Mayfair: Guide to the Best Restaurants. Think of Mayfair and you usually think of the most expensive property on the monopoly board and that sums up this central London area very well. The restaurants and bars are amongst some of the most expensive in London but they also ooze class, sophistication, opulence and style. Like the game it's worth it paying that bit extra....
Tags: Central London
The Gallery at Sketch
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern European
Eating here is a surreal and tantalising experience. It's easy to become jaded when out and about in London, but we?d urge you to enter with fresh eyes and you'll have a dining experience unlike any other. Sketch is a complex and unique site. The food is imaginative, bold, ground-breaking and delicious. If you can tear your attention away from the kooky decor long enough to look at the menu, you find what seems familiar but, when the food arrives, makes you realise that Sketch is in a league of its own. The triple dream of launching a place for food, art and music has been realised over two expansive floors of a converted 18th century in Conduit Street, Mayfair.
Galvin at Windows
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: French
Situated in the heart of Mayfair and overlooking Hyde Park, the Hilton is a luxurious hotel with over 250 rooms. Positioned centrally it's perfect for London's famous attractions and sights. Perhaps even more impressive from Windows is London by night - an awesome kaleidoscope of city lights. If you're looking for a special place to treat your loved one or friends this Christmas and New Year, Windows Bar has got to rank up there as one of the top venues to choose from.
Lanes of London
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern British
Showcasing the best of London under one roof, Lanes of London combines old-fashioned British heritage with the diverse cultural identity of modern day London in a unique, welcoming environment. Lanes of London features an intimate bar area as well as the restaurant, both of which are open all day. Dishes and cocktails represent London's culinary highlights, influenced by the many 'Lanes' of London; Indian cooking synonymous with Brick Lane, Vietnamese influences of Kingsland Road, Lebanese flavours from Edgware Road and British classics from Portobello Road.
Franco's Restaurant & Bar
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Italian
Franco's is a well known institution that has been serving guests for over 60 years in Mayfair. It has a bar and cafe area as well as a restaurant. Customers can escape the hustle and bustle of the city by having a cappuccino or a glass of wine in a relaxed environment. Alternatively they can enjoy splendid modern Italian cuisine using vivid combinations of flavours, textures and aromas from all parts of Italy in a beautifully decorated dining room. They also have an extensive wine list including wines that are exclusive to Franco's.
The Colony Club Casino, Bar & Restaurant
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Club / Cuisine: International
The Colony Club is a superb contemporary space that sparkles in its glamorous Park Lane setting, offering its members unbridled luxury as one of Mayfair's premium private members clubs. Oozing glamour, style and sophistication, its restaurant boasts an extensive menu featuring European, Oriental, Middle Eastern, Japanese and Asian cuisines. Fans of Japanese food theatre can also experience the Tappanyaki bar. Patrons can also enjoy the Colony Club Bar which is renowned for mouth-watering cocktails and stocks a tempting range of premium wines and spirits. This is a truly individual and distinctive venue of international standing.
Mayfair / Restaurant / Cuisine: Peruvian
The spirit of Latin America establishes itself through Coya restaurant in central London, allegedly London's first Peruvian restaurant. To create an aura of absolute authenticity, the Coya team brought back some of the finest dishes from their travels in Peru. Diners can expect to be delighted with a menu varying from grilled skewered meat to Parrillada dishes such as Pechuga de Pato. To top it off, the Coya team have scoured the best bars in Lima to fine tune the famous Pisco Sour and create a menu of pisco-based cocktails and infusions that are second to none.
Mayfair / Restaurant / Cuisine: Indian
They say that you could travel the length and breadth of India and not repeat the same dish at any meal. Therefore any restaurant's claim to represent India in all its diversity would face a formidable challenge. Like it has for the décor, Chor Bizarre has collected recipes that it liked from different parts of the country to form a menu that is both pragmatic and colourful. Chor Bizarre London has also matched every dish on the menu with an array of wines painstakingly put together.
Pollen Street Social by Jason Atherton
Mayfair / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
After leaving Gordon Ramsay's Maze restaurant, chef Jason Atherton opened this, his first independent restaurant in central London. The simply menu is divided into hot, cold, meat and fish sections and for the sweet tooth amongst you, there is a stand-alone dessert bar. The menu's emphasis is, understandably, fresh British seasonal ingredients. The private dining room is worth booking as it is enclosed in the wine cellar and comes with an army of sommeliers.
Mayfair / Restaurant / Cuisine: Japanese
Creator and founder Rainer Becker fashioned Roka Mayfair Japanese restaurant to be a relaxed yet elegant dining destination. Located on North Audley Street, between Marble Arch and Bond Street, Roka restaurant brings its unique style of contemporary Japanese Robatayaki cuisine and its sophisticated urban design to this exclusive London neighbourhood. The heart of the restaurant is the robata grill, which is an integral design element of the room and the source of the vibrant, welcoming energy that flows throughout.
Mayfair / Restaurant / Cuisine: Japanese
Seconds from Regents Street and Oxford Circus Tube Station, Chisou Mayfair Japanese restaurant couldn't have a more central London location. The sushi counter creates beautifully fresh sushi and sashimi to a busy crowd of media professionals, tourists and Japanese expats. With two private rooms for an extra touch of Japan the restaurant is a popular destination for Londoners looking for authentic food and drink. Look out for pre-theatre deals and seasonal chef's specials as well as one of London?s most interesting sake lists.
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