Mayfair

  • Test Driving Mimi Mei Fair - 1920s Shanghai comes to Mayfair

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    Step back in time to 1930s Shanghai at this opulent Chinese restaurant in Mayfair. We popped along to try it out.

  • Coravin launches a by-the-glass pop-up wine bar in Mayfair

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    You may have come across Coravin before - they are behind those special machines that can serve glasses of wine while keeping the bottle sealed up so it stays fresh. They've appeared in a number of bars, restaurants and wine bars - but now they're going it alone with a pop-up wine bar in Mayfair. They're taking over La Cave Wine Bar which is tucked away in Lancashire Court.

    At the pop-up, they'll have 300 wines available by

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  • The Maine brings New England to London in a restored Georgian townhouse

    The Maine brings New England to London in a restored Georgian townhouse

    Hanover Square is getting a very impressive-sounding new restaurant in the shape of The Maine.

    It's part of a full redevelopment of a 18th-century Georgian townhouse, so it's going to look pretty special. They'll be fitting in 350 people across its three floors and outside terrace - so it's quite the endeavour. It's all part of the completion of the big Crossrail-related

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  • El Norte is a new high-end Spanish restaurant for Mayfair

    El Norte is a new high-end Spanish restaurant for Mayfair

    The people behind Kensington's Latin American restaurant Zuaya and Como Garden, the Italian restaurant next door, are looking to Spain for inspiration for their next restaurant, El Norte. This time they're moving a little further afield, to Mayfair's Dover Street, and the restaurant will be focusing on Spain's northern regions.

    Although opening before the end of the year, info is

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  • Langan's Brasserie gets ready to reopen following a major refurb

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    Updated 8/10/21 with menu details

    Langan's Brasserie was one of the true legends of the London dining scene, with the restaurant being the place to be seen at back in the 70s and 80s. Originally launched by Peter Langan in partnership with Sir Michael Caine it was one of the main celeb hangouts of its day.

    Since Langan's death in 1988 though, the restaurant slowly lost its lustre and it

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  • Manthan is Rohit Ghai's new Mayfair restaurant

    Manthan is Rohit Ghai's new Mayfair restaurant

    Following up on his previous successes at Gymkhana and Jamavar, Rohit Ghai is back in Mayfair with his latest restaurant. Expect a menu which draws on both his childhood and career, with a focus on contemporary Indian sharing plates. 

  • Mayfair gets a new Parisian bar Below des Prés

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    If you’re hankering for an intimate little cocktail bar that reminds you of St-Germain-des-Prés but without the Eurostar queues, well we have just the thing. But first, let us remind you of the Michelin-starred French version of Jamie Oliver. What? Well, that’s how we referenced chef Cyril Lignac, when we told you about his new Mayfair restaurant Bar des Prés that ...

  • What restaurant is Richard Caring opening on Mount Street?

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    Richard Caring's Mayfair empire continues to grow, with news that he's taken on the old Porsche showroom at 1 Mount Street. In addition to his nearby restaurants Annabels, Sexy Fish, Scott's, Harry's Bar and the upcoming Ivy Asia on North Audley Street, Caring is now working on what looks to be a huge new opening.

    The corner site at 1 Mount Street wraps around to Davies Street and will take over the basement, ground and

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  • Staycation in Mayfair - we overnight at the relaunched The Beaumont

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    This Art-Deco inspired Mayfair hotel took an extended leave of absence over the past year or so to allow the creation of a new bar as well as gently redesigning the lobby, restaurant and terrace. We checked ourselves in for an overnight stay and tried both The Colony Grill Room and the new bar. 

  • Test Driving José Pizarro at the Royal Academy - tapas and art are a winning combination

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    José Pizarro brings tapas to the RA - we head along to see if that's as great a match as we think it is. 

  • L'Epicerie is the latest addition to Claridge's, a private restaurant in their kitchens

    L'Epicerie is the latest addition to Claridge's, a private restaurant in their kitchens 

    Claridges, already home to Davies and Brook, two bars, and another restaurant in the foyer, has managed to eke out some extra space for just one more restaurant.

    This time, it's down in the belly of the hotel in the kitchens. They've created a space called L'Epicerie which sees 14 people seated on a dining table in the heart of the kitchen. It's right in

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  • The Beaumont (and Colony Grill) is coming back with a new look

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    11/8/21 - Updated with photos

    It's been closed ever since the first lockdown, but now The Beaumont hotel in Mayfair is finally reopening - and there are a fair few changes as it re-emerges. 

    The hotel, once run by Corbin & King, is just a few steps from Oxford Street. Both the bar and restaurant have always been pretty handy for escaping the shopping masses (who

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  • MiMi Mei Fair is an opulent Chinese restaurant from the team behind Jamavar

    MiMi Mei Fair is an opulent Chinese restaurant from the team behind Jamavar

    The restaurateur behind Jamavar and Bombay Bustle is opening another Mayfair venture in September. This one’s called MiMi Mei Fair and will evoke the opulent wonders of old-world China.

  • Test Driving the Polo Lounge at The Dorchester Rooftop - Beverly Hills hits Park Lane

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    If you're looking for somewhere dressy to go for a good time this summer - the glamour of the rooftop Beverly Hills Polo Lounge pop up at The Dorchester is a must.

  • SeaSons will be taking over from The Square in Mayfair

    SeaSons will be taking over from The Square in Mayfair 

    Back in 2019, longstanding Mayfair restaurant The Square closed rather abruptly (right in the middle of a lunch service) but we're getting closer to a new restaurant taking over the building. Opening in The Square's place will be SeaSons seafood restaurant. 

    SeaSons already

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