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 20 October 2020

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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
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
sketch: Lecture Room & Library

sketch: Lecture Room & Library

9 Conduit Street, London, 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
Three Michelin stars
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
Isabel

Isabel

26 Albemarle Street , Mayfair, London, W1S 4HY

Home to perhaps the chicest ceiling in London, the dining room at Isabel is as stylish as the fashionistas it attracts. Expect a low-carb, high-protein menu which would tempt even Naomi Campbell to order seconds.

£30 - £49
International
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
One Michelin star
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
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, 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
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
Jamavar

Jamavar

8 Mount Street, 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
SquareMeal London Top 100
Cecconi

Cecconi's Mayfair

5a Burlington Gardens, London, London, W1S 3EP

Cecconi’s may have been replicated around the world, but the Mayfair original still holds a special place in diners’ hearts. Unapologetically Italian, it’s the perfect spot for long, boozy lunches or casual cicchetti and fizz.

£50 - £79
Italian
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
Bagatelle

Bagatelle

34 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4NG

If you can stomach the prices, there is fun to be had at the London outpost of this France via New York sleeper hit. Come at the weekend to enjoy Bagatelle's famously lively brunch parties.

Mediterranean
French
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
Coya Mayfair

Coya Mayfair

118 Piccadilly, London, 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.

£50 - £79
Peruvian
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
Pollen Street Social

Pollen Street Social

8-10 Pollen Street, 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.

£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
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
One Michelin star
Bocconcino

Bocconcino

19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8ED

While Mayfair appropriate surrounds (chandeliers, plush seating) won’t evoke dining on an Italian piazza, the devilishly good pasta and pizza here certainly brings a taste of Italia - pasta served in a wheel of cheese, anyone?

£50 - £79
Pizza
Italian
Sexy Fish

Sexy Fish

Berkeley Square House, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BR

Loved by the ‘see and be seen’ crowd, the food here is probably an afterthought for most diners. However, the glamorous backdrop is unrivalled and the pan-Asian menu is complemented by impressive cocktails and fizz.

£50 - £79
Pan-Asian
Fish
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 Francesco Mazzei-led Italian. Order the spaghetti carbonara - it is among the best we have eaten.

£50 - £79
Italian
La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison

54 Brooks Mews, 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.

French
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
Davies & Brook

Davies & Brook

Claridge's , Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR

From the team behind NY’s Eleven Madison Park, dining at Claridge’s flagship restaurant is as opulent as you’d imagine. Treat yourself to the decadent likes of whole-roasted chicken stuffed with foie gras, truffle and brioche.

Over £80
Modern European
One Michelin star
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
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
SquareMeal London Top 100
Le Gavroche

Le Gavroche

43 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7QR

It doesn’t get more classic than Le Gavroche, which resolutely sticks to tradition in both look and menu. Chef Michel Roux Jr does allow for some flirting with contemporary trends though, while wines are excellent too.

Over £80
French
Two Michelin stars
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
SquareMeal London Top 100
Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows

London Hilton, 22 Park Lane, St. James's, London, W1K 1BE

It’s hard to beat the 28th-floor views at this outpost of the Galvin empire, where slick service and a warm atmosphere come as standard. From the kitchen, expect accomplished French fare with occasional Asian flourishes.

£50 - £79
French
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
SquareMeal London Top 100
Bentley

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

11-15 Swallow Street, London, 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.

£50 - £79
Fish
SquareMeal London Top 100
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

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, loved by the area’s business people, ladies who lunch and diners who only associate the words ‘Tik Tok’ with the grandfather clock in their sitting room.

The beauty of Mayfair though, 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.

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.