34 Mayfair

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368 Reviews
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£41 and over
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Global, International
When you walk through the deco doors and onto the polished oak parquet of 34 Mayfair, you could easily be seduced by the soft lighting, Upper East Side-style elegance and unflustered calm; yet there is also just the tiniest hint of the nonconformist about this restaurant. Whether it’s the mischievous etchings by Tracey Emin in the eponymous private room upstairs – The Emin Room; the “wild cards” on the menu (the decadent truffled lobster mac springs to mind); or indeed the eclectic collection of paintings from the next strain of YBAs adorning the walls, it’s difficult to pinpoint. But you know that at 34 Mayfair, you’re probably going to end up having rather a lot of fun, whether it’s lunch, dinner or brunch, which is served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the summer months. A bit of a well-kept secret, 34 Mayfair is 150 metres from Oxford Street and 200 from Bond, but far enough away from the madding crowds to be a real “find”.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant and good food

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Plastic flowers everywhere outside, despite the fact that it was early September with brimming flower boxes all over London. Very slow and uneven service. Mediocre and over salted food. When a dish tastes very strongly of cumin, such as my lamb, it should be included in the menu description, which it was not, and it was not described as an Indian dish. (I hate cumin.)

c
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

On the whole very pleasant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place and great service....

O
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were initially not taken with this restaurant because of the noise level. It is not a place for quiet conversation.
However, the food and service were as fine as could be desired. the service was very much a team effort without the feeling of being smothered.
All the food was very good and well presented. I believe my Iberico pork chop may have been one of the finest pieces of meat, of any kind, that I have ever eaten.
We initially chose this spot because we couldn't get a reservation at its sister restaurant, Scotts seafood. We did eat lunch at Scotts on a later date and we much preferred Mayfair 34.

K
London
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time but I think I made a good choice. The food very nice especially the Scottish RIb Eye and the bone marrow. My wife’s macaroni lobster and for sure I will return for spaghetti meatballs. Excellent everything

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will come twice for the lobster macaroni and cheese cake! Cocktails as well!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall ambiance is lovely. Enjoyable staff. Beautiful presentation

D
London
29 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great with reliable service and a vegetarian menu that's very tasty. Too bad the pianist was let go. The background music is debatable now. Still a favorite

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value fixed lunch. Excellent service.

CS
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We've dined here several times and always find good service and food.The only issue - I noted the head chef was the only one in the open kitchen NOT wearing a hair net or cap.

MR
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

FR
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always fab food and great service

FM
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I ordered a salad w oil and vinegar on side. It came dressed w their vinaigrette. Had to speak to 3 people to get it right a second time. Servers lacked polish throughout. Main courses were good, not great. The space is getting tired and worn. It feels like a management team are completely complacent. No one said goodbye as we left. Thoroughly underwhelming in a market brimming w better options.

KB
London
86 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good venue for business lunch. Food is nice, service decent. Sommelier very good too. Thanks.

LE
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to restaurant in London, unfaltering and great for every occasion

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a gathering with another family and it was an excellent experience. All the food we ordered had been delicious, the starters, the beef main especially, the desserts are also masterpieces. Very kind service from the beginning to the end. Very good recommendation of food and we absolutely loved it here. It is decent but also casual, has a bright lighting. It is a bit expensive but considering the food and service, I am happy with what we pay. All in all, the last visit made me a satisfied customer and we would love to return sometime in the future.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly beautiful restaurant experience

c
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, you could not help but be impressed by the place. The staff were not only very friendly but also very tentative . The ambience of the restaurant was superb there was a nice atmosphere without it being too noisy. The food was fantastic . The timing between courses was perfect, we never felt rushed in anyway. Excellent choice of wine available. The waiters were fantastic they always seem to appear at the right time, totally professional. The only slight downside was the price. A meal for the two of us came to just over £350 but I guess that was due to the alcohol. I certainly would come back again despite the price but as they say you only get what you pay for. Thank you 34 Mayfair for making my wife and I silver wedding anniversary a truly special night.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Very correct in every way
From greeting us
To service, drinks, food, dessert
But no ambiance no character
Just correct

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent and the staff were friendly and perform their job to the highest standard

E
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. One of the best in London

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good overall

M
London
32 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is in an excellent location and the menu is pleasant enough for a casual dinner with friends. I would visit again.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food. Love the restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The guy at the door is the sweetest.
One of the waiters spilled a bit of milk on my mobile.. and he apologized so much and we told him it was not a problem and everything is working. But what was sad was that a colleague of his, another waiter, came in and embarrassed the guy so much in front of us, telling him that he is always clumsy and would be fired for doing that. I personally thought this was so unprofessional and rude. Mistakes happen and nothing was wrong with the phone. Unfortunately, I don’t have the names of those waiters.
The food was outstanding.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food

m
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

What has happened to this restaurant.? It used to be top class. The staff are did interested/ untrained, the service levels were poor and I am no longer a valued customer but someone to be fleeced. Beware.

OT
London
22 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent looking place..perfect service..large variety menu..very nice price..

s
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good as expected

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The lobster mac and cheese was execptional!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely evening with great food and wine. Service was impeccable and attention was just right. The donuts were exquisite and rivals those of Sexy Fish!!

DG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a recommendation from a friend who luves in London and was a lively night out. My husband ordered the Lobster Mac and truely the best I have ever tasted. The staff was attentive and helpful, the location was amazing and the Sommelier was fantastic. My only comment were the fake flowers in the decor were not my favorite.

b
London
133 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Just always love the happy positive vibe of this restaurant. Service is always very friendly and the food always meets expectations.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The Rib eye -(american) was not a very good portion - not fatty enough- way to salty everything else was good

VB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the welcome to the goodbye everything about 34 Mayfair was amazing.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting in Mayfair with a great atmosphere and a menu that made it impossible to choose!

P
London
18 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

34 is a lovely restaurant - effortlessly smart but reassuringly relaxed and comfortable, and the staff are utterly charming. Fresh bread with perfect temperature salted butter were a welcome start while waiting for my dinner guest. The menu has a great choice of steak and a good selection of classic dishes as well as some interesting alternatives which led me to order away from my usual suspects - starting with a crispy duck salad, followed by tandoori monkfish and tiger prawn skewers. My guest played it old school with shrimp cocktail and steak and fries, and whilst everything was delicious he clearly had main course envy when he saw mine and I was pleased with my choice. I wasn't quite as tempted by the dessert menu so opted for the salted caramel truffles which actually turned out to be exactly what I didn't know I wanted. The table spacing and allocation is generally well managed but when it's busy the neighbouring tables are a little close if you're having a private conversation. Also, a quick note to the management - maybe a screen and a couple of chairs wouldn't go amiss at the side for the staff break/smoking area.

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