If you want to drive the agenda when it comes to talking about the next best thing, then head to Mayfair where you’ll find some of the trendiest restaurants in London. When we talk trend, we’re actually referring to what’s on your plate. These Mayfair restaurants combine sass with chic, daring with deliberation and come up with some of the most delicious, sometimes experimental, always memorable dishes. Come and try for yourself and you’ll be the talk of the town.
This Michelin starred restaurant calls its cooking style ‘Liberated Nanyan Cooking’. Why? They believe in heritage and freedom in equal portions, which makes choosing this restaurant a thrilling option. Nanyang is a culinary heritage originating from the southern seas of China – a region that has been blessed with a tropical climate, rich with diverse spices, produce and cooking techniques. The respect for heritage is balanced beautifully with the freedom to innovate and evolve Chinese cooking, which has resulted in the most delicious foodie rebellion.
65 South Audley Street, London W1k 2QU
Native at Browns
Introducing Browns Brook Street’s first ever restaurant – Native at Browns. The team from Native, pioneers of ethical dining, present their award winning menu to Mayfair – homing in on truly seasonal produce and foraged ingredients. Standing up for Britain’s culinary heritage, founders Imogen and Ivan have created an innovative, wild and sustainable menu, which fits perfectly with the philosophy of its new home, Browns. Foraging for food is much like foraging for fashion they say, it’s all about the delight of discovering something rare, delicious and seasonal and putting it together for the perfect fit. Come and try some fun dining for yourself and do something good for the planet too.
39 Brook Street, London W1K 4AH
Where to go when you want an authentic Indian dining experience? Look no further than Jamavar, which takes you to the heart of fine Indian dining. Named after the intricate and vibrant 16th century shawls of Kashmir, this restaurant is the last word in Indian cuisine and has been the meeting point for master chefs from the royal kitchens of the north to the creators of incredible cooking techniques from the Southern shores, to create delightful dishes to tempt and please. There are also a series of fun taster plates alongside signature Jamavar dishes, which will take you on a magical culinary ride. How could you possibly resist?
8 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3NF
Jean-Georges at the Connaught
The Wandering Palette
Presenting spring on a plate, Jean-Georges at the Connaught is nothing less than a work of art. World-renowned chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, who is known for creating imaginative menus is inspired, this time, by the city and also brings to the table his love of the Far East. With a host of farm to table produce on offer, to tempt and delight, it’s time to rediscover the world. Their much loved (and missed) pizzas – black truffle, prosciutto or asparagus and spiced salami editions are back, so everyone can heave a sigh of relief.
Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL
Nothing can be finer than sharing some robatayaki cuisine and sushi on a sunny day. For the uninitiated, robatayaki is a cooking method which involves placing seafood and vegetables over hot charcoal – and Roka is famous for it- and its award winning dishes. The seasonal tasting menu is a must and includes such delights as sea bream fillet, ryotei miso and red onion and yaki asparagus with sweet soy and sesame.
30 North Audley Street, London W1K 6ZF
The Cafe Biltmore Restaurant & Terrace
The Terrace is the last word in al fresco. Foliage covered ‘living’ walls cosy up to comfortable seating and the addition of the ceiling heaters make this a great place to spend quality time – even when the spring nights turn a little bit chilly. Seasonally inspired menus feature a host of dishes of wood fired fish and meats, fresh seafood, signature salads and plant based plates. Featuring flavours from around the world, close your eyes and enjoy the aroma from the open grill whilst you enjoy the great outdoors.
44 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP
A Seafood Institution
Scott’s was originally opened as an oyster warehouse in 1851 and being amongst the five oldest restaurants in London has kept true to its history. Established as one of the most fashionable and glamourous restaurants in town, Scott’s has welcomed film stars, politicians and writers through the decades. Rumour has it that it’s where James Bond’s famous dry martini ‘shaken not stirred’ was created, as Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming was a regular visitor. Why not enjoy the taste of the coast while you watch the world go by on Mount Street? An absolute must for seafood cognoscenti.
20 Mount Street, London