Sophisticated Mayfair Restuarant
Category : Bar, Restaurant
| Cuisine : Modern European
Address : Lancashire Court, 8 Brook St , Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY, UNITED KINGDOM - Directions
Web : www.hush.co.uk
Opening Times : Mon-Fri: 8am-11pm, Sat: 12pm-10pm, Sun: 12pm-9pm
Closest Tube : Bond Street, Oxford Circus
Nestled on a cobbled street in Lancashire Court, Hush has retained its chic clientele over fifteen years of operating. The reasons for this are clear - it boasts a handsome setting and prime frontage in the heart of Mayfair, with a matching attention to quality which cannot be faulted, serving a panoply of internationally-inspired dishes. We visited on a Thursday evening to apprise ourselves of the restaurant to determine whether it would suit the exacting standards of Innerplace members. Read below for the nitty gritty, but for any TLDR users - it certainly does.
Guests enter through a charming white table-clothed courtyard outfitted appropriately across all seasons. The dining room has swung the tricky feat of retaining a cool atmosphere with on-point design trends. Hanging exposed filament bulbs dimly illuminate tables, bathing the cream and magnolia walls in soft light. There are several plush horseshoe booths to snuggle up in, and a helical staircase leading to an energetic Aviator Bar (which Innerplace members can book out for drinks). We were surprised by how busy and buzzy it was, with a clientele of well-dressed and presentable diners, including couples, families and businessmen.
We settled in with a glass of fizz, emerald green nocellara olives and warm bread, then made are way on to a tuna tartare, which was given a Japanese treatment with a lovely, astringent ponzu sauce that cut through the creaminess of the avocado and spiked with piquant chilli. Crispy duck doughnuts were very rich and sweet, impregnated with roast duck and served with cucumber batons.
We were quite encouraged by the high quality of the seafood and held course. Roasted tuna encrusted with pistachios was served along aubergine caviar, with a bitter fennel salad. A meaty tranche of monkfish was sat athwart an equally muscly amalgam of white beans and chorizo dressed with olive oil and lemon; miles apart from your average delicate fish dish. The desserts, though… Earl Grey crème brulee was a special treat, given a bit of British character, whilst a Mars bar cheesecake coupled with white chocolate fired on all cylinders.