34 Mayfair

4.6
313 reviews
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£41 and over
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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”.

Special Offers

FT Weekend & Laurent-Perrier Summer Menus: 3 courses £85 per perso

From a set menu, includes a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 24 June 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:00

3 courses with wine: £27.50

Three courses from the seasonal set menu with a carafe of wine for two.
Excludes service and cover charge.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 June 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:30 21:00-23:00

What 313 People Are Saying
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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in London Town!

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

Steak Tartar is excellent

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c
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely venue, good appetiser and dessert, unfortunately the main was so so. Medium veal was fairly well done and not of much taste, hopefully it’s just one-off incidence

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E
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience! Amazing food and great service

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MG
London
275 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food in impressive but not overwhelming surroundings. Pleasant but disappointingly slow service. Prices hardly cheap but reasonable for quality and location.

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A
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very attentive staff. Very much enjoyed we will be back.

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b
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Been to this restaurant a number of times. However this time I had to chase:

1) Offering one of the guests an aperitif.
2) Then had to chase the aperitif !!
3) Had to ask the waiter to refill the wine glasses every time they were empty ....after waiting patiently for a refill from our wine.
4) Then had to chase the coffees.

Overall an enjoyable meal but poor service this time.

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RD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice brunch at a nice place

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D
London
25 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place ! Great food , a live Pianist, but the waiters should be more attentive They tend to hide in the corner by their ordering station talking to each other when they should be paying attention to their tables.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good welcome from Reception Host.
Service could have been a little more attentive.
Good food but not great.

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JG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and atmosphere, service excellent, dover sole was very nice indeed, many thanks

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KP
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only fault I can find, as as a couple we were wedged between other couples for dinner. Didn’t feel comfortable chatting on what should be a relaxing evening. Maybe leave more of a gap between tables as wouldn’t go back as a couple again. Otherwise everything else was lovely, delicious food and lovely staff.

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

It was a most disappointing dining experience. The food and wine is ridiculously overpriced for what you get. Everything is extra, and the ambience was non existent , overall one of my most disappointing meals out in London. I eat out on business at least 2/3 tis per week and sadly this was one of the worst in terms of overall performance.

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RD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Exactly what I wanted at the time.Good restaurant.Will come back

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D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

There was a metal staple in my salad, which I could have swallowed and severely hurt myself. When we informed the waiters, they did not even do anything but just brought another salad, did not inform their manager, and were not even apologetic or offer any compensation or discount. When I myself informed the manager of the restaurant upon paying the bill and leaving. He just said he was not aware of the situation and did not try to do anything to make up for the appalling service and situation.

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WT
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

34 is a nice restaurant where I've eaten several times before. Typical Mayfair restaurant, generally good service and good food at eye watering prices. This is subjective and a matter of taste of course but the art they have had hanging on the walls the last few months is in my opinion appalling - in what is otherwise a well designed and attractive space. This lunch visit was marred a bit by relatively poor service. My guest's salad was described as containing olives and came without olives - it was just lettuce and shrimp (very simple salad in response to asking it be dairy free). When we asked for olives they didn't arrive. When we asked again he pointed at a dispenser of olive oil on the table which he called "olives". He then tried to fix the problem by bringing a pot of green cocktail olives complete with cocktail sticks. He denied they had any plant based milk. We later discovered they had almond and soya milk. When we discovered that I made clear I wanted cows' milk in my coffee and was told they didn't do that. I called it "regular milk" and of course they had it. Another order didn't arrive and had to be chased. I think this might have been an untypical experience.

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GO
London
23 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Mayfair eatery
Never fails to deliver quality food and unrivalled service
Highly recommend

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SH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here. Excellent selection of food to suit everyone’s taste. Nice buzzy atmosphere but no too loud. Will return

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was a very disappointing evening. Service was really, really, really slow and not very friendly. We spent 3 hours to have dinner and the meat was dry, cold and over cooked. I would not go again and would not recommended unless you have plenty of time and want to eat meat with no quality. Not a good place for children.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great place for a working lunch and eating seasonal produce - service was a bit slow on a fairly short window and slightly salty asparagus dish but superb stone bass main course.

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GO
London
23 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We occasionally try new places to eat only to realise why do we bother - 34 ticks all the box’s never fails to deliver high quality food and service

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and the service was second to none. A great experience

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C
London
26 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice food brilliant service we went for brunch for my daughters birthday. A little more choice would have been better on the menu. We will definitely go again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wine MASSIVELY overpriced. Pays 48 something that in the UK details for 13....

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service, lovely tasting food presented beautifully with a lovely chilled atmosphere...really enjoyed the piano being played in the background

Will definitely come again 👌🏽

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NJ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get excellent service highly recommend this restaurant

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PP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding in every way! Very good service. Expensive but worth it!

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HS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food. Easy and lovely atmosphere. Nice service. Perfect dinner.

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TK
London
48 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When the restaurant staff offer you a newspaper to read while your co-diner is 20 mins late, you know you're in a restaurant that cares about its customers.

The steak frites was good, the 34 Doughnuts is one of the best desserts I've had. The cappuccino excellent.

I'd go back again and again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent loved the food, service and the live singer pianist

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BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An excellent venue providing you have deep pockets! An eclectic menu for sophisticated tastes. Service is very good but spoiled by creating the impression they want you out as quickly as possible. My colleague and I spent 1 and a half hours over a 2 course lunch with a bottle of wine and were irritated when, having been asked if we wanted a desert which we declined, we were immediately presented with the bill which we had not requested.
This impersonal approach spoiled what was otherwise an excellent meal comprising the finest quality produce, tasty and well presented.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, decent wait staff, great place overall. Few hiccups with service and some of the dishes were just ok. Try the wagyu croquettes and the rhubarb custard sundae.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A well cooked brunch with interesting and innovative choices on the menu. Friendly and efficient service with attention to detail. We were particularly impressed with the plates of ice cream and truffles/chocolates given to two of our party who had birthdays on the day we were there.

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M
London
50 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice space with good food and would definitely go back. The set menu was great and excellent value. They were kind enough to be flexible with certain things which made the experience even better. The decor is also quite nice and the restaurant is fairly quiet is was good.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second time in 34 Mayfair.

Pros:
Ambience is nice, food is very good! Salads, steaks, tar-tars, cocktail- everything was excellent.
Doormen are incredibly helpful and polite. Love it!

Cons: Waiters are not very expierenced, they can forget knifes for steaks or bring other people’s meal, but it’s not such a big deal.
When you make a booking, ask table further from the kitchen, otherwise it’s too smelly to sit too close.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Felt rushed to choose our food

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IL
London
18 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and really good service, will make a return visit soon.

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BL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb

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JH
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented.

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B
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The 4 of us all thought the food was ok without being Wow and also thought it was overpriced

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