The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

June 8, 2020 Capital A List – Celebrity club news


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Capital A List specialises in sourcing and arranging Christmas events for our members at some of London’s most exclusive venues. At the end of the year it’s crucial that events are memorable and take place without a hitch. Whether it’s an informal social gathering at a bar for drinks, a sit down meal or both a drinks and dinner combined event, we know the best venues to match your requirements. Here we present a guide to some of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London based on our members’ feedback over the recent years.


The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London


Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge is a long established Asian themed restaurant-bar with an impressive 450 capacity and an easy inclusion onto this list. Buddha Bar offers an unrivalled experience with a Far-Eastern influence.

The venue is separated into 4 distinct areas – the private dining room, ground floor restaurant, lower ground floor restaurant and main restaurant. Upon entry through the grand entrance, guests will see the contemporary interior featuring bespoke art installations, floor to ceiling hanging crystal dragons, dark wedge doors, upholstery of Mysore Indian silk and Egyptian cotton. Deep blues, reds and golds are a main feature in the main dining room and provide a wow factor for any Christmas event. The signature Buddha Bar lounge music and its bar area combine to create their trademark glamorous yet welcoming atmosphere.

The menu blends far Eastern cuisine with Western influences and their extensive wine and sake list compliments the food perfectly. Additionally there is an experimental cocktail selection to be tried.

Guests are bound to be impressed with an evening spent at Buddha Bar – truly a unique and memorable venue to host an exclusive Christmas party in London.


The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London


Sea containers is a fantastic option and certainly one of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London for a number of reasons. The venue is situated on the south bank of the River Thames, overlooking magnificent landmarks of London such as the OXO Tower, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard.

The venue is a stunning piece of architecture that has been recently refurbished along with the rebranding of 12th Knot and Lyaness (it’s rooftop lounge and cocktail bar respectively) and, together with its breathtaking views, is sure to impress guests that attend.

Sea Containers offers four exclusive spaces available for private hire named Level 12, Cucumber, Sunset and Wren with spaces suitable for between 30-150 seated or 40-400 standing. The rooms feature traditional Christmas theming such as snow and atmospheric lighting. There is also the option to hire out the entire 13th floor where there is a 600 person standing capacity.

Available to hire additionally are DJ and equipment, a dancefloor and a festive-themed photo booth. Sea containers’ caterers provide seasonal food menus and you can even create bespoke Christmas food menus.


The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London


The Jin Bo Law sky bar is located on the 14th floor of the Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate, where incredible views over London include the Tower Bridge, Walkie Talkie, Gherkin and The Shard.

The interior of Jin Bo Law boasts a sleek, contemporary finish with contrasting colours surrounding its Asian inspired bar. For Christmas event hires, dedicated sofas and areas can be reserved according to group size, anywhere from 10 guests to 150 guests. 150 guests is the maximum standing capacity while 66 is the maximum seated capacity.

This exclusive 14th floor sky bar offers a unique array of entertainment available for Christmas parties which include live DJs, Champagne sabrages, fire dancers and oyster shuckers to ensure the event goes down as a highly memorable event for all guests.

Jin Bo Law prides itself on its fantastic food offerings which include an extensive drinks and Asian canape menu. Canapes include spring rolls, salt and pepper squid, and beetroot and goats cheese crostini. Small bites, sharing boards and sweet canapes are also available.


The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London


Mahiki Mayfair has been a staple of the London high-end nightlife scene for many years, famous for its celebrity clientele and tiki-themed interiors. We highly recommend Mahiki as one of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London.

Mahiki has a capacity of 300 guests set over 2 floors. Bespoke packages are available on request for different size groups, whether it’s a small office Christmas party looking to occupy one floor or a large corporate event requiring use of both floors. The 2 floors both offer private bar and bathroom facilities, projector, microphone and state of the art sound systems.

The downstairs club floor includes use of the hidden Karaoke beach hut complete with Lucky Voice karaoke, 2 player arcade game and Ciroc photo booth. Upstairs in the lounge area is best suited for seated lunch or dinner events for up to 100 guests. The lounge also offers a smaller area located within for corporate meetings, smaller drinks receptions and networking events of up to 70 guests.

Of course you’ll be able to sample the many famous Mahiki cocktails on offer as well as a range of delicious canapes and set menu options. It’s the perfect combination of exclusivity and fun.


The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London


The Aviary is nestled on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel between the City of London and Shoreditch. Incredible views over London are offered from this exclusive rooftop restaurant, bar and grand terrace.

Amongst the unique decor presented at The Aviary are a large ornate birdcage suspended above the stairway and a pair of peacocks at the venue’s entrance.

This iconic venue is perfectly suited to host Christmas events for up to 120 guests, with canapes, cocktails, tailored drinks and dining packages available.
There are 5 options for hosting a Christmas event at The Aviary: The whole venue hire; the 30 person capacity ‘Glass Box’ or ‘Lounge’ rooms; the 20 person capacity ‘Palm rooms’ or the 8 person capacity private ‘Igloos’.

Christmas menus are crafted yearly, typically consisting of a selection of starters, mains and deserts. This is followed by cheeseboards, mince pies, tea and coffees. A selection of fine wines, Champagnes and port accompanies the dinner.


The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London


Jack Solomon’s Club is a subterranean speakeasy style club located in central Soho. It was originally a boxing gym with its origins dating all the way back to the 1940s.

Jack Solomon’s features on our list of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London due to its intricately designed and decorated interiors which pay homage to its boxing and show girls past. The club has an old-school glamour vibe with velvet furnishings, low lighting and red leather walls. It now acts primarily as a live music venue which is home to some of the top musicians and world renowned DJs. It is also a fantastic venue for a private hire.

Jack Soloman’s Club has a capacity of 300 guests and also has a chic and exclusive side room named ‘The Red Room’ which is perfect for smaller intimate events with up to 50 guests.

Christmas party events can be booked on any night of the week and one of the highlights is the whisky-centred cocktails menu as well as bar snacks and unique canapes such as pit roast beef croquette and crab rarebit as well as a selection of deserts. Live music acts are recommended as part of the evening’s festivities.


The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London


Reign is among the best VIP nightclubs for hosting a Christmas party, with a Showclub-themed downstairs and mezzanine with restaurant area upstairs, this is a top choice for an unforgettable and luxurious event.

The venue can host up to 400 guests over its 2 floors. Its signature features include an illuminated jellyfish tank, a raised stage area on which the entertainment takes place including aerial acrobats, fire breathers and burlesque dancers, and it’s teppanyaki bar on the mezzanine upstairs area. The sound system and lighting are state of the art and there are LED boards on which personalised logos and messages can be displayed which is a novel feature for a Christmas party.

Reign offers bespoke creative food and drink menus and performance packages to suit all budgets as well as personalised decorations to suit your theme. Up to 65 dining guests can be seated on the ground floor with a further 20 guests seated upstairs on the mezzanine.

It’s one of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London and an event held here is set to be a spectacular evening like no other, encompassing both sophistication and glamour.


The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London


100 Wardour Street is an amazing and grand venue in central London, spread over 2 floors making this an obvious choice if you’re looking for one of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London.

The ground level floor is ‘The Lounge’ consisting of its grand feature bar acting as a natural focal point for Christmas parties. The surrounding space has secluded booths and cosy corners for a sense of privacy while still being able to absorb the atmosphere of the venue. The capacity of The Lounge is up to 460 standing.

Downstairs is ‘The Club’ which is also perfect for any large Christmas party. There is a sweeping staircase leading to the beautifully designed bar and stage. The standing capacity is 412.
Also available is ‘The Den’ for smaller Christmas events up to 80 guests standing capacity. It is a cosy and intimate drawing room.

As well as an impressive selection of canapes, bowl food, starters and desserts, one of the highlights of hosting your event here is the entertainment performed on the central stage in the club area.


The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London


Quaglino’s is a simply stunning building in Mayfair and well known as a top place to host a Christmas party for those looking for an extravagant and luxurious setting. This venue has been around since the 1920s with a distinctive art deco design and beautiful staircase leading down into the magnificent lower floor.

The venue, which is set over 2 large floors, has 2 spectacular private dining rooms, semi-secluded areas, 2 striking bars and an impressive stage. What makes Quaglino’s stand out is the ability to host your Christmas party here using the current sumptuous elegant design or alternatively you can transform the entire venue to create your own unique event.

Quaglino’s highly skilled events team are able to work with you on all aspects of your Christmas party organization from flowers, lightning, production, entertainment and cuisine.
There is an astounding 600 person standing capacity with capacities in the separate rooms ranging from 15 to 60 to suit all parties.


The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London


The Wellington members club has existed since 1832 and one of the oldest members clubs in London, originally with its home in Knightsbridge and now located in Mayfair.

The unique and beautiful members club offers multiple spaces over 2 floors, allowing for Christmas parties that can use the entire venue, the private dining room, the club space, cigar tasting room or the whole 100 cover restaurant. The decor is truly one of a kind, aiming for an old-meets-new vibe, with traditional influences juxtaposed with a Damien Hirst hand painted graffiti wall and disco skull.

The food menu is absolutely top notch and highly reviewed. Set Christmas event menus are designed yearly consisting of starters, mains and deserts. This is combined with one of the most extensive drinks lists we’ve ever seen in London.

Whether you’re looking for a venue to host drinks or a full course meal and drinks, this is one of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London.

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The Best Business Clubs in London

April 27, 2020 Capital A List – Celebrity club news


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London is home to some of the most exclusive business clubs, providing Members with professional, innovative facilities to enhance their Businesses. Below we have listed the The Best Business Clubs in London, each with unique elements designed to act as a home-away-from-home for businessmen and women.


The Best Business Clubs in London


With three prime locations across London, Mayfair, St James and Holborn Circus, The ClubHouse is one of London’s Leading business clubs, created and developed by business leaders for new business leaders to develop and grow their own businesses.

The ClubHouse is an exclusive, professional environment for businesses to develop and grow through the use of the innovative resources that the ClubHouse provides for their members. The ClubHouse has flexible meeting areas, both dedicated desks and hot desks. There are also additional services such as showers, bike racks, lockers, charging lockers, macs, printing, phone booths, courier and a concierge service.

Aside from the initial Membership benefits, The ClubHouse also runs bespoke Team Building and Client Entertainment programmes. Members can choose from a number of events such as Ice-Carving, wine-tasting, meditation and perfume etc. These are designed to bring both existing staff and clients together to participate in fun events, an opportunity to network and meet new people.

The ClubHouse has three exclusive Membership types, designed to cater to different needs of a business/individual. The first, ‘The Executive Membership’ – This gives Members access to the ClubHouse and their facilities 5 days per month, giving priority access to Meeting, Presentation and Board Rooms, access to the Club Lounge, and invitations to the regular members events. The second is ‘The Club Membership’ – Similar to the executive membership however Members get to use the ClubHouse 10 days per month, and can also host two guests. The Final Membership is ‘The House Member’ – this is where Members gain unlimited access to the ClubHouse every month. Within the three Membership types, access to the Meeting, Board and Presentation rooms are enhanced by the innovative technology found in each, equipped with Samsung HD screens and Konftel Audio Conference phones to assist with helping businesses to grow and develop.

The ClubHouse also has a feature called The Greenhouse. In 2017, The Greenhouse was voted ‘London’s Best Meeting Room’, featuring a fully interactive video wall – which boosts engagement, productivity and creativity for a business. Through both this award and the excellent facilities The ClubHouse provides, The Club is one of The Best Business Clubs in London.


The Best Business Clubs in London


The Argyll Club, is one of London’s most discreet Business Clubs. With locations across Central London, situated in 38 of some of London’s finest addresses. The Argyll Club provides their Members and their businesses with serviced Meeting Rooms, work spaces and offices across locations Central London, with businesses instantly gaining credibility for being associated with one of these addresses.

The Argyll Club has three tailored Memberships, each designed to help businesses grow and develop in different ways. Within these Memberships, members have 24 hour access, 7 days a week to dedicated offices, workspaces and meeting rooms designed to benefit a members and their businesses, offering exceptional facilities, such as in-house receptionists who handle both mail and personal phone calls, the offices are also furnished with top-quality furniture, ensuring Members are comfortable in their working environment. The Club’s staff go above and beyond to ensure requirements of both Members and their clients are exceeded.

The first, and most popular Membership Type is the Residential Membership – suited to both small and large businesses. Members will have access to Premium office space (24/7), professional receptionists (who will deal with mail-handling and telephone answering), stationary facilities, daily cleaning services as well as being able to hire Meeting Room space. The Second Membership type is the Portfolio Membership, this is where Members have 24/7 access to seven of the locations across London, (pricing varies depending on the business’s use of the club) – all with serviced lounges, hot desks, meeting rooms and shower facilities. The Final is the Virtual Membership, this is where a business can be registered at one of London’s ‘Finest addresses’ – Members will receive support with mail and call handling, and Meeting Rooms are available to hire by the hour.

The Argyll Club have locations in some of London’s most exclusive areas and buildings, some being Grade Two listed. An opportunity for businesses to locate and associate themselves with some of London’s most exclusive locations, which is why we have included The Argyll Club as one of the Best Business Clubs in London.


The Best Business Clubs in London


AllBright Members Club is the new, exclusive Business Club for Women found in Mayfair, Rathbone, and West Hollywood, USA. Typically, Private Members/Business Clubs were designed for Businessmen to use as a home-away-from-home whilst both working and Networking. However, AllBright Members Club is designed for Businesswomen to do just the same, providing them with a dedicated, elegant space to act as a second home.

AllBright Mayfair, located on Maddox Street is one of London’s most exclusive Members Clubs for Women. The Townhouse is designed to cater to the needs of a businesswoman, extended across 5 floors, with beautiful facilities to enhance their Members lifestyle, with aspects included to enhance and relax them also. AllBright Mayfair has two rooftop terraces, where Members and their clients can enjoy views across the Mayfair Rooftops, the club also has a Restaurant which seats 80, and two Bars, both perfect for informal meetings, or a place to treat Clients. AllBright Mayfair also have Private event space and Dining Rooms were Members can host functions or events at an additional cost. Aside from the Business Aspect of the Club, AllBright Mayfair has Wellness Rooms, offering a selection of fine Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Treatments from 58 Wellbeing and a state of the art Fitness Studio, as they recognize the importance of self-care whilst managing business. AllBright Mayfair also have an in-house art collection, and provide ‘Small Bright’ which is a childcare service available on a Saturday. The unique aspect to AllBright Mayfair is that they recognise the aspects of a businesswomen’s life and provide solutions to ensure that they’re able to continue working.

AllBright, Rathbone, found in the heart of Fitzrovia, also extended across five storeys is the second AllBright Branch in the United Kingdom. Featuring an in-house restaurant on the ground floor, and a wonderful Bar on the top floor – provides members with areas to entertain their employees and clients whilst dining from the seasonal menu in the restaurant or enjoying a drink at the bar. Aside from these features, AllBright Rathbone also has private event space, designed for Members to host exclusive events to enhance their business – an addition definitely welcome at one of the best business clubs in London. There is also a Cinema Room and a beauty and wellness studio ‘Beauty and Bloom’. This unique feature offers Members a variety of beauty treatments, designed to act as a breakaway from the everyday stresses of work.

Aside from these perks of becoming a Member at AllBright Mayfair and Allbright Rathbone, the Club also have Cultural Programming events, in which members can get involved in. These events range from Intimate Dinners, Book Clubs, Panels and many more.

AllBright also have an academy, the academy helps women recognize and work towards achieving their career goals, a unique aspect making AllBright one of The Best Business Clubs in London.


The Best Business Clubs in London


In terms of exclusivity, 12 Hay Hill Mayfair is the only name to be considered. 12 Hay Hill is a luxury business club, designed to help businesses grow and develop, through work and entertainment. This Private Members Club is designed for Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs to work alongside 5-star service with innovative facilities to enhance each business.

Situated in a beautiful 6-storey building in the heart of Mayfair, 12 Hay Hill Mayfair is a wonderful venue where Members want for nothing. As a member your private office space is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will also have access to fast internet access, conference call facilities , a fully-staffed reception, as well as cleaning and postal services.

12 Hay Hill Mayfair recognises the importance of entertaining as well as growing and developing a business. Members have access to The Main Restaurant, The Fourth Floor and The Bar. The Main Restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Members have access to bring their clients to the restaurant where you can experience fine-dining at whichever time suits, an ideal location to impress. The Bar is also an ideal place to relax and unwind, with a selection of Beers, Wines and Cocktails to choose from. The Fourth Floor is home to ‘The Lounge’. An area where Members can pick up light snacks such as Croissants, Refreshing Salads and fresh Juices throughout the day.

The Lounge is also an area which can be transformed into a stylish event space, which can be adapted to suit the size and needs of the event. With Panoramic views across Mayfair, situated on the top floor of 12 Hay Hill, The Lounge features a DJ Booth and AV equipment, as well as having retractable partition walls – a wonderful addition which can personalise an event for Members, making it either an intimate or grand event, depending on the members requirements. The Lounge is ideal space for Networking events, Presentations and Launches, as it can hold up to 120 guests.

In Terms of Private Dining. 12 Hay Hill Mayfair understand the importance of impressing your clients, therefore they have three exclusive options for their members. The Lower Ground Floor (holding a maximum of 15 guests), The Ground Floor (holding a maximum of 12 people) and the Fourth Floor (holding a maximum of 6 people).

We have shortlisted 12 Hay Hill Business Club as one of The Best Business Clubs in London as they acknowledge the finer details to enhance a business and understand the importance of entertaining as well as the requirements for a business and their staff.


The Best Business Clubs in London


The South Kensington Club is one of London’s most exclusive Members Clubs. Within the Club is a Business Club, known for being an ‘Ideal location for entrepreneurs’. The South Kensington Club offers Members a sophisticated, professional workspace to work in either The Gallery or Lounge. Members gain access to the South Kensington Clubs Meeting facilities, whether that’s for one-on-one, or larger meetings.

A unique benefit of being a Member of The South Kensington Club results in Members gaining the opportunity to Network with other Members of The South Kensington Club in a relaxed environment, enhancing their knowledge of different sectors and broadening their contacts. Members are also privileged to have access to the weekly ‘Speaker Events’ held at the Club. Each week, the South Kensington Club hold two to three events where Guest Speakers are invited to do a relaxed, yet informative presentation on either Cultural, Social or Mindful themes. This is a wonderful opportunity for Members to not only learn new, beneficial techniques in terms of business, but also gives Members the opportunity to learn from one another and widen their contacts learning about different industries, and techniques that are beneficial to all businesses.

As a Club Member of the South Kensington Club, costing £1,800 annually, Members not only gain access to the Business Club and the unique opportunities that come with that, but you also gain access to the Social and Wellness Facilities at an additional cost per use. Ensuring that after working in the Clubs Gallery, Lounge or using one of the Meeting facilities that Members have an opportunity to relax and unwind. The South Kensington Club is one of the Best Business Clubs in London as it offers Members unique opportunities to explore new sectors, as well as outstanding facilities to grow and develop their business.


The Best Business Clubs in London


Located in London’s West End, One Alfred Place is one of London’s stylish Business Clubs, prioritising providing a Professional workspace for business owners, CEOS and entrepreneurs. One Alfred Place is one of the Best Business Clubs in London with the aim of enhancing the success of its members and becoming a Stylish, home-away-from-home.

One Alfred Place offers members flexible co-working facilities, with Meeting Rooms and Hot Desks, Serviced offices, Boardrooms and Workstations. By having a desirable environment to work in, One Alfred Place believe businesses will thrive by having access to a convenient, comfortable workspace, equipped with facilities act as a home-away -from-home for businesses. The Business Club has been developed based on the Feedback given by existing Members who have been a part of Co-Working environments prior to One Alfred Place, taking on board every aspect to their feedback ensuring that One Alfred Place incorporate the positive feedback given, and avoid incorporating the negatives into their Business Club.

Each Membership option provided by One Alfred Place is designed to provide the same working environment that you’d receive in a Central London office, for a fraction of the price. Offering five unique Membership Types, One Alfred Place aims to accommodate to both individual and business requirements, designing unique packages to enhance a business’s growth. Aside from the four physical Memberships (Premium, 120, Cluster and Corporate), they also offer a unique Virtual Office Membership, priced at £80 p/m, which gives a business a prestigious London Address, which instantly increases the credibility of the business, this address can also be used on business material, enhancing the credibility once again. This membership also provides access to One Alfred Place events.

What makes One Alfred Place so unique and one of the Best Business Clubs in London, is that they have developed their Business Club to ensure that their members have everything needed to enhance a business’s growth. A unique aspect to the Business Club is called Alfred’s Key. Alfred’s Key gives Members access to a variety or Membership benefits that offer access to exclusive events. This is as a result of working in partnership with a range of businesses concerns that One Alfred Place believe will enhance their membership experience.


The Best Business Clubs in London


Eight Club is one of London’s most exclusive Business Clubs. With a third branch opening soon, the already existing Eight Bank and Eight Moorgate provide their Members with a beautiful, private venue to work, network and socialise. A membership with Eight Club allows access to both Eight Bank and Eight Moorgate, and soon the third branch.

Eight Moorgate is the more Sophisticated, private Club of the two. Eight Moorgate has a beautiful Restaurant, Quartier, serving Members a combination of European Flavours – the perfect setting to host informal Business Meetings, or to treat clients to a delicious meal. If you require a professional, formal space for Meetings, Eight Moorgate has five high-class Meeting Rooms available for hire and also have a larger event space where Members can hold Corporate events, Workshops and Large conferences. For a more relaxed environment Members have access to the Manhattan Loft style Lounge which opens onto a beautiful Terrace with spectacular views across the City of London, serving food and drinks throughout the day, Monday-Friday.

Eight Bank, located in the heart of the City of London is the ideal business club for those who require a social, exclusive environment. Within Eight Bank features a Lounge Bar, perfect for informal meetings and a relaxed break, serving food and beverages throughout the day, also featuring Pool Tables for those who need enjoy a quick break from work. Eight Bank also has six professional, sophisticated Meeting Rooms, and also has a Cinema, equipped with comfortable, plush seating, a unique aspect available to use for both Presentations and Film Nights held at the club. Aside from their most popular Membership, Eight Bank have an ‘evening Membership’, where Members have access to ‘Blind Bee’ – an intimate, underground drinking den where Members can experience Live performances and Live Music, a unique aspect to impress both Members and their Clients.

Eight Club ensures that their members are surrounded by luxury whilst acting as a second home. Eight Club is one of the Best Business Clubs in London because they recognise the requirements businessmen and women would expect from a Business Club, and go above and beyond to exceed these expectations. Image source


The Best Business Clubs in London


Club Workspace is a network of 19 professional co-working spaces across London. With a continuously growing number of Members, Club Workspace allow entrepreneurs with like-minded ideas to grow into successful businesses.

Club Workspace have designed a variety of packages, each with flexible terms to revolve around individual businesses necessities. For a monthly fee of £330, Members gain access to The Educational Workshops designed by Club Workspace to enhance Businessmen/women’s knowledge of the world of business, aimed at providing unique experiences for Members and further educating them into understanding different techniques that are key to a businesses success. Club Workspace also have Meeting Rooms which Members can hire, each designed to accommodate both small or large groups, fitted with superfast business-grade Wi-fi to ensure that Members have the ability to perform at the highest of their abilities with innovative technology which will enhance their performance.

Whilst being one of London’s most convenient, accessible business clubs, Club Workspace, not only provides their Members with excellent, professional facilities to conduct their work in, and unique, Educational Workshops, but the Club also providing Funding Advice for their Members and their businesses. This feature ensures that if Members of Club Workspace endure Financial troubles, professionals can advise and formulate a plan to enable Businesses to recover and reform to a well-established business. Not only are the Financial Advisors at Club Workspace useful for dealing with financial troubles, they also advise of different funding options which businesses can undertake to gain more money to grow and develop their business, an excellent idea which ensures Members aren’t facing financial queries alone.


The Best Business Clubs in London


With five locations across London, Co-Work is a unique alternative to an office space. Offering entrepreneurs and small businesses dedicated workspace, fully-furnished meeting rooms and office facilities at a significantly lower price to big offices in Central London. Co-Work Business Club is designed to be a creative, social environment with dedicated workspace across five locations within the heart of London. Located in Angel, Borough, Cannon Street, Moorgate and Soho.

Co-Work, Angel has dedicated desks from £549 per month, this includes your own personal workspace, a designated lockable storage unit integrated into your own desk, (ideal for storing personal belongings or private business documents), ready to use VoIP phones and access to the Hi-Spec, sophisticated Meeting Rooms and conference facilities. Co-Work, Borough begin their Membership fee at £649 per month, this includes the Member Benefits listed above at Co-Work, Angel, plus office services such as Printing and Scanning. Co-Work, Cannon Street is priced at £749 per month, whilst featuring all of the above, Co-Work Cannon Street also provides businesses with a dedicated leased line broadband and Wi-Fi. Co-Work, Moorgate has a monthly price of £699 per month, with all listed features above. Finally, Co-Work in Soho is priced at £799 per month. For this price, Members have access to all of the features listed above, situated in an ideal location, two minutes away from Oxford Street Station.

Co-Work is the alternative solution to an office within the heart of London, providing their Members with professional facilities to start-up a business or further strive to reach business goals making it one of the Best Business Clubs in London.


The Best Business Clubs in London


In regards to widening a businesses contacts and knowledge of different sectors, networking events give businesses the opportunity to meet new people in similar or entirely different markets, introducing them to new opportunities and contacts.

The Mayfair Network is a unique, networking/business club in the heart of Mayfair, London. The aim of The Mayfair Network is for Members to build new, strong relationships with each other, gaining a new understanding of the different sectors and how different businessmen and women manage their businesses. The Mayfair Network is open to any entrepreneur, CEO or employee from any area from the world of business eg. Marketing, Models, Fashionistas, photographers etc.

Each month The Mayfair Network hold events in prestigious locations in and around Mayfair, Members are welcome to attend each one, these events are held in social atmospheres, usually Cocktail events, promoting a relaxed, informal ambience for Members to feel at ease when networking and socializing with one another. The Mayfair Network Members also benefit from Monthly business development sessions, aimed at understanding the elements of their business which need improving and developing to ensure that they can reach both personal and business goals.

The Mayfair Network is one of The Best Business Clubs in London, providing Members with unique networking opportunities designed to enhance each Member and businesses success.

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The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

March 11, 2020 Capital A List – Celebrity club news


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Chelsea is home to a plethora of stunning restaurants that combine elegant and sophisticated design with some of the finest and most diverse cuisine in London. Capital A List will outline ten of the best restaurants in Chelsea with each delivering unique and inspiring dining experiences.


The Best Restaurants in Chelsea


Winner of the 2018 Kensington and Chelsea business awards, this still criminally underrated bolthole is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea — and has the plaque to prove it.
An unpresuming title doesn’t indicate the breadth and depth of the possibilities available at The Chelsea cellar. they offer delicatessen dishes and and bolstered wine menu right underfoot. Maybe next time you take the park walk, keep an eye for a slip of a entryway.

With a welcome befitting a Lewis Carroll wonderland — this petite eatery invited guests to take a whimsical trip down a white- washed staircase into the chic enclave. The Cellar celebrates its all-encompassing wine list (with over over 250 Italian names to their selection) by mounting bottles in luminescent panels that light up the pretty marble-top tables. You’re certainly not in the dark — the Cellar’s food and drink is typical of one of the best restaurants in Chelsea — it lights up the world its own little corner. Chefs Gilberto and Clea have truly outdone themselves. its all about making the biggest flourishes from the smallest packages, at the Cellar the food is pettily styled and marvellously executed as the interior: we recommend the small sharing plates for a truly intimate evening — the smashed pea brushetta and the ‘Italian Kiss’ brownie ball were just two of the morsels we enjoyed throughout our visit, their sweetness the perfect light white we sampled by the glass.

As the Chelsea Cellar delivers bottles door to door through Chelsea, we implore locals to not just visit this fantastic hidden gem, but also take advantage of this high-end service from a top-notch London bar.


The Best Restaurants in Chelsea


True to form, Bluebird soars high above the rest as one of the best restaurants in Chelsea.

Not content to simply seat guests and treat them to some of the finest food the borough – Bluebird offers three equally delightful paradigm, guests can either stick to one section or manoeuvre between all three, as we did, as the day progress. For a start, what could be more idyllic in the heart of Chelsea than Bluebird’s Courtyard Cafe. A Parisian Suntrap hedged in one side by the beatific King’s Road townhouses, and the ornate awning of the main restaurant, this cafe on-the-side serves up nutritious breakfasts. The most wholesome ingredients are served with an artisan attention to detail — from the avocado ‘big plate’ (served with chilli and toasted sourdough) to the iconic Bluebird breakfast bowl (with goji berries and bee pollen turning this yogurt into a rival sunburst of colour and sweetness — good morning indeed.)

Al fresco dining and drinks continues all day at Bluebird: their main body restaurant transforms King’s Road into the meditative depths of a fantastical woodland: the centre of the lounge opens up into a chasm of pure sky-light, with rustic beams cheerfully overgrown with fetching dressings of vine, leave foliage and roots The result is ravishing, and we’re more than glad we had all the light we can get to properly take in the lunch plates: a golden molasses of rich truffle Tagliatelle was made to savour in the sun. Not only is this one of the best restaurants in Chelsea, but the bar is nothing to ruffle your feathers at.

The Last Tyme we met Cocktail will ensure this is anything but: sipping a resplendent mix of yellow chartreuse, raspberry, honey and lemonade whilst sitting at the marble-top lounge-bar in the last dregs of a Chelsea evening is high-end wine and dining on the level of dreams. With bookings available and seasonal party events held in all weather, this heavenly restaurant will give you wings.

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“fiercely kind food” is the motto of this plant-based provocateur; Wulf and Lamb, one of the best restaurants in Chelsea — doesn’t even rely on the toxicity of the meat industry or anything but pure, plant, recipes and dedication to the craft of gourmet food to be so.

Hunt this fantastic, upscale venue down on Pavilion road before all tables are taken. Recommended by vogue, and hailed by conscientious foodies world-round, Franco Casolin made good from his experience at vegetarian staple Vanilla Black to further the art of making sheer, indulgent comfort food from guiltless ingredients at his own Wulf and Lamb.

The fact that the Menu is crafted with technical wit as well as experience is clear — the colours dazzle, with natural technicolor of beans and fruit popping off the pure white marble finish of the tables or even the delicate bases of tortilla and rice. One could argue the visit is replete without sampling the famed, ingenious Wulf Burger. This sizzling seaman patty and castle aioli creation is a stylish treat you wont find anything close to through the rest of Sloane square ‘veggie’ options.

The real deal is here. The stunning, fun-house range of Burritos, salads and curries show off just what happens when true artists get their hands on tofu, Thai roots and jack fruit among others. The Isle of Harris Gin and fever Tree Tonic, as well as white wine and Aperol Spritz’as to order among others, this fantastic restaurant proves wellness eating can, and will be synonymous with the upmost decadence — fine and fun eating too.

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Whatever Oxford can do, Mayfair does better. It’s a tale as old as time: following the block-buster success of an artisan restaurant in one high-end location, it is only a matter of when — not if — they will turn their sights to the glorious streets of South-west London town. Zheng, once a treasure only known to the University capitol, is now one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. We’re obsessed with this cosy Malaysian restaurants it’s fine attention to detail. At Zheng, the arrangement of colours, flavours and textures from across an ever-expansive inter-continental array of Asian influences is as important as the taste.

This matt black interior pops with a lime finish, if you are there for lunch take a chic table, but if you are celebrating the long evening take up the velveteen sofa space. On the plates, classic Malaysian street-food samples are re-oriented into delicate structures, enthused with sharp signatures of flavoursome seasoning. The satay skewers are a safe bet, sure to please anyone looking for substance (a selection of cucumber and meat) and spice (the peanut sauce works wonderfully to sweeten the spicy overlay).

But what makes Zheng one of the best restaurants in Chelsea is its fascination with the new. Mayfair holds nothing that stagnates, only all that flourishes on and on. Restaurant Zheng is names after a famed Chinese admiral, and invokes its guests to step into his spirit of exploration with the Chef’s choice option — simply ask your waiter to be surprised by a personalised dish and sit back, prepare to discover a course you never would have known you could enjoy so much. With lighter options of the steamed sea bass with soya sauce drizzle, or the stir fried Chinese leaves — Zheng thrives during the busy inner-city lunch hours, with spices to pick you up and carry you through the rest of your day.

If you really want to uncover something — we recommend the spicy cocktails, as masterfully created as the dinners. The Chilli Martini (with pineapple to balance out the spiced vodka kick) or the fabulous Zheng special cocktail (Rose syrup and Longan stirrup up palpable eastern mystique within a lemonade pop), are sure to make any dinner at Zheng Chelsea an adventure you won’t regret.

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There’s nowhere to run but Rabbit. At least, if you’re talking about the Gladwin brother’s Rabbit — one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. Inspired by the Chef-Owner’s own agricultural roots, this staple of Kings Street metamorphoses of the urban trappings; for a brief moment in time, guests are in the glen and glades of the refined British countryside. It’s all the hearty, organic excellence of country food, with the dazzling city-escape and packed energy of London right outside the door.

If It’s the soothing balm of a top-quality Special Sunday Roast you’re after (because sometimes spoons just doesn’t cut it, not in your finery) then Rabbit is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. With a typical kings Street flourish, Rabbit breaks the mundane boundaries of a roast and instead offer bursts of flavour and fresh procure with their Tapas-esque Sunday on the Farm ‘Mouthfuls’, made to share and mix in a manner that really brings loved ones together for a fine dining experience this, and every weekend. We recommend the Build your own Bloody Mary to start you off — it will make your choices more adventurous (Horseradish and Chilli infused Vodka choices will light up the afternoon) and you’ll be glad for it, when it means encountering extraordinary renderings of farm greens (the burnt butter Radish is a sweet treat) or the Nutbourne Wood pigeon served smoky and quaint with ‘trimmings’ of white carrots and Yorkshires.

With a Vegan menu that means everyone is included, this Fine-bred Chelsea Rabbit is a rare breed, one of the best restaurants in Chelsea to find both the wild — (the vodka apple pie is dangerously good) and the comfort of something wistfully, universally ‘local’ (the mustard-honey hue brickwork and rustic wood cottage flooring and tables makes the whole fine dining moment feel like a lucky chance in your local farmer’s good graces). Rabbit invokes treasured, peaceful memories in the heart of the busy capitol. This is a neighbour that cares for you and feeds you up well, for all.

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For a secret escape to the French Riviera, look no further than one of the best restaurants in Chelsea, Bandol. It is ideally located on Hollywood Road and is the second French restaurant opened by the founders of Margaux in South Kensington. Bandol is reminiscent of a tasteful French villa with its classic brasserie style. It breathes calmness and grandeur into its design with its bare-brick walls clad in vines and ivy. The interior is simple elegance with a skylight bringing in natural lighting, and wooden chairs furnished with soft blue cushions. The menu contributes to the sense of rejuvenation introduced through the décor with its fresh and simple ingredients inspired by the flavours of Southern French cuisine.

Executive Chef, Zsolt Ferencz, previously of Scott’s in Mayfair, primarily showcases luxurious seafood and fish dishes that can be paired perfectly with selected wines from the Mediterranean coast. Guests should try their sharing plates of tuna sashimi with mango, pomegranate and ponzu dressing or their £12 seared tiger prawns with chili garlic. Meat dishes are also something special and include the £21 crispy duck leg complemented with an Asian salad, pink grapefruit and roasted hazelnut and the rich and decadent £18 rabbit ragu with fennel pollen. Bandol delivers as one of the best restaurants in Chelsea with its two private wine rooms. The private dining is complemented with bespoke menus, and both rooms capture the simplistic luxury of Bandol. They are the perfect setting for guests to entertain friends, family and clients.


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Elystan Street is the latest venue to occupy Tom Aiken’s Flagship restaurant in Chelsea. Nelson Design, behind both Ledbury and Kitchen W8 have transformed the space to create a neighbourhood favourite that seamlessly mixes informality and elegance. Elystan Street represents a new wave of restaurants that are abandoning the rigour of fine dining in favour of easy-going luxury. They have done away with tablecloths and instead inject modernity into their design with concrete tabletops, wooden furnishing and colourful pink and blue décor. Their menu also steers away from typical fine-dining traditions by replacing tasting menus with seasonal and ingredient-led menus. Elystan Street sets a new precedent for the meaning of luxury dining, making it one of our top choices for the best restaurants in Chelsea.

Two Michelin star Executive Chef, Phil Howard, balances earthiness and elegance in his contemporary British and European dishes. His innovative food makes Elystan Street the ideal choice for one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. We recommend starting with a salad of spring vegetables with a light truffle cream, followed by their new season’s lamb, fillet of Cornish turbot or the rump of Cumbrian beef. To top it off, a Crème brulee with smashed raspberries and vanilla is a delightful choice. A dining experience is simply not complete without a glass of wine, and Elystan Street understands this with their vast selection from some of the world’s finest wine makers. Guests can also choose from their list of sherries, ports, champagne and cocktails. Our favourite cocktails included the £12 marmalade martini and pomegranate bellini with E-street rhubarb sour.

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Chakra in Chelsea is an oasis of calm and this is embodied in its soothing teal colour palettes and abundance of vegetation throughout the restaurant. The interior is comfortable and intimate offering an uplifting experience for guests to enjoy Indian cuisine based on the traditions of the Royal Maharaja Kitchen. Chakra is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea, as their ethos of harnessing positive energy in their design is also carried into their food preparation. The Chefs have adopted classic Indian recipes, and honour high-quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients that positively impact their guests’ sense of well-being without compromising on flavour.

Chakra offers an extensive drinks menu, including wines, spirits and cocktails. Their Chakra Spice cocktail made with tequila, chili and lemonade is the perfect complement to one of their many starters and main meals. We suggest beginning with their summer salad with grilled chicken, pumpkin seeds and chilling dressing. Their Chota small plates are also delicious for a quick bite or as a tapas-style sharing meal. The £4.95 char-grilled mince lamb stuffed naan served with roasted garlic raita or the pan tossed, southern spiced chicken fillets for £7.95 are simply delicious. Chakra also has an Indian Grill section where their modern twist on traditional recipes truly shine. We recommend trying their chargrilled, sweet basil and spiced yoghurt marinated king prawns, or their signature lamb chops marinated in sun-dried ginger and pounded chili. Their Desi curry classics make Chakra one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. Be transported to the bustling city of New Delhi with their classic butter chicken tikka masala and their £14.95 slow cooked texel lamb with browned onion, Kashmiri chili and plum tomatoes.


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Chicama on King’s Road terrace takes its guests on a journey of the tranquil beaches of Northern Peru with its interior comprised of salvaged wood, vintage mirrors and shell pink tiles, as well as with its menu inspired by the coastal food of Peru. The cuisine is prepared from an open kitchen and with muted lighting and Latin beats echoing throughout, Chicama is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea offering its guests a vibrant and stylish sanctuary to escape the London hustle and bustle.

Chef Tiago Duarte and his team have accumulatively worked at the Chiltern Firehouse, Roka, Zuma and Sushi Samba. With their expertise, they have crafted a totally meat-free menu devoted to the seafood recipes that have shaped Peru’s national cuisine. Fish and seafood is delivered daily from Cornwall and each dish uses seasonal British produce to ensure that they are prepared with the freshest ingredients. There fresh ingredient-led ethos makes Chicama one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. For a light bite, their padron peppers and £9 popped corn monkfish cheeks with aji Amarillo may are delicious. A Larger main meal of scallop ceviche with Jerusalem artichokes and truffle milk or their salmon ceviche for £13 with smoked aji limo tiger’s milk, avocado, tomato and puffed rice are sublime. Another choice option is their trout cooked in banana leaf with a side of red quina, mango and aji limo sauce or venture their signature fish of the day grilled over a charcoal with a trio of sources including avocado, sweet pineapple and smoky aji panca chili. A plethora of cocktails, wines and whiskey are also available to accompany the vibrantly-flavoured food. An experience at Chicama would not be complete without trying one of their contemporary twists on Peru’s national drink, Pisco, whilst enjoying the open-air and foliage covered outside terrace space.


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What makes The Five Fields one of the best restaurants in Chelsea is its farm-to-table ethos encompassing artisanal British produce from their own garden kitchen. It is tucked just off Sloane Square and provides an intimate setting with its soothing muted tones, pale lime-washed floors, glass panels, touches of gold and sophisticated sculptures by Sophie Dickens.

In the idyllic Sussex countryside, their Kitchen Garden supplies their seasonal herbs, flowers and vegetables which are then incorporated into their seasonal dishes inspired by British cuisine as well as London’s broad cultural background. The Kitchen is headed by Taylor Bonnyman, previously from the two Michelin-starred Corton in Tribeca, New York, as well as Marguerite Keogh, whose culinary expertise includes working with the acclaimed Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley. With the top echelon of Chefs helming the kitchen, The Five Fields typifies what it means to be one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. We suggest beginning with the luxurious foie gras with Shimeji mushrooms and beetroot or the silky sea bass with rhubarb, curry and onion. The mains comprise a variety of sumptuous meat and fish dishes. Our favourites included the short rib garnished with turnip and nasturtium, the succulent pork with celeric and yeast and the fresh cod with mussels and sprouting broccoli.

The Five Fields also has an elegant private room accessible to guests for private lunches and dinners. The room has a charming view overlooking the streets of Chelsea and is decorated with warm tones illuminated by a feature fire place. Guests also have views of their extensive wine cellar, access to a cosy adjoining lounge; and have the Head Sommelier, Solene Bonhumeau, on hand to recommend the perfect wine pairings.


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Dinings SW3 is discreetly located on a cobbled mews in Knightsbridge and is housed within a former artist’s studio with beautiful light-filled interiors, double-height ceilings and industrial concrete walls. Its modern edge is not only typified in its design but also in its cuisine. Dinings SW3 has created its own contemporary style of Izakaya Japanese tapas by combining heritage Japanese cuisine with modern European cooking techniques. Its innovative world-class dining coupled with its unique cultural experience make it one of the best restaurants in Chelsea.

Executive Chef Masaki Sugisaki works alongside another three former Nobu colleagues and with their accumulated Japanese fine-dining experience, the cuisine does not disappoint especially with its seasonal seafood coming daily from Cornish day boats. Their exquisite approach to traditional yet modern Japanese food make it one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. Start with nibbles of wagyu beef with avocado and chili miso or £4 yellowtail with avocado and jalapeno mayonnaise. Guests can also choose from an array of Caviar and miso soups as either a starter or a light bite. Sharing plates of Shuko are some of the best for groups; and the Chef’s selection of sashimi and caviar or the assorted charcoal grilled seafood platter are simply delicious. Classic mains include the Japanese hay seared wagyu beef with porcini ponzu, as well as a wide selection of sushi and sashimi dishes prepared by expert Chefs at the elegant sushi counter. Chargrilled Sumiyaki dishes are as delicious as the rest; and include hand-dived Scottish scallops with wasabi salsa and yuzu, lobster, Spanish red prawns and a £19.5 pork shoulder. Dinings SW3 also has a vast array of classic Japanese cocktails fused with a modern twist; and include its Yu-Yake made with yuzu vodka and vanilla and their signature twist on a classic Martini. Sake is a classic Japanese delicacy and Dinings SW3 has a broad selection especially curated from Konotomo brewery. Each comes with their own subtle yet complex notes of flavour and can be paired perfectly with sushi and seafood dishes.


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On King’s Road and owned by Chef Joe Mercer is the sleek and sophisticated Medlar restaurant. It is one of our top choices for the best restaurants in Chelsea as its understated chic design creates the perfect backdrop for the artistry of its French cuisine. Its interior is designed by Turner and Pocock and encompasses a peaceful grey-green colour scheme with its plush green banquettes, grey raffia wall-coverings, artfully distressed mirrors and antique green lamps. Elegant and subtle artwork by Tanya Baxter Contemporary adorn the walls and enhances the feeling of easy-going luxury.

Medlar’s French cuisine classify it as one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. The food is inspired by techniques and seasonal ingredients from the British Isles and the rest of Europe. Its menu items come with fixed prices, including £53 for three courses, £45 for two courses and £32 for one course. With this is mind, begin with one of their many superb starters, including the crab ravioli with samphire, brown shrimps, fondue of leeks and bisque sauce. Mains include a variety of meat and fish dishes, we suggest trying the juicy rump of Belted Galloway with snails, stiffed Portobello, shallot puree and béarnaise or a roasted hake with datterini sauce vierge, fresh borlotti beans, sea aster and salsa verde. A decadent meal would not be complete without a desert and a glass of wine or champagne. The wine list is compiled by head sommelier, Didier Catleo with experiences at The Ledbury and Le Bistrot du Sommelier in Paris. Select from an array of wines, and vintage champagnes including a £499 1996 Dom Perignon. End with one of their finest desserts, including their Apricot financier with roast apricot, honey, olive oil dressing and ice cream.


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The Ivy Chelsea Garden on King’s Road mixes the elegance of a French brasserie with the homely feeling of an English country garden. It is designed by the acclaimed designer, Cecil Beaton and reflects the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street. It is comprised of a main restaurant, terrace and garden, and a beautiful dining room. Inside the brasserie restaurant, guests are welcomed into an indoor sanctuary of burnt orange furnishings, lively botanical prints and chic marble floors. Designed by Cameron Landscapes and Gardens, The Ivy’s terrace and garden is one of their most popular dining destinations. It offers al fresco dining all year round and is a serene enclave of greenery with its leafy trellises and antique pots home to magnolias and hydrangeas. The terrace and garden with its breathtaking foliage, arched antique mirrors, velvet chairs, and central fire pit create the perfect setting for any occasion, making the Ivy Chelsea Garden one of the best restaurants in Chelsea.

Sean Burbidge, the Executive Chef of the Ivy Collection has created a menu that combines modern British favourites with international dishes. Start with one of their many salads made to perfection with some of the freshest ingredients, or their £9.75 hand-chopped steak tartare with tabasco mustard dressing, shallot, parsley, egg yolk and toasted granary. Their mains encompass delicious fish and seafood dishes including their £19.95 seared yellowfin tuna with match noodle salad, toasted sesame seeds, wasabi sauce and a citrus ponzu dressing. Another luxurious choice is their 21-day Himalayan salt wall dry-aged, grass fed rib-eye on the bone with your choice of green peppercorn, red wine and rosemary and roasted mushroom sauce. The Ivy’s all-encompassing menu makes them an easy choice as one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. For drinks in their al fresco dining space, or as a complement to dining in the brasserie, The Ivy has a great selection of wines as well as eleven bespoke cocktails unique to its Chelsea site. Their signature Garden Royale brings an Ivy twist to a classic Espresso Martini and their Sloane Ranger is inspired by a classic vodka-based Collins.


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Founded by Silvio Ursini, Obica is the world’s first Mozzarella Bar that has been pioneering modern Italian fine-dining since its inception in 2004. Ten sites are located in Italy and its Chelsea site is the original London outpost located on Draycott Avenue. Since its arrival in London, three more sites have opened in Canary Wharf, Poland Street and St Paul’s. Every Obica Mozzarella Bar shares the same philosophy of food to share which is the pleasure of sharing good food with family and friends. The Chelsea Obica Mozzarella Bar site is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea, as its warm and convivial setting sets the scene to enjoy the best of Mozzarellas di Bufala, alongside high-quality Italian home-made dishes made with traditional Italian recipes. What’s more is that the dishes are prepared in-sight of guests by drawing inspiration from traditional sushi bars creating a vibrant and interactive environment for guests.

Chef Alessandro Borghese has joined Obica as creative Chef to develop a new menu that celebrates both his and Obica’s mutual passion for the best of Italian cuisine. The iconic Mozzarella Bar makes Obica one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. Guests should definitely try the bufala classica and plates of degustazione made with bufala classica, smoked bufala, burrata and ricotta di bufala. Guests can also select small plates as a starter or mains with the choice of cheese from the Mozzarella Bar. The premium cured pork salami and Scottish smoked salmon are two excellent choices. Pizza is something that Obica not surprisingly does incredibly well. Each pizza is garnished with traditional Italian ingredients, like prosciutto, organic tomato, anchovies and vegetables. One of our favourites was the prosciutto cotto with mozzarella di bufala, casatica di bufala, olives and oregano. Wine is embedded in Italian culture and at Obica every brand of wine tells a unique story with representation from renowned wineries and emerging local producers from North to South Italy.


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No. Fifty Cheyne is located in an idyllic cluster of quaint and leafy streets overlooking the River Thames in the heart of Old Chelsea. It is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea with its intimate dining space complete with a cosy upstairs drawing room and cocktail bar. Designed by Lambert and Brown, it offers comfort, privacy and intimacy all in one with its golden-lit interiors, glass chandeliers, sleek marble tables and colour palette of burnt sienna. The ruby-red cocktail bar and drawing room are two home-away-from-homes with picturesque views of Cheyne Gardens and the River Thames. They are the perfect sanctuaries to nestle down in an intimate setting to enjoy a drink from their carefully curated list of vintages, as well as a light bite from their upstairs menu.

In the centre of the main dining space stands a huge open grill from which Head Chef, Iain Smith, and his team prepare the finest British cuisine using the best seasonal ingredients supplied by Lake District Farmers and Pesky Fish. The A La Carte menu offers a selection of lighter salads and seafood starters followed by classic grill dishes. Begin with a salad of beetroot, heritage carrots, pickled apple and pears for £9.50. Then indulge in sumptuous dishes of native lobster and aged beef fillet with creamed spinach and smoked bone marrow. Robust grilled dishes are choice options and include pork cutlets, Sirloin, veal, rib-eye and grilled fish of the day. A Sommelier is also available to select the perfect white wine for a light and fish dish or a red for the richer meat dishes.

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The Best Italian Restaurants in London

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London’s is home to so many Italian restaurants that are as varied as the food and wine-loving country itself. Capital A List will guide you through the best Italian Restaurants in London that encompass the cuisine and design inspiration of the rustic south through to the fashion-forward north Italy.


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Hammersmith’s own stylish answer to the Brooklyn terrace means that locals and visitors alike looking for inter-regional and across-seasonal cuisine must head to the bank of the city for one of the best Italian restaurants in London. The River Cafe, co-founded by the late Rose Gray (one of the forebears of British cookery writing, and joyful, chatty naturalism in Michelin level cooking), is tucked into the hip of Hammersmith's Thames-side edge.

There is no such thing as homeostasis at The River Cafe. There is constant, infectiously chirpy movement: the prep of extensive anti-pasti dishes hand than across the width of the gleaming stainless steel kitchen top, the white heat of the sun bounding off the pure frosting-hue awning that extend from the gigantic windows. This palpable energy is reflected in the daily changing menu (in which the ingredients of the recipes follow the flow of summer, autumn, winter and spring).

Although the Menu is ever-shifting, rest assured the River Cafe, as one of the best Italian restaurants in London, will offer up exclusively authentic dining experience. The fixed points of wood roasted Pizza gives the dough and mozzarella combinations a smokier, darker touch that draws out the richness of the oils and fresh vegetables involved; and the special River Cafe Gelato is always available in their original, mature delicacy (we recommend combining the caramel with roasted almond with an affagato expresso twist as the perfect afternoon hit).

With plenty of garden seating arranged on the terrace at the crest of a riverside hill, and with wine to try from the top to the bottom regions of Italy — Veneto to Abruzzo — The River Cafe is as scenic as it is culinary accomplished. Image source


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With over twenty years of experience to hand in the competitive high-end London chef environment, the owners of South Hampstead’s Fiddies stepped up to the heat of the oven and triumphed: as a result, a part-delivery special service now also offer perfect sit-down Pizza and seafood cuisine as one of the best Italian restaurants in London. At Fiddie’s the generous, familial ambience of Italian Culture is as integral to the service as the traditional combinations of those first napoleon flourishes. Guests are encouraged to sit, linger and enjoy — explaining why Fiddie’s won London’s Diner’s choice in 2016.

The Boutique shopfront and classy chessboard decor pleases the eye while the abundance of 12 inch pie (because this is the truly authentic serving), delicious House red and white wines, and special touches like the hearty vegetarian Calzone and their namesake Antipasto plates (set to blazing heights with the melding of Tuscan and spicy Salamis within olive dressage) mean that this intimate eatery is one of the best Italian restaurants in London.



If Italy is defined by one particular image, it is the sunflower. The sight recalls the sweet saying dance yellow field and towering leonine plant faces — wild happiness. If the heart of Hammersmith is the open, garden boulevard of high-end venues, then L’amarosa is the sunflower; one of the best Italian restaurants in London. For one, its an audaciously, wonderfully bright dinnertime locale. Comfortable chic seating (of buttermilk and dark chocolate theme — once again recalling the iconic ‘Italian white’ sunflower) seems to bloom beneath the central window-sill and crop back and back in intimate couplets across the wood floor.

Not only this but L’amorosa, as one of the best Italian restaurants in London, is effortlessly elite and signals life and longevity as much as the flower (especially if its recent Michelin Bib win for five-star cuisine is an indicator of anything).

At L’amorosa it seem imperative to sample the speciality after-dinner menu, from the mellowing lull of Limoncello to the kick of their spectacular God Father cocktail (Amaretto and scotch whisky). This is restaurant that knows,and owns, its accomplishments in Italian convention — certainly consider trying their selection of cheeses or their home-made, perfectly pungent Oregano Tagliatelle — it is head and shoulders above the rest.


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One of the best Italian restaurants in London for value as well as the especial standard of food and drink is Notting Hill’s Mediterraneo. Decorating a corner that abounds off Portobello road with its eye=candy, eye-popping face, Mediterraneo is royal blue for its princely,fine dining experience. The bubbly, relaxed veneer of this neighbourhood favourite works in symbiosis with the rich, earthy dishes to offer ultimate respite.

Although the contained plaza and rustic decor within — intricate coffee tiling and parchment hue walls — is a treat, its the outside seating that renders diners part and parcel of the intoxicating energy of the eclectic Notting Hill pavements. The congenial prices don't mean that Mediterraneo skimps on quality of authenticity. With lashings of artisan bread to soak up the decadent olive oil as guests soak up the atmosphere, guests can enjoy beloved dishes at their leisure; from the Tuscan vegetable soup to the Carpaccio Beef brazed with Parmesan tang. A seasonal salad with emphasis on the latest flavours means the fresh bed beneath their addictive Chilli tiger prawns and calamari always represent the world around you, and suffuse with the senses at large. And to finish, we couldn't recommend the Mediterranean berries more.

There is no question why Mediterrano has lasted the test of time and the threat of gentrification since its opening in 1998, they were always and remain a superlative, restful experience for the soul in one of the most vibrant spots in the city.


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However, if diners seeking the exclusive experience of Meditarraneo’s should always explore the alternative evening at its sister restaurant Osteria Basilico — a soul sibling that holds an equal precedence as one of the best Italian restaurants in London. This Notting Hill comfort on the corner welcomes guests with the exuberant swathes of sunset red and bundles of potpourri bouquets glimmer off Osteria’s collection of spotless glassware. With a winsome arrangement of chic tables in and outside by the market-road, Osteria is a place to bask in the day.

The addition of avocado to Italian dishes of basil and mozzarella showcases the way in which Osteria moves with London’s contemporary interests even as it holds through to a fabulous foundation of Tuscan-Mediterranean fare. And it truly is a place to treat yourself, their calzone comes with servings of dolcelatte cheese, the decadently sweet glue that holds perfectly homemade dough together. And with such a uniquely luminous area at every hour of the day, stay a bit longer and savour authentic expresso beneath the sunshades at Osteria or its sister Mediterraneo, the twin jewels atop of the crown of London’s Italian food. Image source


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Experience a little corner of Tuscany at the Villa Di Geggiano on Chiswick Road. This example of the best Italian restaurant in London pays homage to the original Villa Di Geggiano, that has been the family home and winery of the Bianchi Bandinelli family in Tuscany for five centuries. The decadence and hospitality of the Tuscany Villa is mirrored at its London site, and guests first experience this as they walk through the serene garden of olive trees and enter the restaurant. The upper floor is luxurious with its members club inspired lounge spaces at which dinners are hosted frequently with live artists. A piano bar, art gallery and cigar rooms are also available to guests and each are designed with a sophisticated flair and the beauty of Tuscany in mind. The main dining space is grand and bustling and the décor is inspired by London’s art world while still maintaining a natural and comfortable ambience that is felt in the terrace area with its canopy of vines.

Villa Di Geggiano celebrates true Tuscan and Italian fine-dining cuisine and many of its ingredients are imported from the Villa to the UK. Its menu is small but perfectly formed with luxurious dishes including its cured meat selection, tagliolini with fresh crab and Tuscan sausages flown in from Siena. Its wine list includes many of its own wines especially selected from their wine estate in Tuscany and we recommend that you pair one of their delicious and organic wines with your dish of choice. Villa Di Geggiano has recreated the essence of Italy in Mayfair with its opulent interior and traditional Italian cuisine, and for this reason it is one of our top choices for the best Italian restaurants in London.


The Best Italian Restaurants in London


Sartoria is the only restaurant on the Historic Saville Row in Mayfair and this combined with its Italian heritage inspired its glamorous Italian design intertwined with quintessential English charm. David d’Almada designed the plush interior that comprises a heated terrace, Libare bar, two private dining rooms and an exquisite wine cellar. The menu designed by the renowned Chef, Francesco Mazzei, matches the elegance of the interior and is inspired by the Italian coastal region of Calabria. Italian cuisine is iconic for its simplicity but at Sartoria, the menu combines Italian cooking traditions with modern techniques to create the ultimate fine-dining experience and one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

The A La Carte menu is available for all day dining and is split into Antipasti, Primi, Secondi and Contorni, which is great for guests that would like to try a bit of everything. Start with an Antipasti of crab salad with crisp horseradish and a Primi of tagliolini with fresh lobster, Amalfi lemon, chili and basil. A veal Milanese for £33 per person it the perfect Secondi to share between two people, alongside a Contorni dish of roast potatoes or deep-fried zucchini. Your taste buds will also be transported to coastal Italy with Sartoria’s drinks list that comprises twists on classic Spritzers as well as their own in-house creations like the Little Venice for £12.50 made with Belvedere vodka, cocci americano, violette liqueur, lemon juice and egg white. Sartoria has one of Mayfair’s largest rooftop terraces and this is an ideal spot to relax with an afternoon or evening cocktail whilst watching the busy streets of the West End. Its glamorous Mayfair location coupled with its timeless design and cuisine make it one of the best Italian restaurants in London.


The Best Italian Restaurants in London


Gloria in Shoreditch is the first UK outpost for the Parisian restaurant group, Big Mama, and everything from the Italian cuisine, interior decorated with vibrant antique Italian ceramics through to the waiters dressed in candy-striped uniforms transport guests to Capri, Italy in the 50s and 60s. Gloria’s ethos is to give guests a real glimpse into Italy and this makes it one of the best Italian restaurants in London. It focuses on authenticity which is represented in its rustic interior, Italian staff and cuisine based on the freshest ingredients and home-grown recipes.

Guests can expect a taste of Italy by starting with cured meats and mozzarellas and then by moving onto their larger selection of pizzas and pastas. A highlight is the Carbonara a deux that is served from a giant cheese wheel into your bowl. This is not only delicious with its decadent and creamy cheese flavour but is also a true spectacle to behold. Another main course that is equally superb is their house special Pasta al Tartufo which is a luxurious mixture of black Molise truffle, fresh Mafalda, macarophone and button mushrooms. It would not be an accurate reflection of Italy without Pizza and Gloria does not disappoint. The pizzas are hearty and full of smoky and light flavours, and guests can select from a vast array of delicious toppings. The best part is that the kitchen serves pizzas until the early hours of the morning. Gloria naturally has a wide selection of Italian wines, but their cocktails are what define it as one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Their take on a classic Negroni is unlike anything else in London with its unique addition of porcini mushroom wine and a truffle foam.


The Best Italian Restaurants in London


Located in the heart of Marylebone is Fucina, a modern Italian restaurant that resembles more of an art gallery than the design of a conventional Italian eatery. Its modern design is perfectly encapsulated in its exposed brick ceiling that mimics the domes of a pizza oven. This artistic element is paired perfectly with its simplistic floor-to-ceiling windows that catch the light of the white walls making the space seem more expansive and welcoming. Its modern design aesthetic is also subtly carried into its simple turquoise blue seating and soft armchairs making it one of the best Italian restaurants in London for chic interiors.

The clean-cut nature of the interior is echoed in the menu which is a contemporary and honest approach to Italian cuisine. Fucina is one of the best Italian restaurants in London due to its unconventional approach to its food. They embrace simplicity as the best indicator of quality and showcase this in their open kitchen where the best organic and local ingredients are prepared. The menu is designed around sharing plates of increasing size, starting from a selection of small plates before leading into larger portions of pastas, pizzas and flame-cooked dishes. Start with the nocellara olives and the tuna tartare with spicy yellow sauce, crispy capers and green apple and end off your meal on a decadent note with the Spring lamb cutlets garnished with fried rosemary and pressed black berry jus for £26.


The Best Italian Restaurants in London


Bocconcino in Mayfair embodies the beauty of Italy with its classic cuisine, world-class service and hand-picked selection of Italian wines and thus typifies what it means to be one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Its interior is grand with soaring ceilings and black-and-white images of classic Italian scenes decorating the walls. It also imbues the expansive space with warmth with its exposed brick walls, soft wooden furnishings and tall mirrors hanging on the walls by the entrance.

Their menu offers Italian classics with a vast selection of antipasti and main dishes inspired by the diverse regions of Italy. Bocconcino is divided into two spaces, the first is the downstairs area where wood-fire oven pizzas are the speciality; and guests can expect to be a part of a buzzing and vibrant atmosphere. Each pizza is prepared daily on-site and cooked with classic techniques, with one of their signatures including the Pizza Bocconcino made with stracchino, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and parma ham. The upstairs restaurant is more refined and is ideal for clientèle that wish for a more intimate and elegant dining experience. Alongside the delicious pizzas, their menu offers simple Italian classics with a selection of antipasti and contemporary main courses. Larger dishes include an array of fresh seafood and meat cooked over an open fire. The perfect complement to a hearty and classic Italian dish is one of the many bottles of wine sourced from winemakers in Italy’s most acclaimed wine regions as well as from small and local artisan producers. The division of the restaurant into two separate spaces, where different ambience can be experienced, make Bocconcino one of the best Italian restaurants in London.


The Best Italian Restaurants in London


Margot in the heart of Covent Garden celebrates the best of Italian food and wine against a backdrop of sophisticated and elegant décor. Its unparalleled service defines it as one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Both owners, de Tarso and Jaouen have accumulated a wealth of experience in service with the former being one of London’s most acclaimed maître d’s at The Wolseley and Scott’s in Mayfair, while the latter was previously the director at the Rivea in Knightsbridge. Therefore, with its roots Margot has excellent service levels that are both graceful and intuitive.

Margot is an excellent example of one of the best Italian restaurants in London - and this is typified in its luxurious Parisian-inspired interiors. Guests cannot help but feel elegant whilst being surrounded by deep blue banquettes, art deco copper fixtures, sleek tiled floors and a bar decorated in green glass. But the cooking is traditional Italian and is centred around quality seasonal ingredients inspired by many different Italian regions. Margot enlisted chef, Maurizio Morelli whose culinary experience includes numerous restaurants in both Rome and London as well as Briciole in Marylebone which he actually launched himself. His menu encompasses classic charcuterie, cheeses, carpaccios and tartares, pastas and larger plates of grilled meat and fish. Begin with one of their small plates of salami and cheeses whilst perusing the extensive menu. Start with a beef tartare with quail eggs, asparagus and Pecorino Sardo and for mains Pasta is where Margot really shines. One of our favourites was the crab ravioli with mascarphone, saffron sauce and cherry tomatoes for £23. It exemplifies the best of pasta dishes with its soft and cloudlike pasta and flavourful filling. For a meat-based dish the grilled and sliced ribeye steak with celeric puree and caramelised shallots for £22 is a phenomenal choice. To wash it all down, select one of their 350 bottles of wine especially curated from around the world, or one of their signature cocktails.


The Best Italian Restaurants in London


Tucked away in the basement of the Hari Hotel in Belgravia is the subterranean Italian restaurant, II Pampero. This is one of top picks for the best Italian restaurants in London with its exceptional cuisine and sophisticated setting that embodies modern and vintage Italian chic. It was designed by the admired designer, Tara Bernerd, who has perfectly captured the essence of the bygone era of Italian glamour through the all-white tablecloths, forest green furnishings and accents of gold, whilst also peppering the interior with hints of modernity through the geometric floor tiles and stylish marble-clad bar. II Pampero’s food and interior matches its prime city location within walking distance to Harrods, The Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park.

The kitchen is helmed by Claudio Covino that once was a chef at the iconic Novikov and Locanda Locatelli. Under his supervision, everything is made from scratch and this includes the bread and pasta as well as the charcuterie which is smoked and cured in-house. II Pampero, therefore, is one of the best Italian restaurants in London as it delivers authentic Italian homemade dishes that have also been given a contemporary update. If you are in the mood for a starter as well as a main course, we recommend beginning with a fresh dish of mozzarella served with seasonal vegetables caponata which can then be followed by a rich and luxurious meat or fish dish. The stewed ox cheek delicately wrapped in parma ham and served with melted scamorza cheese for £24 or a £22 roasted salted cod fillet served with braised escarole and cannellini are excellent choices. A side dish of butter spinach, sautéed garlic broccoli or grilled asparagus as well as a glass of wine or a cocktail from their extensive lists are the perfect complements to a big and delicious meal.


The Best Italian Restaurants in London


The term Manicomio is Italian for Madhouse and this a playful reference to the Italian restaurant’s history as the Royal military asylum in Chelsea. Manicomio does not resemble any similarities, a part from its name, to the original site, but is rather one of our top picks for the best Italian restaurants in London. It is a sophisticated Italian eatery that has been serving luxury Italian fare specialising in fresh and seasonal produce and home-made pastas since 2003.

Manicomio comprises a restaurant, bar, café and terrace. The expansive terrace is one of the highlight features making this one of the best Italian restaurants in London. It is reminiscent of a rooftop restaurant in Italy with its floral views of the buzzing Duke of York Square shopping precinct. At the restaurant, notably chefs Bobby Cabral and Tom Salt serve simple Italian cuisine bursting with homeland flavours. Start with a salumi board for two for £16.50 with a selection of artisan meats and carta di musica. Pastas are plentiful and encompass ravioli, linguine, risotto and gnocchi options. One of our favourites was the market seafood risotto for £28 with tomato, chili, garlic and basil. For mains, the chefs prepare a decadent selection of fillets, meatballs, chicken and fish dishes. Their meat has been dry-aged for a minimum of 45 days to enhance the flavours and tenderness and we recommend selecting one of their Char-grilled Sirloin or Ribeye dishes with a side of grilled vegetables or tomato salad. They also have an excellent selection of wines and two highlights were the Bonny Doon and Pacific Rim Riesling.


The Best Italian Restaurants in London


In true Italian style Daphne’s in Chelsea combines the elegance of modern and classic design. Its chic surrounding, curated by Martin Brudnizki, epitomises the familiar Italian charm that one would expect whilst travelling Italy. It evokes a sophisticated yet welcoming ambience through its effortless mix of vintage Italian chandeliers, modern marble-topped bars and contemporary European art. Daphne’s is beloved by celebrities and the Chelsea elite not only for its beautiful surroundings, but also for its forty years of high-quality seasonal Italian cuisine, making it one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

Behind wrought-iron French doors is a European-style bar and dining room. Expect the service to be as elegant as the surrounds with a basket of warm bread and olive oil along with a cocktail menu inspired by Italian classics immediately brought to the table. We recommend starting with a Half century cocktail for £13 which is their Italian classic Negroni made with Plymouth Navy Gin, Campari, Cynar and aged Vermouth. The menu focuses on the best seasonal produce and Mediterranean flavours and the A La Carte menu offers a wide selection of the finest Italian staples. Start with a beef carpaccio with rocket and parmesan for £12.30, followed by one of their fish or meat dishes. The Dover Sole for £39 and Lamb Cutlets with Salmoriglio for £28.50 are two highlights that typify the superb quality of their menu. Service is second to none at Daphne’s, and with a sommelier on stand-by, guests can select a suitable wine pairing from their impressive cellar that houses a plethora of fine Italian wines. Daphne’s also has a conservatory that can accommodate up to forty guests for a private lunch or dinner and a seasonal menu can also be curated for each private function. The conservatory has a retracting roof that makes it a sublime location to host a cocktail reception during the summer-time, and further enhances Daphne's as one of the best Italian restaurants in London.


The Best Italian Restaurants in London


Harry’s Dolce Vita in Knightsbridge is stunning from the moment you look at its gold metal door adorned with bright red decorations through to when you step inside the intimate Italian restaurant with its sophisticated private club like finishes. Its classy interior incorporates rustic brass fixtures, plush vintage leather seating and wood-panelled walls lined with black and white photographs of Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole King. Harry’s Dolce Vita is the latest restaurant from the Caprice Holdings and with their success with The Ivy and Sexy Fish, it comes as no surprise that Harry’s Dolce Vita is one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

The menu pays homage to the traditions, tastes and flavours popular in Italy. Each dish has been carefully curated by Chef Director, Diego Cardoso, to ensure that they typify Italian comfort with a side of glamour. Their menu specialty is their pizza as they lovingly prove their dough for 72 hours to maximise flavors. One highlight includes the Rosso for £15.95 made with spicy peperoni, red onion, roasted peppers and fresh chili and black olives. Harry’s Dolce Vita works directly with Italian suppliers and importers and this makes their ingredients for their fish and meat dishes as authentic as a local restaurant in Milan. This is one reason why Harry's Dolce Vita is one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Meat and fish dishes include the Bistecca di Manzo ribeye and simply chargrilled seabass fillet accompanied by fennel, zucchini, lemon thyme and olive oil. Their central bar serves some of the best Bellini cocktails in Knightsbridge. This works brilliantly with their iconic dessert, the Harry’s Toadstool that not only looks amazing in the shape of a bright red mushroom, but also follows through on the flavours brimming with white chocolate, fresh raspberries, iced vanilla parfait and pistachio biscotti crunch.

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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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