Wednesday, December 12

London’s Best Restaurants For Luxury And Jet-Setters

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What to do if you’re planning to visit London but have no idea where to go? You love fine dining, jet-setters, and classy interior, but not sure where the trendiest hot spots are?

Thankfully, you have me who can guide you!
I’m a Londoner and restaurant savvy in this town, as one of my favorite activities is trying new places and studying Michelin guides.

In this post, I want to give you a cheat sheet for your next trip to London. Book yourself a visit to any of these restaurants, and you’ll be sure to get some jet-set fun! But one thing I need to tell you. This list is based only on popularity and in no particular order. The focus is on where the jet-setters gather and not so much about the food itself. It’s more about the crowd and the name, although some of these restaurants have excellent food! I know because I’ve tried them all, and not only once!

For simplicity, I have excluded 5-star hotels and private members club restaurants.

 

La Petite Maison – Mayfair

Food? French and the food is amazing!
Ambience? A bit crowded and loud but still very stylish place. There is a classy atmosphere, and a must visit for jet-setters!
Lunch or dinner place? You can do both, but I prefer it for lunch.
Can you stop by only for a drink? Not really, their bar is tiny, and it’s not that kind of place.
54 Brook’s Mews, Mayfair – lpmlondon.co.uk

Isabel – Mayfair

Food? The food is only “okay” in my opinion, European cuisine
Ambience? Beautiful interior and a trendy Mayfair crowd, a place worth stopping by!
Lunch or dinner place? You can do both, but I would say it’s a dinner place.
Can you stop by only for a drink? Yes, they have two nice bars, one downstairs and one upstairs. Thursday is their most popular night with DJ and party vibe.
26 Albermarle street, Mayfair – isabelw1.london

Cipriani “C London” – Mayfair

Food? Italian, quite good! Popular for their veal ragu pasta and lemon meringue cake.
Ambience? Classy Italian decor with a beautiful crowd. Great for people watching!
Lunch or dinner place? You can do both, but I prefer dinner!
Can you stop by only for a drink? They have a small bar, but I wouldn’t go there only for a drink.
23/25 Davies street, Mayfair – www.crestaurant.co.uk

Zuma – Knightsbridge

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Food? Asian food of high standard, never disappointing!
Ambience? Always busy, perfect for people watching and a trendy place to visit!
Lunch or dinner place? Both! It’s always busy!
Can you stop by only for a drink? Yes, their bar is very popular even when you’re not there to dine.
5 Raphael street, Knightsbridge – https://www.zumarestaurant.com

 

Novikov – Mayfair

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Food? They have two restaurants under one roof, one Asian and one Italian, both of good quality.
Ambience? Perhaps not the classiest place in London, but always busy in the evenings. The crowd is mainly from UAE.
Lunch or dinner place? More of a dinner and drinks place
Can you stop by only for a drink? Yes, they have two bars, one downstairs that turns in to a club.
50A Berkley street, Mayfair – novikovrestaurant.co.uk

 

Scotts – Mayfair

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Food? One of the best places for fish and seafood.
Ambience? Very classy place with great people watching. Located on one of London’s most beautiful streets.
Lunch or dinner place? Both! My personal favorite is to come here for lunch, preferably sitting outdoors on a sunny day.
Can you stop by only for a drink? Yes, you could because they have a bar, but most people come here to eat.
20 Mount street, Mayfair – https://www.scotts-restaurant.com

 

Coya – Piccadilly


Food?
Delicious Peruvian food
Ambience? Cozy and creative interior, young and trendy crowd
Lunch or dinner place? Mostly dinner, you can come here for lunch too, but it’s very quiet.
Can you stop by only for a drink? They have a bar downstairs and a bar in their member’s area, so yes you can stop by only for a drink as they often have DJ nights.
118 Piccadilly, Mayfair – www.coyarestaurant.com

 

Nobu – Mayfair

Food? Good Japanese food
Ambience? Popular in the evenings, young and beautiful crowd
Lunch or dinner place? It’s more of a dinner place, although they are open for lunch too
Can you stop by only for a drink? Yes, you could, because they have a bar downstairs.
15 Berkley street, Mayfair – https://www.noburestaurants.com

 

Sexy Fish – Mayfair

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Food? The food is not good at all, in my opinion, Asian cuisine.
Ambience? Beautiful interior that is famous for it’s £15 Million investment, making it the most expensive decor in a restaurant today.
Lunch or dinner place? Dinner! They have DJ on the weekends, and the bar area gets really busy.
Can you stop by only for a drink? Yes! The bar is very beautiful and a must stop for any JetsetBabe.
Berkley square house, Mayfair – https://www.sexyfish.com

 

Park Chinois – Mayfair

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Food?
Modern Chinese, in my opinion, the food is only so-so
Ambience? Stunning interior, cozy and glamorous. As a bonus, Park Chinois has a live band, DJ, and cabaret shows every evening.
Lunch or dinner place? Dinner, as that’s when all the action happens!
Can you stop by only for a drink? Yes, they have two bars, and it’s worth coming over as the place is beautiful.
17 Berkley street, Mayfair – https://parkchinois.com

 

Chiltern Firehouse – Marylebone

Food? American fusion that used to be of exceptional standard but rumors say it’s not the same anymore.
Ambience? Beautiful, cozy place where you get to see celebrities and a mixed jet-set crowd.
Lunch or dinner place? Brunch, lunch or dinner! Chiltern is great to visit at any time of the day. Evenings tend to get very busy and open until late.
Can you stop by only for a drink? Yes, you can, but if you come late and don’t have contacts, it can be tricky to get in.
1 Chiltern street, Marylebone – www.chilternfirehouse.com


There are many other fantastic restaurants in town that the jet-set visit. I had to narrow it down somehow, but want to namedrop some other places:

34, Assunta Madre, Milos, Cut, Hakkasaan, Umu, Chinatang (Dorchester Hotel), Zafferano, Mr. Chow, MNKY HSE, Roka Mayfair, sketch, Sumosan Twiga, The Ivy Chelsea, Colbert, Blakes hotel, Casa Cruz, Cecconi’s, just to mention a few…

Do you want to recommend a restaurant that didn’t make it to this list?

 

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2 Comments

  1. I should have read this before visiting Isabels during lunch time on a weekday. It was about 2pm and the place was empty. I didn’t go for the crowd necessarily (it was a business lunch m) but would have been nice not to have been the only ones there lol!!

    By the way, which of the above places if any do you recommend to visit alone? In some places it feels awkward to go alone. Thanks Xx

    • Oh poor you! You should see it in the evening, it’s very happening!
      To go alone for dining, I would recommend Scott’s or Zuma because they have counters where you can sit, as sitting my a table for two may feel a bit exposing. 🙂

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