May Fair Kitchen

4.5
338 Reviews
£41 and over
Italian
Set in London’s most exclusive neighbourhood, May Fair Kitchen offers a menu of contemporary Italian and Spanish small plates, entrées and specialities, in addition to signature dishes from its sister Kitchens, fine wines and cocktails.

Our Kitchen’s ambience is brought to life with natural materials and furnishings, mellow drop-lighting and soft industrial design, creating a relaxed yet refined atmosphere.

We are delighted to introduce our new May Fair Kitchen Market Luncheon, a lunch experience with a daily changing menu. Please note that during our lunch service, the Market Luncheon will be our only dining selection and what’s here is a sample menu only.

In collaboration with master chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker, discover one of the most remarkable afternoon teas with elements of their famed chocolate incorporated throughout. Perhaps best described by Vogue as “a chocaholic’s dream come true”, The May Fair Edition afternoon tea is available week

Support May Fair Kitchen during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 338 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service

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JonF
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place was nice but music was quite loud to have a conversation.

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vipGerry
London
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicious. Freshly prepared. Lots of variety. Loved the idea of the sharing plates. Will definitely visit again

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ScottishClaire
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food - especially the ceviche, lamb and tuna sashimi.

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vipChuckC
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & selection of CA wines! I’m a huge fan of Sanford Chardonnay

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kayc
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite my initial reservation being cancelled and my dinner companion and I had to dine at 21:00, on a separately made reservation, the service the food the ambiance and care at Mayfair Kitchen was lovely.

The waiting staff were attentive, assisted with dietary requirements and overall still made conversation and took time considering the place was full.
I would dine here again, as the arancini was just amazing, the tortellini was lovely, the dessert was good, although I have had better tiramisu the flavour of it at Mayfair Kitxhen was definitely something else. Upon dining here next time perhaps not being seated a window seat and at an actual table instead would make the evening an overall lovely evening .
Do recommend this place

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HannahK
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a lovely birthday dinner! The food was fantastic, only feedback were the prawns were spicy but rather tasteless. Other than every plate was fabulous! The white choc cheesecake is my fave, best I have ever had. The service was great, just slow on the last round of drinks - waited 30 mins for a cocktail.

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GavinW
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food . Attentive staff . Nothing too much trouble . Excellent Covid procedures in place . Highly recommend

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vipray6
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food as usual from the team and they dealt with issues in an efficient manner.

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Tabby
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing beef Wellington! Was so much better than I expected! Also the cocktails were very yummy!

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Simon
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was polite and smooth. Order came quickly and we were looking after really well. I liked herbal juice, which was a nice addition for the menu.

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Amyb
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great ambience and lovely staff. Would definitely recommend x

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Aces
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The main course was terrible, it had a lingering smell , the waitress didn’t even offer us something else after making a complaint, overall it could’ve been better the starter and dessert was top notch.
Thank you
Ace

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I was around Green Park and was looking for a nice place to have an early dinner. I haven’t used OpenTable for so long and decided to make a booking online, so decided to give a try to May Fair Kitchen since I haven’t had the occasion to go.

Not sure because of my booking from OpenTable, but I really had a bad experience.

Someone greeted me nice and polite, and then seated at the table, my order was for 3 courses. I started with calamari ( unable to eat, packed of oil) and no one came to remove the plates, but on the other side of the table the lady placed the wild mushrooms risotto, leaving me all the plates from the starter!! I’ve been really surprised because I work as well in VIP hospitality and this is not possible.... before bringing the main course the table have to be clean and then serve the main course.... I was trying to eat even if so much oil as well in the risotto, but I had to stop cause made me feel unwell. Then the desert, I actually couldn’t eat!!!!
The all time being seated there, no one checked on me.
The staff( guys) were coming often to add more water in the glass.
The management was walking around wearing the mask everywhere, but not covering the mouth and nose!

I’m just wondering, it’s that normal to go out for dinner and pay to feel sick??

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Alpa
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, even the vegetarian food was a awesome. Highly recommend.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it here. The atmosphere was lovely. The food really did not disappoint and the waitress (Maria) was very helpful and detailed on what she recommended.

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Chloe
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food with something for everyone. Definitely higher-end, but you get what you pay for! Service was wonderful too.

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KristinP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was superb! Recommending!

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Tanya
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

One of my favourites during “normal” times. Took my work team for a special
Lunch but none of the menu favourites were to be seen. Four starters and 3 mains only to choose from; one of which was margarita pizza?! Not what I would order from such a High calibre Restaurant! None of the favourite dishes like prawns etc to be seen. And no side dishes.

Service wasn’t much better, 1 of 3 starters came out first, with the second one 5/6 minutes behind and then mine a further 5-10 minutes. Mains (salmon) was totally average. White on the top, not much flavour; 3 bits of broccoli on the side.

Overall was very disappointed, service was disappointing, as was the menu and food was just okay.

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LaurenP
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bought multiple buy a gift 4 course meal vouchers for a birthday surprise. Was absolutely fantastic! Food was great, they catered for my allergies and Martin was so friendly and gave such amazing service. Would definitely recommend to go there. We were treated very well even though we were spending less due to the vouchers. Ambience was fab. Thank you for making a birthday surprise special!

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ChanelS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and the staff were so friendly! Total experience was great!

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vipNataliaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Maria was our waitress and was amazing! !!
Very polite and helpful with us.

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DanielB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, really nice choice of food and wine but not too much choice to be overwhelmed. Maria was our waitress, she gave fantastic service nothing was too much to ask for. My Wife and I where celebrating our anniversary and we where given a dessert with Happy Anniversary in chocolate icing on the plate. 100% I would recommend this restaurant to Friends and Family.

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BENA
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

We won't be back..............................ta..

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SeanP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant with great looking decor, the service was attentive, friendly and always with a smile 😀
The food was delicious and we really liked the concept of sharing plates where the food came as it was cooked. The only disappointment was the vegan risotto was served with real cheese and not vegan cheese, after several trips to check it has to be taken away after not actually being vegan. Staff very apologetic and the service standards were overall excellent.

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carlahales
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, the vegan menu was small but we tried one of everything and wasn’t disappointed would definitely recommend

Thank you

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LisaM
London
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love May Fair Kitchen! Food is excellent, staff are lovely. One of my favourite lunch spots!

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MichaelD
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The menu is great to have a very varied meal full of different styles and flavours. The staff are helpful and professional i would visit again.

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SofiaHidalgo
London
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! The service was impeccable and what stood out was how attentive and thoughtful the service were. They even brought out a birthday desert for me, which I found really nice. Will definitely be back

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Gastronome
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Flawless service from our waitress. The big draw back was that when the restaurant became busy with guests, the kitchen started to fall behind. It took too long time to get out out two last tapas dishes. The second thing that left a bad taste was the fact that they added 15% service charge on the bill. Even if the service would have been flawless throughout, this would be quite shameless.

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ReigateMum
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Small plates, which is perfect. You can try lots of different dishes - which based on how delicious they are... you will want to!
Service was great. Decor and ambience was lovely.
Will be back!

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vipClarky72
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food in here is amazing - can be a bit of the delay between the tapas plates, which they do mention but is a bit frustrating as it becomes a bit frustrating/boring eating a plate of chorizo on its own for 10 mins!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and the staff where brilliant!!!

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MarkS
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, quality service and will defo be going back.

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TeresaJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the whole atmosphere of the place, it was bussing. Service was attentive and friendly, but not over the top. Food was interesting and varied, perfect as we had eaten at a very formal restaurant the evening before, so a real contract. Will definitely return some time. Wish there was one in Devon

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Bdaygirl
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the ambience of this place. My second visit in 3m. I seemed to enjoy the food more the first time, but still very good. Service was good, there was a mix up with a coffee we’d ordered so they offered it for free which was a great gesture, but then the bill was a messy affair, apparently they then reduced it too much so we paid the difference in cash, but having paid £20 and 50p in cash the 50p was conveniently forgotten when they brought the change. I’m sure it was an honest mistake but by that time we couldn’t even be bothered to point it out to them and left without saying anything. Hence the 4* for service!

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JoanneM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was dining with my niece who has celiac disease. They went through all the menu with us and even made potato braves especially in a new vat of oil for her. I was most impressed and the food was delicious. Service was superb!

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SebH
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service provided and food Choice was excellent too

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1992bunny
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience1

Food was way too salty. Service was poor could see staff paniking and forgetting orders. Waited 15 mins for my bottle of wine

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Rita
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very helpful staff, tasty food, could have more vegetarian option

FAQs

May Fair Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

May Fair Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mayfair.skchase.com/vouchers.

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 reservations at the moment.