24 Hour Party People
Category : Club, Members-Club
| Cuisine : Modern European
Address : 24 Hertford St, Mayfair, London, W1J 7SA, UNITED KINGDOM - Directions
Web : www.thecolonyclub.co.uk
Opening Times : Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours
Closest Tube : Hyde Park Corner
Shove off New York. Increasingly, London is becoming the city that never sleeps. 24 Mayfair is no exception. Trading for 24 hours a day, the elegant bar and restaurant offers refined service, top-shelf Japanese cuisine and world-class wines in a luxurious setting that puts Paris to shame. We visited for the press launch and were taken aback by the unabashed lavishness of it all. In need of black cod at 5am? Look no further.
Hertford Street may just be the swishest address to have in super-swish Mayfair and 24 Mayfair is perched right in the middle of it. There's an intimate bar on the ground floor and an upstairs designing room which has been given a retro Hollywood design with a glut of hunter green and violet velvet, a patinated gold backdrop, a rippling light display across the ceiling and low-slung booths that you can really sink into. Fashion designer Maria Grachvogel has done the honours on the staff uniforms, with graceful tones of treebark, navy and damson.
During our visit we were thoroughly won over by the food on the menu. The evening kicked off with sumptuous wagyu beef tataki with ponzu, pickled wasabi and garlic crisps as well as gossamer thin slices of yellow tail, yuzu, soya, garlic flowers and jalapeno. Tempura was immaculately prepared with a crisp: the shrimp were delicious but our fave was the Oba leaf. Finally, the miso black cod and USDA ribeye steak with shitake, fermented chilli and pistachio delivered on all levels.
24 Mayfair is an exceptional restaurant in its own right. But taken alongside its USP it's really one-of-a-kind for London.