British pubs are renowned the world over. Big and small, traditional and modern – there is no better place in the world to sample some of the best pub food than in Mayfair. Stop and let the world go by as you tuck into some real pub classics.
The Running Horse
Established in 1738, The Running Horse is the oldest public house and kitchen in Mayfair. In 2013 after being lovingly restored back to full health, this grande dame threw open her doors again to welcome old friends and new fans. Their award-winning team creates seasonal dishes all year round, serving lunch through to dinner with highlights like the Chopped Burger, TRH pies and the Lobster Croissant. All ingredients are sourced from some of the UK’s best independent food and drink producers – which means every time you visit, you get the full British experience – from field to bottle to table. Unusually for a pub, The Running Horse has outdone itself with its own take on a range of cocktails. Try the Bloody Mare (with smoked vodka) or a Spring Pea Collins with fresh pea juice, bay syrup, soda beetroot Mescal sours and gin. 50 Davies Street, Mayfair, London W1K 5JE.
The Barley Mow
Run by Cubitt House Group, the Barley Mow is an all-day British gastropub just of Grosvenor Square. With a grand bar and a stunning dining area, The Barley Mow is the perfect spot to enjoy a pub lunch, whether it’s a weekend treat or a mid-week work lunch. Choose from a range of delicious options from the bar menu to the a la carte menu and the choice of a special menu on Sundays. As well as a gorgeous pudding menu, with sharing options available. 80 Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6JG.
Newly renovated, The Audley is a beautiful pub to visit for some tasty food – whatever the occasion. As a restored Victorian building, The Audley has remained true to its roots and still has much resemblance to the pub it was. Serving delicious traditional pub food, The Audley is the perfect option for catch-up drinks and food with friends, or to complete the weekend. 41-43 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 2RX.