The UK is a nation of foodies and thankfully, we have embraced some of the greatest food and culture from around the world. So when it comes to choosing a great spot to eat, the choice is yours and sometimes, the choice can be overwhelming.
We have restaurants for all kinds of cuisines, cultures and tastes. And when it comes to finding a great space to eat in Mayfair, you are spoilt for choice. In fact, there are so many different options it can feel overwhelming but do not fear because this guide is going to help you find the best places to eat at any time of the day.
Best Places for Breakfast in Mayfair
We have become a nation that loves breakfast and, its partner in crime, the casual brunch. Of course, our tastes and palates have become somewhat more refined in recent years and breakfast in Mayfair is no different when it comes to offering the best dishes to start your day.
From your staple and hearty full English breakfast to European delicacies which have you dreaming of the South of France or the Amalfi coast, here are some of our top recommendations for breakfast in Mayfair.
Mount St. Restaurant
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Location: Mount St. Restaurant, First Floor, 41-43 Mount St, London W1K 2RX
Website: Mount St. Restaurant & Rooms | Modern Dining in Mayfair (mountstrestaurant.com)
Enjoy breakfast against a backdrop of extraordinary artworks at one of Mayfair's hottest new eateries, the Mount St. Restaurant. Open from 7.30am on weekdays and 8am on weekends, breakfast is inspired by London classics, including a traditional full English breakfast, Oscietra caviar omelette, devilled kidneys on toast, kedgeree, and eggs benedict.
Plants by Deliciously Ella
Location: 18 Weighhouse St, Mayfair, London W1K 5LU
Having found fame in the internet world delivering ideas and recipes in the plant-based world, Deliciously Ella (Ella Woodward) has established her own little corner in Mayfair to serve the dishes she has written about and more. In her own words, Plants is “passionate about natural, plant-based food, that highlights the delicious diversity and abundance of plants.”
The menu is a smorgasbord of plant-based delights including corn fritters, smoky beans and avocado smash. For anyone with a sweet tooth, there is no need to worry, the delicious brownies will keep you going. Why not also try the lattes which include matcha or turmeric and even their cold pressed juices are the talk of the town!
Location: 83 Duke Street, Mayfair, W1K 5PF
Do you like eggs? Like, really like eggs? If the answer is yes then, Popina is the place for you. From traditional poached, fried and soft scrambled eggs to the more exotic dishes which include Shakshuka (baked turkish eggs) or Popina’s Ranchos with Lime Guacamole (Fried eggs on blue corn tortilla or sourdough, chipotle- spiced tomato and black bean sauce) then you are going to be pleasantly surprised and hooked!
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Location: 30 Avery Row, London, W1K 4BB
Everbean simply describes itself as; Coffee. Breakfast. Wine Bar. And, what better way to enjoy your morning than with at least two of those three things. In the heart of Mayfair, this coffee/breakfast/wine bar location has really become a locals paradise - and a friendly welcome to all of those visiting.
Whether it is the homemade granola or the fresh pastries that take your fancy, Everbean is the kind of place that you find yourself going for breakfast and staying until wine o’clock. Definitely for all of those who enjoy something quick or laid back and the coffee is delicious!
Best Places for Lunch in Mayfair
Lunch is some people’s favourite time of day. Whether it's a leisurely meal with friends or a quick bite as you break from the office, what’s not to love?
Whether you’re looking to enjoy modern takes on British gastronomy or you want to try the best there is in Japanese, French, Middle Eastern or Scandinavian cuisine, Mayfair has you covered.
Here are some of our top recommendations for lunch in Mayfair.
Location: 41 North Audley St, Mayfair, W1K 6ZP
North Audley is a foodies paradise with NAC being one of its crown jewels. For lovers of French cuisine and comfort food, NAC should be one of the top destinations on your list when you visit Mayfair.
This stunning French bistro will set you at ease as soon as you walk through the door, thanks to its inviting atmosphere and the smell of freshly prepared food in the air. NAC offers a wide selection of delicacies you are bound to enjoy. This location is known for its exciting lunches that cater to both those who want to try something light and for those that want a heartier meal.
For those of you who love brunch, the NAC also has this covered. With their brunch menu being a standout in the city. A firm favourite for restaurant goers is pairing their brunch or lunch with some of their amazing cocktails, that really bring out the flavours of the food and drink you are trying
Native at Browns
Location: 39 Brook Street, London, W1K 4JE
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.
Their seasonal menu which is based on small plates - and thus ideal for lunchtimes - is something that any gastronome worth their knowledge would enjoy. From their Marketmore Cucumbers, Fermented Scallop Hot Sauce & Barley Cracker to Beef Onglet, Bone Marrow Crumb, Confit Garlic & Compost Jus, there is a selection of ingredients which perfectly complement one another and make lunch a delight as you can have many small plates and share with friends, company or just to satisfy your taste buds!
Best Places for Dinner in Mayfair
If you’re looking for a place to dine, Mayfair is not going to disappoint. With a choice of 16 Michelin star restaurants, pubs and worldwide cuisine, you’d be hard pressed to not find something for a delicious evening meal.
Whether it's for a romantic escape or a fun get together with friends, why not do it at some of the most beautiful restaurants the city has to offer.
So, here are our top recommendations for dinner in Mayfair.
Location: 30 North Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 6ZF
Moments from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, Roka is situated in the cool, calm environs of Mayfair’s North Audley Street, and serves up an eclectic offering of Japanese robatayaki cuisine.
From sushi and sashimi to tempura, snacks and salads, this contemporary restaurant is perfect for all occasions. Named to mean ‘a place where food and drinks are shared with friends (ro) and heat, warmth and an all-embracing energy surround (ka),’ the principal cuisine is from the robata grill, which originates from the fishermen of the northern coastal waters off Japan, who would cook the fish on the boats with different charcoals and share the bounty with one another using their oars.
The tasting menu is arguably one of the most interesting features of the whole experience. Providing two different options, the chefs have come up with something that really captures the ideas and visions of fine dining done the Japanese way.
Featuring dishes such as gyuniku to goma no gyoza, kuruma-ebi (black tiger prawn tempura crushed wasabi pea and chilli mayonnaise) and suzuki no yuzu-shiso fuumiyaki (fillet of seabass, yuzu-shiso and ginger seaweed salad) a 10 course option including dessert is one for the gastronome looking to experience something truly different!
Location: 65 South Audley Street, London
This 1 star Michelin restaurant elevates the tastes of Chinese cuisine to new levels and, thanks to its status as an award winning restaurant, Kai Mayfair is not only good, it’s very popular!
The variety in the menu is equally something that distinguishes Kai from other great Chinese restaurants in the city. The dinner menu includes traditional items such as aromatic crispy duck which comes with lettuce to be used as ‘wraps’ with cucumber pickle condiment.
But what makes Kai stand out as a restaurant is its gloriously opulent interior simply oozes romance, and the food is likely to leave you weak at the knees too: it features luxe items like lobster, tiger prawns and wagyu beef prepared in a modern Chinese style. Don’t forget to leave space for dessert: the ‘six shades of chocolate” is chocoholic heaven, and there’s a durian soufflé for more daring diners.
Location:34 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London
Ever since it opened back in 2011, 34 Restaurant has become a modern classic. Known for having a welcoming atmosphere and unique feel, the restaurant is filled with contemporary art for you to enjoy from the moment you enter and throughout your time there.
Featuring an eclectic menu, this restaurant is known for its high quality ingredients, beautifully designed dishes and skill in the kitchen. Guests love the use of an open kitchen, with the star attraction being the grill. The girl is used for more than just beef, with Head Chef Paul Brown wanting to use the grill to fuller flavours to their seasonal game, fish and shellfish.