From decadent 12-course tasting menus and intimate chef’s tables, to palatial interiors and sensory gastronomic experiences – there’s something oh-so-glamorous about dining in London’s poshest neighbourhood.
Although we might not actually live in Mayfair (and can only dream of owning a six-bed penthouse with sweeping views of leafy Hyde Park), we can still experience a slice of the luxury life by dining out at one of the area’s incredible restaurants. From new ventures to old favourites, here’s our pick of the best, most glamous restaurants in Mayfair.
The Most Glamorous Restaurants In Mayfair
The Grill by Tom Booton
The Dorchester’s grill restaurant had already built up quite the reputation, but in 2019, then 26-year-old Tom Booton relaunched it into a brand new realm. The youngest head chef to ever grace the floors of the luxurious 92-year-old restaurant, Booton’s new menu champions innovative, modern British cuisine and celebrates rich British ingredients local London creatives.
As for the dishes, expect show-stopping creations like ‘All The Chicken’, served in a variety of ways, alongside reimagined classics such as ham, egg and chips.
Where: 53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA
Looking for something a bit special? London Stock brings a relaxed, yet fine-dining concept to Mayfair with its ultra-seasonal tasting menus. Originally based in Wandsworth, London Stock was founded by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Assem Abdel Hady and Andres Bernal (so you know you’re in good hands).
Whether you’re looking for an impressive spot to host your next business lunch or a spot to settle down for an unforgettable dinner, their 3 AA Rosette-winning menu varies from a lighter 3 course lunch menu at £40, to the full 8 course tasting menu at £85. Although difficult to choose, a few of our favourite dishes include the Smoked Burrata, Native Lobster and Suffolk Lamb Shoulder.
WHERE: 6 Sackville St, London W1S 3DD
Recently relaunched, L’Atelier Robuchon is your go to for world class French cuisine in the heart of Mayfair. Expect dishes including their much-revered Purée de Pomme de Terre (often described as the best mashed potatoes in the world thanks to the 2:1 potato to butter ratio), Sea Bream Carpaccio, and Quail with Foie Gras.
Room for dessert? The restaurant’s much-loved dessert trolley displays the best sweet treats, including fresh á la minute Madeleines and expertly made patisserie classics.
Renowned as being one of the most luxurious Italian restaurants in London, Bocconcino is first and foremost authentic Italian cuisine at its finest. Boasting first class service, a huge selection of cocktails and fine wines, and fresh ingredients, the restaurant is sure to transport you to the gorgeous climes of Italy.
Grab a cocktail, settle in and peruse the menu of fresh fish, wood-fired pizzas and meats cooked over an open fire with your other half for a relaxed romantic evening. Or head here on the weekend, where DJs and weekend brunch transform the space into a lively Saturday destination.
Where: 19 Berkeley St, London W1J 8ED
Located just off Grosvenor Square, Lucky Cat is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a drinking den vibe in Mayfair. Head down and delight on Asian-inspired small plates, Robata grilled dishes, sushi and sashimi crafted in the open kitchen and signature raw carve bar, designed to be shared.
Interiors-wise, the décor is inspired by Tokyo’s 1930s kissas and Shanghai’s drinking dens.
The perfect choice if you’re looking for a drinking den vibe in Mayfair.
Where: 10 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP
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Known as the first UK restaurant to be awarded one, two, and three Michelin stars, Le Gavroche maintains an exceptional reputation for both Mayfair diners and critics.
Headed up by Michel Roux Jr since 1993 – with many other incredible chefs like Marco Pierre White, Marcus Wareing, Gordon Ramsay and Monica Galetti having graced its kitchen – Le Gavroche prides itself on creating traditional French cuisine and is one of the capital’s most famous fine dining restaurants.
Where: 43 Upper Brook St, London W1K 7QR
If you haven’t heard of sketch on the restaurant grapevine then you’ve officially been living under a rock. The venue not only boasts some of the most incredible loos in London but the rest of the townhouse is a feast of colour, creation, art and invention with each part of the labyrinthine venue offering new sensory overloads.
Coupled with a truly varied and experimental menu that always delights, it’s one of Mayfair’s best-loved restaurants. With two Michelin stars, they must know what they’re doing.
Where: 9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG
Here to prove you can do more with food than just taste it, Amazonico takes visitors on a sensory journey through Latin American culture using taste, touch and sight.
Since arriving on the scene in 2019, the restaurant has been delivering an explosion of the senses, with live music, lush natural décor and a distinctive jungle inspired atmosphere to accompany exotic dishes. The menu is rich in Latin American cuisines and flavours, from traditional Brazilian dishes and cachaça cocktails, to Peruvian sushi, championing only the finest produce from the rainforest.
Charlie’s Mayfair is a cheerful blend of both tradition and modern excellence, with a menu that celebrates contemporary British cooking complemented by European influences and evolves with the seasons. Headed up by Michelin-starred Chef Director, Adam Byatt, classic dishes include steamed sea bass with datterini tomatoes, capers, olives and red onions; herb crusted cutlets of lamb, broad beans, mint and lovage; and daily roasts that are carved on the trolley.
A romantic, stylish, warmly-lit space – this is the place to come if you’re looking for a quintessentially British restaurant with contemporary flair.
It’s official: when it comes to glamorous Indian restaurants in Mayfair, Jamavar is king. The much-loved Michelin-starred Indian restaurant brings the essence of palatial Indian dining to London with extravagant design mixed with patterns of Jamavar shawls.
The menu showcases dishes from both the royal kitchens of Northern India and the coastal cuisine from the Southern states, exploring pan-Indian flavours and authentic cooking techniques. Dishes include Kid Goat Shami Kebab, Telicherry Pepper & Garlic Soft Shell Crab, and Old Delhi Butter Chicken.
Looking for a chic spot to while away the evening? Look to Bar des Prés, the London outpost of one of Paris’ favourite drinking and dining spots. The restaurant has been meticulously designed, with stunning counter-dining bars and plush booths, and the menu is crafted by acclaimed French chef Cyril Lignac. Think elegant seafood, artisan meat dishes and French patisserie classics – including his own take on French toast, chocolate tart, and vanilla and pecan praline mille-feuille.
Newly launched is the restaurant’s intimate downstairs lounge, inspired by 1950s Paris and offering an extensive selection of French wines. The ideal environment for drinks and light bites in the heart of Mayfair.
Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill
Anyone who loves oysters will already be well versed in this Mayfair institution, having been around since 1916. Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan took over the restaurant in 2005, restoring the Victorian building to its former glory, and today you’ll find the restaurant focusing on fine British seafood, as well as a variety of meats and seasonal game dishes.
Whether you’re perched at the counter, where over 1,000 oysters are shucked everyday, or in the formal dining room, you’re in for some of the best seafood in the capital.
Where: 11-15 Swallow St, London W1B 4DG
One of Mayfair’s original luxury destinations, Nobu London on Old Park Lane has remained a favourite haunt for celebrities, world leaders and London’s elite over the years.
The menu’s comprised of iconic dishes such as New Style Sahimi, Yellowtail Jalapeño, Black Cod with Miso and exceptional sushi. Wash it all down with a signature Japanese Margarita whilst soaking up views over leafy Hyde Park.
With its exhilarating tasting menus and sought-after location in the heart of Fleming’s Mayfair, where else would you go to get your fine-dining fix other than Ormer?
Executive Chef Sofian Msetfi has created two exquisite Tasting Menus – six courses (£85) and eight courses £100) for the ultimate in refined dining, showcasing his Michelin-starred training. Tuck into dishes such as Ibérico ham with Parmesan, Bramley apple and nasturtium; Butter Poached Cod with English peas, Yuzu and foie gras; and Abinao and tapioca tart with Pedro Ximénez sherry and salted milk sorbet.
The ultimate in refined dining.
Where: Flemings Mayfair, 7-12 Half Moon St, London W1J 7BH
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The Colony Grill Room
The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont takes its inspiration from the old-world glamour of New York in the 1920s, transforming your dinner into a truly glamorous experience.
And this isn’t limited to the décor, with its huge red leather banquettes and maximalist art – many dishes are inspired from over the pond too, with timeless New York grill classics, salads, shellfish and steaks served alongside contemporary favourites.
Where: 8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, London W1K 6TF
As decadent as they come, MiMi Mei Fair is the newest venture from Samyukta Nair, the restauranteur behind Jamavar and Bombay Bustle. Located in an unassuming Georgian townhouse, the interiors have been transformed into the secret London residence of Empress MiMi, transporting guests to old world China.
The menu leans on traditional techniques to create contemporary Chinese dishes, including plates from Canadian Scallop Dumplings with bamboo shoot, prawn and asparagus, to their Braised 5 Head Australian Alabone with pak choi and oyster sauce.
If you’re a lover of Mayfair’s fine dining scene, then it’s likely you’ve already tried the carefully crafted quintessentially British and Irish cuisine served up over at Corrigan’s Mayfair. And if you haven’t, then it’s essential you get a taste of it ASAP.
At Corrigan’s they champion game that’s “coastal and wild, furred and feathered”, from wild blackberries to native oysters on a menu that’s reflective of the seasons.
Where: 28 Upper Grosvenor St, London W1K 7EH
Brought to life by Caprice Holdings’ chairman Richard Caring and acclaimed interior architect Martin Brudnizki, Bacchanalia is the new London restaurant on everyone’s lips. Step inside the impressive dining room and you’ll be greeted with four giant Damien Hirst statues, and keeping with the theme of grandeur, expect to find a mesmerising hand-painted ceiling mural and 2,000-year-old Greek and Roman artworks lining the walls.
It’s not just the interiors that are destined to impress -internationally renowned chef Athinagoras Kostakos is at the helm with a menu inspired by Greek and Italian cuisine. Expect the finest regional and seasonal ingredients on offer, from mountain herbs to artisan cheeses, sun-ripened produce to fresh seafood including crab salad and sea bream carpaccio. Dishes are finished at the table adding a touch of theatrics to the feast, as well as plenty of sharing dishes like risotto nero for three and turbot for two.
Where: 1-3 Mount St, London W1K 3NA
Combining the elegance of Mayfair with traditional Peruvian cuisine, COYA boasts lavish decor and equally impressive dishes. The menu includes a ceviche selection, tiraditos, tacos and skewers, as well as large plates like miso Chilean sea bass and a decadent Chilean wagyu sirloin.
There’s also a Pisco Bar, dedicated to the South American spirit, making it the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink like the Tucan Sour, made with cherry Pisco, mulberry and coca Leaf liqueur, guanabana, citrus and pineapple.
Dim sum legends Hakkasan threw the doors open to their second venue in Mayfair in 2010 and, of course, it’s been just as successful as its predecessor. Expect coveted Cantonese cuisine, including highlights of vegan or steamed dim sum platters and more.
Donning a well deserved Michelin star, which was achieved just a year after opening, Hakkasan has grown in success ever since, led by talented chefs who create dishes unique to the restaurant. Expect dim sum, and creative dishes such as black truffle roasted duck and fried homemade pumpkin tofu.
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
In 2015, Hélène Darroze was awarded the accolade of The World’s Best Female Chef proving London is lucky to have her. Her French gastronomy, showcased at Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, has earned her three Michelin stars, the first two just two years after opening.
Enter the elegant, artfully designed dining room and you’ll be treated to the ultimate culinary craftsmanship through dishes that are truly works of art.