This month I checked out one of London’s top restaurant establishments. Ladies and gentleman let me point you in the direction of Mews of Mayfair owned
by James Robson. This is a hidden little gem, tucked away in Lancashire Court near New Bond Street in the centre of the West End. It is located within a historic cobbled courtyard; this secret discovery is pure gold.
It is perfect for all occasions, be it that special day or evening with your partner, family and friends. How about a spot of shopping in London followed by a glorious lunch or dinner and escape from the madness of Oxford Street? Whatever the occasion, the four floors of these 2 converted mews houses offers something for everyone in the heart of Mayfair.
(Local underground stations include Bond Street tube – 5 minutes away and Oxford Circus tube – 6 minutes away.)
As we walked down the cobbles, there were lots of customers standing outside enjoying a late night drink after work. We made our way in to the ground floor bar and I was impressed with the 18th century chandelier and the chilled out atmosphere as guests sat back in the leather sofas with glasses of champagne.
I walked up the stairs to the restaurant on the 1st floor and was equally impressed. It felt very homely and relaxed with hand stitched butterflies adorning the silk covered walls and white leather sofas and chairs which add a touch of elegance to the understated atmosphere. It was intimate and exquisite.
The 60-seater restaurant was full of happy guests enjoying their meals and soaking up the ambience.
The restaurant managers Aurelien Mouren and David Bardot showed us to our seats
and provided impeccable service throughout the evening. All the waiters are French and ooze sophistication and class. The menu has a mix of both French and British modern influences and will satisfy all discerning palates. The meals are fantastic value for money, with main courses ranging from £14-19.
There is a vast selection of fine wines and champagne to accompany your meal as well as beers and spirits. I had a divine bottle of red Chateau La Claymore.
The restaurant is open 6 days a week for a set lunch at 12-3 and 6-11 for evening dining.
(Although it is closed on a Sunday, the bar is still open serving drinks and light snacks.)
The waiter presented us with glorious thyme bread rolls as we pondered what meal to choose from the vast menu.
To begin with, I opted for warm rag stone goat cheese, beetroot and toasted hazelnuts which were just sensational. I also sampled the finely cut rare steak tartar which was bursting with seasonal flavour.
For my main course, I ordered slow cooked leg of lamb wrapped in cannelloni pasta bedded on mashed potato and finished nicely with rich gravy. I also sampled the fillet of sea bass and cockles. The food was out of this world and the presentation of each dish was simply outstanding.
I was so full after these wonderful dishes that for pudding, I opted for a light strawberry sorbet to cleanse the palate.
The manager Aurelien showed us to the private dining room on the top floor which accommodates up to 30 guests making it the perfect choice for weddings, private dinners, and cocktail parties. The room has classic 18th century chandeliers and is visually impressive, covered with a gigantic map of the world on the walls in a light brown to match the wooden beams and cream leather chairs. There is a 50 inch plasma screen which is discreetly hidden by a mirror which is ideal for conference and presentation events.
After our meal, we headed down to the glamorous basement lounge for an after dinner late night drink. The cool premium bar was very stylish and up market.
The DJ played great club mixes and is there to keep you entertained from Tues-Sat until 1 am. The mews is a perfect destination choice for dinner followed by hitting the bar and dance floor in true style.
There is a selection of vintage wine, deluxe spirits, cocktails, canapés and light dishes to choose from and I enjoyed the cocktails and buzzing atmosphere very much.
I would like thank Aurelien and his staff for a wonderful evening. I will be sure to return. I hope all you readers of Life magazine check out this ‘hidden little gem.’
Mews of Mayfair, 10-11 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London. WIS 1EY
For reservations call – 020 7519 9388
(nearest car parks- Grosvenor Hill NCP- 3 minute walk/ Burlington car park- 6 minute walk).