Mayfair is known as one of the most upmarket areas in London, with its elegant boutiques and art galleries. It’s also home to some of the top restaurants in the capital, ranging from casual all-day eateries to Michelin starred fine dining. We’re sharing the best restaurants in Mayfair, London which are personal favourites. Let us know which ones you’d add to this list in the comments below.
Best Restaurants in Mayfair
Tokimeite is one of the top Japanese restaurants in Mayfair. Located on chic Conduit Street, it’s a memorable dining experience. In Japan, chef Yoshihiro Murata has 3 Michelin starred restaurants, including the three Michelin star Kikunoi in Kyoto. For an authentic taste of Japan, try the omakase menu, meaning that you tell the chef what you like and he’ll surprise you.
Ella Canta is a great choice for Mexican cuisine. Renowned chef Martha Ortiz has come up with a creative menu that’s strong on flavour, in a very glamorous setting within the Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane. Staff are skilled at explaining the dishes and wine list. They’ll also rustle up some delicious cocktails including the signature margaritas. The red snapper is particularly good or if you’re feeling adventurous, try the gold grasshoppers!
Also at the Intercontinental, Theo Randall is one of the top Italian restaurants in Mayfair. Celebrating 10 years, the dining room has a fresh new look but the quality of the produce remains unchanged. We highly recommend the bottomless bruch, with a huge array of dishes to choose from.
Sketch is a quirky 2 Michelin starred restaurant in Mayfair by French chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mazouz. From the Gallery with its artworks by David Shrigley to the Lecture Room and Library with its fine dining menu, the decor is as impressive as the food. Even the pod-shaped toilets are like something out of a scif-fi film.
Flemings Hotel Mayfair do fantastic afternoon tea created by Shaun Rankin in their stylish tea room. There’s a good selection of teas by The East India Company, including the hotel’s own blend. For fine dining, Ormer at Shaun Rankin is popular – we haven’t personally tried it but certainly enjoyed Ormer, Jersey.
Kai Mayfair is a chic restarurant on South Audley Street that is known for its liberated Chinese cooking. It’s held a Michelin star since 2009 for its authentic yet contemporary dishes.
Sexy Fish is an inimitable place to see and be seen, thanks to its striking decor with artworks by Damien Hirst and Frank Gehry. Designed by Martin Brudnizki, this Berkeley Square favourite is always great fun. The food is Asian inspired, with an extensive menu of sashimi, sushi, seafood and meat cooked on a Robata grill.
Nearby on Berkeley Street, Park Chinois is one of the best restaurants in Mayfair for dim sum. Recreating the opulence of the 1930s, they actually have their own in-house theatre company who host live entertainment. Restaurateur Alan Yau knows a thing or two about creating the right ambiance and it’s a very relaxing place. Try the roast duck or book in for afternoon tea with live music.
Iconic Mayfair restaurant The Square recently reopened on Bruton Street. Husband and wife team Clément Leroy and Aya Tamura are now at the helm. The Square is showcasing some of their favourite seasonal ingredients such as crisp red mullet with graffiti aubergine, shiitake and Sarawak pepper, and salt-baked pineapple with kombu, coconut and salted butter ice cream.
The Dorchester Grill is a perennial favourite on Park Lane, serving seasonal British cuisine in its stylish dining room. Since opening in 1931, it became known for grilled food yet its blue lobster chowder and sweet soufflé menu are also popular. Executive chef Guillaume Katola creates elegant dishes in the restaurant designed by Bruno Moinard. There’s a hand blown Murano glass chandelier and pivoting wall panels to give a different ambiance from day to evening.
Caviar House & Prunier is not only known for its delicious caviar. Its also a great place for smoked salmon of many different kinds and Tsarine Champagne, one of the best we’ve tasted. The Piccadilly flagship store is a haven of calm in bustling Mayfair.
We hope that this list of our favourite restaurants in Mayfair has whetted your appetite! Other top restaurants in Mayfair are Pollen Street Social, Goodmans Mayfair, El Pirata and Browns. Pin this for later if you’ve found it useful or share with friends.
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