The Footman - Mayfair

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Standing beside Berkeley Square, the Footman is a grand old pub steeped in London folklore. Now reopened, come and explore our fine range of wines, spirits and ales and sample our exciting seasonal food menu whilst you’re at it.
What 65 People Are Saying
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AB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pub, friendly staff and nice food the Footman is a great choice.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good but overpriced.
Despite a dining room upstairs we were seated in the pub bar with two small round tables and sitting on stools.
Not exactly what we were after.
But all being said the food was good quality and very tasty but I suspect there is better available from other venues which offer far more comfortable environments.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alphie was amazing. Really helpful in suggesting food and beverages. Thanks Alphie!

AT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, but seating and service were confusing. Noone was at the second floor restaurant when I arrived, and after waiting a few minutes I had to go ask the bartender what was up. He was able to find the wait staff and get me seated and from then on everything went smoothly.

T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great London Pub in Mayfair area. Very friendly staff, excellent service and food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Great pub 😊

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very convenient and good food. Restaurant was quite quiet but only one waitress still managed well.

OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Very ordinary food. Poor presentation. Next time I’ll go to a regular pub instead.

The Footman - Mayfair
Responded on 10 April 2019

Hi there and thank you for the review. I am sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us however you haven't given us any inclination as to why you have reviewed us the way you have. We take feedback very seriously in our quest to continuously improve so if you wish to discuss your visit further please do get in touch. Best regards, Chris Willsmer General Manager

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SF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was very good and our meals were served quickly, which was great as we were on a lunch break with limited time. Beers looked interesting but it was a school day, so lime & sodas all round! Friendly staff. Only downside was the noise from roadworks outside but the staff did their best to keep doors closed.

DN
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food good service .........................................................................

m
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent staff especially from the Spanish waitress whose name unfortunately I did not get

M
London
73 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I meta friend for lunch in this Mayfair pub having checked out the menu online. The staff were welcoming and highly attentive. The steak and mushroom pie with mash was delicious. We even managed the chocolate pot with blood orange sorbet for dessert.

M
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and wine, good service, reasonable price, despite being in Mayfair, low noise level because we were at the first floor (down on the ground floor, was the usual noise of a British Pub!!) Nothing really to complain about.

CP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good traditional pub food, quality and atmosphere. A bit on the pricey side but worth it

h
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was a bit lacking - quite a curt attitude and when our waitress served our drinks she was on the phone and just slammed the drinks down! Food arrived quickly though and was of good quality but the service has definitely gone down hill since it first opened. It used to feel like a local pub but now a faceless London pub approach

The Footman - Mayfair
Responded on 16 February 2019

Hi there, many thanks for the review and the feedback. We certainly never expect to offer curt attitude & service so I apologise if you found this on your visit. Again we also encourage our staff to engage and converse with our guests as we look to maintain the high standards that The Footman should always offer. I hope you'll return, when i would be delighted to show you that myself and our team are passionate and driven to provide excellent service at all times. Kind regards, Chris Willsmer

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t
San Antonio
71 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Thursday night at 7pm, they were four-deep to the outside beer counter, with a roped line to go in the pub. We bypassed the crowd, and went directly upstairs for our reservation. Very beautiful, traditional dining room - cocktails arrived, and we enjoyed looking at the various dinner options. The chef did not disappoint. We were very pleased with the meal - better than many, even in Mayfair. We will return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food, but if the restaurant upstairs is closed they sit you downstairs amongst the drinkers and the noise can detract from your meal.

RS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was of excellent quality here, as was the service. However, portions tended to be on the small side, and although those of our party who ordered fish as a main had ample vegetables with it, those who chose a meat option were disappointed to find a mere garnish on top - the menu was distinctly misleading!

It was not always easy to conduct our own conversation, as there were two large tables in the room occupied by very noisy men (perhaps "hedge fund" Xmas lunches?). Indeed, our two ladies appeared to be practically the only ones of their own gender in the building. Is THE FOOTMAN mainly a "laddish" destination?


If I booked here again, I would certainly enquire whether large male parties were likely to occupy the same room!

SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

bread didnt come with the soup,veg didnt come with the mains

S
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

They ran out of all roast dishes after 15 mins of our arrival, and we had made a reservation so it was not a surprise last minute reservation.

KO
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for the 2nd time in December 2018. Booked a table, solely for their fantastic fish'n'chips. Didn't know that we booked for the upstairs restaurant part, and they did not have fish'n'chips on the menu. No problem; they fixed us up with the traditional pub grub and a pint of bitter for dad.
Friday at 6 pm is noisy on ground floor, but 1st floor had a calm atmosphere.
Extremely friendly and pleasant waitress and the best Fish'n'chips we've tasted. I'm sure the a la carte menu dishes ar pleasant too! Promise to check them out the next time around!

The Footman - Mayfair
Responded on 4 December 2018

Hi there and thanks so much for the kind review! We pride ourselves on our fish & chips which like all our menu comes in fresh every day so i'm really glad you enjoyed. We also change the rest of our menu with the seasons so be sure to try us again soon! Best, Chris

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Sunday lunch for 4 people - best menu and value that I found for the area in my online search. We had the place to ourselves to begin with which was great as my Mother hates loud restaurants and when two other tables joined it was still fine until one gentleman kept playing loud videos on his phone - seriously?! It was towards the end of our meal so we didn't say anything but was very annoying. There was a cosy fire lit.

The starters were great (especially the braised pork with crackling, fried quails egg & celeriac puree), main of roast beef was ok, chicken was a bit pink, table next to us had to send theirs back. Puddings took quite a while to arrive and when it did my ice cream was nearly all melted on the plate.

I don't think the waitress had much experience but she was very nice. She tried to take away our starter plates when my Mother was still eating so I had to ask her to wait. I had to ask for horseradish (strange as normally comes with roast beef) which took about 10 min to arrive.

It was average so probably wouldn't go there again but it has the potential to be very good.

The Footman - Mayfair
Responded on 4 December 2018

Hi there and many thanks for the review. It's great to hear that you chose to come to The Footman although i am sorry that your experience weren't befitting of our usual high standards. We have changed some of the ways we serve our roast dinners and train our newer members of staff in an aim to offer a more consistent approach. If you ever do decide to return please let me know so i can look after your table and show you the high standard that The Footman usually operates at. Best, Chris

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Lovely venue and beautiful restaurant area. Service was absolutely first rate, with a knowledgable and friendly team. Sunday roast was tasty and looked amazing on the plate, just needed to be a bit warmer.

DS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Beef Wellington was delicious and our waiter was friendly and attentive.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friends visiting

OT
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very fun place. Very lively.

AT
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I booked The Footman for my husband and I as we were staying in London for the weekend celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. Reviews looked great, and we were not disappointed. The service was great, the food delicious. Sadly the one negative which was no fault of the venue at all, was a rather noisy undisciplined child. Still this did not spoil our lovely lunch, we will return another day, and would highly recommend.

MT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I have had nice lunches there many times. Last week was first time for dinner, which is upstairs. Screaming kids and loud, profane patrons were not what I expected, but it is what we got. Soup was good, but main course was almost not edible. It was dover sole, and it was swimming in butter. Server barely knew English, and we had to send two martinis back because she didn't understand what we were saying.

SL
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pub with a great menu. Been before and I'll go again.

LW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waiting staff a little rude when we arrived - not the warmest of welcomes considering the poor weather outside.

MH
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ok but vegan options non existent. Should do better! All other food looked good and beers were tasty. Good service.

PC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good location. Service was good. Polite and unintrusive. Good value.

LW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

This was a lunch with work colleagues, with extremely limited vegan choices and even when the choice was made, it was cancelled because cheese had been put with the food!! The food was a little more than mediocre.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and very comfortable and civilised

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very personal and warm service.

IS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was nice but the service was really slow. The atmosphere upstairs is not great either. I recommend it as a pub for the downstairs area but not as a dining venue.

S
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The Footman was a great find tucked away on this back street. After an exhausting sightseeing day and lots of walking, it was a joy to find such a great restaurant right down the street from our hotel!

a
London
22 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service and food were very good. I'd return again in the future for sure.

M
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ground floor is a pub, and there is a restaurant on the first floor, serving traditional English cuisine. It has a variety of inexpensive, yet very good wines. Every thing is satisfactory.

PC
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was done in a friendly yet professional manner. The food was excellent and the ambiance of the restaurant was great. An enjoyable evening.

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