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June 2021: Flemings Mayfair, has appointed Sofian Msetfi as Executive Chef. Sofian joins from his position as Head Chef of the Michelin-starred Oak Room at Adare Manor in County Limerick. Sofian has created three tasting menus – five-courses (£50 lunch only) plus seven (£70) and nine-courses (£90), including vegetarian options. The quintessentially British, 1930’s-inspired restaurant, designed by Tony Filmer, is awash with understated glamour and now boasts its own private entrance on Clarges Street. 

survey result

Summary

£100
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A delight!” – Shaun Rankin’s “exceptional” and “beautifully presented” cuisine at this posh, Mayfair hotel dining room wins acclaim from all reporters this year: “not sure why it doesn’t have a stronger following – highly under-rated”. He made his name on Jersey – an ‘ormer’ is a Channel Islands gastropod – before shifting to the capital in 2016. “It’s a beautiful interior, but the basement setting can make it a bit gloomy for lunch”.

Summary

£100
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A delight!” – Shaun Rankin’s “exceptional” and “beautifully presented” cuisine at this posh, Mayfair hotel dining room wins acclaim from all reporters this year: “not sure why it doesn’t have a stronger following – highly under-rated”. He made his name on Jersey – an ‘ormer’ is a Channel Islands gastropod – before shifting to the capital in 2016. “It’s a beautiful interior, but the basement setting can make it a bit gloomy for lunch”.

Summary

£100
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Somewhat more mixed feedback this year on Shaun Rankin’s “smart” two-year-old tenure at this Mayfair dining room. For the most part, reports continue to extol his “extremely original and exciting cuisine” (even if it’s “seriously expensive”), but service can hit the wrong note, and the “rather hotel-y” basement setting “could be more cheery”.

Summary

£120
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Star Channel Islands chef, Shaun Rankin “brings Jersey flavours to the heart of London” at this year-old venture: the new occupant of a classically smart, basement dining room of a Mayfair hotel. It’s one of the highest-rated openings of recent times: “the food looks fabulous but even better is its exceptional flavour”.

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Have you eaten at Ormer Mayfair by Sofian, Flemings Mayfair Hotel?

Owner's description

Ormer Mayfair is under the direction of Executive Chef Sofian Msetfi. Sofian brings a wealth of experience, having worked at some of the most respected Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK and Ireland. Diners will enjoy exciting tasting menus (including a vegetarian tasting menu) with five courses for lunch and either seven or nine courses for dinner. Sofian’s impeccable modern British dishes boast the best locally sourced and seasonal British produce, all served in the inimitable style that has helped Ormer Mayfair garner so many accolades since opening.

Ormer has been voted one of the top five restaurants in London by the Hardens Restaurant Guide and is consistently rated as one of the top ten restaurants in London for Fine Dining on TripAdvisor.

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Always available 6
Menu2 90.00 Dinner only 8
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
6, 12, 24
No shorts
45
Yes

The chef

Sofian joins from his position as Head Chef of the Michelin-starred Oak Room at Adare Manor in County Limerick, Ireland. With an impressive 15 years' experience working at some of the most respected Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK and Ireland, Sofian will lead the new culinary direction at Ormer Mayfair, that will focus solely on tasting menus for an elevated dining experience.

Sofian's impressive career began at Michelin-starred Longridge Restaurant, before moving to The Hand and Flowers (two Michelin stars) under the mentorship of Tom Kerridge. Prior to joining Adare Manor, he spent four years at Midsummer House (two Michelin stars), working alongside Chef Patron Daniel Clifford.

 

Private dining

There is no better way to experience our exclusive menus by Executive Chef Sofian Msetfi at Ormer Mayfair than to book one of the unique private dining rooms; the ideal setting for a special occasion or celebration, client entertainment or elegant company dinner.

7-12 Half Moon Street, London, W1J 7BH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

The 2020 Harden's Guide

2020 Hardens London Restaurant Guide

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