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May Fair Kitchen

Restaurants, Contemporary European Mayfair
5 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
May Fair Kitchen
Venue says We have unfortunately had to close for now, but you can buy vouchers for our Afternoon Tea, Masterclasses and experiences on our website

Time Out says

A Mayfair restaurant and bar with Mediterranean dishes focusing mostly on Spain and Italy. 

May Fair Kitchen says
As one of the most popular Italian restaurants in London, May Fair Kitchen are proud recipients of the ‘Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant 2019 – London’ award from LUX Life Magazine Global Hospitality Awards and has also recently won 'The Best Luxury Restaurant in London' from the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2019.

May Fair Kitchen embraces the art of shared dining in the heart of London’s luxury quarter, Mayfair. Showcasing the best of contemporary Spanish and Italian small plates, complemented with the finest wines and signature cocktails, a variety of memorable dining experiences await at Our Flagship Kitchen, sister restaurants to Monmouth Kitchen, Leicester Square Kitchen, Bloomsbury Street Kitchen and our Manchester kitchen - Peter Street Kitchen.

Our Cocktail Making Masterclass & Dinner is one of the top things to do in London on a Saturday. Take a lesson from the professionals in the art of creating deliciously crafted cocktails while enjoying a selection of canapés. Afterwards, enjoy a well-deserved dinner of contemporary Spanish and Italian cuisine in our relaxed dining areas.
May Fair Kitchen also serves Our Traditional Charbonnel Et Walker Afternnon Tea, which introduces a chocolate twist. Our Afternoon Tea is a winner of an 'Award of Excellence' from the Afternoon Tea Awards.



Address: The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel
The MayFair Hotel
70 Stratton Street
Menu: View Menu
Opening hours: Lunch served Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm & Sat-Sun 12.30-3pm; Afternoon tea served Mon-Fri 2pm-4.30pm Sat-Sun 1pm-4.30pm; Dinner served Sun-Thu 6-10.30pm & Fri-Sat 6-11pm
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5 out of 5 stars

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This is one of the best restaurant in London. Top quality of the service and food!!


Looking for a place to impress? Perhaps you have a date coming up? Then the Mayfair Kitchen is won’t let you down.

It’s modest size but low-lit sophisticated interiors is perfect for a little tete-a-tete with your special guest. It’s all decked out with handsome columns, wooden parquettes and marble table tops. Like I say: it’s sophisticated.

The food is equally impressive and exquisite in equal measure. Choose from the finest dishes from Spain, Italy, Mexico and Peru. The 28-day rib-eye steak is tender, juicy and the rich gorgonzola butter slathered over is the perfect complement. For something fresh, the sea bass ceviche with avocado, corn and onions is an explosion of flavour waiting to happen on your taste buds.

The drinks menu is wide and varied. Besides the excellent selection of wines, the signature cocktails are equally delicious. Don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations from the waiters and waitresses about the must-haves. It really does pay-off. Service is lovely, friendly and willing to accommodate any special requests. Once you’re finished with your meal, head to the back where to the concealed cocktail terrace and bar to continue the fine evening.

Fabulous location, delicious food, sophisticated decor and an intimate ambience makes this hotel restaurant an absolute win.


The May Fair Kitchen, inside The May Fair Hotel in the heart of Mayfair is based around a Mediterranean-themed sharing menu. As it is a sharing menu, May Fair Kitchen sticks to tradition and brings out each dish when it’s ready, rather than all at the same time – perfect for an informal dinner.

We started off with May Fair Kitchen’s signature sangrias, one white and one pink, which came delicately presented with little edible flowers. Delicious.

The first of the dishes to arrive were the slow roasted padron peppers with Maldon sea salt, swiftly followed by the seared tuna with caponata, which remained my one of our favourite dishes of the night. The balance of lightly seared, but perfectly pink, tuna and caponata made it exceptional. This was accompanied by the aubergine and goats cheese salad with aged balsamic – a delicious plate that took the simple aubergine to a whole new level. A great start to the meal.

We then tried the tomato and manchego arancini with spicy mayonnaise – possibly the best arancini I have ever tasted. Soft inside, crunchy of the outside, smooth and creamy – the only criticism being there could never be enough of that spicy mayonnaise on the plate. This was closely followed by the lobster risotto with cherry tomato and seared scallop. This was the only dish that didn’t quite live up to expectations, as the natural sweetness of lobster and scallops wasn’t quite allowed to shine through the slightly heavy salt seasoning.

The slight disappointment from the risotto was quickly swept away by the appearance of May Fair Kitchen’s signature dish – smoked lamb carpaccio with crème fraîche which arrived covered by a glass cloche filled with delightfully aromatic smoke. This left the lamb with a delicate smoked flavour and a texture that really did melt in the mouth.

The savoury part of our meal was concluded with the king crab ravioli with sage butter – potentially the softest, most delicate ravioli I have ever had the pleasure of tasting.

We finished off our meal with a white peach and oregano panna cotta, which we were sceptical about initially, but on the strong recommendation of the General Manager Nicolas were pleasantly surprised with, and the sugar-coated doughnuts. The doughnuts are served here with either warm Grand Marnier or Rococo chocolate elixir but I couldn’t choose between the two and I’m glad I didn’t have to. The perfect end to a scrumptious meal.

May Fair Kitchen is a great place to share a meal and a glass of wine with friends and their Mediterranean-inspired menu, packed full of flavour, can really could convince you that you are in the Mediterranean for a few hours. There are still a whole host of dishes to discover on the menu, and I would definitely recommend a visit.

As part of a relaxing spa treat, I enjoyed a set menu lunch at the May Fair Kitchen afterwards. The restaurant is well laid out and feels airy and fresh decorated with contemporary fittings.

I started with an aubergine and goats cheese salad followed by chicken sliders and finished with a melting chocolate cake. My companion also had a similar menu and we shared all the dishes. 

The salads were incredibly tasty and we would've enjoyed them as a main dish. The spicy chicken sliders were okay but the spice flavour wasn't overwhelming and I would've expected a chicken breast rather than the broken down chicken which was formed into burger shapes. The dessert was a delight though and a lovely way to finish up the lunch.

Servers were very attentive, friendly and warm with great recommendations and keen to assist where possible. We really enjoyed our time there and wouldn't hesitate to return.

I never find it easy to walk past Langans to find another restaurant , but in the case of The May Fair Kitchen, I really can't complain. This bright airy dining room had a real buzz about it. OK, so it was London Fashion Week and the place was crawling with well dressed boys and girls who looked straight from the pages of Vogue. 

I dined with friends on one of the high tables ( you can choose from high or traditional low level tables ) I found our choice helped keep the mood casual. The wait staff were attentive. We did not put the wine list to the test, and choose a mix of dishes from the Daily and A La Carte menus. 

Food was served to us on small plates to share - and it was exceptional. I had a spicy cauliflower soup whilst sharing lamb, prawns and sea bass with my friends. Every mouthful was delicious.

As you would expect in this area , its not cheap, but it is good value. I am pleased to have found another great lunch spot in the Green Park area. I am certainly going to get back to try it for dinner.