Shopping in Mayfair

Mount Street Mayfair

Anyone with a serious interest in fashion should head straight to Mount Street, one of London’s most luxurious shopping destinations. Here, big-name designer stores vie for your attention: think Jenny Packham, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin, Pringle of Scotland, Malone Souliers, Roksanda and many more.

Where to have lunch in Mayfair

Cake shop counter with shelves stacked with cakes

Marchesi London

Mayfair is buzzing with picture-pretty restaurants with eye candy décor and delicious food.

Book a table at 34 Mayfair to feast on grilled beef, seasonal game, fish and shellfish, while admiring the art deco interiors. Tucked away off Grosvenor Square, this all-day brasserie is open for weekend brunch, lunch and dinner.

If you fancy something less formal, swing by one of Mayfair’s cafes for lunch.

The Parisian-style Hideaway on Mount Street is a hit with locals thanks to its choice of tasty and healthy salads, sandwiches and pastries that are baked in-house every morning. Star turns include its freshly baked waffles and signature lobster roll.

Other must-visit cafes on Mount Street include the Prada-owned pastry shop Marchesi with its incredible bakes, and The Connaught Patisserie, which offers homemade cakes, scones, pastries and coffee.

Afternoon tea in Mayfair

Tables and chairs sit alongside floor-to-ceiling windows

Jean-Georges at The Connaught. Image courtesy of Maybourne Hotel Group

Unwind with a traditional British afternoon tea with a dose of theatrics at Jean-Georges at the Connaught, a plush five-star hotel on Mount Street. Tuck into finger sandwiches, homemade scones and pretty pastries: think lemon and poppy seed cake; and apricot and caramel tart. The star attraction is the melt-in-the-mouth signature chocolate fondue.

Other local favourites include afternoon tea at The Biltmore Mayfair in Grosvenor Square, created by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. In an attractive garden setting, this delectable afternoon tea can be washed down with a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne or a choice of freshly brewed teas.

For an afternoon tea with an American twist, book a table at The Beaumont in Brown Hart Gardens, where highlights include the New York Blackout Cake and the ‘Snickers’ Macaroon. Vegan and children’s afternoon tea options are also available.

 

Dinner in Mayfair

The outdoor terrace of Scott's restaurant with black awning and tables and chairs on the pavement

Scott’s Restaurant.

Mayfair comes alive as night falls, and some of London’s best restaurants can be found here.

Top Mayfair restaurants include BiBi on North Audley Street, which offers creative modern Indian dishes – think sharing plates of chaat and grills – in a relaxed but classy setting.

Head to The Ivy Asia for artfully prepared Asian-inspired dining and wow-factor interiors. Dine at the sushi bar or in the main restaurant under the shade of 12 cherry blossom trees.

Other top picks include Scott’s in Mount Street, where you can sink your teeth into fish and shellfish dishes, or meat and seasonal game favourites. The restaurant also homes an oyster and Champagne bar.

After dark: Cocktail bars in Mayfair

The lounge area of a bar with a chandelier, comfy chairs, and three artworks around a fireplace

The Red Room

End your day on a high with an exquisitely created cocktails at Mr Fogg’s Apothecary, quirkily decked out with old grandfather clocks, wooden apothecary cabinets, and portraits of scientists, botanists and pharmacists. Based on Brook Street opposite Claridge’s hotel, expect wow-factor interiors and showstopping cocktails.

Visit The Red Room in The Connaught on Mount Street, a hidden gem that’s tucked away behind a velvet curtain from the hotel’s Champagne Room. Take a seat on a comfy armchair and sip on one of six cocktails while admiring the artwork: the bar has been filled with four red artworks from major female artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Ti-a Thuy Nguyen and Trina McKillen.