The five best restaurants in Mayfair

Written on 23 June 2014 by Alistair Boscawen in London


Do you love good food? Here’s our mouth-watering guide to some of the best eating restaurants in Mayfair…

If you’re looking to eat out in the centre of town, get yourself down to Mayfair. Why, you ask? The simple answer is because this part of London offers the best there is when it comes to exquisite food, fine dining and unique experiences. And you’re definitely spoilt for choice – here’s a quick guide to the best:

Le Gavroche

We couldn’t mention Mayfair restaurants without talking about Le Gavroche. The first UK restaurant to be awarded one, two AND three Michelin stars, Le Gavroche is one of those luxury places in Mayfair that’s well worth a visit. The service is feted as the best in London, with head chef Michel Roux Junior taking over from his father, Albert, in 1991. Prices can be extraordinarily high in the evenings, but lunches are great value for money, with a three-course for £50 or so. Food-wise, Le Gavroche is all about classic French, with the luxury decor having remained the same since the late sixties.

Nobu

Everyone’s heard of Nobu. If you want to eat good, Japanese food, this restaurant’s a must. The 150 cover restaurant occupies the first floor of The Metropolitan Hotel on Park Lane and has a separate sushi bar, boasting incredible views over Hyde Park. The restaurant was the first European venture for the famed Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Favourites include the Omakase (‘leave it to the chef’) menu, while the £95 menu gives modern twists to more traditional dishes.

Hibiscus Restaurant

Established since 2007 in the centre of Mayfair, chef Claude Bosi sources his ingredients from the British Isles, creating dishes with a contemporary, yet classic feel. You can experience a unique dining setup with your own personal chef and wine waiter. For under £50, you can get three courses, half a bottle of wine, coffee and petit fours.

Maze

A mixture of French and Asian styles, Maze offers a great chance to sample a variety of tasting size dishes. With four private dining rooms, Maze is the place for intimate dining experiences, with classic cocktail offerings, fresh sushi and sashimi created in front of you.

Claridge’s

We just had to mention Claridge’s! Offering a world class dining experience, Gordon Ramsey at Claridge’s delivers an unforgettable feast for those looking for the best London’s got to offer. Relax in the opulent Art Deco scene, taste the delicious dishes from a Modern European menu that offers delectable treats such as Lock Duart salmon and Thyme Veloute. The Menu Prestige is just perfect for special occasions.

Alistair Boscawen

Alistair has 32 years’ experience as an estate agent, starting in the country house department of one of London’s main international agencies before moving to the Knightsbridge house department of the same agency and learning the difference in values between freehold, long lease and short lease houses in Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea and Mayfair.

All articles by Alistair Boscawen

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