Bar & Courtyard Mews of Mayfair, Mayfair
Lancashire Court is a hidden lane just off New Bond Street which looks and feels like only locals know of its existence. Fairy lights twinkle overhead, cobblestones under foot and cosy watering holes flank left and right. Mews of Mayfair is at the end of the quaint street and very welcoming it is too. The deep leather sofas, ‘Best of British’ food and drinks menu and brilliant 18th Century chandelier hanging low from the ceiling make for a luxuriant and relaxing setting for a first or second date.
The bar offers a thoughtful cocktail list which is there simply to be enjoyed. Someone has taken a lot of care in formulating the drinks list and we were delighted with creations such as the Sesame Street (Glenmorangie whisky infused with apricots, sesame oil, egg whites, toasted sesame seeds) and Dill Alley (gin, cucumber, dill and pickles) which really tickled the senses and make for great conversation starters. The bar food menu is focused on making the most of British produce and all is presented beautifully: fried Sussex halloumi is delicious and the farmhouses cheeses with grape chutney makes for a lovely sharing plate.
Meet at Bond Street station and take a wander in the general direction of the bar taking in South Molton Street and Brook Street with the prettiest dressed windows in London. After a short early evening stroll you’ll be ready to relax with a drink and get to know your date. Mews of Mayfair is a great place to do just this: find a cosy corner inside and get close or sit out in the courtyard and enjoy the marvellous people watching together. If the date is going well and you want to continue the evening, the bar food is worth a look or you could always nip into the brasserie to see if they have a table for two. If the date is a resounding omnishambles, you can call it a night after one cocktail and hop on the nearest bus outta there.
No complaints. Mews of Mayfair do what they do very well.
4. All the ingredients for a good date are here: food, drinks, ambience and nice décor. The rest is up to you.