Hush Mayfair

Afternoon tea, Bars, Brasserie, International·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Hush Mayfair

Bronze Award

Tucked away in the heart of busy Mayfair, with a spacious outside terrace and a menu which isn’t eye wateringly-expensive, Hush is somewhat of a rare find. Once inside, leather banquette seating, a marble-topped bar and backlit displays remind you where you are, but the buzzy atmosphere remains warm and unpretentious. Friendly staff are happy to recommend picks from the lengthy menu, which includes adventurous dishes like the hearty confit duck shepherd’s pie, and an impressive cacio e pepe pasta, which is made in a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese at the table. We’d also suggest making a beeline for the monkfish which successfully combines a fiery topping of grilled chorizo with the gentle, clean flavours of the fish and a helping of earthy white beans. Be sure to save room for the stand-out mars bar cheesecake, which is an intense, velvety dream. When the sun’s shining, make the most of Hush’s cobbled courtyard by enjoying a Peach Spritz and some deep fried, feta-stuffed olives, just be sure to book ahead for an outdoor table. Afternoon tea, a private dining room and a separate upstairs bar complete the picture. Please note that the Gin and Jam afternoon tea is only available to book on Saturdays from 2pm–5.30pm, with the last booking at 3.30pm.  


Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, Bars, Brasserie, International
Fun, Lively, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options
Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Hush Mayfair?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Hush Mayfair.

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Location for Hush Mayfair

8 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY

020 7659 1500


Opening Times

Mon 12:30-15:30
Tue 12:30-15:30
Wed 12:30-15:30
Thu 12:30-15:30
Fri 12:30-15:30
Sat 12:30-15:30
Sun Closed
Mon 17:00-21:30
Tue 17:00-21:30
Wed 17:00-21:30
Thu 17:00-21:30
Fri 17:00-21:30
Sat 17:00-21:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 16:00-22:30
Thu 16:00-22:30
Fri 16:00-22:30
Sat 16:00-22:30
Sun Closed

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8 Reviews 


15 November 2021  
worst meal

it was the worst meal we have had in the west end for a very long time. Too many things to record as being bad; Unfriendly welcome, dirty and untidy lavatories, food mediocre with high prices. Far beeter establishments nearby. 


15 November 2021  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 2
Value 0.5
worst meal

it was the worst meal we have had in the west end for a very long time. Too many things to record as being bad; Unfriendly welcome, dirty and untidy lavatories, food mediocre with high prices. Far beeter establishments nearby. 


14 June 2021  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4.5
Post Covid lunch

Fabulous lunch   Brilliant service , lovely food , great ambience. 
only grievance , I just wish people with dogs would leave them on the floor, not pick them up on their knee and allow them to put their heads on the tablecloths when people have to eat ! 
I just felt this was unacceptable at lunch. We are long standing patrons of Hush . 
Thankyou . 


15 May 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 1
Food not up to price

Cannot fault the setting or the service but the food was incredibly overpriced for what it was. Not only is the main meal £20+ but you also have to pay £6+ for some cheap tasting side dishes. I was really disappointed and expected more from somewhere marketed as luxury. I would definitely not recommend. 

Alex G

15 July 2020   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
Keep it quiet

The Chancellor has exhorted Britons to be eating out again. What more persuasion did Gourmand Gunno need after four months of absence? Although by no means his favourite restaurant, Hush was a great place to begin the experiment of dining in the COVID-19 era. The venue remains a well-kept secret, tucked away in a discreet mews in Mayfair. It also offers ample sheltered outside seating. Maybe the tables were slightly more spaced than in the past, but not noticeably so. Diners have to provide contact details on arrival and a small bottle of hand sanitiser (ours to take with us after, we were informed) adorned every table. Beyond that, it was business as usual. Hush has been around for over 20 years simply because it has continued to deliver consistently good – even if far from ground-breaking – food. Maybe the food isn’t the main point; it’s the people-watching and relaxed atmosphere (even in the pre-COVID era, diners were allowed to linger for as long as they wished). This week’s visit demonstrated amply that Hush continues to tick most of the right boxes. Starters (sashimi for me, artichoke fritters for my comrade) were not as impressive as mains (we both opted for the grilled tiger prawn curry risotto), but everything worked, washed down by a bottle of refreshing white Lugana from Italy. The risotto has been a staple at Hush for many years – and rightly so. It is a joyful riot of colour and texture; presented beautifully and both comforting yet slightly decadent. If the novelty of eating out again were not so strong, then it would be fair to gripe about the mark-up on the wine (£50 seemed egregious for a bottle which might retail for a fifth of this price), although starters at between £10-15 and mains typically a tenner more do help somewhat to lessen the blow Sit back, relax and eat; comfortable too in the knowledge that you can hand-sanitise away to your heart’s content.


23 October 2016  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
A lovely place for a summer evening
Do you know that Champagne grows on trees? At least is does in the Hush Courtyard. My friend and I went for a girly dinner in the late summer and were lucky enough to get a table outside on one of the nicest nights of the year. The wait staff are lovely - when they are paying attention. Generally they seem to be a bit ditzy or completely absent. We had to wait 20 mins just to get our drinks order taken and the food took an age. That being said, we were there for a good gossip and a catch up so we weren't in a rush, but we were hungry and after sitting down at 2000, we didn't get our food until 2130. Most restaurants would be turning your table at that point, so if you go, prepare to settle in. However, when it finally arrived, the lobster tagliolini was worth the wait and thank god it was already de-shelled, as I was wearing white pants. There is only one veggie option on the menu, which dictated my friend's choice, but she was extremely happy with it. All in all, a lovely place to linger.


15 March 2016  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3
Consistently good
I've been to Hush a few times and it's always been great. The location is perfect, close to Oxford Street and just off busy Bond Street but in a quiet courtyard that feels almost like a secret. It has a lovely covered outdoor seating area that's very pleasant in the summer. The staff are always friendly, courteous and helpful. The food is of a good standard for the price and area and the Aspen Fries are delish, definitely a must order! There is also a bar area upstairs that I haven't been to (but keep meaning to go to) that looks really nice.

Emma S

19 January 2012  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
I walked into Hush at 12.15 needing a quiet table for 1pm the same day to conduct a lunchtime interview with a talented jazz singer. The staff were incredibly polite, welcoming, and helpful and although the best tables by the windows were already booked I was able to reserve a discreet table for two in a corner. By the time my guest arrived we had been upgraded to the best table in the room and spent the next 3 hours very happily in discussion. The recommended bottle of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc was excellent, the food was wonderful and inventive, and the service was perfect – always there and yet never intrusive. Since neither of us felt able to tackle a main course, we had two starters each – delicious lentil soup with welsh rarebit, a fantastic globe artichoke with a wild salad poking out of the top like a wild hair-do, and carpaccio of beef sliced so thinly it simply melted in the mouth. Nor could we resist the amazing salted caramel ice-cream and the intriguing Mars bar cheesecake which we feel may have had a crushed Snickers hiding in the biscuit base. We left at 4pm, an hour later than we intended, feeling incredibly light-hearted and well-fed but not too full. They even had soft Brazilian jazz playing in the background. Hush Hush – it's how I've always imagined a cocoon might feel like and it was such a shame we had to leave.
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