The IT edit of where to eat, drink and be merry in Mayfair, Marylebone and Westminster.
Price guide is as follows:
$ = You can be satisfied for less than ₤15 per head including a glass or two
$$ = ₤15-₤25 per head
$$$ = ₤25-₤40 per head
$$$$ = ₤40-₤75 per head
$$$$$ = ₤75 plus per head
2-6 Moxon Street, Marylebone
Underground: Baker St / Bond St
Price Guide: $$
It says what it does on the tin, just a whole lot better.
Cheese-lovers should make a pilgrimage to La Fromagerie, simply to see what cheese boards of the world should be like.
50 Marylebone High St
Underground: Regent’s Park
Price Guide: $$
A Viennese-inspired local café, the easy atmosphere, affordable menu (₤14 for a schnitzel) and all-day dining makes it a great easy-eats with style.
3 Chapel Place W1
Underground: Oxford Circus/Bond St
Price Guide: $$$$$
Cousin to the Burger and Lobster chain making such an impression in London, it follows the same surf’n’turf success, but this time the stars are Norwegian king crab with Angus steak.
Whilst the menu makes choice easy – a set price ₤75, crab or steak main, two desserts and one entrée – the wine list is where choices are to be made with more than 150 bottles to choose from.
Situated in a basement, its rustic communal seating sets a moody milieu – perfect for a wintry London evening.
12 St George Street, Mayfair W1
Underground: Oxford Circus
Price Guide: $$$$
A tiny blink and you’ll miss out on a great meal; this is a place where food, décor and people-watching are in perfect harmony.
Wood panelling, cosy banquettes and photographic artworks on the walls make this a secret joint for those who know.
The à la carte menu is sophisticated featuring feathers, fins and fur (mains ₤24-36) but the lunch special is a fine affordable affair, with three courses for ₤30.