Alyn Williams at The Westbury
Alyn Williams at The Westbury

Alyn Williams at The Westbury

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.alynwilliams.com/
  • Phone: 02071836426x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Saturday
    Lunch and Dinner
    12pm - 2.30pm
    6pm - 10.30pm
    closed Sunday and Monday

    Annual Closures: 17th August - 2nd September 2014
    1st January - 15th January 2015
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, British
  • Executive Chef: Alyn Williams
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We provide two different styles of private dining. The wine room seats up to 10 guests and focuses on wines matching the food. The Aspen room seats up to 20 guests in an intimate and stylish setting. The restaurant is also available for private hire, taking up to 60 seated guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Agnieszka Mazurek 0207 183 6426x
  • Special Events: CHEFstock - @Alyn_Williams #CHEFstock

    2012 National Chef of the Year Alyn Williams will be joined in the kitchen of his eponymous restaurant by one of four internationally renowned chefs. Last year chefs included, Simon Rogan and Sat Bains from the UK, Bart de Pooter from Belgium and Akmal Anuar from Ignatius Chan’s restaurant Iggy’s.

    We are delighted to announce Chef's names from this year's glittering line up: On Tuesday 9th September Margot Janse from 'Le Quartier Francais' in South Africa (Top 100 World's Best Restaurants), 16th September Paul Ainsworth from 1 Michelin restaurant in Padstow 'At No 6' and finally on 30th September Peter & Jonray Sanchez - Iglesias from 'Casamia' in Bristol (1 Michelin star). To find out more about CHEFstock and reserve your table, contact reservations on 0207 183 6426.

Getting there

  • Public Transit:

    tube stations close by:
    Bond Street
    Green Park
    Oxford Circus
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel parking - subject to availability
    up to 2h - £10
    up to 4h - £20
    up to 12h - £40

    Alternatively Old Burlington Street
A word from Alyn Williams at The Westbury
Alyn Williams at The Westbury is situated in the heart of the Westbury Hotel. Located in Londons most exclusive and exciting dining neighbourhood.
Alyn Williams offers a progressive French cuisine along with a relaxed and professional service headed by restaurant manager Giancarlo Princigalli.
The beautiful wine room is a real focus in the dining room. It seats up to eight guests and we specialise in creating bespoke menus around expertly chosen wines.
The restaurant design is both stylish and elegant to reflect the philosophy of the restaurant.
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Alyn Williams at The Westbury reviews from OpenTable diners
347 reviews since 19 May 2014
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambience4.2
    Value4
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (243)fit for foodies (187)romance (170)business meals (127)good vegetarian options (83)outstanding value (51)pre/post theatre (25)group bookings (25)sunday lunch (13)disabled access (11)afternoon tea (11)brunch (8)child friendly (3)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • fantastic food, outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We all had the tasting menu but appreciated the option to change the dishes if wanted. All of the food was fantastic and the accompanying wines and beers suited perfectly. In particular the service was outstanding; attentive and thoughtful but not intrusive or pretentious. Thanks for making us feel special, would wholeheartedly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    HungryHorace
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Fantastic food and service, would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for something a bit special.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    mark3981
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Best meal I have ever had! We have eaten in great restaurants round the world, but this was by far the best. Perfect service and amazing food.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • A true disappointment
    Matt
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I had heard great things about Alyn Williams' restaurant, so chose to take my girlfriend for her 30th birthday. I let them know in advance that it was a special occasion and was hopeful that they would make it a dinner to remember. This would sadly not be the case. Credit where credit's due - the maitre 'd was fantastic: sadly the waiting staff and sommelier lacked any demonstrable personality and we really struggled to decipher the monotone descriptions of the dishes being placed before us. The tasting menu was hit and miss - the pigeon being particularly bland. At the end of dinner, Mr Williams briefly appeared and completely ignored us as he hurried to greet some guests immediately behind us who were looking to host an event there.
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  • Very enjoyable
    Dorcat
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Excellent service, nice ambiance, great good - recommended!
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I booked this for my partners birthday as he loves to eat at good restaurants. I chose this for the reputation of Alyn Williams and the setting. We were not disappointed. We had the tasting menu. Each dish tasted and looked great. Each of the staff who presented the food were friendly, explained everything and nothing was too much trouble. I changed 1 dish & chose an alternative from the vegetarian menu which I would go back & have again. Overall each dish was an tasteful and delightful. The service exceptional. We each were given a menu with the food choices we made. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food very nice
    Patrick
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    But on Friday and Saturday can only have tasting menu
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning Lunch at Alyn Williams
    SpinyfishVIP
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Superb cooking and wonderful service. The cooking is always imaginative and the service second-to-none
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • tasting menu
    leafy211
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    My friend and I were totally wow'ed by the vegetarian tasting menu. The service was outstanding and although on the pricey side, it was definitely worth it! I hope to visit again very soon!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Wonderful dinner
    Tobi
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    We had the 7 course tasting menu and the every course was amazing. The Service was very nice but not flashy.
    Special Features:
    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent value, but nothing impressed
    lostrpy
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Oh, the bread was very good, and the gougeres! Nothing to make me go back though.
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  • Neil
    Neil
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is exquisite and in our opinion as good as Alain Ducasse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return to a great restaurant
    OdedS
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is my second time. This time for lunch. The staff is extremely friendly, enthusiastic and is one of the reasons I like this restaurant. My guest had special dietary needs which were immediately taken into account.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super food and service
    AprilStyles
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had the tasting menu and wine accompaniment, the food was absolutely superb. I have a wheat allergy and this was catered for without any fuss or problem. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable about all of the dishes and wines. The atmosphere is soft and sophisticated without being at all pompous. The waiting staff are friendly with just the right level of attentiveness. Full marks we will definitely be going again.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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  • Outstanding
    FraserVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Alyn Williams at The Westbury did not disappoint. We had the tasting menu and enjoyed every mouthful. Service was friendly and attentive. Looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great lunch!
    engee
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great place in the heart of Mayfair. Atmosphere is very dignified without being highbrow. The lunch menu is great value at £35 pp. Service is efficient without being obtrusive. Thoroughly deserves its Michelin star; I would return here in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently fabulous
    CarrieVIP
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    I have dined at the resturant on numerous occassions with either, friends, family or business associates. Each time the service has been first rate and the food excellent. I'm a fussy hard to please vegetarian but I would recommend this resturant to others because the food is outstanding and complex. I will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Superb meal
    James
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    I recently visited Alyn Williams for a special occasion. Having heard Alyn Williams trained with Marcus Wareing we went with high hopes and he didn't disappoint. We had the tasting menu which was simply fantastic. The flavours were astounding and we had a brilliant evening. The service was impeccable and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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  • Celebration dinner (unannounced)
    Foodie
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Having booked the tasting menu we were a little apprehensive that the portions might be too large. However we should not have worried as they were just right and complimented each other from start to finish. The presentation, quality and service were outstanding with the courses being evenly spaced and unrushed. From reception to departure the service was friendly, courteous and efficient. The sommelier's advice was excellent and the recommended wine fully complimented the meal. We shall return.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Future Michelin Star
    DangerdanVIP
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Wow What a restaurant Our food was stunning, amazing attention to detail and superb flavours bursting from the plate. Surely due a Michelin star Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening at the Westbury
    Maija
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    We went to Alyn Williams at the Westbury for our one year anniversary. The food was excellent, and so was the service. The only "not so great thing" was where we were seated - there were quite a few tables available when we first arrived, but we were seated right in front of the entrance. I would normally ignore this, but for a special occasion like this, it did matter.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Lovely evening
    Ericoman
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful evening at Alyn Williams and now ranks as one of our best ever meals out. The highlight was the langoustine starter. Also the the service was so good., and the setting so comfortable and relaxing. Michelin dining is something I have to save hard for and I left feeling it was money well spent. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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  • Alyn Williams
    Mcginners
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Great food, perfect ambiance. everything about this restaurant is amazing. Highly recommend. Love it !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    The food was incredible! Our waiter was so lovely, made us feel incredibly relaxed so we could really enjoy the evening. The one let down was that the room was VERY warm, which made me feel a little light headed and dizzy but didn't ruin the evening.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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  • ALyn WIliams - OUtstanding
    Girolami
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    A superb meal, served attentively and in a friendly manner, lovely atmosphere of the restaurant. had a most enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Outstanding food and service
    huong
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I booked a 7 course and expected much, and was not dissappointed at all the food was very good and the winepairing was great too. would recommend it anytime
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply brilliant
    SidJVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The attention to service was excellent. All the staff could not do enough for you. Been to much more expensive places that could learn from these guys on how to provide excellent service and fantastic food and not break the bank. Yes, its five star hotel, yes its central London, but for the quality of food. Brilliant. We will definitely go back. We had the 7 course taster menu which included a few extra bits for free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • The Best Experience Ever
    Shruti
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    In most fine dining, it can be quite pretentious, however, the outstanding service at Alyn Williams at Westbury was just impeccable. The waiting staff, sommelier, the manager of the restaurant, everyone was very candid without being over the top as one always expect in some fine dining restaurants. The decor of the restaurant is warm, relaxed, very tasteful. Not to the mention the food, the best food I had in London so far. I loved the fact that they are very flexible with their menu and there was an vegetarian menu seperately. We had the tasting menu, which was perfectly balanced with all the other dishes without being too rich or too heavy with all courses combined. We are definitely going back for more of the exquisite food and service
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food & exceptional service
    CharlieB
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We tried the tasting menu and loved every course. The food was really enjoyable and beautifully presented, lots of nice little extras too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How the other half live
    Davros
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    I went to The Westbury for a 1 year anniversary. We had the tasting menu and it was simply excellent. Not pretentious at all, the service is highly attentive but not in a pressuring way, and the ambience is relaxed. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for something a little special but for value for money.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely food
    ginger23
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Felt very spoiled with great service and really amazing food, spectacular.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect celebration
    Halicon
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    It was a foodies heaven. Every course well thought out. Service incredible. Just the right side of formal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch
    MrsH
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Visited with two children (5 yr old and 13 yr old) and whilst there was no children's menu they created a wonderful dish that was gobbled up. The food for the adults was also enjoyable
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely food!
    JMWT
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Had the 3 course for £28 lunch meal on a weekday. We ordered both 2 choices between the 4 of us. the greeting sous pastry chese balls are lovely ( a bit salty for me) , breads are wonderful and love the apple cream source . The Fish starter and Fish main are amazing! the lamb main is average and the portion is small ( compare to the fish main ) .overall, highly recommended! Desserts are average. The lady at the reception is very friendly and welcoming . The only things is, as all of us don't drink wine ...feel like one of the waitress angry/look down on us that we didn't order any wine , tea and coffee.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well pampered
    esti
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    It is always magnificent to eat at a table when the kitchen is a creative place of passion and vision. The food and wine were superb and the service excellent. The venue itself lets it down though. It maybe fasionable to some but to me it has an opressive feel, sort of 1950's industrial with too much brown so not the most inspiring setting for romanic indulgence. Thankfully the food and service made up for the shortcomings of the locationn however next time out I will seek out a more airy space.
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Michelin Star that delivers!
    CheekyChiuhua
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    An outstanding dinner and service to match at what we have come to accept with London's leading restaurants. The palette is thrown a whole series of flavours and textures which either marry or dance on the tongue and leave you wanting more. Alyn has delivered a Michelin star menu that hits all the top notes and is a ''must attend'' for any serious foodie so, if you are looking for something a little bit special then you won't be disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Letseat
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    Wonderful food .Faultless Service. As always, we can't wait to go again!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alyn Williams - The Westbury
    dazza125
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    We had a lovely lunch on Saturday. Restaurant was very chilled and the service was fantastic. The only slight downside was the restaurant was not too busy and therefore no buzz. However, people chilled after a while and enjoyed a really good lunch that was up there with some of the best we had. Stand out was the beef - i do not normally eat the fat, however, this melted in the mouth. All the courses were presented beautifully (especially the soused herring) and the puddings were just amazing. We had the £35 lunch menu. In addition, while you could have gone to town on the wine, we had their malbec at £30, which was deep and dark - great wine. Finally, as we were just about to leave they gave us extra chocolates - nice touch
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  • Exceptional Service
    ACDCVIP
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    We had the Taster Menu which is excellent value. The food is modern but with japanese influences and is superbly prepared and presented. Service is exceptional. This is easily the match of most 2-star Michelin restaurants we have tried and is well worth trying. Worth noting that at lunchtime parking is difficult in the area but at night is easy.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    Veggi2dine4
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Fantastic experience from start to finish.. Excellent Vegetarian tasting menu. Service excellent and the ambience was just perfect. Lovely dinning room. A truly marvellous choice for our wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and exceeded all our expectations. We were invited into the kitchens and had the pleasure of meeting Alyn and his remarkable chefs/cooks Very memorable evening Thanks Alyn and staff !
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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