Mayfair and Belgravia enjoy a reputation as a destination that has as much to see and do during the day as there is to eat and drink at night. And now that restaurant doors are reopening it’s time to check your calendar for the next special occasion coming up and plan your booking.
Set against the backdrop of Belgravia, Pétrus offers a modern take on European cuisine. With Gordon Ramsay at the helm, the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star for its distinctive menus that champion seasonal ingredients. With the centrepiece of the restaurant itself a floor-to-ceiling cylindrical wine cellar, wine enthusiasts are able to enjoy the huge range of wines, whether delicate and light, or full-bodied and rich, from the patio Pétrus has opened in the Halkin Arcade.
For those looking for the atmosphere and flavours of the Mediterranean, without the travel, The Berkeley’s new summer restaurant The Garden at The Berkeley is perfect. Intimate and informal, the alfresco restaurant is the essence of Mediterranean dining: set on the terrace at the side of the hotel, lit with lanterns, festoon lights and candles and lined with olive trees and lavender, this couldn’t be a more perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion.
Scott’s, the beating heart of Mount Street in Mayfair, is just as famous for its seasonally changing menus as it is for the famous faces that have graced the tables throughout the years. You can feast at the oyster bar and sip the finest champagne knowing you are joining some of the greatest writers, film stars and artists from throughout the decades. With seating right on the forecourt, you can enjoy the taste of the coast whilst enjoying the stunning architecture of Mayfair’s Mount Street. Offering takeaway as well, this is an absolute must for seafood lovers and the perfect way to celebrate any special occasion whether at home or in the restaurant.
Over to North Audley Street, Mayfair, to NAC whose motto “good food and good friends” is perfect for dinners with friends and family. If you’re not already in love with their menu, evening options include tiger prawn tacos and ahi tuna poke to truffle burgers and smoke salmon, you will almost certainly fall in love with their décor. A throwback to 1940s Hollywood glamour, their dusty pink walls and green velvet booths are the Instagram backdrop of dreams, and the pretty patio for al fresco dining feels as though you could be dining on the blissful streets of Paris.
North Audley Street is also home to Roka which brings its unique style of contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine to the neighbourhood. For anyone who is a fan of Japanese cuisine or perhaps just wants to try for the first time, their extensive tasting menus offer everything you could want. The striking dining settings, offering a glance into chefs at work in the kitchen, have made it a desirable location for any kind of special occasion.