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May Fair Bar

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Stratton Street | Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT, England
+44 20 7915 3894
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08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 08:00 - 23:00
Wed - Fri 08:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Brighton, UK
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this bar whilst looking for somewhere special to take some guests. Unfortunately this was not perhaps the place we were looking for - it was quite commercial, little to no atmosphere and full of business meetings. The service was excellent though, but the shot cocktail I had was a bit odd tasting. Perhaps good for businesses, but not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in to the May Fair Bar late one afternoon to celebrate a friends birthday with a tipple. We sat in the group booth area & enjoyed a fabulous bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc together with the amazing complimentary Parmesan crackers. Recommended!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely bar with lovely people but very, very expensive. Make sure you have a good credit card. However, quality gin and tonics.

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Thank Robert D
MayFairBar, Manager at May Fair Bar, responded to this review

Dear Robert D, thank you for your time and for your feed-back! We are very glad you enjoyed our Gin and Tonics and our service during the evening and to receive such great comments really do us proud! Once again tahnk you for your feed-backs Warm Regards Tommaso Scarciello May Fair Bar Manager More 

Boulder, Colorado
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very posh bar with beautiful food and people. Service is wonderful and you have to try the fresh cheese!

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Thank mccallud
MayFairBar, Manager at May Fair Bar, responded to this review

Dear mccallud, thank you very much for your lovely feedback ! We are extremely proud of our service and to serve our beautiful guests! We are looking forward to welcome you again very soon! Warm Regards Tommaso Scarciello May Fair Bar Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The place was packed on a Saturday night but tables opened up frequently. The DJ played at a level where you didn't have to scream to be heard and the cocktails were nice but pricey (like everywhere in London). A good spot for a early evening drink.

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Thank Kitty548
MayFairBar, Manager at May Fair Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kitty548, thank you for your time to write your feed-back. We are very happy you enjoyed our DJ's and their music selection as well as the buzz on the bar especially on the Saturday nights! We hope to welcome you again very soon and to make an even better experience! Warm Regards Tommaso Scarciello May Fair Bar Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Nice selection of drinks, especially from the "mocktails" section - the Orchard Sling being one of the better ones. However, after a couple of drinks the staff suddenly became a bit weird with us and virtually insisted on us paying the bill on the spot immediately. Maybe they thought we'd do a runner without paying, but we hardly looked the... More 

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Thank Nick B
MayFairBar, Manager at May Fair Bar, responded to this review

Dear Nick B, thank you for your time to write your feed-back. Having read your experience and as you mentioned we are very happy you have enjoyed your first part of the evening and our cocktails selection. We are extremely sorry that you felt we spoilt your experience by feeling rushed or give you the feeling you did not fit... More 

Guildford
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went in and had a drink there on a very busy Saturday night at about 6.30pm just before it got busy. The bartender recognised me from a few months previously which was very nice and immediately recommended me some fruit cocktails as he remembered that I don't drink alcohol. Strongly recommend this bar and its wonderful staff.

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Thank Adam G
MayFairBar, Manager at May Fair Bar, responded to this review

Dear Adam G, thank you for your time to write such wonderful feed-back! Guest recognition and anticipating their needs is paramount for us and to have achieved so it makes us very proud of! We are really glad you have enjoyed the evening and our staff and we are looking forward to welcome you again very soon! Warm Regards Tommaso... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Great trendy bar in The May Fair hotel. Stylish decor...fun for parties. Handy for all the local nightlife and theatres.

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Thank sandi29
MayFairBar, Manager at May Fair Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sandi29, thank you for your time and for your feed-back! We are extremely happy your experience was fun and your enjoyed our décor and style! We hope to welcome you again very soon and to deliver another good experience to you and your guests! Warm Regards Tommaso Scarciello May Fair Bar Manager More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I love the atmospare, the staff are very friendly and professional, and I definitely recommend it!!!

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Thank Georgia S
MayFairBar, Manager at May Fair Bar, responded to this review

Dear Georgia S, Thank you very much for your feed-back! It is always a pleasure to receive such comments from our guests and it our responsibility to ensure we are always giving our guests the best experiecen. We are glad you enjoyed our Bar and of cours our Staff . Looking forward to welcome you again very soon! with best... More 

Bothell, Washington
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I stopped at May Fair Bar for a drink with my date before a dinner, and, being in the middle of winter and having a bit of sore throat, I hoped to get some mulled wine or hot grog, but May Fair does not serve hot drinks!! Had to drink hot water with lemon.....

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Thank Madame_MB
MayFairBar, Manager at May Fair Bar, responded to this review

Dear Madame_MB Thank you for your feedback. Our guests are paramount for us and we values those comments to improve our services in the future. It is a pity we could not serve Hot Drinks, however, we do have another Bar in our new May Fair kitchen which serves delicious Hot drinks and a wide selection of coffees. Hopefully your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 37 - USD 62
Cuisine
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stratton Street | Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7915 3894
  • This restaurant is at The May Fair Hotel
Description
The May Fair bar has undergone a metamorphosis. Inspired by splendour. Curated by beauty. An evocative menu serves authentic dishes re-imagined with a modern flavour. Relish a lobster and pesto cream cheese bagel for breakfast, or succulent coriander lamb cutlets for brunch. As the evening arrives, wagyu beef sliders and garlic steamed clams are served straight from the striking tandoor open kitchen. Skilled mixologists conjure dramatic signature cocktails before your eyes that will both fascinate and delight. Innovative herbs and home-made ingredients will stimulate lively infusions from our opulent martini bar, or champagne served by the flute for classic sophistication. All this, enveloped in ambient sounds, live music performances and sybaritic décor to deliver an enthralling immersive experience. Expect pure drama in the heart of London's luxury quarter.

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Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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