Mano Mayfair is a Brazilian-Japanese restaurant located on Heddon Street that combines the vibrancy of Latin America, the glamour of late 1950s St Tropez and the excitement of the world’s most iconic beach clubs. Offering jungle-like interiors, an innovative fusion menu and residencies from live DJs, Mano is designed to be a touch more immersive than your standard dining experience.
It's the brainchild of Romain Fargette, who has owned restaurants, beach clubs and night clubs in the south of France since he was 18, and entrepreneur and financial expert Alexis Colletta. Wanting to open a restaurant that turns the ‘fun dining’ industry on its head, Mano was born. Themes of extravagance, luxury and hedonism run through every element. Starting with the interiors, guests enter the restaurant to a golden ceiling, mirrored walls, luxurious hand-crafted furniture and a back-lit bar serving a series of signature serves.
Winner of Top Chef Brazil 2020 and MasterChef: The Professionals semi-finalist Luciana Berry is in charge of the menu. There is a set lunch menu and a la carte offering available with signature plates including Carne Seca Bun (dried beef in a home-made Brazilian bun); Smoked Picanha with Yakiniku Sauce (Brazil’s national steak, hickory smoked with a traditional Japanese sauce); Moqueca (Brazilian seafood stew with coconut milk and grilled seabass) and Pudim (Brazilian crème caramel made with tapioca, salted miso caramel & Brazil nuts).
A carefully crafted cocktail selection using sake, cachaça, Brazilian mangos and other tropical fruits are also on offer and designed to push the boundaries as much as the food menu does.
The night continues long after you’ve finished a meal here. With resident DJs transforming Mano Mayfair into a dancing destination from Thursday to Saturday, you could easily drop in to this unique restaurant for a cocktail and a boogie at the latter end of the week.