Mayfair

  • Sabor returns - and there's a brand new look for El Asador upstairs

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    They've already been open as an alfresco restaurant for the past few weeks - but now Sabor is getting ready to throw open the doors to the actual restaurant.

    The much-loved (and Michelin-starred) Spanish restaurant by Nieves Barragan Mohacho and Jose Etura will be opening both floors, but the top floor El Asador is seeing the most changes. Before, that was all about communal dining which, for the near future at least, is not on the cards. So that's

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  • Queens of Mayfair will be an artisan coffee shop and events space

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    Sibling duo Victoria and Grace Sheppard are behind new cafe/events space Queens of Mayfair. They'll be combining their experience in hospitality and interior design respectively for their artisan coffee shop. Victoria was recently running the marketing for UMU & The Greenhouse while Grace project manages interior design projects for high net worth clients at luxury property company Chartwell.

    Queens will be open from breakfast through

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  • MM Caffe is an alfresco cafe from Mercato Mayfair, just off Oxford Street

    MM Caffe is an alfresco cafe from Mercato Mayfair, just off Oxford Street

    They've already achieved a pretty impressive makeover of nearby Grade 1 listed St Mark's and now Mercato Metropolitano have gone outside to Brown Hart Gardens, the raised garden area just in front of the Beaumont Hotel (most recently the Bonnie Gill seafood shack). Their latest opening is

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  • Test Driving La Petite Maison - a slice of Nice in Mayfair

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    London's La Petite Maison is the group's flagship restaurant. As it reopens, with a new oyster bar, we take a look to see why it's still pulling in the crowds.

  • Sabor's new Sabor En Casa service is delivering croquetas, tortilla and more to your door

    sabor en casa london delivery service

    Some London restaurants will clearly need more time to prepare for reopening, particularly when so much of their offering includes counter dining which falls way short of even the new 1m plus rule.

    But while they work out their plans some, like Mayfair's Sabor, have ploughed ahead with offerings to bring their restaurants to your home instead.

    We've been having serious pangs for the dishes from Nieves Barragan Mohacho and Jose

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  • The best food delivery and takeaway restaurants in Central London

    suttonWhile there aren't that many people working in central London during the lockdown, other than key workers, some great restaurants are still delivering to those living in the centre of town. We round up the best.   

  • Le Caprice is closing after 38 years in business

    Le Caprice is closing after 38 years in business

    Another casualty of the pandemic/lockdown was revealed at the weekend, with the news that Le Caprice is to close. Once again, Bloomberg's Richard Vines was first with the news.

  • Gymkhana is reopening for delivery (alongside Hoppers, Trishna and Brigadiers)

    Gymkhana is reopening for delivery 

    Returning triumphantly in February after recovering from a major fire, the revamped Gymkhana was open for just over a month before being closed again due to the lockdown. But no more - one of the best Indian restaurants in town is gearing up for another reopening. 

    Like many central London restaurants, they'll be appearing on the Supper website/app and all their classic dishes should be available for home delivery. So if

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  • Nobu London is delivering - and that includes their black cod miso

    Nobu London is delivering - and that includes their Black Cod Miso

    Yes, that's right - it's another re-opening! This time it's the turn of high-end Japanese restaurant Nobu, which is kicking off its new delivery service from today. They'll be on both Deliveroo and Supper, where they'll have a menu featuring Nobu classics. That means yes, you can get their signature dish, Black Cod Miso delivered - but it will cost you £42.50. Ouch. That's the same price it was in the restaurant,

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  • Burger & Lobster returns for delivery

    Burger and Lobster returns for delivery

    Next up on the comeback trail following lockdown is Burger and Lobster. They closed down originally just over a month ago, but now they've reopened their flagship Mayfair store (we're yet to hear if any more are due to open). 

    Obviously it's for delivery only, and while there's a limited menu on offer, Burger & Lobster has always had a limited menu. Right now it's their original burger (£15), the original 1.25lb

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  • Test Driving Benares at Home - the Mayfair Indian restaurant comes to your doorstep

    Benares at Home

    In its normal setting, Benares is a fine-dining twist on Indian food in Mayfair, but how does that translate to an at-home setting? We decided to find out. 

  • Claridge's hotel reopens to put up NHS workers during the Covid-19 crisis

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    It's sad to witness any businesses closing their doors during the London lockdown. But seeing landmark hotels, which had remained open throughout both world wars, battening the hatches seemed somehow worse.

    So we were thoroughly cheered to see the story in today's Standard about the reopening of Claridge's hotel to NHS workers. The folks at the Maybourne Hotel Group told Hot Dinners they'd "asked the teams across Claridge’s, The

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  • Mayfair's Benares creates Benares @ Home for fine dining Indian food, delivered

    Mayfair's Benares creates Benares @ Home for fine dining Indian food, delivered

    London has its fair share of great Indian fine dining restaurants - but if you've been missing them, one of them is ready to bring that fancy experience to your home. Benares has kicked off Benares @ Home, delivering food from their Mayfair kitchens via the Supper app/website. Dishes include:

    • Classic vegetable samosas chaat with white pea curry, yogurt and
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  • Test Driving The Connaught Grill - a classic reinvented for modern London

    pie1The Connaught in Mayfair has managed to launch a third restaurant in the hotel, resurrecting the classic Connaught Grill, adding a Jean-Georges touch. We went down for an early look. 

  • Nobu set wheels in motion to close their Mayfair restaurant

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    It's had more footballers and A-listers dining it than almost any other restaurant in town, but that hasn't prevented Nobu from taking the decision to close their Mayfair restaurant.

    According to a story in Property Week, the Nobu Group have decided to surrender the lease on

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