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Summary

Marlon Abela’s “serene oasis tucked away in the midst of bustling Mayfair is a delight”, and was one of London’s highest-rated all-rounders this year. Arnaud Bignon’s “terrific cuisine” has “the hallmarks of impressive refinement and precision”, but even so risks being eclipsed by arguably “the biggest and most-in-depth wine list in the country”. Service is “exceptional”, in particular the “charming and knowledgeable sommelier”, and “a well-spaced interior that ought be be very corporate is actually lovely and memorable”. “The only downer is the eye-popping prices” but on practically all accounts they are worth it.

£110
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Absolute professionalism” characterises Marlon Abela’s calm “oasis”, “hidden” down a mews in a quiet part of Mayfair, particularly when it comes to chef Arnaud Bignon’s “complex” cuisine, or the cellaring of its “amazing wine list” (“arrive an hour early to read it”). Prices are scary however, and although the setting can seem “romantic”, it can also appear “stuffy” or “lacking atmosphere”.

£130
Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Arnaud Bignon’s cuisine is “top notch”, but it’s the “hugely impressive wine list” (“What breadth! What depth!”) that draws connoisseurs to Marlon Abela’s “spacious”, “lovely” and luxurious haunt, “tucked away” in a Mayfair mews; the food can seem “a bit frothy and fancy” though… and “fiendishly expensive”.

£130
Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“An oasis of peace”, “tucked away” in a Mayfair mews with “discreet” service, where Arnaud Bignon’s “inventive but un-gimmicky” cuisine is the counterpoint to an “enormous”, “connoisseur’s” wine list; apart from the fact it’s “cripplingly expensive”, what’s not to like?

£128
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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10.30 pm
27a Hays Mews, London, W1J 5NY
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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm

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