When you invite clients and/or business associates to lunch in Mayfair, they come expecting the very best, so it pays to do some research and pinpoint the lunch destinations in the area that have a five-star reputation – and there are many.
We’ve put together some restaurants, bars, and hotels that are go-to venues for those seeking the best business lunch in Mayfair. Book any of the following and you won’t be disappointed.
Ormer Mayfair, Flemings Mayfair Hotel, W1J 7BH
Listed in the Michelin Guide, awarded four AA Rosettes, and voted one of the top five restaurants in London by the Hardens Restaurant Guide, this hidden gem situated in the basement of the Flemings Hotel is perfect if you are after a discreet and tranquil setting for an outstanding business lunch. Expect to take your time over the six and eight-course tasting menus that are made up of creative and delicious dishes using ingredients sourced across the British Isles. Executive Chef Sofian Msefti has put together a varied menu with choices for pescatarians, vegetarians, and vegans. The menus change seasonally and there is also a breakfast selection available.
Pollen Street Social, 8 – 10 Pollen Street, W1S
Jason Atherton’s flagship Mayfair Restaurant was awarded a Michelin star within six months of opening, alongside 5 AA Rosettes, and being named fourth best restaurant in The Good Food Guide’s best UK restaurants guide. It offers a sleek, minimalist setting, with enough warmth and attention to detail to make it as vibrant as the food. The restaurant prides itself on using some of the best British produce available and has a private dining room that seats up to 12 guests with views through to the development kitchen.
Benares, 12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, W1J 6BS
Named after India’s holy city, Benares offers ‘vibrant and inventive Indian cooking with modern British flair.’ It certainly doesn’t look like your average London Indian restaurant, with a dramatic modern interior housing beautiful water features and stunning lighting. The Michelin-starred restaurant changes its menu seasonally and all chicken and lamb on the menu is halal.
Colony Grill Room, Beaumont hotel
Offering classic London gastronomy with an American diner twist, this restaurant situated within the Beaumont Hotel feels like a private members club with its comfortable leather seats and classic décor. The Tatler magazine called it ‘London’s best steak restaurant’ and the Michelin Guide says it’s ‘Defiantly old fashion…effortlessly chic.’ The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere, a tempting selection of cocktails, and an impressive feasting menu with wine pairing offering dishes such as Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Aioli, and Steak Tartare with Horseradish Custard.
Sabor, 35 – 37 Heddon Street, W1B
Sabor means flavour in Spanish and you get plenty of it here at this popular Michelin-starred restaurant. If you want to be in and amongst the action, you can enjoy tapas on the ground floor alongside delectable regional dishes from across Spain. At the bar, where it’s standing tables only, you can order from a selection of Spanish vermouths, gins, Sherries, wines, and beer. Upstairs, you can take your time over hearty specialties such as Segovian suckling pig and confit rabbit shoulder.
Abbey was the original Business Manager of North Row and has been running
the building even during the building stages, so it is safe to say Abbey knows
the area surrounding very well, so you are looking for fancy restaurants or
bars to impress, Abbey is the one to ask.