34 Mayfair

4.6
327 reviews
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Global, International
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  • 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”.

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3 courses £34

...from a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 July 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00

What 327 People Are Saying
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P
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

34 is a lovely restaurant - effortlessly smart but reassuringly relaxed and comfortable, and the staff are utterly charming. Fresh bread with perfect temperature salted butter were a welcome start while waiting for my dinner guest. The menu has a great choice of steak and a good selection of classic dishes as well as some interesting alternatives which led me to order away from my usual suspects - starting with a crispy duck salad, followed by tandoori monkfish and tiger prawn skewers. My guest played it old school with shrimp cocktail and steak and fries, and whilst everything was delicious he clearly had main course envy when he saw mine and I was pleased with my choice. I wasn't quite as tempted by the dessert menu so opted for the salted caramel truffles which actually turned out to be exactly what I didn't know I wanted. The table spacing and allocation is generally well managed but when it's busy the neighbouring tables are a little close if you're having a private conversation. Also, a quick note to the management - maybe a screen and a couple of chairs wouldn't go amiss at the side for the staff break/smoking area.

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k
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday lunch with family

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, the food was fantastic

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Booked with 1 month notice and upon arrival was allocated table in front of the piano which would have made conversation challenging and in an area of the restaurant where they generally sit walk ins. i complained given i also mentioned the table was booked as for a special occasion and with large advance. was given the option to wait for a more suitable table which was a good fix from management but that took 45 minutes which was not great obviously.

that said the main issue was with the food. the main was really of very average quality and the raw material was not top notch but really of a level of a mediocre steak house.

food here has historically been very good but clearly something has changed lately and very hard to be inclined to come back.

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XD
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant, nice food, nice people! Very considerate to help to order food.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

'Last minute' lunch booking... 10/10 ribeye on the bone!! Great service.... price as expected for a high end restaurant in Mayfair... but still worth it. Will be back 👌👌😁

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s
London
13 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Normally love this place .. had a really ‘off night’ though
Service was poor .. found myself twice trying to attract a waiter or any member of staffs attention to get a drink and then for a problem with a dish
Prawn cocktail is normally outstanding .. the prawns were soft & mushy on this occasion.. and was replaced, thank you, with a crab starter which was very average.
Grilled fish of the day was over cooked and at that point didn’t have the patience to send it back.
Steak that my son ordered said it was ok, and the chimmichurri sauce was not how it should be and had horseradish added??
The bill was extortionate for the average to poor quality of food and mediocre table service which is not what you expect at 34. Very disappointed and won’t be rushing back

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CR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many great meals at 34, always elegant and reliable, always just a bit better than the many many alternatives. Shame I can’t always get a table.

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JE
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 50th and had a lovely experience

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable in every way! Thanks!!!

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic. Great place to eat on weekends with the family and just as good in the evening for a dinner date. The menu has something for everyone. My husband and son had the Sunday roast which they say is the best they’ve had.... roast potatoes (usually the let down in most restaurants) were excellent. Highly recommended

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Worse service than usual but good food

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
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
7 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice brunch at a nice place

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D
London
26 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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s
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and ambiance and great location. Went for brunch on a Sunday and was easy to get to and park.

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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
6 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
7 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
25 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
25 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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