Mayfair is famous for many things – glamour, grand buildings and green spaces, to name but a few. But for a certain visitor – the kind of person that puts fine food high in their list of life's great pleasures – the number one reason why the affluent area is so highly regarded is because of the number of high-quality Mayfair Restaurants.
Mayfair is a favorite destination of fine diners and committed foodies, partly because it boasts one of the highest concentrations of restaurants with Michelin stars in the UK.
Here's a quick guide to some Mayfair restaurants that possess a coveted Michelin star:
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Park Lane – This restaurant, based in The Dorchester Hotel boasts an incredible three Michelin stars, an impressive amount even among the high standards set by other Mayfair restaurants.
Benares Restaurant and Bar, Berkeley Square – Set in beautiful surroundings, this Indian restaurant has garnered many great reviews and one Michelin star.
Galvin at Windows, 22 Park Lane – Galvin is notable for its chic 1930s style, amazing views across London and incredible modern French cuisine.
The Greenhouse, 27a Hays Mews – Another of the many Mayfair restaurants offering French food, The Greenhouse is specifically proud of its wine cell, and – of course – its Michelin star.
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Carlos Place – Darroze, a famous French chef, has already won a star for her Paris restaurant. Her authentic cuisine has earned her two stars for this London restaurant.
Hibiscus, 65 South Audley Street – Although it only opened in Mayfair in 2007, Claude Bosi's fabulous restaurant has nonetheless managed to hang on to the two Michelin stars it earned when it was based in Shropshire.
Le Gavroche, 43 Upper Brook Street – Named after a character from Les Miserables, Le Gavroche simply oozes classic French style. As one of the most respected and influential Mayfair restaurants, it has more than earned its two stars from the internationally respected French restaurant guide.
Maze, 10-13 Grosvenor Square – Gordon Ramsay's Maze is particularly noteworthy for its stunning interior, designed by David Rockwell – not to mention its great food.
Nobu Berkeley, 15 Berkeley Street – One of the most glamorous of all Mayfair restaurants, Nobu serves up fine Japanese dishes – including sushi – and managed to bag itself a Michelin star within five months of opening.
Pollen Street Social, 8-10 Pollen Street – Critically acclaimed, Jason Atherton's eatery mixes up bar-style informal with a fabulously designed restaurant and the first standalone dessert bar in London.
The Square, 6-10 Bruton Street – Opened in 1991, The Square prides itself on using top-quality seasonal ingredients and creating elegant, fuss-free food. Its standing as one of the best all-round Mayfair restaurants has earned it two Michelin stars.
Umu, 14-16 Bruton Place, Mayfair – Plush wooden surroundings grace the visitor to this acclaimed Japanese restaurant, which serves traditional cuisine from the land of the rising sun, with a modern twist that is all its own.
Wild Honey, 12 St George Street – Serving up a mixture of French and Mediterranean food, Wild Honey has not only earned itself a Michelin star, it is also one of the most reasonably priced of all Mayfair restaurants.