With an unusually high concentration of award winning and Michelin star restaurants, there’s no other area of London that can equal Mayfair’s culinary credentials. From the iconic Le Gavroche to the impossibly glamourous Park Chinois, this sophisticated neighbourhood presents an impressive selection of exceptional dining experiences. While you’re staying The Chesterfield Mayfair, pay a visit to one of these exclusive Mayfair restaurants for a meal to remember.
One of the best places to see and be seen, dining al fresco at Scott’s white-linen covered terrace tables is the perfect celebration of summer in London. The superlative seafood restaurant is beloved of the A list, so expect the odd celebrity sighting. Of course, Scott’s food matches its irresistible allure – think; Cornish hake, miso blackened salmon and oysters. Inside, Art Deco-stylings with cosy leather booths make Scott’s an appealing location whatever the weather.
Helmed by esteemed chef and Gordon Ramsay protégée, Angela Hartnett, Murano elevates Italian cuisine to dizzy heights. You’ll find carnaroli risotto, lobster and fennel alongside rack of spring lamb, asparagus, morels, riccota and pine nuts. Murano’s exhaustive list of fantastic wines is almost exclusively organic or biodynamic so you’ll be sure to discover something a little more unique and off piste.
A restaurant that needs little introduction, Le Gavroche is up there with the best and indeed the first London eatery to gain three Michelin stars. Headed up by Michel Roux Jr (who puts a more contemporary spin on his father’s haute French dishes) the restaurant constantly ranks at the top of almost every best restaurant list. Upon visiting, you’ll discover the lightest cheese soufflé, tender ribbon of rabbit, a splendid wine list and – naturally – a rarefied ambience.
Serving Indian food fit for a maharaja, Jamavar takes influences from Royal Kitchens of the North and street food markets of the South of India. From black pepper lobster with tamarind mint chutney to Tulsi chicken tikka, Jamavar’s dishes are big on classic Indian flavour and artistic in presentation. Offset the spice with one of their botanical-inspired cocktails. With a mirror-embellished bar, polished marble floor and sleek brass lamps, you’ll be dining in suitably opulent environs.
Harmonising old-school Chinoiserie elegance with sumptuous French flair, Park Chinois is a medley of Eastern opulence and fine dining pizazz. Putting an upscale spin on classic Chinese dishes, you can sample stir-fry wagyu beef and Peking duck served with optional caviar. Rest assured, you’ll be dining in ultra-chic surroundings, often with a piano or string quartet accompaniment.
After sampling the best of Mayfair’s gastronomic delights, sink into your suite at the sumptuous Chesterfield Mayfair hotel.
Image Credits: Main image: Jamavar © Jamavar. Scott’s © Paul Winch Furness. Le Gavroche © Issy Croker.