Situated among a maze of local eateries, Mews of Mayfair is a hidden gem. It consists of four floors: a restaurant, a brasserie, a cocktail bar and a lounge, and there is also outdoor seating when the sun is shining. With a cobbled courtyard and rustic décor throughout, it evokes memories of simpler times.
The Mews Brassiere offers an intimate dining experience boasting an air of exclusivity, thanks to features that include antiques on the wall, and a breathtaking chandelier hanging in the middle of the room. The roast and toast menu was extremely good value for money, providing two courses for £20, or three for £25. You even have the choice to pay an extra £15 for bottomless bloody Mary’s, Bellini’s or Mimosa’s. Bursting with excitement I was extremely spoilt for choice. The waitress was impeccable, and her knowledge of the menu was very impressive.
I opted for the two-course meal with bottomless booze (what a no-brainer!). For my main I chose roast sirloin dry-aged beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and spring vegetables. You can never go wrong with a traditional roast, so when my food came to the table I almost fell off my seat. To be honest, I expected a scrawny piece of meat, with one lacklustre Yorkshire pudding and some shrivelled veg, thus I could not believe how much was on the plate. This is EXACTLY how a roast should be done. It was mouth-watering and so filling. Midway through my meal I wanted to unbutton my trousers and put my feet up. I was well and truly done.
However, it was my sticky toffee pudding dessert that was the real show stopper: the yin to my yang, the sugar in my tea. It was true decadence on a plate. It was so moreish it was unreal, and I wanted to walk in the kitchen and give the chef a big fat kiss.
At this point I was well and truly done. I just sat there, fully satiated, admiring the rustic yet breathtaking ambiance, replete with amazing crushed flowers framed on the walls. Mews is romantic and simple, and I would be very happy being taken there on a date.
If you prefer an informal setting, eat in the courtyard or the lounge, its open till 1am! Or you can just go for some drinks in the bar. Seriously, tell only your nearest and dearest about this spot, be selfish with whom you share it with. Only few will appreciate its sheer beauty.
Mews of Mayfair
10 Lancashire Court,
New Bond Street
Tel: 0207 518 9388