Krug Feast is a spectacular 6 course menu paired with Krug cuvées in a private dining area for up to 8 guests for £8,500. The Krug Feast is surely an unforgettable experience and makes Helene Darroze one of the best restaurants in Mayfair.

Helene has recently opened another restaurant in France where they can’t seem to get enough of her contemporary European cuisine and we wish her the best of luck and rest assured that it won’t take long to add some Michelin stars to this one.

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Up on the 28th Floor, Galvin at Windows has one of the best views of London. Glavin is perfect for special occasions or perfect for those visiting London and staying at the London Hilton on Park Lane as Galvins is on the top floor. Since 2006 Galvin at Windows has already created a name for itself in the world of hospitality due to the outstanding food, attentive staff and of course the showstopper 360 degree views of London from a height. Galvin at Windows was honoured its Michelin star in 2007 which it has retained ever since, making it one of the best restaurants in Mayfair.

Galvin at Windows is a contemporary restaurant for haute french cuisine from seasonal ingredients, Head Chef Joo Won has Korean heritage and we can see his influence in the menu. Some of our favourites include the Pan-Fried Hake and Spicy Cabbage and the Vegetable Fritter and Kimchi Burger.

Chris and Jeff Galvin are brothers and the owners of Galvin at Windows, they also have 3 other restaurants in London, 2 in Edinburgh and another 2 due to open in Dubai by the end of the year. This example of one of the best restaurants in Mayfair is managed by Fred Sirieix from Channel 4 series First Dates who grew up in France and was trained to work in front of house in a Michelin-starred restaurant before working in several restaurants in London.

Not only a restaurant, The Galvin is also a bar, serving very affordable bar snacks as well as an array of spirits and cocktails. We’d recommend 22 Park Lane from their Gin menu for a sweetly affordable £16. They have lots of special packages to suit the occasion and needs of its diners, some coming with a complimentary Bellini, now how could you say no?

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Set in The May Fair Hotel, May Fair Kitchen is one of the 4 restaurants making up the ‘Kitchen Collection’. Other Kitchens are located in Monmouth, Leicester Square both in London and Peter Street in Manchester, at these restaurants they handle authentic Peruvian, Mexican and Japanese dishes. May Fair Kitchen is the flagship Kitchen and is one of the best restaurants in Mayfair. They present delicious Spanish and Italian small plates as well as the top picks from the other restaurants menus to give the ultimate choice of spectacular food.

For tapas plates the portions are the perfect size to enable you to mix and taste different flavours from a few dishes. Our favourites include the Wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil and Italian hard cheese and the crispy-skinned sea bass from the Italian specials. Their signature Spanish claypot which is red prawns, garlic butter rice with a paprik chilli broth and roasted kale is the perfect Spanish compilation. Take advantage of the ample mixed menu on offer here and try some tacos or sashimi or if you’re daring enough try the sashimi Tacos.

May Fair Kitchen has been designed with natural wooden furnishings and stone walls, the windows are huge allowing plenty of natural light to flood in, and an open plan kitchen so you can see your food being created. Each of these considerate details add to the wonderful ambience and contribute to May Fair Kitchen being one of the best restaurants in Mayfair. The outdoor terrace is the perfect place for a bit of privacy whilst sipping some of Italy and Spain’s finest wines. May Fair have another branch opening later this year in Bloomsbury – we cannot wait for their Mediterranean and Japanese small plates.

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

If you’re looking for fine dining in one of London’s oldest established hotels you don’t have to travel far. Ormer Mayfair set inside Fleming Mayfair opened in September 2016 and is the work of TV Personality and renowned British chef Shaun Rankin.

Shaun Rankin has been known for his astounding work as a chef and is one of the salient reasons for Ormer’s inclusion as one of the best restaurants in Mayfair. He has recieved 2 Michelin stars at his other restaurants and Ormer is looking to recieve the same in due course. The most afforable way to enjoy food at Ormer is with their set lunch menu, 2 courses for £27.50 or 3 for £31.50 or a tasting menu is available for £79. All food served is seasonal produce and the menu reflects Rankin’s love for the Channel Islands and their fresh water lobster, scallops and oysters. Highly recommended is the Jersey Lobster for the main and apple crumble dessert which is served inside a white chocolate ball.

Ormer has an alluring dining area, with classy leather seating, dark oak pannelling and a 1930’s feel to it. It also displays a contrasting contemporary geometric black and white patterned flooring – your eyes may be drawn to the floor until the food is served. Image source

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

London’s award winning Japanese restaurants ROKA makes the list as one of the best restaurants in Mayfair. It has 4 sites in Central London, Canary Wharf, Aldwych, Charlotte Street and Mayfair. The Mayfair location is just a minutes walk from the busy hub of Oxford Street and serves the finest contemporary Japanese robatayaki from this corner spot in the west-end.

Robotayaki is a method of cooking similar to a barbecue where food is cooked over charcoal. ROKA have made this a main feature in their restaurant and have a bar for customers to watch and enjoy their favorite robotayaki dishes being cooked. Our favourite is the black cod marinated in yuzu miso and eggplant in mirin, ginger and soy. Also available is the ROKA tasting menu available for £90 for a selection of the best ROKA has to offer or £170 per person which includes a half bottle of ROKA sake.

ROKA delivers delicious selections of sushi and sashimi, we recommend the softshell crab with kimchi and a chilli mayo kick, they offer a taster of 3 sashimi for £19. With elegant dining areas, ROKA also has private dining rooms available for a relaxed and elegant private dining experience. The Adzuki room is the perfect venue for a party or business dinner with a maximum capacity of 16 people, ideal for an intimate engagement.

This shining example of one of the best restaurants in Mayfair has a vivacity and buzz which is appropriate to its name – ROKA means the energy and atmosphere of meeting friends and has held this reputation since opening in February 2014.

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Sartoria, the only restaurant on the world-renowed Savile Row in Mayfair is one of the best restaurants in Mayfair. Inside Satoria, like the establishments on Savile Row, it is made with wonderful soft furnishings to really make you feel at home and creates a dining experience full of comfort and comfort food. It has been refurbished with the help from the acclaimed designer David d’Almada to achieve contemporary chic which reflects its location.

On the menu at Sartoria we recommend trying the fregola with a tomato base and topped with delightfully fresh assortment of shellfish and white cod. Francesco Mazzei the Head chef at Sartoria since December 2015 has created a fabulous menu with authentic Italian food with a touch of luxury and they consistently deliver a great standard of food. The wine menu shows off prestigious Italian wines with some as affordable as £18. For special occasions, guests can opt for an extravagant and luxurious £800 Aldo Conterno Granbussia.

Sartoria boasts 2 private dining rooms, beautifully decorated with an enticing red carpeted geometric design and luxury white seating and classy white tables tastefully dressed. Being one of the best restaurants in Mayfair it comes as no surprise that Sarotria also has the perfect summer terrace. A sun trap on a summers day and heated for those cooler nights.

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Bocconcino is set in the heart of Mayfair on the well known Berkeley Street. They serve enticing hearty italian food in a beautiful setting. This high-end pizza joint was created by restaurateur Mikhail Gokhner and opened at the end of 2014. Almost 5 years on it is a thriving traditional italian with a luxurious twist and one of the best restaurants in Mayfair.

Bocconcino is driven by its produce and specialises in wood fired pizzas, meats and fresh fish and seafood all of the highest quality. Most food is cooked over an open fire or in their wood fired pizza ovens. Our favourites include the rack of lamb with spring vegetables. It is cooked over an open fire giving it a fabulously distinct smokey flavour. Of course we also recommend the pizzas on offer and their Bocconcino Pizza with parma ham and fresh tomatoes was the right measure of soft and crispy with a salty meat addition.

The service at Bocconcino is outstanding and due to the decor we really felt like we were in the luxurious Italian countryside, not in the center of the bustling mayfair. The mustard coloured armchairs were perfect to relax in and we loved the added tree in the middle of the room which gave a sense of earthiness.

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

At Iran Restaurant they serve the most authentic Iranian food in Mayfair. Set in Shepherd Market which is an alluring square in a peaceful area of London’s Mayfair. Whilst it doesn’t look like a spectacular restaurant from the outside, they let the excellence of their food speak for itself and for this reason it is part of our list of the best restaurants in Mayfair.

Their reputation and regular guests say that its the best food they’ve ever eaten and that it’s the best Iranian place in London. Some of our favourites from the menu include the Gemah stew and the baba ganoush was a deliciously creamy texture. The service was attentive but not over bearing, this is definitely a top spot in London to head to for delicious food and Persian hospitality. Another recommendation would be the baklava for a sweat treat to finish with, the syrupy layers are a delight washed down with some persian tea.

Iran Restaurant opened in 2001 and has been thriving with its returning guests and those coming from recommendations and it doesn’t fail to meet expectations as one of the best restaurants in Mayfair.

 

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The city of London has a well earned reputation for being home to many of the most exceptional French restaurants in all of Europe. These restaurants are amongst the very best in London, offering a great variety and an even greater ability to tantalise the taste buds. These are the best French Restaurants in London, which must be visited by all lovers of French cuisine. 

 

 

Michelin-starred restaurants do not get much better than Galvin La Chapelle, blending the old and the new to create a dining experience which transports your eyes and mouth to best of France’s culinary excellence. There is no doubt upon first entering the exquisitely stylish restaurant that you are in one of the best French restaurants in London. From the authentic feeling decor to the beautifully prepared food which makes you desperate to come back, Galvin La Chapelle is an undeniably splendid Restaurant. 

The first thing any restaurant needs to do in a city full of fantastic restaurants is to stand out amongst the crowd, Galvin La Chapelle achieves this effortlessly. One of the most advantageous aspects of this restaurant is that it is one of the most conveniently located French restaurants in London. Being ideally located near Liverpool Street Station, this makes for the perfect dining experience for anyone travelling through London. Of course it is not the location which makes this one of the best French restaurants in London, but experience of the restaurant itself. Upon entering you cannot miss and admire the perfectly curated aesthetic, being highly traditional with its old fashioned stone walls, archways, wide open space, and high ceiling. This has an iconic look for a classically traditional French restaurants. However Galvin La Chapelle knows how to keep things modern, being traditional yet up to date with the times, feeling fresh rather than stuffy. 

The attraction only begins with this classic decor, when you come to a French restaurant you are interested in the food. Attention to detail is vital at this restaurant, and is no doubt the reason it has received a Michelin-Star, solidifying it as one of the best French restaurants in London. You are guaranteed three courses of delightful mouth watering French food, the menus being specifically seasonal. The starters are sublime, ranging from Lasagne of Dorset crab, beurro Nantais and pea shoots at £22.50 to Sea bream ceviche, fennel avocado puree and dill at £19.50. You really get your money’s worth with these fantastic starters. The palette pleasing starters are nothing compared to the delicious main courses.  If you want a steak you cannot do better than the Roast Rump, sweetbread, and slow cooked shoulder of Herdwick lamb, courgette puree and tomato jam for £38.00. Fish lovers everywhere will without a doubt love the Roast loin of Icelandic cod, hazelnut crust, grelot onion and crushed charlotte potatoes also for £38.00. These are just a fraction of the excellent main courses which are on display, and are a prelude to some of the best desserts you can have at one of the best French restaurants in London. The desserts are a treat for the eyes and stomach, the Apple tarte tardin and Normandy Creme Fraiche and the Sain-Marcellin, walnut, raisin crouchton and pickled walnut, are particularly recommended. The three courses all come together to make the perfect meal, complemented by a terrific wine list, capping of your perfect dining experience.

There is no denying that when you go to Galvin La Chapelle you are experiencing an authentic French restaurants, which never feels like anything but the real thing. This authenticity combined with some of the best Michelin-star food in London makes this fantastic restaurant one of the best French restaurants in London. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Galvin_La_Chapelle,_Spitalfields,_London_(4286647424).jpg

 

 

Otto’s French Restaurant is a one of a kind in the streets of London, as fine dining rarely reaches the height of Otto’s. This acclaimed restaurant comes highly recommended by the finest restaurant critics in London who all agree that it is one of the very best French restaurants in London. For eight years this excellent establishment has been the pride and joy of Gray’s Inn Road, a legacy it has easily earned and will no doubt continue for countless years to come. 

This fabulous restaurant has had the honour of being nominated in the World Restaurant Awards 2019, a prestigious honour, and one it has greatly earned. Great effort has been taken to make certain that you know just how traditional Otto’s is, thanks to some of the most immaculately prepared food you could ever ask for. French classics are married with the perfect wines to make for a dining experience that is not to be forgotten. Otto’s menu is hard to beat, from the entrees onward you are in food heaven. You can’t start your dining experience much better than with a ‘Duck foie gras terrine, caramelised onion jelly, brioche’. Alternatively, ‘the Sautéed wild mushrooms on toasted brioche, seared fresh foie gras, truffle sauce Without foie gras’ is an unmissable delight. Once the entrees are finished your taste buds will be invigorated with the unbelievable flavours of the main courses. The ‘Fish Quenelle encased in Vol au Vent, Shelled King Prawns and Black Chanterelles’ is second to none in a menu which has a spectacular range. If fish isn’t to your liking then look no further than ‘Boned Pig’s trotter stuffed with calf’s sweetbread and morel mushrooms, Madeira sauce’ will satisfy your every need. Finally the deserts will complete the experience in glorious fashion, at Otto’s each is more incredible than the last, from ‘Grand Marnier Souffle’ and ‘Passion Fruit and Mango Pavlova’ to ‘Chocolate St Emilion, Raspberry coulis’, each is better than the last. The food speaks for itself when you digest it, convincing you once and for all that you are in one of the best French restaurants in London. 

You can not be one of the best French restaurants in London and not have the best wines to go down with an excellent meal. Thankfully at Otto’s the service will never let you down, they make sure your every need is taken care off. If you want white wines from all over the world, then you are spoilt for choice, from South African Sauvignon Blanc, limited edition New Zealand Little Beauty Pinot Gris, to Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine. The red wines are equally as fantastic, the Côtes du Rhône,Château Argadens, and Hautes Côtes de Beaune, improve any meal they are paired with. If you have champagne, for a special event there is plenty of excellent champagne’s from Pommery Brut Royal to Dom Pérignon. This is but a fraction of the great choices which range from a variety of rose’s, ports, and, sherry’s. What’s more, you are guaranteed a terrific beverage after you meal, should it be one of their fantastic sweet wines, or a spirit, which can range from a variety of unbelievable cognacs, whiskys, and many more. Of course if you want to end your evening with a coffee or tea then you have plenty of options. Truly Otto’s makes sure that all your needs are taken care of so that you can have the best possible dining experience.

When you dine at Otto’s you know that you are dining at one of the best French restaurants in London. There is a reason why this fantastic restaurant is as acclaimed and award winning as it is, because they make certain to achieve a high level of excellence, both in food preparation and overall service, which can only be described as perfect. Otto’s is the fine dining experience which you are looking for, and when it comes to French restaurants this is one of the very best. 

 

 

Coq d’Argent has everything you could ever want in one of the best French restaurants in London, not only are you treated to some of the finest food in all of London, but also dine in an idyllic London location, complete with a rooftop garden. Truly when it comes to great French restaurants Coq d’Argent is a complete and perfect package. The food and environment are rich and memorable, which solidifies this as a restaurant that must be visited by anyone craving a fine dining experience.

Whatever the occasion may be, at Coq d’Argent you are guaranteed an exquisite time, as every occasion is perfect to high degree of brilliance that you are in store for at Coq d’Argent. Their restaurant area is sublime, speaking to a sense of true style and elegance.  If you want something more relaxing and sociable then the grill and bar is unmissable. Making sure you feel right at home with all the best snacks you’ve ever wanted, from salads to a great variety of meat dishes. The bar however is the highlight of this area, with a 1920’s Paris inspired menu that is hard to top. This includes the French 75 and the Boulevardier, as well Coq d’Argent’s own unique and sublime creations, such as Green Breeze and Tropical Storm. Coq d’Argent are truly making certain that you are having the most relaxing time, whilst transporting you to a feeling of Paris. Perhaps the best part of all, which solidifies Coq d’Argent as one of the best French restaurants in London, is the rooftop garden and terrace. Nothing can beat a relaxing afternoon lunch or drink whilst looking over the skyline of London itself, thanks to the perfect view which accompanies this garden. On Friday evenings they even have a live DJ who plays until 1.00 am, keeping that Friday night atmosphere going until the night’s end. 

There is no denying that the dining experience at Coq d’Argent is beyond exuberant, this is in no small way the responsibility of head chef Damien Rigollet. Damien has great experience working at terrific French restaurants, now he has given his talents to Coq d’Argent, curating an unmatched menu. This menu carefully and accurately recreates both classic and modern French cuisine to immaculate detail. For starters you have fantastic options which range from Chou-fleur, and, Coquille Saint-Jacques, to Thon rouge. Starting your dining experience in style, only to become more stylish with a main course which includes, Sole de Douvres and Filet de Boeuf. It cannot be denied that Damien has worked to create something which is a gift for the taste buds. This extends to Coq d’Argent’s grill menu, which possesses a terrific selection including snails, crab, cod, salmon, mussels, lamb shank, and rib eye steak. All of which are prepared to the highest possible quality, looking and tasting heavenly. Of course what is great French food without a great wine to compliment it, fortunately Coq d’Argent has a prestigious wine list. This prestige has been recognised by Wine Spectator, who awarded Coq d’Argent ‘Best of Award of Excellence 2018’. Coq d’Argent has earned this honour, with a seemingly never ending selection of high quality wines from not only all over France, but the world.

Coq d’Argent has worked hard to make certain that you achieve the best finest dining possible at a restaurant that can truly be considered one of the best French restaurants in London. There is no doubt that this restaurant is relaxing and stylish, thanks to a superb restaurant area, grill and bar, and a fantastic rooftop garden complete with a beautiful view. Top it off with some of the very best French food in London, complemented by an acclaimed wine list, and you have an exquisite French restaurant which is not to be avoided.  

 

 

For 27 years a cornerstone of the great French restaurants in London has been Pied a Terre, a torch it holds to this day. This restaurant is the authentic French dining experience, with a unique and diverse menu which is unforgettable on every level. Every detail of Pied a Terre is meticulously prepared for their guests, dining has never felt this perfect. This restaurant is a highlight of the West End and of French dining in London, solidifying its position of one of the best. 

Since 1993 this astounding restaurant has earned at least one Michelin-Star concurrently every year up until this day. This acclaim gives you an idea of the high standard of quality that Pied a Terre meets every single year. A standard it meets seemingly without effort, which is why they deserve all the acclaim they have achieved, striving for greatness by giving their guests what they never knew they needed. However it is not just Michelin-stars which prove how fantastic Pied a Terre is, they have won Readers Choice’ Awards Best Restaurant in the World 2007, Number 4 in UK Top 100 Restaurants, 2008, the International Wine and Food Restaurant Award 2012, Wine List Confidential Top 10 Wine Lists in London, 2018. Furthermore, they have consistently earned between two to four Red Rosette AA’s for over a decade, along with a plethora of Hardens awards, and much more. The only other evidence you need to see that Pied a Terre is one of the best French restaurants in London is to see it for yourself. Beyond even the food, the drinks are unmissable, their list defining the term, fine wine. With the tasting menu you are given the option of trying some exquisite wines, each wine being carefully selected to match the food to perfection. This is a wine list which you taste buds will forever be grateful for, reds ranging from Reserva, Talhao da Serra, Quinta dos Termos, Beira Interior, Portugal, 2014, to Coteaux Champenois, Urville Rouge, Drappier Champagne, France, NV. All of these and many more are beyond gorgeous, and if you really want to treat yourself the Chateau Musar, G. Hochar, Vallee de la Bekaa, Lebanon, 1993 is highly recommended. Of course the whites are just as excellent as the reds, with the Le Ge de Chateau Guiraud, Bordeaux, France 2016, and, the Chablis, Ler Cru la Forest, V. Dauvissat, Burgundy, France 2005, being recommended highlights of the white wine list.

At a restaurant such as Pied a Terre the highest priority is the food, fortunately this what elevates an excellent restaurant to one of the best French restaurants in London. As stated earlier there is the opportunity to try a tasting menu, comprising of 10 courses at  a cost of £104. A price which is more than worth it thanks to Executive Chef Asimakis Chaniotis, who will create a completely surprising and unique dishes for your pleasure, utilising the finest and freshest ingredients available. Naturally for most people a simple, yet exquisite tasting menu is all you want, but fortunately all your needs are met at Pied a Terre. The lunch menu being a unique and seasonal, with a starter, main and desert, meeting all of your culinary needs for up to £60 for the best lunch possible. Knowing that people, particularly in London have certain needs, Pied a Terre have uniquely created their own theatre menu, comprising of quick, easy and yet still delicious food for before you head off to the West End. Naturally they also have a seasonal festive menu, and whatever the season you are guaranteed something special. If you happen to be a vegetarian or a vegan then Pied a Terre has you covered, with food which even the most die hard meat lover would adore. The dishes which the miracle workers at Pied a Terre are perfection and need to be discovered by all lovers of food. 

There is no escaping the brilliance which Pied a Terre exudes, thanks to an attention to detail which is unparalleled, whether it be for their wine list, food menus or a combination of the two. There is no denying that this Michelin-starred restaurant has earned the acclaim which it has culminated for over 20 years, becoming accepted as one of the best French restaurants in London. 

 

 

Blanchette has only been open since 2013 and it has not taken them long to establish themselves as one of the best French restaurants in London, standing toe to toe with many of the greats who have been around for decades. This fantastic restaurant has made certain it offers variety and the very best that a true Parisian restaurant has to offer. Classic and inventive, everything about Blanchette feels refreshing, from the terrific food to the dedicated service and excellent venue. 

Located in Soho, Blanchette is one of the culinary highlights of the area, founded in 2013 by three brothers, Maxime, Malik, and Yanis, the three founders have created something truly special. Taking their combined service experience in London and New York, and Paris to create an excellent variety of food and atmosphere. Malik, who founded his own music company, provides the music, making certain that the atmosphere is perfectly curated, relaxation being the key aspect. This however is only the beginning of the atmospheric effect, they have taken extra care to make certain that you are fully relaxed. Decor is a big part of this, thanks to a rustic charm complete with early 20th century layout and furnishing, which transports you back to 1920’s France. This attention to detail is exactly what you want from a French restaurant, a sense of authenticity. However you get much more than authenticity, as an extra treat Blanchette has their own private room for events called the Jungle Room. Similar to the rest of Blanchette, the Jungle Room exudes maximum relaxation, fitting up to 14 people you are guaranteed a great time with your friends, family and colleagues, no matter the occasion. Once again the decor is on point, yet is distinctive from the rest of the restaurant, making the room feel truly special. This is thanks to the jungle themed artwork of Aldo Gigli which brings the Jungle Room Alive. 

There can be no denying that at Blanchette your pallet is sure to be pleased, thanks to one of the most outstanding menus Soho has ever seen. Fish lovers will adore what they have to offer,  any fish lover cannot do better than ‘Madagascan Tiger Prawn with Fennel and Pernod Sauce’. Naturally the meat dishes are just as perfect, ‘Braised Lamb Shoulder with Anchovy, Rosemary and Soubise Sauce’ is mouth wateringly delicious. As for the ‘Grilled 6oz Rump Steak with Fried Egg and Sauce Poivrade’ its pure perfection. Vegetarians, and lovers of great food in general, are in for a treat thanks to a great selection which includes ‘Heirloom Tomato with Fresh Curds and Riesling Dressing’ and ‘Baby Aubergine and Courgette with Chermoula, Feta and Marinated Red Peppers’. Blanchette is spoiling its customers for choice with such a terrific food selection, which also includes a marvellous Pre-Theatre Menu. For £15 you can have a choice of either an excellent starter, with a choice of Croque Monsieur or a delicious Burrata Dish. Following this is an array of main courses, which includes, ‘Pork Chop, with a new potato salad and a whole-grain mustard dressing’ and a Moules Mariniere. Finally there is the fantastic puding selection made up of ‘Crushed Meringue with Creme Chantilly and a Passion Fruit Sorbet’. This set menu is divine, and is only one of two, the other is equally as fantastic, all of your culinary needs are met at Blanchette’s which is why it is one of the best French restaurants in London. The wine list, including great champagnes such as ‘Bollamatta Rosé, Bibi Graetz, Brut NV, Tuscany’ and white wines including ‘Léon Beyer ‘Réserve Personnelle’ (Riesling) Alsace’. The red wine has such classics as Aloxe- Corton, Domaine François Gay & Fils (Pinot Noir) Burgundy, Côte de Beaune 2015‘. This is just a percentage of the outstanding beverages on display which serve to improve what is guaranteed to be a great dining experience.

Blanchette has everything you could ever need from one of the best Franch restaurants in London, a terrific atmosphere, complete with great music and excellent decor which takes you back to France in a simpler time. Topped of with food that is exquisit in its perfection, the fact that Maxime, Malik, and Yanis have managed to create such a superb restaurant in such a short amount of time is a miracle. A miracle which must not be missed out on by French restaurant lovers. 

 

 

Le Garrick is a restaurant which the second you walk through the front doors you are transported straight to France. No stone has been left unturned in making certain that this restaurant is anything short of perfect. For over three decades Le Garrick has been a highlight of Covent Garden, being popular with theatre lovers and couples looking for a romantic evening, this French restaurant has it all. With a great atmosphere and food, you are guaranteed a fantastic time at what proves to be one of the best French restaurants in London. 

Since 1986 Le Garrick has maintained its status as one of the West End of London’s finest examples of classy French dining, it is therefore no wonder that the restaurant has become so popular with theatre goers. The moment you see Le Garrick you think of a Parisian restaurant, exuding that sense of French charm. Once you enter the image is complete and you are fully transported to Paris, with its bricked walls and candle lit decor which lends the restaurant a feeling of both quaint and costly. Undeniably the atmosphere is charming, a charm which it has refined for over thirty years. The cosy charm lends the restaurant a sense of romance making it the perfect place for a romantic meal, whether you are celebrating an anniversary or are on a date. Le Garrick makes for the perfect evening no matter what the event. Of course there are many reasons to visit Le Garrick, one of the best is for a place to eat or drink before and after a day at the theatre. Being situated in the West End it is the perfect restaurant to attend after a classy time at the theatre, continuing your day in the spirit of the theatre by discussing your time there at an equally classy restaurant. One thing that should not be missed out on is the opportunity for a discount, getting a members card entitles you to 15% of all charges from Monday to Friday at lunchtime up until 5 pm. This is highly recommended because after just one meal here you will be coming back. Once is enough to make anyone a fan of this terrific French restaurant.  

Rarely can a restaurant treat the taste buds as Le Garrick does, thanks to a menu which is undeniably pure French cuisine. The ingredients feel authentic and are completely delicious, this is in no small part thanks to a menu that has variety and care taken in its preparation. Starters include such fantastic entrees as cassolette, scallops, foie gras, mussels, and escargot, which are beautifully prepared for your enjoyment, starting your dining experience perfectly. The perfection however continues thanks to an immaculate main course selection, which ranges from classics such as beef bourguignon, moules-frites, fish of the day, and a special dish of the day. Each dish being authentically French, taking your taste buds to a French heaven. Of course if it is steak you want then you have a choice of onglet, rib-eye, and a 14oz 28 day old rib-eye, that will make your mouth water with delight. The excellent food does not end there however as the desert menu must not be avoided, including such treats as creme brulee, cafe gourmand, and petit gateau. All of which is served with the option of a coffee, tea, wine or lecture to help complement the end of your meal. As a treat, it is highly recommended that you try the Sunday lunch at Le Garrick, which includes the mussels, rib-eye steak, and creme brulee, truly delicious. This meal costs a bargain price of only £20 per person plus a Kir, proof that they really do care about their customers at Le Gerrick. As with all of the best French restaurants in London the wine list is spectacular, thanks to fantastic champagnes for celebration and spirits for relaxation. Recommended wines include ‘Sancerre ‘Domaine du Pré Semelé’, 2018’, ‘Vallet Frères, Meursault Premier Cru ‘Blagny’, 2011’, ‘Gamay de Touraine AOC, 2017’ and ‘Château Lalande, St Julien, Bordeaux, 2014’. Perfect wines to compliment what will certainly be an exquisite dining experience. 

It cannot be denied that Le Garrick has everything that is needed to be amongst the best French restaurants in London. The atmosphere is perfect for any customer, whether they are romancing or returning from a night at the theatre, you are guaranteed the charm of a Parisian restaurant. However the atmosphere is only the beginning of what makes Le Garrick such a terrific French restaurant as it is the food which keeps you coming back. The food being utterly fantastic, and most importantly authentically French, truly transporting you to France, allowing you to experience the very best of French dining.      

 

 

For a restaurant which oozes the greatness of French cuisine there is nowhere more fitting than Le Cafe Du Marche. This restaurant is quintessentially French, since 1986 authenticity has been the main concern. With its regularly changing menu of classics to suit the season to an overall charming and infectious atmosphere. Like many of the best French restaurants in London, Le Cafe Du Marche is irresistible to anyone who loves great food, and is the perfect addition to the French restaurant scene. 

This exquisite French restaurant was gifted to us in 1986 by the late Charles Graham-Wood, who learned all the best about hospitality from working at the legendary savoy. This top of the line experience has transferred brilliantly into Le Cafe Du Marche, which has a fantastic sense of hospitality in every facet of its conception. Now managed by Graham-Wood’s daughter Charlotte, the legacy which began in 1986 still remains as strong and prestigious as ever. Le Cafe Du Marche is perfectly placed within a beautiful cobbled street in Smithfield, which already gives the restaurant a natural sense of charm. However the full force of charm comes upon entering Le Cafe Du Marche, as you see the charming decor that has the feel of true country French restaurant that takes you back to the 20th century. This quaint charm make you feel completely relaxed and right at home, making for the perfect dining experience. What’s more there is the opportunity for private dining in their high-ceiling roof dining room, Le Granier. A self contained dining area, with its own bar, toilet and kitchen. Furthermore, as with the rest of Le Cafe Du Marche the charming atmosphere is unparalleled, with its large windows and oak panelling, Le Granier has a true rustic charm. Capped of with terrific live jazz music you know that you are in for a brilliant dining experience at one of the best French restaurants in London.  

The cuisine at Le Cafe Du Marche is distinctly French and is unmistakably authentic, and of course the taste of these dishes are out of this world. French cuisine at its very best has has been brought to the streets of Smithfield in all its glory, courtesy of Le Cafe Du Marche’s fantastic menu. The three-course set menu is priced at £39.50, which considering how delighted your taste buds will be is a bargain. The entrees include all of the classics, ‘Escalope of smoked salmon, poached egg, beurre blanc’, ‘Game terrine, quince chutney, toasted sourdough’, ‘Puy lentils, and baby carrots, grilled goats cheese’ and much more for you to start your dining off perfectly. The main course lives up to the excellence of the starter, thanks to such greats as: ‘Roast pheasant, rainbow chard, parsnip puree, blackberry and port sauce’, Butternut ricotta and wild mushroom strudel, saute, new potato’ and ‘Lozere leg of lamb, wild mushrooms, dauphinoise, madeira sauce’, this unbelievable selection is just a taste of excellence on display. Finally the deserts cap of your dinner perfectly, thanks to choices which include: ‘Autumn fruit crumble, and ‘Pistachio bavarois, raspberry and honeycomb’, all of the desserts are utterly delightful. There is no denying that the food is mouth wateringly delicious, and it is only natural to want to wash such excellent food down with an equally fantastic wine. Fortunately Le Cafe Du Marche does not let you down, from a brilliant range of white wines including Sauvignon Blanc Bordeaux and Muscadet Sur Lie La Quilla. The red wines being even better with such classics as Cotes Du Rhone and Barbera D’alba Boroli. Along with these terrific choices is an excellent variety of champagnes, rose’s, port, and dessert wines. As with all the best French restaurants in London, clearly all culinary requirements have been met. 

Truly Le Cafe Marche is an excellent slice of French brilliance, from its overall atmosphere to the perfect food. Charlotte Graham-Wood has done an exquisite job of continuing her father’s fantastic legacy, maintaining Le Cafe Marche as one of the best French restaurants in London. There is no denying that the unlimited amount of charm which this restaurant exudes is unmissable for food lovers everywhere. 

 

 

There  is nothing about La Dame De Pic that does not shout class and elegance, this fine restaurant is a beauty to behold. This beauty becoming enthusiasm once the first dish enters your sight, being wonderfully prepared and tasting even more delicious than it looks. La Dame De Pic brings the very best of French cuisine into the 21st century, being unmistakably modern in every sense of the word. The atmosphere and food will make you relaxed and enjoy every moment of this new and exciting French restaurant.    

This acclaimed restaurant has recently been awarded two Michelin stars in 2020, rightfully so as the food at La Dame De Pic is incredible in both its presentation and overall delicious flavour. The excellent food is courtesy of Anne-Sophie Pic, truly one of the finest chefs France has produced since the turn of the century. Anne-Sophie has gained considerable acclaim in the last decade, being declared the world’s best female chef by Veuve Clicquot, and earning three of her very own Michelin stars. Now Anne-Sophie brings her well documented culinary excellence to La Dame De Pic. The food is prepared to immaculate, yet unique detail, demonstrating that Anne-Sophie works from instinct rather than rigid rules. The lunches are a wonder to behold in of themselves, for a starter the ‘Fresh Cheese Gnotti’ is recommended, served with wild mushroom, baby spinach, Tonka and Voatsiperifery pepper emulsion. This is just one option which is only a starter for a distinctive and incredibly tasty lunch. From the main menu the choices are out of this world, the starters including berlingois, Scottish Langoustine, Foie Gras, Bluefin Tuna, Oscietra Caviar. The equally excellent main course made up of Wild Sea Bass, Red Mullet, John Dory, Cornish Wild Turbot, Kagoshima Wagyu Beef, Suckling Pig, Brittany Pigeon, and Veal Sweetbread. All these choices are unmissable and come alive with taste in your mouth. At one of the best French restaurants in London a tasting menu is to be expected, and the tastes are as fantastic as you would expect. The tastes on display include Berlingots, Blue Lobster, and much more to keep your appetite pleased. If that wasn’t enough then the deserts are the cherry on the top of this perfect French restaurant. This immaculately chosen desert menu comprises of Itakuja Chocalette, The White Millefeuille, Tiramisu, Pear, and a selection of French cheeses. Naturally the wine list is perfect, to go with your perfect meal, which was awarded the WFW Best Medium-Sized Wine List in the World in 2018, earned in no small effort by Wine Director Jan Konetzki. Many of the best wines on their list come from the Rohon Valley, which has an almost 2000 year history of growing the best grapes for wine. They have made sure that there is nothing but the best at La Dame De Pic. 

When fine dining at one of the best French restaurants in London you expect to feel your most relaxed, fortunately at La Dame De Pic you are able to fully soak up the atmosphere. When dining at this fine French restaurant you get a true sense of modernity, getting the feeling that this is the true contemporary dining experience. The modern decor is unmistakably classy with its wide open spaces, large windows, mirrors and the clashing red and white colours of furniture. It cannot be denied that Le Dame De Pic has brought French dining into the modern world, which is what elevates it to being one of the best French restaurants in London. Further proof of this can be seen by the restaurants private dining area, which is perfect for special events. Comprising of a large table which seats up to twelve people, who sit in maximum comfort and style. You are able to enjoy any event, whether it be a social event or corporate meal, you’ll be able to socialise and dine with the perfect atmosphere not matter the reason. Furthermore, guests have the fantastic opportunity to choose from a four, five, and six course menu. Lastly their expert team of Sommeliers will always be on hand to make certain you have the best possible wine to go down with your meal. Anne-Sophie has set out to defy tradition by modernising a dining experience most people associate with the last century. However by bringing it into the modern world she has made sure that La Dame De Pic feels fresh and innovative. 

Most of the best French restaurants in London take you back to the past, however Le Dame De Pic shirks of tradition by diving head first into the twenty first-century. This has paid off brilliantly, from both the food and the atmosphere you have a new and innovative dining experience. You are guaranteed fantastic time at this terrific French restaurant which will make you feel relaxed thanks to a true sense of class and elegance.    


 

Authenticity has never felt quite so charming as it does at Chez Antoinette, which truly feels like a slice of French excellence planted in the Covent Garden piazza. Everything about Chez Antoinette speaks to idyllic French dining, from the atmosphere that has an undeniable French flavour to the outstanding culinary delights. Chez Antoinette has well earned its position as one of the best French restaurants in London thanks to a fantastic sense of authenticity that livens up you dining experience. 

Chez Antoinette is relatively new to the French restaurant scene, only opening in 2014, founder Aurelia Delclos, in honour of her grandmother, known as Antoinette, and was inspired by her grandmothers authentic French cooking to offer excellent French cuisine to the world. Now thanks to Aurelia we are able to experience authentic French cuisine at its most delicious. Chez Antoinette serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all to an authentic and mouth-watering quality. The breakfast menu includes such excellent options as ‘Homemade Brioche’, ‘Antoinette Croque Monsieur/Madam’ and ‘Eggs Royal/Eggs Benedict’. Each of these is made with a specific Chez Antoinette style and flavour which is unmistakably authentic. However it is their all day menu which truly transports you to France, from the aperitifs you are given the choice of a cheese board, home to all the best cheeses, a charcuterie board, saucissons, a mixed platter of cheese, charcuterie, salad, and bread, and finally baked camembert. All delicious options, and only a small part of what makes Chez Antoinette one of the best French restaurants in London. The highlight of the Chez Antoinette menu is the Les Tartines, open faced sandwiches, which comes courtesy of chef Marion Boho, who has done an outstanding job of making certain these dishes are as authentic and palate pleasing as possible. These unbelievable Les Tartines include brie, goats cheese and honey, avocado and beetroot hummus, rillettes, anchovy, and foie gras. Each prepared to perfection, as with the rest of the menu, which includes goats cheese salad, smoked salmon salad, jambon cru salad, and duck confit salad. Finally, Chez Antoinette has a terrific selection of homemade desserts, which includes Antoinette’s chocolate cake, lemon tart, apple crumble, caramel and hazelnut tart, and a cake of the day. Being home made each of these deserts has been carefully prepared for your ultimate enjoyment, as is to be expected of this fantastic restaurant. 

It is only natural for a French restaurant to have the right atmosphere to feel suitably French, fortunately authenticity is the most important thing at Chez Antoinette. Aesthetics are very important to creating authenticity, and the aesthetics at this restaurant are perfect. Aurelia chose the furniture and crockery herself to create the aesthetic, choosing a variety of antiques throughout the country to help recreate her childhood eating with her grandmother. This demonstrates the love and care taken in creating the right atmosphere, and needless to say Aurelia has been extremely successful. Chez Antoinette is a French restaurant which makes you feel right at home and relaxed, which significantly adds to the restaurants charm. Overall the aesthetic has a rustic charm, feeling right out of a time and place in 20th century France, when Aurelia’s grandmother would have been cooking for her. Aurelia has shared this time and place with us all, and it truly transports you back. Of course it is not just the atmosphere which makes you feel at home, nor indeed the food, but also the drinks list. Many of the drinks having been chosen from a variety of areas throughout France for an added feeling of authenticity. This includes French tea, a fantastic selection of rose’s, white, and red wines, as well as a glass or bottle of the always fantastic Monbazillac as the restaurants dessert wine. True care has been taken to make certain that you achieve an authentic French dining experience, which is truly respectable, and given their great success Chez Antoinette has to be considered one of the best French restaurants in London.                   

Given the short time in which Chez Antoinette has been around it is surprising that they have achieved the greatness that they have. However thanks to outstanding food, drink and atmosphere Chez Antoinette has assured itself as being one of the best French restaurants in London. The authenticity on display is charming and unmissable for people looking for the best of French dining. 

 

 

For a restaurant which prides itself on is contemporary French cuisine, Clos Maggiore is a restaurant which understands its customers and has made cuisine is the best it can be. Their customer care is so great that in 2016 they were voted the most romantic restaurant in the world by Hardens and Architectural Digest. It is not difficult to see why Clos Maggiore would be considered so romantic, as everything from the food, atmosphere and decor can be said to be idyllic. Hence why it is one of the best French restaurants in London, and an unmissable one at that. 

Along with being voted the most romantic restaurant in the world in 2016, Clos Maggiore came third in Europe’s most romantic restaurants by Big Seven Travel, earned Wine Spectator Grand Award in 2018, and imbibe’s Wine Lists of the Year UK. All of this acclaim is well earned as Clos Maggiore is a restaurant where the customers dining is the highest priority, hence why it is one of the best French restaurants in London. For the ultimate atmospheric experience they have specifically chosen a very unique aesthetic choice, styling itself after the country inns of Provence and Tuscany, which creates a cosy sense of intimacy. Compounding this excellent atmosphere is a cherry blossom adorned conservatory which includes a retractable glass ceiling, perfect for enjoying the summer evenings. For those winter evenings it is lite up by candle light and a gorgeous fire, creating the perfectly comfortable atmosphere. It is therefore not surprising that Clos Maggiore is considered one of the most romantic restaurants, as the atmosphere is idyllic, as it transports you to a beautiful European environment. As with all great French restaurants the private dining area is fantastic, complete with beautiful wood panelling, a brilliant view of Covent Garden, and a roaring fire. This makes for an extremely relaxing and comfortable dining experience, an experience which the staff will perfectly curate around your event. Holding up to 23 people, the staff will arrange the decor and a specialised menu for your enjoyment, making certain that whatever the event your every need is taken care off. Truly that is what is so great about Clos Maggiore, that you come out satisfied no matter what the occasion. 

Ultimately you cannot have a great restaurant without a great menu, and there is no denying that Clos Maggiore provides exactly that. The delectable food comes thanks to the boundless talent of chef Marcellin Marc, who has infused the very best of Provincial cuisine into the menu for a perfect result. The result of this is that Clos Maggiore have been consistently been awarded with AA-Rosette Awards. These awards are well earned as Marcellin has taken great dedication in sourcing local and seasonal ingredients from small UK-based produces, making certain of high quality. Choosing fish fresh from British waters, organically grown vegetables, and meat sourced from around the UK. Thus making certain each ingredient is of the highest possible quality, something which becomes evident once you try it. Highlights from the sample menu include ‘Pan Roasted Les Landes Duck Liver’ for a starter, ‘Hand Rolled Fresh Pappardelle’ as a vegetarian option, ‘Pan Roasted South Coast Wild Turbot’ as fish dish, and for a meat option the ‘Slow Braised Short Rib of Black Angus Beef and Toasted Hazelnut Pangritata’. All of these dishes are mouth watering in how fantastic they are, in no small part because of the great care taken in making them. Every great meal requires a great wine to wash it down with, and with Clos Maggiore you are spoilt for choice, thanks to a cellar with over 2500 selections from over 18 different countries. Of course it is impossible to drink every single one of these wines, hence why in 2014 they introduced the Coravin wine preservation system, allowing you to taste the very rarest of wines. It is therefore not surprising that they have won awards for their wines, and why they are one of the best French restaurants in London. 

To be considered on of the best French restaurants in London great care and attention must be taken in every aspect of the service. Fortunately, great care and attention is at the forefront Clos Maggiore, from the atmosphere and decor which is rich with romance to the food which is authentic and delicious. Everything about Clos Maggiore demonstrates that they care about satisfying the customers culinary needs. 

Each of the best French restaurants in London is unique and distinctive, adding a great flavour to the city itself through their excellence. For anyone looking for the perfect and authentic French dining experience none of these restaurants can be avoided.        
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The Best Wine Bars In Mayfair

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London is renowned for the exclusivity of its Wine Bars with Mayfair being home to many of the very best. Below we have listed the best Wine Bars in Mayfair, not only with exclusive and rarest vintages but the ambience and service for a truly memorable experience.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

Situated within the heart of Mayfair’s Shepherds Market, Shepherd Market Wine House is undoubtedly a hidden gem in London and one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair. Customers are presented with a unique wine list, which has been hand selected by the Manager and Head Sommelier Loïc Le Roux, incorporating wines from regions across the world, exhibiting the exquisite flavours ‘the world of wine’ has to offer. Aside from the renowned wine list, Shepherd Market Winehouse also caters for individual tastes by offering a selection of Premium Bottled Beers, fine Grape Liquors, Scotch and Cigars – adding something a little different to their menu.

As quoted on their website “every great wine deserves a perfect pairing”. The Wine Bar also offers customers a small menu consisting of ‘nibbles’, both Cheese and Charcuterie platters, and seasonal winter specials, such as ½ a Camembert or a Hot Vacherin Mont, which when paired with the perfect wine, compliment each other wonderfully.

With its vibrant yellow exterior the wine bar is unmissable – the softer yellow tone of the interior however promotes a cosy, relaxed ambience where customers can enjoy hand-picked delicacies from across the world complimented by excellent food, accompanied by a relaxed ambience.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

In terms of incorporating excellent wines with fine dining, HIDE restaurant is the only name to be considered. Owned by Michelin star chef Ollie Dabbous and Hedonism Wines, together they have collaborated to create an exceptional wine list which is a highlight of the elegance and sophistication of HIDE.

The Award-Winning Hedonism Wines is renowned for its exclusivity and excellence in the wine and spirit industry, since opening in 2012 it has been recognised as a ‘mecca for wine and spirit lovers alike’. The shop itself holds regular wine tasting events where guests are given an insight into the manufacturing and selection of the vast selection available for purchase within the store. The team at Hedonism Wines ensure that their knowledge and experience in the industry is passed onto customers, enabling them to purchase their desired bottle/s of wine. Over the years experts have bought in over 6,500 bottles of wines/spirits to the business, hand-selecting each one to ensure the wines on sale uphold the company’s reputation of excellence.

Within the partnership, Hedonism wines and Ollie Dabbous (HIDE) have collaborated to create a unique ‘delivered to your table’ service which allows guests to pre-order, or order whilst dining, a bottle from the Hedonism shop which will then be directly delivered from the store, to the table. This unique service makes the exquisite dining experience at HIDE memorable for customers as diners are able to contribute to the excellence of their dining experience through the extensive selection of fine wines Hedonism Wines can offer, adding a unique touch to their dining experience they won’t get elsewhere, making it one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

The Remedy may not be a prescribed medicinal cure, but they believe that a glass of their carefully sourced, fine wines complemented by a dish from their menu, ‘can just about cure anything!)

The Remedy is a wine bar with a difference. Instead of working with mass-maret wineries, The Remedy brand themselves as ‘quality obsessed ‘ sourcing their wines from small producers. Located on Cleveland street, the Remedy promotes a relaxed, cosy atmosphere, inspired by ‘the traditional enotecas of Europe, presenting their customers with a weekly updated wine list of rare, fine wines manufactured by small producers that are unlikely to be available for purchase elsewhere, which is why we have branded The Remedy as one of the Best Wine Bars in Mayfair.

Not only does the Remedy offers a unique ‘weekly wine list,’ but also offers customers a varying food menu which is changed weekly. The menu is designed to offer a selection of dishes which will compliment the customers wine of choice. The ingredients for these dishes are sourced locally, which maintains the unique selling point of the business which is being ‘quality obsessed’. One of our favourites on the menu (week commencing 7/10/19) is the Tuna Tartare, when partnered with a white wine, compliment each other beautifully. There are also meat options such as Prosciutto di Parma and a Pork Chop paired with Chicory and vegetarian options such as Kidney Bean pate, which all equally compliment the wines exceptionally.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

Being the oldest wine bar in London, it is inevitable that we included Gordon’s as one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair. Established in 1890 by Angus Stafford Gordon and sold to Luis Gordon in the 1970s, Gordon’s to this day continues to be run by Luis’s son, Simon. Family-run Gordon’s Wine Bar has quenched the thirst of thousands of Wine lovers for over 100 years. Gordon’s Wine Bar has developed an award-winning wine list, featuring some spectacular additions, including both Red and White wines, Sparkling wines, fortified wines (such as Sherries and Dessert wines) and also has a Vegan/Organic selection. To accompany the wine list, Gordon’s Wine Bar have a unique menu with a ‘create your own’ aspect where customers can select up to three cheeses from the menu which features a variety of cheeses from across Europe, there are also cold plates included which display traditional British dishes such as a variety of Salads and also a Tapas menu to ensure there are dishes which compliment an individual’s wine choices.

Located in Kipling House, the authenticity of the rustic Wine Bar is upheld by its interior. Held in an underground Cellar, surrounded by candlelit tables with stone walls that are decorated with Old photographs and dated newspaper clippings, the Wine Bar promotes an ambience like no other. There is also outdoor seating upstairs on WaterGate Walk, where customers can enjoy Gordon’s Wine Bars vast selection of fine wines and their delicious accompaniments.

For those interested in the history of Kipling house, in the 1680s, Kipling House was home to Samuel Peyps, known for writing one of Britain’s most infamous dairies, which provides an insight into critical historical events which took place during the 17th century. Aside from being a wonderful wine bar, Gordon’s Wine Bar also have their own shop where customers are able to purchase wines from the store, along with vouchers and merchandise, which adds that extra touch to the Wine Bar, differentiating it from the others. Image source

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

The Comptoir cafe is a cafe ‘by day’ and an exclusive Wine Bar ‘by night’. With an extensive wine list with over 500 wines to available, chosen by owner Xavier Rousset who in 2002 won the UK Ruinart Sommelier of the year, and has also worked as Head Sommelier in Raymond Blancs Le Manior aux Quat’saisons. The Wine shop is located on the lower-level of the cafe, displays an exceptional array of bottles with over 100 bottles of Champagne to choose from and 1800 bottles of wines from across the world. Each bottle is available to be purchased and taken away. As well as this, Comptoir have a selection of Zalto Wine Glasses, Decanters and Coravin Wine systems to entice customers to.

Comptoir also offers customers a varied menu of delicious courses throughout the day, one of our favourites being the Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese puff pastry tart (found on the A La Carte menu), when complemented by a beautiful white wine from the wine list, makes the perfect pairing.

Within the Wine Cellar, guests can book onto exclusive tasting sessions with winemakers from across the world, each with a different speciality. These wine-tasting events are organised monthly, the next being held on the 13th November by Kooyong Wines, hosted by Chief Winemaker Glen Hayley , this experience allows customers to gain an in-sight into the wine production industry and experience new flavours and from across different regions across the world, an experience very few can claim they have had and why Comptoir is one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

In regards to simplicity, 28/50 highlight the importance of fine wines by serving 15 red wines and 15 white wines by the glass carafe and bottle at one time. By limiting the choice on the menu, but changing its content frequently, returning guests are able to experience new wines that are of different styles, and made from different grapes every visit. The wine bar is also a restaurant providing diners with delicious courses, each full of a unique combination of flavours, which can be paired with one of the 30 red/white wines available upon recommendation from one of the experienced staff.

Exceptional wine tastings are also provided at 28/50 for their customers to learn more about why the chosen wines are featured on the menu and their background, learning about their production and journey from grape to bottle, a unique experience making 28/50 one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair. These wine tastings have limited space and are available upon request prior to booking, a unique, valuable experience for wine lovers alike!

28/50 also have a unique aspect to their business that they have relationships with wine collectors who have given the wine bar access to their collections to sell rare, mature wines which are rarely available in restaurants and wine bars across London, adding a unique element to 28/50.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

Established in 1977, Shampers Winebar and Restaurant has charmed customers throughout the years with their exceptional selection of wines, the majority of which are produced by small-manufacturers. Shampers Wine Bar and Restaurant has an infamous wine list, displaying their unique selection, featuring Red and White wines and champagnes from countries and regions across the world as well as rare pudding wines and Whiskies to accommodate to every palette.

Shampers work with suppliers whose wines are produced in the most natural form, as they believe that both wine and food that has been sourced and created in the most natural form give off the best flavour – the quality of both the wine, and food produced at Shampers is the reason we have included Shampers as one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair. The food menu to compliment the wines is exceptional, with daily fish deliveries means daily fish specials everyday, making returning customers experience different flavours every time that are perfectly accompanied by a different wine every time. The menu also has a range of meat options, our favourite being Grilled Lamb Cutlets, Dauphinoise Potatoes and french beans – when paired with a crisp red wine, compliment each other beautifully. Image source

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

This underground Italian wonder is located on Mount Street, in the heart of Mayfair. Fino’s Wine Bar has graced customers with their excellent supply of fine wines, importing from their trusted suppliers since their opening in 1971, which is why we have included them as one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair. The rustic, Italian ambience is upheld by the relaxed, cosy atmosphere created downstairs in their Wine Bar where guests can enjoy an array of red and white wines at a lower price than other exclusive wine bars across London.

If this hidden underground gem isn’t enough, Fino’s have a partner restaurant next door called Delfinos. A beautiful Italian style restaurant, serving authentic Italian Cuisine to customers since their opening 2002. Specialising in homemade Pizzas, the layout of the restaurant allows diners to watch their pizza being created from scratch and cooked in the restaurant’s own pizza oven. However, if Pizza isn’t what you desire, Delfino’s have an A La Carte menu for diners to experience the restaurant’s own take on Italian classics such as the Linguine Alla Vongole, which when paired with a crisp white wine, and along with the ambience of the restaurant, is no less than a wonderful combination.

This Wine Bar is certainly a hidden gem, and most definitely one not to be missed.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

Found off of the beaten track, hidden away amongst one of Mayfair’s historic courtyards, in between two 18th Century stable houses is one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair, Mews of Mayfair, an exclusive spot for fine dining at their restaurant and exceptional, rare wines found in their winebar. In regards to class and sophistication, The Mews of Mayfair Wine Bar is the only name to be considered. Guests are presented with an exquisite, carefully selected wine list, which regularly evolves as new wines are bought in to develop an array of flavours, showcasing different grapes from regions across the world.

Guests can purchase wines ‘by the glass’ from the menu which is laid out in terms of pricing, going from lowest-highest, featuring Reds, Whites and Champagne. To accompany the vast selection of fine wines, The Mews of Mayfair have a Cheese and Charcuterie menu to enhance the flavours of the wines and exhibit the high quality flavours of the Cheese and Meats they provide to their customers. The Mews of Mayfair is also an exclusive restaurant, incorporating a wonderful combination of flavours in each individual dish.

This exceptional hidden gem is one not to be missed, for a fantastic selection of fine wines and an explosion of flavours from the restaurant, The Mews of Mayfair is certainly one of a kind. Image source

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

If you take a walk down the beautiful spiral staircase of Fortnum and Masons to the Lower Ground Level you will come across what has been labelled as the ‘Oasis of the food store’ and one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair, hidden amongst the spectacular food hall is the exclusive Wine Bar 1707. Bringing a unique experience to their guests, the Wine Bar allows customers to order any bottle from the extensive wine list which is displayed in the wine department on the same floor, charging a £10 corkage fee. The wine list comes hand in hand with a food menu designed to compliment the wines on display to customers.

Guests are welcome to browse the extensive wine store before joining 1707 Wine Bar to see for themselves the exceptional quality available to purchase. A relaxed ambience is emphasised by the elegant interior, the polished wood walls and the grey marble bar, assist in promoting a sophisticated, cosy atmosphere. With impeccable service, the staff are full of knowledge and experience in the Wine industry, able to provide customers with a detailed insight into the different regions and grapes each wine is produced from.

A Wine Bar with sophistication and class, surrounded by London’s finest foods, in one of London’s infamous Department stores, which showcases only the best of the best.
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