The New Year is fast approaching; with it often come resolutions. Instead of purchasing a gym membership that may rarely be used, why not commit to expanding your knowledge of Mayfair’s finest cuisine and acquaint yourself with some of its new establishments?
Opening its Berkeley Street doors only a matter of weeks ago, Jeru is renowned Australian chef Roy Ner’s debut London restaurant. With a high-end, broadly Middle Eastern menu, it combines a bar, traditional restaurant and, from 1st January, a bakery in one luxurious location. For those seeking something particularly exclusive, its wine room cum private dining space has a 1,000-bottle wine wall that is sure to impress prospective recruits, clients and investors.
As Mayfair regulars will know, the west side of Hanover Square has been an eyesore of a construction site for some time. Luckily, it is now once again home to elegant architecture, none more so than the historical townhouse and restaurant The Maine. Canadian restaurateur Joey Ghazal has developed an extravagant menu – caviar, oysters, lobster and perfect steak. Having just opened in November, this is certainly an addition to your 2022 restaurant roster.
José Pizarro at the Royal Academy of Arts
José Pizarro, famed Spanish chef, took over the Senate Room at the RA in August this year. The striking surroundings and soaring ceilings are a fitting accompaniment to Pizarro’s plates. Perhaps this could be combined with a trip to the gallery, as part of a New Year educational push?
Finally, opening in March 2022 on Duke Street, Apricity is Michelin starred chef Chantelle Nicholson’s newest restaurant. For those who have overindulged over Christmas, the seasonal, locally sourced and zero-waste restaurant might provide a slightly lighter option. Its two tasting menus (one vegetarian, one not) mean there is something to ‘wow’ everyone.
Many of our clients will know that having an office in Mayfair means having an extensive menu of fine dining on your doorstep. A refreshed rolodex of the newest W1 restaurants could be a perfect aid to wining and dining business prospects in 2022.