Hush

Restaurants, Contemporary European Mayfair
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This swanky Mayfair restaurant and bar remains a draw more than 15 years after opening its doors out onto Lancashire Court - a prime bit of Mayfair turf that doubles as the venue’s particularly lovely courtyard dining area. Nabbing a table on those cobbles come summertime is certainly no picnic. 

There’s a global feel to the food menu here. Dishes range from salmon sashimi salad and tuna tartare with ponzu and avocado to white truffle tortelloni, whole roasted sea bass with lemon thyme butter, and chicken paillard with red pepper relish. Desserts include mars bar cheesecakes served with praline ice cream, and a white chocolate and Earl Grey crème brûlée.

Drinks enjoy equal billing thanks to a first floor cocktail lounge overseen by bar director, Pedro Solorzano. Expect classic mixes alongside a Hush gin martini (Hush boutique gin, orange Curacao, La Fe absinthe and lillet blanc) and the Hush Champagne cocktail, made with Russian Standard vodka, violet liqueur and Taittinger Brut.

Keep an eye out for fancy afternoon teas, too - served in the very classy Silver Room or out on those cobbles.

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Venue name: Hush
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Address: 8 Lancashire Court
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Zoe F
tastemaker

Tucked away in Mayfair’s swanky hidden courtyard, Hush is a welcoming and opulent venue. They recently hosted us for after work drinks, we were shown to our reserved section which was a comfortable and plush lounge area, carpeted with sofas and small tables in the corner. With the bill being footed by the company (woohoo) my colleagues and I obviously got through our fair share of cocktails… because obviously it would be rude not to right?! The drinks menu was extensive and had something to please everyone, all of those I sampled were tasty and well-made, not to mention very pretty. With all that alcohol consumption we also had sharing platters to nibble on, these included chicken cigars, satay chicken skewers, spring rolls, wild mushroom arancini with truffle mayonnaise and truffle fries. Expecting it just to be a little bite to eat, I was very impressed with the food offering. They were decent portions too with enough to go around, and everything tasted amazing! I would consider returning again for dinner and maybe just a cocktail or two. The staff were friendly and accommodating, and handled the service well which I appreciate can sometimes be a task with a group of our size. They were attentive, returning back often enough to take further orders and clear the tables of empties but not too much so that it’s overbearing. On the way to toilet I realised the place is a major celeb hotspot, you cannot miss their wall of famous faces displaying photos of the rich and famous dining a drinking there, though nobody was spotted on our attendance – but keep an eye out if you go, you never know who you might be sat next to! Cannot fault my experience, would definitely recommend.

Annabel-Zoe
Tastemaker

I walked into Hush from Lancashire Court in Mayfair and the word plush instantly came to mind. It has a large courtyard dining area and the inside is decorated like a grand townhouse. The Hush Gin & Jam Afternoon Tea was served in the Blades room, which during the day was a real suntrap and since there weren’t many tables, there was a good amount of space between groups. We were seated immediately and our first gin cocktail arrived swiftly after.


The selection of jams with clotted cream and scones were brilliant, but sadly most of the sandwiches were very dry and quite disappointing. I only enjoyed the coronation chicken open faced sandwich.


The drinks and food were served fast, however, definitely not with a smile by some. I asked a waitress whether she could take a group photo and she told me to wait quite abruptly and never returned. We also queried whether there were traces of nuts in the house gins and it took quite a while to get a definitive answer. The manager did come over to help and he was very attentive afterwards, which was slightly redeeming. Overall, I loved the gin and jam aspect of the afternoon tea, but as a savoury person, the sandwiches let down the whole experience. 

HarvtinisLDN
tastemaker

This place should definitely not be kept Hush. Love it here, great for alfresco dining and people watching on a cute little street in Mayfair. Also does am amazing afternoon tea and amazing bar menu. I recently visited just for drinks and ended up spending all evening there. Staff are really attentive and friendly and the place is always buzzing with a great atmosphere.

Yasmin B
tastemaker

I visited Hush for Classics in the Courtyard over Christmas. The courtyard was gorgeous, lit with fairy lights and heaters, and you were given complimentary popcorn and blankets whilst you watched the screening. We saw Love Actually and had a meal whilst watching. It was full table service, the cod in clam sauce was delicious, delicate and tasty. Their signature Mars Bar Cheesecake is a must try! It’s super rich, and probably ten thousand calories, but totally worth it.

Lindsey H

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I bought a TO deal for Blades at Hush.  Paid £52.20 using TO card. An Exclusive Offer so I was looking forward to it!


It was difficult to find as we were looking for 8 Brook St whereas it is actually 8 Lancashire Court. On entering the first floor 'fine dining restaurant' a blast of cold air hit me; not a good start! Polite waiter noticed my reaction to the cold and said he would turn the AC off.  The restaurant however remained cold for the duration of our visit so that I had to wear my coat and even my normally hot-blooded husband felt cold.  It was early so we were the only two diners.  However two hours later, only two other diners had arrived.  


We chose our cocktails - large and very aromatic. The waiter failed to give us our amuse bouches as per the menu so I had to ask for them:  we were given some bread, butter and olives. Nice but nothing special.  


We chose starters of Spinach Salad, which were very tasty and generous portions.


The main course menu had a £5 supplement for the Angus Sirloin Steak.  This had not been mentioned in the sample menu description online when I purchased the deal. My steak was fine but my husband's was a bit grissly. Came with hand cut chips which were beautifully salty.  


Desserts were good quality and one of them was a generous portion.  


We thought we might finish up with a cup of tea each to warm us up before making our homeward journey but decided against it as the waiter seemed engrossed in something in his corner.  


Just as well we didn't add on the tea as we were in for a shock when presented with the bill.  There was a non-discretionary service charge of £18.60! which I queried.  This also had not been mentioned in the TO deal description.  In fact, quite the opposite! I quote "Usually a menu that doesn't contain any numbers means that you should worry about your wallet at the end of the meal, but with this exclusive Time Out readers' offer, you can get yourself  this scrummy four-course meal and a cocktail for an un-shaken, stirring £29".


We had to pay it, as the waiter produced the bill we should have had ( had we not been on the TO deal) which was for   £142 something!  The meal and drink were certainly never worth that much, let alone the £80.80 it had cost us! 


Very disappointing evening as I have always been pleased with my frequent and previous TO offer s. Maybe a bit of discussion necessary between TO and the client. 





elladacas
tastemaker

So I visited Hush a while back and haven't returned even though I practically live in the courtyard where its placed. I guess the other bars have more atmosphere.. Its beautifully decorated and stylish with a touch of chic... The cocktails start at £12.50 last time I checked and they defo packed a punch!

Its just lacking in ambiance .. A shame but don't let that deter you! Its worth seeing .. I had a deliciously sinful bubblegum Martini here with candyfloss and popping candy..ladies...you'll want in on that ;)

SJB
Staff WriterStaff Comp

I have been going to Hush for years and over that time it has evolved. It's my go to place in Mayfair if I'm meeting a friend, mid week. In the summer it's great because you can eat on the terrace and there's a great atmosphere. It's a place that is more style over substance, the food is good but not great and it is over priced for what it is. Downstairs is more brasserie style, upstairs is fine dining. There is a great bar which gets quite busy in the evenings but great to pop into after a busy weekend shopping day on bond St.

Positives: atmosphere, Al fresco dining, wide menu

Could improve: sometimes lacks consistency on the food

Great for: drinks after work, drinks after shopping, meeting up with friends for dinner or an impromptu date night.