Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Mayfair
Hardens guides have spent 25 years compiling reviews of the best Mayfair restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 156 restaurants in Mayfair and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Mayfair restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Mayfair Restaurants
. Le Gavroche
French restaurant in Mayfair
43 Upper Brook St - W1
Londons oldest temple of Gallic gastronomy narrowly missed the No. 1 slot in this years survey, but for its legions of fans remains the absolute pinnacle of fine dining. Established by Albert Roux nearly 50 years ago (and run by his son, Michel Roux Jr for the last 25), its hallmark style combines richly indulgent cuisine (overseen by head chef Rachel Humphrey) and an astonishing, predominantly French wine list, served in a classy if dated, 70s-France basement setting, while it follows a pleasing, slightly anachronistic formula (jackets required for men, ladies menus dont have prices). Ever-attentive, charming and unostentatious staff add further to the experience, as does the accessibility and personal attention of the main man, who is much in evidence. The price? best not to ask, but the set lunch is stonking value. Top Menu Tip soufflé Suissesse.
. La Petite Maison
French restaurant in Mayfair
54 Brook's Mews - W1
The wonderful flavours of Southern Europe (sharing plates, that are not your typical French food: much lighter and fresher, prepared to an incredibly high standard and with everything tasting of its ingredients and the sun!) plus a fantastic, Côte dAzure atmosphere to match, inspire simply outstanding feedback on Arjun Waneys busy and noisy Mayfair haunt
even if prices are flabbergasting and its something of a hedge fund canteen.
Fish & seafood restaurant in Mayfair
20 Mount St - W1
Impossibly glamorous and oozing class Richard Carings sumptuous Mayfair star-magnet always creates a sense of occasion. Effortlessly polished service provides impeccable fish and seafood (so fresh it practically swims onto your plate!) in an understated setting full of old world charm.
. The Araki
Japanese restaurant in Mayfair
Unit 4 12 New Burlington St - W1
Peerless (and that goes for the bill too
). Given the bankruptcy-inducing set price of a meal, it would be easy to feel let down by this Mayfair 9-seater, where world-leading expert in his field Chef Mitsuhiro Araki (who earnt three Michelin stars in Tokyo, and gave them up to move to London) prepares and serves the sushi, right in front of you. However, not one of the reports we received on this stunning, intimate, authentic, and completely unique experience were anything other than totally rapturous, and it scored the surveys highest food mark this year: bliss
if at a cost.
Indian restaurant in Mayfair
42 Albemarle St - W1
The Sethi familys fabulous and exciting venue, near The Ritz, is Londons most talked-about posh Indian nowadays. Downstairs is an old-style speakeasy with a superb cocktail bar, but the main action is the gorgeous and clubby colonial-style restaurant, where staff imbued with impeccable, old-school manners provide a unique twist on subcontinental dining, blending regional traditions with fine-dining disciplines. Top Menu Tip beautifully spiced grilled meats.
. Alyn Williams, Westbury Hotel
British, Modern restaurant in Mayfair
37 Conduit St - W1
Consistently punching above its weight Alyn Williamss inventive cuisine and the most charming service are often in excess of expectations at this windowless hotel dining room, off Bond Street, whose widely spaced tables are ideal for a discreet business meal.
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Heddon Street Kitchen
London British, Modern £59
Just off Regent Street, a handy brasserie-style operation serving thoroughly competent but rather unremarkable dishes at prices seemingly inflated by association with proprietor Gordon Ramsay.... More
London British, Modern £47
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