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Mayfair bars and pubs

Discover our favourite bars and pubs in Mayfair, one of London's most exclusive areas

Mayfair has long been a favourite haunt of the rich and privileged, but that doesn't mean the bars are stuffy. Places like Trader Vic's and the infamous Mahiki are fun and kitschy. Those wishing to enjoy more elegant surroundings might try the sophisticated and inviting Coburg Bar or American Bar, with its gorgeously low-lit interior.

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Mayfair bars

American Bar at the Beaumont

Critics' choice

The lobby bar of Corbin and King's understated art deco hotel has impeccable service and top-notch tipples in a low-lit and discreet setting, where only the tables are bathed in pools of light.

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Coburg Bar

Critics' choice

The Connaught has always had the most country house-like feeling of London’s great hotels, and the effect reaches perfection in the effortlessly beautiful Coburg.

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The Connaught Bar

Critics' choice

Among the villas and mansions in the heart of Mayfair is one of the city’s best hotels – The Connaught is luxury on a different level and its two bars are both unsurprisingly stunning.

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Claridge's Bar

Claridge’s remains one of London’s best hotels. The downside: everyone knows it, and its beautiful bar (designed by David Collins) can be a little oversubscribed.

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Donovan Bar

Any bar that features something called a Sticky & Sweet-ini needs to be approached with caution, even if it is named after one of the finest photographers ever to snap London’s Swinging Sixties.

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Mahiki

Don’t try to take this mock-Polynesian palace seriously. You can’t. It’s silly, it’s tacky, it attracts monied airheads – and it’s bags of fun.

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Polo Bar

‘Art deco lite’ might best describe the look of the Westbury Hotel’s Polo Bar: the bar is marble-topped, the tables are inlaid wood, the pillars chunky and square.

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Trader Vic's

This warren of Samoan-themed, carved-wood campery in the bowels of the Hilton has been here since 1963. There’s even a cocktail in honour of its arrival: the London Sour.

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Audley

The expansive, carved-wood and gilt interior of the Audley is filled mostly by regulars, with this portion of Mayfair sitting a little off the tourist trail.

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Guinea

‘Established 1675’ says the sign outside and, tucked down a sought-after Mayfair mews, this venerable establishment is truly a thoroughbred in the Young’s stable.

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Punch Bowl

'Camera equipment strictly prohibited’ says the notice outside what was a pretty standard local pub until it was taken over by Guy Ritchie and two of his pals.

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Ross
Ross

A recently opened Bar in Mayfair by the design of the architect Mark Hatter with unique signature cocktail of Candy Floss Martini and a real Flaming Moo. The bar is located in 14 Maddox street in the basement.