As much a destination for socialising as it is shopping, Mount Street’s restaurants and bars are some of the most talked about in town. The perfect spot for brunch with friends or cocktails and dinner for a romantic date, get booking a table as these places fill up quickly.
Ask any London where you’d go to find the likes of Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp and Pippa Middleton slurping down oysters and tucking into lobster and they’ll tell you it’s Scott’s. An icon of Mount Street, the seafood restaurant, who spend £45,000 a week on fresh fish, has been here since 1961 but the business dates back to 1851. James Bond author Ian Fleming was a regular, and hence, so was James Bond, and the restaurant is also mentioned in The 1963 film The Great Escape as the first place two characters dream of going once the war is over. Menus are changed seasonally but their dover sole is considered one of the best in town.
For something more casual, Mount Street Deli is a neighbourhood favourite for breakfast, lunch, coffee and delicious produce to take away with you. They’re passionate about British ingredients so you can expect high quality food that’s in season and prepared fresh that day. Indoor and outdoor seating is available as are hampers and dinner party dishes to cater for your social events.
Michelin star Indian restaurant Jamavar can be found at number 8. The first, and only, location outside of India for the restaurant, the Mount Street dining spot brings together the diversity of flavours and culinary traditions from across the world’s seventh largest country. Run by father and daughter duo, Dinesh and Samyukta Nair, who also run the luxurious Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts in India, they pair authenticity with a luxury experience up to the standard of London’s most discerning clientele. Opened in 2016, they won their Michelin star just one year later and also took home Top Newcomer at Harden’s London Restaurant Awards the same year.
At either end of Mount Street are two of Mayfair’s most luxurious hotels which offer some of the best places to grab a cocktail in the area. At the Connaught, Coburg Bar is the perfect cosy spot to nestle into a velvet armchair with a glass of wine and enjoy some peace and quiet. Their selection of vintage spirits is also impressive and the dimly-lit setting, overlooking Carlos Place, is the perfect spot to take it in. Time for a martini? Head to the Connaught Bar at the hotel where this classic drink comes with its own ceremony. The martini trolley allows you to choose your poison just the way you like it and have it prepared in front of your eyes. The art deco interiors create a glamorous vibe.
Over at Grosvenor House hotel, the Red Bar, which certainly lives up to its name, provides a wide choice of drinks and even live music. With views over Hyde Park and a food menu to keep the hunger away, you’ll never want to leave. Whisky lovers won’t be able to resist heading to the Bourbon Bar though, which has the largest collection in London with over 160 bottles. From small batch specialities and rare, pre-prohibition bottles, to creative cocktail blends, you’ll need to come back more than a few times to try everything.