The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

Kilburn high road is home to Maderos, one of the best restaurants in Mayfair and one of the few that values the value of food as spicy, savour-worthy, sustenance for the soul— and not just aesthetics.The high-end assurance of Mayfair compliments the simple pleasures of this Latin-American restaurant to a T. The delicacies of the diverse and multi-cultured Sofrito specialities incorporates spices and cooking machinations way beyond more muted British trappings. We recommend requesting any of your choices of lamb, chicken, veggie or pork with the unforgettable kick of a chimi cherry mustard —a garlic fever-pitch flourish that is transferred easily with masa husk bites.

To save indecision, each fabulous tostada is part of a set deal (with a side, and salad and beverage included), so everyone in the party will not miss out on one distinctly enjoyable bite. As one of the best restaurants in Mayfair, Maderos refrains from intimidating spectacle; instead inviting diners in with its cheerful desert-wood exterior, booth-seating and artfully mis-matched rock walls.

The muted, cosy seating area is polished into a perfect backdrop for the colourful seasonings and Tango-hue potato sides heaped generously onto plates. It all takes us back to the easy pleasure of sharing a hearty, carby meal with friends — so take yours down to Maderos for a toast of beer and tortillas to share morning or evening.

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

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

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

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

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

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

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

 

The Best Restaurants in Mayfair

 

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

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

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

 

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