1 Love It
Save it

Mayfair restaurants

Throw on your finest bling, grab the keys to your Rolls and meet us in the Monopoly board’s most expensive destination. Here are the best restaurants in Mayfair

Already getting a headache thinking about the money you’re about to splurge on dinner in Mayfair’s best restaurants? The secret to dining out in an all-frills postcode designed for expense accounters and the international super-rich is mind over matter, so savour the joyride and when it comes to the bill – hey, no regrets. Here are our Mayfair winners.

RECOMMENDED: Find more fun nearby with Time Out’s Mayfair area guide

The best restaurants in Mayfair

34

One of Caprice Holdings’ many Mayfair baubles, 34 is favoured by fortune-laden foreigners who don’t mind paying for reassuringly familiar dishes cooked just so. The emphasis here is on steaks, which range from pure-breed Yorkshire sirloin to (prepare to remortgage – oh, that’s right…) Japanese wagyu fillet; however, luxury versions of global favourites steer 34 away from full-on steakhouse territory.

Book now Read more
Mayfair

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill

Oysters rock at Richard Corrigan’s backstreet bar. This is Mayfair, remember, so when we say ‘backstreet’ we’re hardly talking spit and sawdust, but the location does mean fewer tourists, more Londoners. This historic restaurant (there’s also a swanky grill upstairs) is laid-back in spirit, with engaging staff serving unfussy plates of pristine seafood to diners at the close-packed tables.

Book now Read more
Mayfair

Burger & Lobster

Venue says: “Simply the best burger and lobster in town. See our Facebook page for the latest news and updates.”

A £16 burger is a bargain in Mayfair – especially when it’s one of this calibre, and the fries are included. But for our money, the best value dish is still the lobster part of the B&L equation, at £28 for a pound of flesh. We love this branch of Goodman’s luxury-for-less chain for its energy, unpretentiousness and excellent cocktails.

Book now Read more
Mayfair
Advertising

Cecconi’s

This timeless favourite is to the jet-set what Pizza Express is to hoi polloi: a culinary comfort blanket when travelling abroad (except its branches are only found in ultra-glam destinations). Cecconi’s is a consummate crowd-pleaser whose white-jacketed staff ensure everything runs with minimum fuss so that you can concentrate on its excellent Italian classics while counting the Ferraris and facelifts.

Read more
Mayfair

China Tang

China Tang’s glam art-deco decadence and sumptuous a la carte come at an unforgiving price. But just go for it: signatures such as the Peking duck, ceremoniously carved at the table, are among the best versions in London, while YOLO orders such as jellyfish reward the more daring. The near-certainty of spotting vintage slebs adds extra value for money.

Book now Read more
Mayfair

Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont

When staff here offer you valet parking, lie like a pro and say your chauffeur awaits. At this pastiche of a 1920s American grill – where comfort food, art deco and an old-school vibe are given the Corbin & King magic – it’s easy to adopt a new persona (one who craves the likes of meatloaf, chicken pot pie and bananas Foster…).

Book now Read more
Mayfair
Advertising

Corrigan’s Mayfair

Oh, the luxury. The marble bar! The baby grand! The honey-gold lighting! The starched tablecloths and bottom-caressing chairs! God, Corrigan’s is a turn-on. The dishes are, too, from the toast-of-the-town soda bread to the sighing rhubarb-crumble soufflé. And the happiest ending? Although spending your way through the a la carte is easy, set lunches and Sunday roasts have come-hither prices.

Book now Read more
Mayfair

Galvin at The Athenaeum

The Galvin lads like a little bit of beurre, so a meal at one of their French-accented gourmet restaurants is always a treat. This addition to their empire goes a bit ‘Allo ‘Allo’ (without the farce) dishing up British ingredients in mainly French disguises – think Dedham Vale steak tartare, or cassoulet stuffed with Gressingham duck and Gloucester Old Spot sausages.

Book now Read more
Mayfair

Le Gavroche

Michel Roux Jr’s flagship is the Tom Hanks of fine dining: perennially successful, wholly professional and able to charm anyone with whom it comes into contact. Le Gavroche’s diners are out-of-towners with a bucket list and something to celebrate; moneybags regulars who heart this old timer’s consistency and exclusivity; and skint foodies tucking into the best-value gourmet set lunch in town.

Read more
Mayfair
Advertising

Goodman Mayfair

Like a sleeper-cell KGB spy, this Russian-backed steakhouse is more American than meeting your therapist for a wiener on Madison Avenue. The mahogany and leather interiors set the scene for deluxe gustatory spoils: truffled wagyu, say, followed by Black Angus porterhouse with a side of butter-drenched lobster tail. You get the picture, and we know you want to be in it.

Book now Read more
Mayfair
Show more
Find more restaurants in Mayfair

Find more amazing restaurants in London

The 100 best restaurants in London

In the list below – surely the ultimate guide to the best restaurants in London – you’ll find it all: zeitgeist-defining celebrity haunts, the best new restaurants in London, glitzy destinations in London's best hotels, Michelin star restaurants with starched linen napkins and restaurants serving down-to-earth cheap eats. What they all have in common is that they serve some of the best dishes in London at fair prices, with service befitting the setting. In short, if you’re looking for a great meal, you’ve come to the right place.

Read more
By: Tania Ballantine

Comments

1 comments