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
340 reviews since 24 October 2013
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambience4.2
    Value4
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (238)fit for foodies (187)romance (169)business meals (129)good vegetarian options (81)outstanding value (51)group bookings (27)pre/post theatre (26)sunday lunch (12)disabled access (11)afternoon tea (11)brunch (7)child friendly (3)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • birthday boy
    jewels
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday at Allyn Williams. It was outstanding -- food was sublime, ambiance was relaxed and sophisticated, and the service was the best I've ever had in the UK. They also brought an extra birthday desert which was a lovely touch. Wines were also very interesting -- and the sommelier was very knowledgeable. Try it... you will not be disappointed!
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  • Great food, small portions
    Bushra
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Food and service were wonderful but the portions were small compared to other similar restaurants with deals.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Pauline M
    Foodlover
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    Made welcome from staff at entrance doors to the restaurant and pre-lunch in The Polo Bar. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Food was beautifully presented and delicious.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch at the Westbury
    Petty4
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Very good value. The set menu is limited in choice and the portions are small but the food is excellent and there are so many extra amuse bouches etc and additional servings that there is no risk of leaving feeling hungry. Service is excellent. The tables in the restaurant are well spaced out so that one can carry on a conversation without disturbing or being disturbed by other people.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    budthecat
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Lovely meal at AW as usual with the excellent food complemented by some of the best and nicest service of any high end restaurant in London. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent meal
    eateneverywhere
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My husband and I had the seven course tasting menu. The food was delicious and unlike some more expensive restaurants there was enough food to fill you up, nothing worse than paying for an expensive meal then still being hungry afterwards! The staff were polite and attentive without being overbearing, they even went to the extra effort of swapping one of the fish courses to scallops as my husband is intolerant to fish, as soon as we said he doesn't eat fish we were offered this option. The only thing I would have liked is more puddings but that's just my sweet tooth. The artichoke was particularly good.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    CHill
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My second visit to Alyn Williams with a group of discerning foodie clients. Really impressed all round having had the tasting menu. Pre lunch drinks in The Polo Bar at The Westbury worked well, shall definitely be back for a third visit
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Now that was special...
    jimmyleefoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I won't pre-empt your delight by telling you what the Taster Menu consisted of, but the quality was sublime throughout. I say the food simply cannot be bettered anywhere in London. Its prime qualities are the beautiful taste combinations, some more subtle, some more full on. The presentation is imaginative yet restrained - the food is always the hero. All in all, clearly the work of a highly talented professional at his peak - confident and sure-footed, without being over-showy. And it really is remarkable value. All the staff were knowledgeable and friendly - and Jeeves-like, seemed to know when to interact and when to blend into the background - very important in a top scale venue. A newly discovered treasure I'm lothe to share with you.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Perfect Anniversary
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Visited Alyn Williams on a recommendation and was not disappointed. The staff were friendly, attentive and welcoming ensuring our meal met expectations with every course and a really nice touch of a special anniversary dessert. The food was fantastic and complimented with really good wine choice. We also met Alyn and was given a signed menu, a nice touch on a special occasion. If I had to find fault it would be just to say no added little extras but that is really picky. Lunch menu is reasonably priced and a good selection definitely should be one to try.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dinner
    kiong
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Really good food and the service is immaculate with a chance to speak to everyone working there. The food was really better than what i expected
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    business meals, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Excellent dining experience
    MoiraD
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Alyn Williams at The Westbury has it all; I can think of no better place for a special occassion. Attention to detail in all arears. A fine dining experience.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Amazing food and friendly service
    Thush
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Excellent service right from the start. Tried the Tasting menu (non-vegetarian option), but we were able to select items from either menu if we wanted. The food was incredibly tasty and full of different flavours, with the sirloin steak and the white chocolate and citrus foam being two stand-out dishes. Would definitely recommend the Alyn Williams for anyone new to fine dining (as we were).
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Worth a visit
    CecikiVIP
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Great ambience and food, impeccable service. Had the tasting menu Friday night to celebrate husband's birthday. The maitre and all the staff were very much interested to know which dishes we liked most and we also got an extra dessert as a courtesy, which was much appreciated. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    MissRedShoesVIP
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    It was my husbands 50th Birthday last Friday and Alyn Williams at The Westbury was the perfect place to celebrate. We had the tasting menu with the special wine pairing, everything was perfect - faultless. All the food was beautifully presented and delicious as were the wines. Friendly efficient staff and great value for money.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • great value
    hungry
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Decor was not bad, service was very good. Presentation of all the dishes was stunning. For starters we had confit duck which was delicious and some fish dish which was good but not as good as the duck. For mains we had a fish dish which was apparently good and the pork belly which was delicious. It was pork 3 ways. For dessert we had the lychee pannacotta which was creamy heaven and fig clafoutis which was good but not as good as the pannacotta. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great evening
    Tekmaster
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    We love Alyn Williams. The service, the food, the wine, the ambiance - all are faultless.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Pidge84
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    Went for a birthday celebration, the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient which with the beautiful food made for a fantastic evening. Couldn't recommend it more highly.
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    special occasions
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  • Exquisite ....simply exceptional.
    THUT
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    We enjoyed a five course bespoke menu with wines....ambience, service, food and wines exceptional. The food was quite simply outstanding, the sommelier paired the wines perfectly and spent time with us explaining each choice, and the service from every member of the team made us feel extremely welcome as guests. I can't rate The Westbury highly enough - Alyn Williams should be extremely proud of the team he has created. Absolutely fabulous.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • 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.
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    good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good tasting menu, attentive staff
    seekingalternatives
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    A pretty good experience at the Westbury, we had the 5 course (I think) tasting menu. we had an early booking and at first the staff were a bit overbearing, real production line stuff. But it calmed down as other diners arrived, and in the end we had a good meal. Food was good if not fantastic.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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  • 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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    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!
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    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.
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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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    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
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    outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • tasting menu
    leafy211VIP
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent value, but nothing impressed
    lostrpyVIP
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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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.
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    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!
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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.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Simply stunning
    Kempster
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    We booked for my girlfriend's birthday treat and we weren't disappointed! The menu was almost tailor-made for us and we elected to match it with a flight of wines. Every dish was perfection. Alyn was in the kitchen that evening and was hugely welcoming of us when we cheekily asked for a look back-stage. The service throughout was faultless. Overall a fabulous evening. Thank you!
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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.
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    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.
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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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.