British Brasserie Mews of Mayfair

Restaurants , British Mayfair
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The Brasserie at Mews of Mayfair features British produce and British cooking extensively: there is even a map of the British Isles on the menu showing where their raw materials come from, such as beef from Devon and Yorkshire, and halloumi cheese from Sussex. The food is fairly simple modern fare and includes five cuts of steak cooked on the Josper Grill. On Sundays there is a ‘Roast and Toast’ menu, two courses for £20 or three for £25. There are two bars, the Cocktail Bar on the ground floor (which also serves light meals and afternoon tea) and the Lounge Bar (with DJ’s decks) in the basement. There are three private rooms: the top-floor Dining Room with its own Chef’s Menu, the Art Gallery, and La Cave, which doubles as a wine retailer.

Venue name: British Brasserie Mews of Mayfair
Contact:
Address: 10 Lancashire Court
London
W1S 1EY
Opening hours: Mon-Fri noon–3.30pm; 6– 11pm, Sat noon-11pm; Sun noon–5pm.
Price: £41 and over
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Sonia C

I went here for a very late lunch on a Friday. The fact that we were the last diners & literally the only people in the restaurant did not detract from the friendly welcome & warm atmosphere. The food was absolutely delicious. We both fancied soup but they'd run out so offered us starters on the house to compensate for any disappointment- incredible customer service. We had a lovely afternoon & were not rushed at all despite leaving as the evening service began. The prices aren't cheap but this is Mayfair- overall highly recommended

Hollibakes
Tastemaker

I don't tend to venture into Mayfair much, but I was persuaded by the good reviews I had read about this place. Firstly, the location is lovely. Tucked away down a brightly lit alley, with Christmas lights twinkling away. The restaurant is upstairs, and a little difficult to find if you haven't been around this area before. It's not overly posh, but the atmosphere is great. 


I cannot fault the waiting staff, they were all superb. Very professional and attentive. Couldn't do enough for us, and were pretty knowledgable about the food they were serving, which is always good! The food itself was also delicious. I would describe it as high end gastro pub style cooking. BUT, the price just doesn't justify the food. And don't even get me started on the portion sizes. I ordered the butternut squash and goats cheese ravioli as a main, so paid £17 for it. When it arrived I thought it was a joke, TWO pieces of ravioli with some butternut squash puree on the top. That was it. I would've expected at least double that for the price I was paying. I left feeling dissatisfied and hungry, so for that reason I probably won't be returning here.

MissLDN
Tastemaker

Mayfair is not my usual go to area, but it was worth leaving my comfort zone, especially with the Christmas lights on.


The restaurant is in a nice alley and I walked down in awe - the staff was really friendly and attentive. Once seated it took us a while to decide (not the easiest when you are trying to catch up as well) - we both ordered a Gin/Tonic (and it's not the standard version - each Gin is paired with a different, matching Tonic - sooo delicious!). The menu was varied and made it even hard for me to choose from (being vegetarian) - I started with the Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, followed by the Salsify and Honey Roast Carrots as a side. The size of the portions is good and I have to admit, that I did not manage to finish my main. Unfortunately there was no more room for dessert, which in my case was not too bad, as I am not a fan of sweets and I could not find any cheese on the dessert menu (which I am unable to refuse at all times).


The overall experience was great and it felt like a real "adult like" night out - being a bit more pricey it's more a treat, than a regular dinner place, but I think great food/atmosphere is worth it.

Sarah G
Tastemaker

Time out had a great £25 freebie voucher which I jumped at. 


The restaurant is in a lovely part of London that I don't go to that much. I very much enjoyed the walk there. The restaurant itself is lovely - spacious, quiet, professional, friendly but elevated service. 


I wanted so many things from the menu but settled on raw venison and lobster macaroni cheese. Oh, my goodness they were delicious. The venison - really peppery and textural with generous slices of bread. The lobster macaroni cheese - so perfect - great sized portion, arriving crisp and golden and every mouthful unctuous, luxurious and comforting. I was especially pleased they weren't snooty about me asking for a doggy bag, My companion said his mackerel  starter was lovely but his pork belly accompanied by charred cabbage was less so - the cabbage was not so much charred as incinerated! 


We were stuffed and off to the cinema so didn't have dessert sadly.


The bill for 2 with a carafe of wine with our voucher was about £65 was was great value - but if we'd had to pay full price I think I wouldn't have felt it was great value. It's obviously a swish part of London and that comes at a premium - I would love to go again but without another offer I doubt I will - which is a bit sad.

Neil K
Tastemaker

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we both had a great time. It's relaxed and not overly swanky environment but it is tucked away in the beautiful little secluded pedestrian mews in Mayfair. As you should expect from the location it is not cheap, but then I would say that you get what you pay for on this front so I think they can justify the high end pricing, though there are medium priced options avaliable, the menu is on their website.

The standard of food we had was high. I had artichoke soup (which was amazing) and fish and chips which was good though not as amazing, for fish and chips I prefer a slightly larger portion. However my girlfriend had mac & cheese to start and then moules-frites, and the portion of mussels was so enormous that it could easily have been a sharer. They were fantastically fresh and I had my fill of those so overall I really couldn't complain. We ended up being so full that we couldn't manage any desert.

The service was super, and they had no qualms accepting our offer which while not essential did help take the sting out of the price. Overall from our experience I'd thoroughly recommend the place.

Elisa R
Tastemaker

Love:

- The atmosphere: realexed vibe in a very small restaurant - I don't reckon it can sit more than 35 people at once - with simple, wooden decoration. The only 'fancy' and original element here is the potted cabbage you can find on the window sills and every table.

- The dessert cocktails: YUM! For a decent (jokes) £14, you can get an amazing custard cocktail as a dessert. Not for those who can't take anything too heavy both in terms of fat and booziness but if you're a fat hoover such as I am, you'll probably love it.

- The food: the menu is made of classic dishes you'd find in any pub, only a bit higher quality.

- The service: every waiter and waitress is lovely and helpful. We haven't had to touch the bottle of wine a single because some dude was discretely coming behing me and refilling our glasses for us. I'm clearly not used to this type of luxury so felt I was really treating myself.


Hate:

- The price: oooooh Nelly, it's expensive! I've already mentioned the cocktail but seriously, everything was way overpriced. £17 for a burger... Err, totally unjustifiable. And don't even get me started on the £4.50 bottle of water. Plain outrageous.

elladacas
tastemaker

Ahhhh the good old Mews! To say I'm a regular here is an understatement!

I practically live here lol . though that's nothing to be proud of, I can give you the best cocktail recommendations as I've had them all! They now have two venues. The upstairs menu is the best as it has the largest variety and some of the tastiest cocktails I've had! I highly recommend the English garden which is champagne based and the new bond girl! Oooooo lala .

I've spent countless evenings here and when the clock strikes 9 a DJ plays tunes downstairs.

Though the downstairs is not a beautiful as upstairs its where all the action takes place! Men in suits loose their inhibitions on the dance floor and the bottles of veuve just seem to flow! The menu downstairs isn't as good so stick to champagne. Yes they're not cheap but its a great night! £15-17 per cocktail

Carmen
Staff Writer

Love this place hidden in a small muse in the hear of busy London! The bar offers classic cocktails in a comfy atmosphere. A must go to place before diner in London.


Need to add another comment for this place...I enjoyed a lazy hot Sunday afternoon on their terrace and tried for the first time their red berry smoothie which was delicious. This is really a nice and cosy place to relax and cool off some the heat in London. 

Sarah J
tastemaker

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere at this tucked away and hidden hole in the wall. I was quite surprised that all the diners appeared to be male, but that could have just been due to the close location to Piccadilly / St James' / Green Park. The food was great and such generous portions. It had a really warm, old English and cosy atmosphere and the staff were amazing. So kind, thoughtful and attentive. We all ordered different things off the a la carte menu, and I was particularly impressed with the fish and chips. I would definitely go back.

Christie A

With so many restaurants in London it's a good sign when you've been to one at least 5 times. That is the case with the Mews for me. Love the atmosphere and as you can sit inside or out, it also feels like two very different places. The menus is outstanding and so varied. You can add lobster to pretty much anything including the burger and the mac and cheese. The lane-way has a very Euro vibe with the candles and lights so sitting out here enjoying your meal and a drink is the perfect night. 

aerweise
Tastemaker

The atmosphere of the downstairs bar is nice, it feels modern, stylish, but not over the top so that it is still relaxed.

The brasserie upstairs is a bit more rustic, but beautifully done. The warm light and the wooden tables give it a cosy atmosphere.

We had a Time Out voucher, for 3 course set menu, with a glass of champagne.

The champagne we had was Pommery and had a good drinking temperature. The staff in the bar and the brasserie were remarkably friendly and courteous however, service was a bit slow unfortunately, which I think was mainly down to the kitchen. It took quite a while for each of our courses to arrive.

The presentation of the food was great, however the flavours we’re a bit disappointing.

My starter, smoked duck with burnt chicory, hazelnuts and cherries was okay, but not a revelation. The main course was pea and shall ravioli with crushed peas and basil, which was only lukewarm and the ravioli seemed slightly undercooked. Finally the dessert was for me the biggest disappointment: iced fruits of the forest with hot white chocolate. This appeared to be simply frozen mixed berries with a sprinkle of white chocolate. The chocolate was cold and rock solid and the berry mix way to sour to have a please taste.

Given the nice atmosphere and the friendly staff, I would probably give Mews of Mayfair another chance, and order from their a la card menu, which sounds quite nice.

Charly Lester
Staff Writer

Great food, great atmosphere.  Perfect for a girly lunch, a date, or dinner with the boys.  Down to earth staff, affordable food, and a really great venue.