SquareMeal Review of
Boisdale of Mayfair
Famed for its jazz, malt whiskies and fun-loving Scottish vibe, Ranald MacDonald's Boisdale has a loyal following. This fourth restaurant (following Boisdale of Belgravia, Boisdale of Bishopsgate and Boisdale of Canary Wharf) follows the tried-and-tested formula, with a restaurant, shellfish bar, cigar terrace and cocktail bar. The ground-floor restaurant is clad in a trademark mix of mahogany panelling, classic and modern artworks and a red and dark green colour palette, as well as boasting with two mezzanine levels. ‘Mayfair’s most exclusive whisky list’ is promised at The Stable Bar and in the basement, The Old Fashioned Bar specialises in classic cocktails from the 1920s and 1930s. Food-wise, hearty Scottish fare includes Macsween haggis, burgers, Scottish seafood and ‘the largest selection of British cheeses in London’ – we’ll happily conduct thorough research to verify this claim. With massive breakfasts, Sunday roasts, nightly live jazz and blues and bottomless Prosecco brunches, Boisdale is gunning for every market here.