A Selection of the Best Mayfair Restaurants
London’s premier postcode has rightfully earned itself an incomparable reputation for producing some of the best fine dining destinations in the city.
A firm favourite for high-flying business professionals seeking to impress, Mayfair’s restaurants deliver on every level, and lucky diners can explore global cuisines with eateries dedicated to dishes from Italian to Indian, Thai to Turkish, and back again.
With our premium portfolio of offices and workspaces based in the heart of Mayfair, partnering with Halkin allows your business to establish a presence in this iconic London district, and take advantage of the myriad restaurants that line Mayfair’s streets.
Whether it’s for client entertainment purposes, networking opportunities or celebratory occasions, there’s sure to be a Mayfair restaurant that suits your needs.
Our portfolio offers a range of leasing options, including serviced offices and flexible co-working spaces, to suit businesses of all sizes and industries. Before enquiring with us, why not get a flavour of the local gastronomic scene with our list of some of the finest restaurants in Mayfair.
Mayfair’s Top Restaurants
Best for – flavourful Indian cuisine
Staying true to its name, Bombay Bustle offers patrons a lively atmosphere and a street-food inspired menu which pays homage to its Indian roots. As such, it’s a fantastic spot for a relaxed colleague lunch or client dinner with Mayfair’s characteristic sophistication.
With a varied menu that addresses dietary requirements including halal and vegetarian, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and perfect for larger parties. Menu highlights include the rarah keema pao or the achari lamb chops, with classic madras dishes providing a reliable Indian restaurant favourite.
Best for – expertly-sourced British ingredients
As one of Mayfair’s many Michelin-starred restaurants, Pollen Street Social is sure to impress any client, serving up the finest ingredients sourced from across Britain and offering an array of menus to choose from, be it a 4-course a la carte or a vegetarian and vegan tasting menu.
Opened by Jason Atherton in 2011, Pollen Street Social has become a Mayfair favourite, and with two private dining rooms, a sprawling bar and an enticing dessert menu, it presents some of the best dining that London has to offer but maintains a relaxed, informal setting. Menu highlights include quail with summer vegetables and duck tea broth, as well as pistachio soufflé for sweet.
Best for – exquisite oysters and seafood
This iconic London restaurant first welcomed diners back in 1916, and has maintained the same class and impeccable polish present since then. Housed in a stunning Victorian building, Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill is a must for clients or colleagues with a taste for exquisite seafood and oysters served up by master shuckers.
The classic décor inside allows the restaurant’s flawlessly-presented food to take front and centre, with stunning classic dishes served up across the entire menu including fish pie, traditional fish and chips and chargrilled dover sole in béarnaise.
Best for – Spanish-style small plates
Experience delicious and authentic Spanish cuisine from across the Iberian peninsula, with speciality regions including Galicia and Castile. Sabor is ideal for more casual dining with colleagues or clients and, located a 3-minute walk from the Royal Academy of Arts, its location lends itself to showing off the sights of London
Seating options include the informal bar, where small plates such as txistorra tortilla and octopus, mojo rojo and baby potatoes are served, and upstairs is El Asador (named for the wood fired oven in the kitchens) with more formal seating and larger dishes such as segovian suckling pig and pulpo á feira (Galician-style octopus). These options make Sabor a flexible setting that, depending on your requirements, can provide a quick meal or a place to tarry.
Best for – British game and seafood
This multi-awarded restaurant is a true Mayfair classic and the perfect option for an extra special business occasion, offering the ideal environment to linger over an extended lunch or dinner. Owned by Dublin-born Richard Corrigan, Corrigan’s menu is an enticing collection of homely, rural dishes with the added flair emblematic of its home address.
With quintessential home-cooking-inspired dishes such as Orkney scallops and British game, this fine dining destination serves up class on a plate. For a business event which requires added privacy and discretion, private dining options are also available.
Best for – modern European cuisine
With three levels each offering a unique atmosphere to suit different occasions, HIDE is an exquisite Michelin-star dining spot and a sublime setting for a business meal to impress visiting clients. Choose from Above at HIDE, HIDE and The Bar Below depending on your requirements.
Wherever you’re seated, impeccable service staff will attend to you and your guests, and you can enjoy a five or seven-course tasting menu which boasts incredible attention to detail, or a seasonally-updated set lunch menu, alongside an extensive wine list as a welcome accompaniment to both options.
Best for – sushi and robata grill
Located in the former US embassy in Grosvenor Square, KOYN delivers fine dining Japanese cuisine in an elegant setting which feels made for client entertainment. With a sushi bar on the ground floor and an open kitchen robata grill downstairs, this dining spot is ideal for clients or colleagues with a particular liking for Japanese dishes, and is complemented by a classic cocktail bar menu and sake flights which are designed to mimic the three stages of the Japanese seasons.
Best for – classic French cuisine
Le Gavroche is another of Mayfair’s iconic restaurants, making it an incomparable business dining option for visiting clients. Founded by the Roux brothers in 1967 and now managed by Michael Roux Jr, Le Gavroche is an elegant dining venue with classic décor and impeccable French dishes including soufflé Suissesse and butter-poached lobster tail. The exclusivity of this location means the waiting list can be considerable, so it’s prudent to book far in advance to avoid disappointment.
Best for – multiple cuisines for large groups
When it comes to large groups with varying tastes, Mercato Metropolitano in Mayfair provides a haven of cuisines from all four corners of the globe, taking the pressure off finding a dining destination to suit everyone.
The food market is housed in a deconsecrated church and provides a relaxed and sociable atmosphere, with traders serving up food made with sustainably-sourced ingredients where possible. Available options might include Asian fusion street food or Italian vegan pasta dishes, but it’s one to visit with an open mind as well as a group of hungry colleagues.
Best for – traditional British steaks
A social outing to the office local is a way of life in London’s professional community. The Guinea Grill in Mayfair obliges with a stylish yet informal setting to gather with colleagues, with the added benefit of a mouthwatering menu straight from the grill. The wood-panelled dining room is a welcoming environment which encourages convivial conversation and a long lunch over excellent steaks and ales.
A more laid-back offering compared to some of Mayfair’s restaurants, The Guinea Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and as such can be visited whenever you and your guests want a break from the office’s four walls.
Best for – upscale fish and chips
Toeing the line between an upscale restaurant and an art gallery, Mount St. Restaurant in Mayfair is a new addition to the already renowned Mount Street. With a refined ambience throughout, the price point is particularly high, even for restaurants in London, making it best for special occasions with important clients.
The menu comes highly recommended by food critics for its innovative dishes and flavours, with standouts including the lobster pie with the crustacean’s head poking through the pastry, and the dover sole with a side of triple-cooked chips for a high-end fish and chips.
Best for – Anglo-chinese with superior ingredients
Hakkasan has been a mainstay of the Mayfair restaurant scene since 2001, serving up modern and authentic Cantonese cuisine with high-quality ingredients and traditional culinary techniques.
The interior is dimly lit and accented with deep reds, making it an ideal setting for a post-workday dinner with clients. Impress guests with the variety of signature menus on offer, including beautifully-plated dishes such as vegan dim sum, Peking duck and Chilean sea bass in honey. A tempting drinks menu complements the decadent food, with options such as a smoky negroni or a silk road margarita.
Best for – Greek-inspired dishes
Within walking distance of Mayfair is OPSO, an excellent option when it comes to Greek restaurants in the city. The menu here is inspired by Greek culinary heritage, with classic dishes such as moussakas (deconstructed for added flair) and OPSO’s signature slow-cooked lamb shank being crowd favourites.
The atmosphere within is hospitable and comfortable yet modern, ideal for charming clients or celebrating employee successes. With the main focus at OPSO being small plates made for sharing, this destination is a great way to encourage conversation and create bonds in your team.
Best for – contemporary Latin American
Business dinners don’t always have to be a formal occasion, and MNKY HSE in Mayfair provides a unique option for a more light-hearted outing with colleagues and clients. The food served up is Latin American-inspired with Mexican flourishes such as hard and soft shell tacos with fillings including fried baja sea bass, smoked beef short rib and wagyu, as well as ceviches, sushi and salads.
As can be expected, the cocktail menu is extensive and creative, centering fresh, natural and local produce in a diverse range of drinks choices. If there’s something to celebrate, the venue has a party atmosphere with DJs and live performers organised by the resident music director.
Best for – modern British food
Somewhat tucked away in the charming Shepherd’s Market square, Kitty Fisher’s has nevertheless gained a formidable reputation for exceptional food which delights all those who choose to dine there.
An excellent option for a more intimate or low-key client lunch or dinner, Kitty Fisher’s menu centres simple but fulfilling British cuisine with highlights including the smoked eel risotto, crispy potatoes and the sweet offering of wild strawberry and hay ice cream to finish. Dining at Kitty Fisher’s is a fantastic way to introduce clients to a quieter corner of Mayfair, without straying too far from London’s hustle and bustle.
Best for – farm-to-table Italian dishes
Italian restaurants are known to be crowd-pleasers, and Il Borro Tuscan Bistro in Mayfair isn’t one to break that rule. As such, the restaurant is a perfect option for initial meals with new clients or business associates. As an added bonus, Il Borro Tuscan Bistro is located on Berkeley Street, which means accessible transport links to London as well the rest of the UK.
The sustaining ethos at this hospitable bistro is a true passion for traditional Tuscan recipes, and a farm-to-table pipeline. The food served here is comforting and familiar, with the added elegance of its Mayfair address peppered throughout.
The delicious menu offers up a diverse range of Italian favourites to suit all tastes, including a vegan aubergine parmigiana, grilled wagyu sirloin and a tempting cheesecake for sweet. This upscale Tuscan treasure provides a welcoming setting for a relaxed business outing.
Discover Mayfair Restaurants With a Halkin Workspace
A business breakfast, lunch or dinner provides a superb opportunity to strengthen relationships with clients, colleagues and associates, as well as a chance to decompress and socialise after more formal work events. Mayfair’s restaurants offer some of the best business dining experiences in London, with something for every occasion and palate, from charming afternoon teas to authentic grill room steaks.
Partnering with Halkin is the first step towards a prestigious Mayfair address, allowing your business to take advantage of the myriad restaurants local to the area. Our premium Mayfair offices at 13 and 14 Hanover Square are impeccably-designed and offer bright, expansive workspaces for businesses of all sizes. Mayfair’s luxury reputation is reflected throughout our office spaces, making the best first impression before you show clients the sights of the local area.
Our workspace options range from coworking spaces to fully serviced offices, and are designed to address your business needs from the moment you step in the building. With a concierge-style reception service, meeting rooms which are fully-equipped with the latest audio-visual technology and 24-hour building access, a Halkin workspace represents the best in Mayfair-based office spaces.
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