The Forecourt at Grosvenor House

4.4
43 reviews
£26 to £40
International
JW Marriott Grosvenor House London have transformed “the Forecourt” into a British courtyard garden in partnership with Gusbourne English Sparkling Wine. Located in the heart of Mayfair and a nod to English summer, the Forecourt will be decked for outside dining and adorned with a ‘lawn’ and fresh flower boxes- all that’s missing is the sun. Whether it’s a Rosé or Brut, diners can sip away enjoying summery, sparkling tipples and dine on a seasonal menu featuring combined classics from JW Steakhouse and Park Room including Creekstone steak, seafood platters, salads and light pasta and flatbreads to share.

Experiences

  • Mayfair Afternoon Tea

    £47.50 per person

    Apr 20 - Aug 31, 2021

    MAYFAIR AFTERNOON TEA FINGER SANDWICHES cucumber,garden mint butter smoked Oakham chicken,tarragon,crème fraîche roast Aberdeen Angus beef,creamed horseradish honey roast Yorkshire ham,Coleman’s English mustard North Atlantic cold water prawn,classic Marie Rose sauce OPEN SANDWICHES Foreman’s smoked Scottish salmon,cream cheese Burford Brown Clarence Court egg,mayonnaise,chive PLAIN AND RAISIN BUTTERMILK SCONES Devonshire clotted cream accompanied with your choice of British preserves: strawberry,rose petal,rhubarb and ginger,gooseberry,raspberry,blackcurrant AFTERNOON TEA PASTRIES seasonal fruit tart,mini Battenberg cake,strawberry cream horn,lemon meringue Valrhona milk chocolate,ling honey mousse Offered with Tea selection Newby £47.50pp

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 43 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1andonly
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, staff is so great. Lovely food

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Emz0302
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fab afternoon tea. Well done guys!

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humerahM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from the staff and nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you for making my birthday special. Will definitely book again. Thank you..

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EmilyW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant staff couldn’t have been more accommodating in the weather. Very welcoming and lovely food.

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HazelT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing!! Thank you to catrina and all staff. Food was great too!!

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Elaine
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Helpful staff and very accommodating. I really enjoyed the vegan selection for the afternoon tea. I would however prefer to be seated farther from the driveway/parking area as it can be quite noisy when a vehicle drives by. A motorcycle was being revved while having our meal which annoying tbh. But will definitely be back! :)

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Vassia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our lunch a lovely experience. Thanks to Tsampika for her wonderful service!

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HughA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food was excellent, wines list good and fair value and the service was excellent. The only annoying element was the loud supercars that kept circling around us as obviously the eating area is in the forecourt area where cars are still driving in and out.

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Jasmins
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Friendly and helpful staff!

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Emz0302
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely afternoon tea. The scones were warm, buttery and beautiful. I tried the rose jam which was beautiful. Accompanied by 2 open sandwiches which were so yummy. Nice and sheltered we didn't feel the cold! Heaters and blankets provided which was a lovely touch. Finished with a glass of gusbourne sparkling. A real treat! Well done

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vippauls
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, this pop up needs to stay.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just went for drinks for a birthday. Very welcoming, great service with very friendly staff. very well set up for outdoor dining. Although London/Mayfair prices, the cocktails were still cheaper than many other establishments in the area

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner had an amazing date night last night. The food and drinks were absolutely amazing and the service was impeccable. So well organised and we were seen to plenty of times. I’d like to thank all the waiters and waitresses, most importantly Laura. She was very professional and super kind with a constant smile on her face.

We will see you again soon
Charlotte and James

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CriC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had lunch here with some friends on a weekend. Despite having flagged in the reservation that my friends had dietary restrictions, there was almost nothing on the menu for them and the restaurant could not offer any alternative products to adjust dishes e.g. GF pasta (they just served some GF toast). Even when we asked if two of us (not the GF guest) could have afternoon tea instead they didn't have enough stocked as back-up to accommodate a vegetarian menu (I wonder why they could not have just offered 2x egg sandwich and 2x cucumber sandwich). Considering that the place is very expensive, we would have expected the kitchen to check dietary restrictions in advance and be prepared, or at least for it to be more flexible when it came to our requests.

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DamonH
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 3 birthdays. Excellent food and superb service, especially from Herlyn. Even the light rain we had did not dampen the enthusiasm of the staff or spoil the evening. We were warm fry and well looked after. Thank you all.

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Jennifer
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Not enough heaters or umbrellas to protect from the rain. Staff were friendly and helpful but the food was mediocre at best especially for the price. I wouldn’t go back and would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Very attentive staff. They provided blankets.

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PritP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, impeccable service and the drinks were fantastic! Definitely the best place we have been since lockdown lifted. We cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never managed to confirm the booking, they did not pick up the phone. Then they charged me a cancellation fee (50£) even if I couldn’t confirm the details with them.

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vipABSeaDE
London
24 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Our visit will be dull without the brilliant charm from the service team.

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GN108
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, good service, food was okay, suits better for lunch and afternoon tea.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Atmosfera molto londinese e cibo di ottima qualità

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JuliaS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at the Forecourt on Saturday - the staff couldn’t have been more attentive and the food was wonderful (highly recommend the lobster salad!) thank you for such great service!

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AntonioK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service, only hurdle was cold fries and not enough heating but overall great

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DaisyU
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Though the setting is very pretty, the quality of certain things was not great. My friends and I ordered a Margarita cocktail which was the worst we’ve ever had (in drinkable). We ordered a tuna tartare which was quite bland and simple. You couldn’t taste the flavours which were supposed to be in the dressing (sesame etc). The Riesling, olives and cheese cake we had for dessert however were great!

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vipLargeBirthdayGroup
London
94 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely spot! The food was delicious and the service amazing. A little background music would have topped it off. I will definitely be returning

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TomD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Basically a platform area built in a car arrival area/wind tunnel. Yes they have a few inefficient heaters doing very little, but not much point when anything that is not tied down blows away.

After 90 minutes, and considering desert while waiting on service or to try to catch the eye of a member of staff, we were approached by a member of staff who told us we only had 30 minutes left at the table. Wow.

Food was average, never again.

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PhilW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely setting and great service with great food, went a bit chilly when the sun went in and we were in the shade but there was a blanket on each chair and heaters available. Highly recommended.

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Victoria
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely terrace and atmosphere, have heaters and blankets but food was average

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vippauls
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Needs more heaters and better ones.. they are fairly useless. Service needs speeding up too.

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Jennybenny128
London
21 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly service

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences I’ve had. The food was impeccable and the staff was extremely helpful and courteous. Would highly recommend the salmon fillet.

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ToddB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great, creative outdoor space, enticing menu options well executed, and great service. I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food3service2ambience5

The food was good but it took them ages to serve it

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Emily
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early lunch time. It was so quiet and out of the way of busy streets. Previous review mentioned no heaters but they had a few heaters dotted about, and blankets available.
Service was really good.

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lorrainet
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Salad not great but nice ambiance. more heaters needed

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IanC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable afternoon dinner and the food was excellent

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ErikaK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was my birthday and the staff couldn't have been kinder! They are so enthusiastic about their new set up and were the nicest.

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vipRoxanaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We booked a table for 6 and were told it couldn’t be accommodated once we arrived. Thankfully the manager helped us find a solution. The maitre D could not be more unhelpful if she tried! The rest was nice, food was decent albeit priced for a level of service that demands more.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Despite the previous review, we dressed very warm and went. I can confirm they definitely don't have enough heaters! Otherwise good food and setting.

FAQs

The Forecourt at Grosvenor House is rated 4.4 stars by 43 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.