Best restaurants in Mayfair

Tell someone that you are taking them to dinner in Mayfair and their mind might immediately wander to Champagne corks being popped and lobsters served atop dazzling seafood towers. While it’s true that you can find this kind of luxury on pretty much every corner in W1, that is not to say that Mayfair restaurants lack substance. In fact, quite the opposite is true, for these are restaurants which have poured tremendous energy into their look, feel and food, offering diners access to some of the finest produce and the sorts of luxury ingredients you won’t find in your local M&S. If you are looking for a meal to remember, check out our pick of the best restaurants in Mayfair below - you won’t be disappointed.

Updated on 23 January 2024

It is safe to say that the restaurant scene in W1 can be divided up into two distinct camps: new Mayfair and old Mayfair. The former consists of flashy, over-the-top dining rooms which have been designed with Instagram in mind and cater to celebrities, fashionistas and the nouveau riche. The latter meanwhile, relies on silver service and fastidiously sourced produce.

The beauty of Mayfair, is that unlike spaghetti Westerns where duelling cowboys proclaim that ‘this town isn’t big enough for the both of us’, this glamorous corner of London manages to strike the balance between both the traditional and contemporary brands of unbridled excess, with the likes of Scott’s and Amazonico standing side by side in perfect harmony.

So whether you are in the mood to party with London’s pretty young things at a lively weekend brunch or you are looking to impress a date with a romantic dining experience that they’ll never forget, Mayfair’s restaurant scene has something for you. As such, our list of the best Mayfair restaurants is an extensive one, paying homage to an area which offers a diverse range of cuisines, atmospheres and drinks lists. It’s true that at most Mayfair restaurants you can expect to spend a pretty penny, but there are bargains to be found here, especially in set lunch menus.

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L'Atelier Robuchon

6 Clarges Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8AE

Joel Robuchon is the most Michelin-starred chef in the world, and pretty much everything he touches turns to gold. Such is the case at this London outpost of his brand, where luxurious interiors and fine dining French cuisine pay homage to his name. 

Over £80
French
Wine Bars
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

The Connaught, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL

The revamped dining room has swapped out dark wood for pastel pinks, but you can still expect haute cuisine at Helene Darroze's London flagship. For an extra special treat, reserve the pink marble chef’s table.

Over £80
French
Three Michelin stars
Langan’s Brasserie

Langan’s Brasserie

Stratton Street, London, W1J 8LB

A short blip in 2020 when it had to close its doors due to the pandemic hasn't made Langan's any less fabulous. Many an A-lister has partied at this iconic restaurant and bar over the years, and its legendary status is still very much intact. 

£50 - £79
British
Brasserie
French
Hakkasan Mayfair

Hakkasan Mayfair

17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 6QB

Stylish and seductive, Hakkasan continues to win over diners with its intoxicating brand of moody interiors, best-in-class dim sum and premium sakes. Impress your beau on date night by ordering the signature Peking duck.

Over £80
Chinese
Dim Sum
The Guinea Grill

The Guinea Grill

30 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 6NL

Not all the best restaurants in Mayfair are fancy! This welcoming pub and Mayfair institution has been serving up British classics (including grass-fed beef cooked over a grill) and local ales to punters since 1952.

£50 - £79
British
£50 - £79
Apricity

Apricity

68 Duke Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JU

Championing sustainability and low waste cooking, Apricity uses produce from small-scale farmers, locally foraged ingredients and low intervention wines to continue its mission towards sustainable dining. As for the décor? Rustic walls and a natural feel gel perfectly with the general ethos of this restaurant.

£50 - £79
Modern European
British
Jamavar

Jamavar

8 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 3NF

A reminder of just how good Indian cuisine can be in the right hands, Jamavar impresses with its wood-panelled dining room and line-up of regionally inspired dishes where there’s hardly a dud to be found.

£50 - £79
Indian
One Michelin star
Coya Mayfair

Coya Mayfair

118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7NW

A riot of colour, this is a very Piccadilly take on Peruvian cuisine - think top-notch ingredients and endless Pisco Sours. For the full experience, join Coya’s raucous brunch parties, where table dancing is practically encouraged.

Over £80
Peruvian
South American
Halal
Fusion
Dovetale at 1 Hotel Mayfair

Dovetale at 1 Hotel Mayfair

1 Hotel Mayfair, Green Park, London, W1J 8DL

Tom Sellers has an immaculate reputation when it comes to restaurants, and his third site Dovetale is no different. Focusing on sustainability and seasonality, this ethos can be seen throughout the food and decor - oh and don’t miss the knickerbocker glory for pud, it’s made on a retro ice cream cart.

Over £80
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
Kanishka

Kanishka

17-19 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2QH

Atul Kochhar’s winning new restaurant that trades in the little-known food of the Seven Sister States, which border China, Tibet and Burma. Delicious and much more approachable than what we’re used to from Kochhar. Charming, well-informed service.  

£50 - £79
Indian
The Araki

The Araki

12 New Burlington Street, London, W1S 3BH

This intimate restaurant seats only 10 guests over two sittings, and is based entirely around sushi. There is only one menu, and everyone sits around the chef's table for a dining experience like no other. 

Over £80
Sushi
José Pizarro at the RA

José Pizarro at the RA

The Royal Academy, Mayfair, London, W1S 3ET

Bringing a relaxed Spanish café vibe to this fast-paced part of town, José Pizarro at the Royal Academy of Arts offers authentic Spanish tapas and pintxos for those looking to unwind and indulge in a taste of the Mediterranean. 

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
Sushi Kanesaka

Sushi Kanesaka

45 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1PN

This omakase counter experience from Shinji Kanesaka has travelled from Tokyo to London, and you can find it inside the five-star 45 Park Lane Hotel. It's the most expensive set menu in the UK at the time of writing, at £420 per person. 

Over £80
Sushi
Japanese
One Michelin star
sketch: Lecture Room & Library

sketch: Lecture Room & Library

9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2XG

Boasting three Michelin stars, this corner of pleasure palace Sketch is a love letter to gastronomic excess, with the highly-stylised menu of indulgent fare matched only by the plush jewel tones of the dining room.

Over £80
Modern European
Vegetarian
Cheese
Fusion
French
Fish
Three Michelin stars
Scott

Scott's

20 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2HE

Unashamedly plush and polished, Scott’s is old-school Mayfair at its best. Take your pick of lobsters, oysters and crabs from the ostentatious central seafood bar, and don’t forget to explore the extensive Champagne list either.

£50 - £79
British
Fish
SquareMeal London Top 100
MiMi Mei Fair

MiMi Mei Fair

55 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8PG

Samyukta Nair who is behind both Mayfair’s Jamavar and Bombay Bustle has opened MiMi Mei Fair, a fine dining Chinese restaurant that's up there with the likes of Hakkasan and Park Chinois. 

Over £80
Chinese
SquareMeal London Top 100
Sabor: The Counter

Sabor: The Counter

35 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BS

Forget all of the cliches of Spanish food and embrace Sabor’s authentic brand of tapas that you won’t find anywhere else in the UK. Counter dining overlooking an open chef’s kitchen adds to the fun.

£30 - £49
Spanish
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
El Norte

El Norte

19-20 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LU

Offering a mysterious and, dare we say, exclusive feel, this high-end Spanish restaurant serves tapas dishes with a twist in upmarket Mayfair. Look out for the truffle Spanish tortilla, which is a real highlight. 

Over £80
Spanish
34 Mayfair

34 Mayfair

34 Grosvenor Square (Entrance on South Audley St), Mayfair, London, W1K 2HD

Opened in 2011, 34's art deco interiors could easily trick diners into thinking it’s far older. Steaks receive top billing but there’s also joy to be found in the likes of lobster mac ‘n’ cheese.

£50 - £79
Steak
International
Benares

Benares

12a Berkeley Square House, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BS

Traditional Indian cooking is given contemporary flair at the Michelin-starred Benares. Delhi-born Executive Chef Sameer Taneja creates an impressive menu sourcing some of Britain's finest local ingredients, marrying together with spices from the subcontinent.

Over £80
Indian
Halal
One Michelin star
Gymkhana

Gymkhana

42 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JH

Not even a disastrous fire could extinguish the glow of celeb favourite Gymkhana, which has reopened with an updated dining room. Everything is excellent, but we highly encourage making a beeline for the celebrated game dishes.

£50 - £79
Indian
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Jean-Georges at The Connaught

Jean-Georges at The Connaught

The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL

You won’t forget you’re inside a luxury hotel when dining here, but there is a welcome sense of playfulness which runs through the menu, keeping things fresh - think pizzas showered with truffle and caviar-topped brioche.

£50 - £79
Afternoon tea
International
Pavyllon London

Pavyllon London

Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1J 7DR

Yannick Alleno, the holder of 17 Michelin stars across 17 international restaurants, brings his exemplary cooking to the Four Seasons hotel in Mayfair. Grab a seat at the counter to watch the team of talented chefs prepare the likes of langoustine tart with caviar in front of you.

Over £80
Afternoon tea
International
French
One Michelin star
Umu

Umu

14-16 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 6LX

Chef Yoshinori Ishii is known for his attention to detail and his dedication pays off at this extraordinary zen-like Japanese bolthole. The beauty and flavour of his creations are rivalled only by the adventurous cocktails.

Over £80
Sushi
Japanese
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
KOYN

KOYN

38 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4AG

Koyn likes to honour tradition, with Chef Rhys Cattermoul showcasing Japanese cuisine through umami flavours and responsibly sourced ingredients. Guests are welcomed by dark and moody interiors, while wooden panelling offers a nod to traditional Japanese design.

£50 - £79
Sushi
Japanese
Nobu London at the COMO Metropolitan London

Nobu London at the COMO Metropolitan London

COMO Metropolitan London, Green Park, London, W1K 1LB

With the party-centric Berkeley Street outpost signing off, you can still get your Nobu fix in this quieter corner of Mayfair. Expect minimalist interiors, masterful Japanese fare and some rather charming views of Hyde Park.

Japanese
BiBi

BiBi

42 North Audley Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 6ZP

Elevating traditional Indian flavours with modern cooking techniques, the menu at this swish Mayfair restaurant features a selection of tasty chaat dishes and grills perfect for sharing. Book here for contemporary, approachable food that pushes boundaries and uses the best seasonal ingredients. 

£50 - £79
Indian
SquareMeal London Top 100
Amazonico

Amazonico

10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6AA

There’s no denying Amazonico is a hit with the Instagram set, but there is substance to this cousin of the Madrid original. The South American dishes are consistently good and service is extra attentive too.

£50 - £79
Sushi
South American
International
Murano

Murano

20 Queen Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5PP

Angela Hartnett's flagship restaurant, Murano offers Mayfair dining at its very best. The Brit-Italian menu and extensive wine list continues to thrill diners, while the set lunch is something of a steal in this postcode.

Over £80
Italian
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Hide Above

Hide Above

85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7NB

The top floor of this three-pronged concept from Ollie Dabbous offers widely spaced tables and enticing views of Green Park. Expect a tasting menu which intrigues and excites, but is best reserved for ultra-special occasions.

Over £80
British
One Michelin star
Mount St. Restaurant

Mount St. Restaurant

41-43 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2RX

Assuming you’ve not been living under a rock, you’ve probably already heard of Mount St Restaurant’s signature dish: the lobster pie. Oozing opulence across every element, expect extravagant décor too, from gold rimmed tables to intricate mosaic flooring. 

£50 - £79
British
SquareMeal London Top 100
Pollen Street Social

Pollen Street Social

8-10 Pollen Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1NQ

Jason Atherton’s flagship continues to win over readers with its menu that’s underpinned by indigenous produce. Unlike most restaurants with a big name chef above the door, you’ll often find Atherton at the pass here.

Over £80
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Sabor: El Asador

Sabor: El Asador

35-37 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BS

Make your way up the spiral staircase of Sabor to find El Asador, a relaxed dining room with exposed bricks and long wooden tables overlooking an open kitchen. Dishes are cooked in a traditional wood fired oven and large copper pans to offers guests an authentic Galician experience.

Over £80
Tapas
Spanish
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
China Tang at The Dorchester Hotel

China Tang at The Dorchester Hotel

53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA

Boasting an opulence that’s hard to come by these days, China Tang’s art-deco interiors and accomplished dim sum have helped it to become something of an institution; supermodel Kate Moss even hosted her 40th here.

Over £80
Chinese
Dim Sum
La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison

54 Brooks Mews, Mayfair, London, W1K 4EG

Dine like the French at this cosy haunt, tucked behind Claridge’s. The likes of snails in garlic butter and French onion tart set the tone, served alongside an exclusively Gallic wine list and fine Champagnes.

£30 - £49
French
Park Chinois

Park Chinois

17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8EA

This opulent take on a 1930s Shanghai speakeasy is built for big-ticket, special occasion dining - perfect for the Mayfair crowd, then. From the menu of decadent dim sum, try Wagyu beef gyoza and truffle dumplings.

Over £80
Chinese
Dim Sum
Corrigan

Corrigan's Mayfair

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH

Formal, but never fussy, Corrigan’s has made a name for itself with its unwaveringly polished service and some of the best game dishes you can find. It’s no surprise the restaurant has endured so long.

£50 - £79
British
Irish
SquareMeal London Top 100
Sartoria

Sartoria

20 Savile Row, Mayfair, London, W1S 3PR

You might feel out of place at Sartoria if you’re under 40, but there’s no denying the allure of this magnificent Savile Row Italian. Order the spaghetti carbonara - it is among the best we have eaten.

£50 - £79
Italian
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA

Three Michelin stars means expectations are high at this Dorchester haunt, but they are always met. The dining room’s serene atmosphere is matched by a menu that's deeply thoughtful, but free of fuss or gimmicks.

Over £80
French
Three Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Bentley

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

11-15 Swallow Street , Mayfair, London, W1B 4DG

Life-affirming hospitality comes as standard at Richard Corrigan operations and things are no different at Bentley’s. Shuck oysters to your heart’s content in the basement or head to the upstair’s grill for excellent Irish steaks.

Over £80
British
Fish

Check out our pick of the best Mayfair restaurants and know that whether you opt to indulge in the opulence of the old or the flashiness of the new, a good meal is almost always guaranteed.

If you can’t get enough of fine dining, check out our guide to Michelin star restaurants in London.

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