34 Mayfair

4.6
680 reviews
£41 and over
Global, International
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive meal at a lovely restaurant. Great food and great service.

GO
vipGaryO
London
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food
The best in Mayfair

HA
vipHACritics
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food is good. Service is not as good and the place is very loud with chatter. I went for a Sunday Lunch; beef was excellent, Yorkshire slightly overcooked for my liking, not impressed with sliced carrots with peas for a side, cauli cheese was delicious and the roast potatoes were perfectly crispy. Ordered broccoli as an extra side which did not show up until I had completed over half of my meal... I had to ask the waiters twice . It is extremely difficult to get a waiters attention as they just ignore you or refuse to look your way or just rush off and pretend like they've not heard anything- shocking. We also had to experience an extremely loud unhappy customer being seated on the table next to us complaining about being refused a table - this conversation should have been held on the side so it didn't spoil my evening having to listen to it.
Staff at the entrance are lovely and the Wagyu Croquettes are delicious.
I'm in two minds about this place but will give it another shot - let's hope it's a better experience and you don't feel as if they just want the tables turned asap!

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viptikksy
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good. Great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Table was ready on time, Ambience was great , Food was fresh two things happened which put me off but were rectified. My Soup was forgotten and had to be cancelled cause maid course arrived. The Lobster Mc Cheese was burned on the surface and was replaced immediately. On that note I will give them a rating of 7/10 cause no complementary desert of drinks were offered for the inconvenience. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The service was intermittent - not all the sides came with the main course was served

Service I know is an issue everywhere but then take less people in the restaurant

Overall still had a great time

CW
CharlieW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately it's a bit of a case of all style here and not much substance. Had to wait quite a while for our drinks order to be taken, for gluten free bread to be delivered (despite stating food intolerances in booking), we were given chipped plates, etc. The shakshuka was really nice but my guest had the pancakes and they were very dry.

EL
ELENAH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was my husbands birthday and 34 is one of his favourites so I booked it for us.
Our waiter Adnan and all the staff there made it extra special - service was excellent and as usual the food great! One of our favourites and highly recommended !!!

ED
EDPdp
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the most wonderful staff, love this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Restaurant - beautifully elegant dining room. The staff was kind and engaging. And the food THE FOOD - delicious. We ordered the seared scallops, ravioli, and duck salad as starters. All three are incredibly flavorful but in a very delicate way. Our mains were Chateaubriand for two which comes as a surprisingly generous portion for 2 the wine sauce and mushrooms were perfection. For drinks, alcohol was a vesper martini for the James Bond mood and the alcohol free lychee blossom which is another winner. Didn’t make it to dessert but will be back for sure!
Would highly advise everyone try this place in London - it’s a must!

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vipGaryO
London
53 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and unparalleled service
Steaks to die for perfectly cooked and served with a smile
Can’t wait to return I consider this restaurant to be the finest in Mayfair

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vipcank
London
32 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice. No bad surprises…. 👏👏👏

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ogs69
London
24 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Fillet steak was one of the best I’ve ever had. Service was good. Although it’s too cramped. Tables are too close together there is hardly any space to get in and tables are not big enough to put all you need on them.
Space them out a bit and sacrifice one or two covers.
Apart from that food was really great.

RA
vipRobertA
London
32 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good venue , good menu , horrific acoustics so sure the restaurant had a buzz but no one could hear

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice place, but too noisy inside. They did not serve thing at the right timing (fries and spinach after 10 minutes I received the steak) and forgot to serve the bread

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

We were really looking forward to go to this place following advice from some friend. The food was just fine, not really outstanding, we ordered a Argentinian rib eye with veggies but i have had much better elsewhere for cheaper price (very small portions for the vegetables). The worst thing was the price list for the wine . It was just indecent, cheapest bottle was 90 pounds , and the margin was time 7 for most of the wine. Finally and to add to the bad experience, we arrived there at 8:30 pm for an outdoor dinner, they told us that at 10pm they will need to find us a table inside because we could not stay in the terrace after 10pm, but when it was time they just told us to leave without notice, we did not even had time to finish our expensive wine and no time for a dessert. It will be for sure the last time we will go to that place and I don’t recommend it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Terrible seating location with a feeing of overcrowding. Seat was bashed by passing staff and customers every few minutes. Staff handled the move to a different area of the restaurant well but then we were forgotten about. Food was good but not exceptional.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very crowded. Tables for two are so close to each other that you can hardly leave the table without disturbing table next to you. Ok, you need to earn money, but if you represent yourself as a good restaurant, make reasonable amount of tables. Food is ok.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, great service.

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CTWoman
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The filet was one of the best I have ever had. It was tender, tasty and cooked perfectly. Starting with the borates with fig sauce was satisfying and the honeycomb ice cream finished off my meal on a sweet note. The ambiance was lively and I will definitely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Pizza arrived cold. Service isn’t good at all. We asked for a glass of wine but instead they brought an empty glass…

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Dominika
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was rather tasteless and needed extra seasoning apart from dessert which was very nice. Service was lacking, ladies are being served after men in this establishment. It was my birthday and I was upset being served last as a woman. I would expect better service from a restaurant claiming to be a fine dining. No apologies from management either.

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NINAH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We came here last night for our anniversary and we weren’t disappointed. Starters were sashimi and tuna tartare, followed by a giant shoulder of pork for two, which could have fed four! The menu was a tad on a limited side. For vegans and vegetarians there’s nothing much, and for anyone that’s not a red meat fan, the menu is limited. It would be good to expand this in future compared to other restaurants of this sort. Service was slow to start with but then impeccable. I was anxious, as I had called ahead to put back the table as our train was running late, that we would be a bit late. The curt waitress on the phone was quick to tell me that we would have to return our table at 745pm. Thankfully we weren’t rushed and hurried and the pork, which took an hour to cook, meant that we had a reason not to be rushed. Prices are high but standards are high too. The only thing I would have liked is the restaurant seems to be not keeping up with thr standards of others in the area. The exterior looks great with flamingos on the door! But then the interior looks like it could do with a proper update and freshen up.

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vipDalia
London
81 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Really lovely place, great vibe. Service wasn’t very good, food very fresh. Would come back, but for how expensive it is the service can be improved

DT
DimmyT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

service can sometimes be a bit slow (and forgetful) when busy

BM
BuffaloMozzarella
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, wonderful service and good food. Repeat customer

KJ
vipKennethJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here several times and it never disappoints! The atmosphere is great, the staff is attentive and the food is outstanding. I rarely make a trip to London without booking a reservation at 34 Mayfair!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
23 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very buzzy restaurant on a Saturday night. Excellent food. We had scallops (not as big as the Scott’s and Sheekey scallops but still very good with chorizo). The Norfolk chicken was fantastic with the matchstick potatoes, and we had the spinach as well. We finished with ice cream and the peanut butter dessert. Very good food. I got a corner table for two as requested though I felt very lucky not to have a tray of drinks or a food course land on me as they whizzed by out of the kitchen throughout the meal. The restaurant is not hugely spacious and is a rather odd sort of L shape, though it has a certain charm in this regard. There were a lot of staff dressed smartly and exotically, and the service was very good. It was a nice touch to be able to see the rotisserie chickens cooking in the background. I can understand if some people would deem the tables for two a bit close together but I didn’t think it was too bad. I asked what the theme of the restaurant was and was told “international”. Food good. Ambience good. Service good. Will probably be back. Bit of a shame that my girlfriend’s birthday wasn’t marked but they did say Happy Birthday as we left.

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RalphH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try! Very Friendly, upbeat, delicious, stylish. You are guaranteed to enjoy your time whether you visit on date, business, family gathering. It really hit all the right spots.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely attentive staff, beautiful interiors. Really good food but bit cheaper!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

They added cover charge in addition to service charge. When asked for what they replied that it was for the table cloth and napkin and the bread that we didn’t ask for and so we asked them to remove it they didn’t like it but after we insisted they removed it .

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Najla
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good like always

MC
MiheerC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. As usual the service was impeccable and the steak was outstanding

AG
AlistairG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another winner from 34. It's my fave London haunt.

LJ
LouJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal as usual!
Absolutely love 34 and it never disappoints from the food to the service. Can’t wait to go back !

CR
vipChrisR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

34 always delivers. Great hostesses and food. Table service was very inexperienced two days running. A common problem these days. Will keep coming back though.

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Zerv
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My other half and I celebrated our anniversary here and we had a lovely dining experience. The decor and general ambience of the restaurant was really nice (almost like a cross between the Ivy & Balthazar). The menu had a curated selection of dishes which are delicious and well priced. What is a little on the pricey side is the alcohol (although again the quality justifies the price). Would definitely recommend as a treat!

RD
RefinerDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and looking forward to a rare night out amidst Covid and selected 34 Mayfair. Having dined here before, we had an idea what to expect, but everything went above and beyond our expectations. From our greeting and table allocation, to the help obtaining a taxi home and everything in between, it was a splendid evening. They even had a rare wine from our anniversary year, which made the meal extra special. Steaks were cut and cooked perfectly (a rarity in London for this former New Yorker), and a special congratulatory treat at the end of the night was a nice touch to cap off the night. All in all the only thing I could fault with was the size of the steak, because I wanted more :-) It’s lively and bustling, so if you want sleepy quiet, this isn’t the place. But for an absolutely fantastic steak dinner, we haven’t found a better place in London than 34 Mayfair.

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vipcasugasa
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful meal. Delicious food and great service!

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34 Mayfair is rated 4.6 stars by 680 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.