From two or three-course weekend bottomless brunches to Sunday roasts alongside unlimited wine, Avenue Mayfair sure knows how to put on a show come mealtimes. Better yet, the usual menu is just as tasty, fronting the likes of grilled Cornish monkfish with jerk spices and dry-aged beef tartare in a charcoal dressing.
Restaurants In St James's
From the eateries of Pall Mall to famous places like The Ritz, St James's is an area of London that oozes sophistication. Whether you fancy Italian fare, a rooftop haunt or somewhere on the Michelin Guide's radar, it's sure to deliver on the food front. So, without further ado, check out our top pick of restaurants in St James's.
For an establishment that oozes sophistication, Quaglino's has no rival. Having entertained the likes of Evelyn Waugh and the Queen, this restaurant is truly an elegant affair. The deep red and shimmering gold interiors make it quite the catch too. And the menu? European classics continue the fancy trend.
Make your way to Pall Mall and uncover Bardo St James', a high-end Italian boasting live music every evening and a sophisticated menu of seasonally changing dishes. Tuck into caramelised black cod or lobster tagliatelle here.
Found in St James's Market, just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus, is this beaut British gastropub. The Beau Brummell whips up all the favourites across its feasting menus, including slow-cooked Old Spot porchetta and bruschetta with mascarpone.
At the Trafalgar Square end of St James's sits The Rooftop, which is perched at a hotel named after the famous landmark. Expect a range of small plates while you enjoy the view, such as watermelon 'sashimi' and cider-poached chorizo.
On the first floor of The Cavendish Hotel London is Mayfair Lounge & Grill. Whether you want afternoon tea, have an important lunch meeting or are craving an iconic British dinner, this restaurant has you sorted with a menu of crowd-pleasing steaks and more.
One of the best restaurants in Mayfair and St James, Aquavit is inspired by its two Michelin star sister in New York. Home to contemporary Scandinavian design, signature cocktails and Swedish meatballs, this gorgeous spot isn't to be missed.
Restaurants on Jermyn Street don't get much better than Wiltons, which specialises in the freshest of seafood. An icon of British fine dining since 1742, it'll have you chowing down on meticulously prepared wild fish, oysters and game. In need of tapas-inspired plates? Head to sister venue Locket's.
After a French restaurant in St James's? If you hadn't already guessed from the name, Maison François is just the place for you. The chic brasserie is serving up your favourites, like côte de boeuf and rock oysters, with brekkies to boot.
Looking for somewhere a bit more relaxed, but with stunning dishes? Café Murano fits the bill. Thanks to a focus on the cuisine of Northern Italy, it's making our guide to the best restaurants in St James. Also, the menu has plates such as chicken milanese and caper buttered plaice, alongside classic cocktails to accompany.
Top off a trip to St James's in London by heading to Ikoyi, a restaurant dedicated to West African cooking. Signature dishes across the fine dining offering include smoked scotch bonnet plantain with raspberry dust and Jerusalem artichoke moin moin.