May Fair Kitchen, nestled in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, has recently undergone an exciting relaunch.
This beloved restaurant now presents a revitalized à la carte lunch and dinner menu, featuring a captivating blend of Japanese Izakaya and regional Italian cuisine. Complemented by stunning interior renovations, May Fair Kitchen invites guests to embark on a remarkable dining experience, perfect for both leisurely lunches and lingering dinners.
A Culinary Masterpiece Crafted by Renowned Chefs
Led by the talented Executive Head Chefs, Matt Downes (previously of Marcus Wareing) and Shailesh Deshmukh (previously of Jumeirah Group), alongside the expertise of Service Excellence Director Amir Jati (previously of Nobu), the new menu promises an exquisite selection of light dishes meticulously prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients. These culinary delights aim to satisfy even the most discerning palates, offering a harmonious fusion of Japanese and Italian flavours.
Prepare to be enthralled by the sensational creations on offer at May Fair Kitchen. The menu boasts a range of standout dishes that epitomize the restaurant’s commitment to culinary excellence:
Japanese Seafood Platter
Immerse yourself in a symphony of flavours with this delectable assortment of dressed oysters, tantalizing Hamachi tartare with jalapeño and ponzu, succulent Tiger prawns accompanied by cayenne pepper mayonnaise, and divine Tuna sashimi enhanced with tosazu. Not to be missed is the Cornish crab dressed with chilli and lemon, a true delight for seafood enthusiasts.
Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi Ribbons, Kohlrabi Salad, and Shiso Soy
Indulge in the delicate balance of textures and flavours presented in this artfully crafted dish. The velvety ribbons of Yellowfin tuna sashimi intertwine harmoniously with the crisp Kohlrabi salad, heightened by the subtle infusion of shiso soy.
Homemade Bucatini Pasta with ‘Nduja, San Marzano Tomatoes, and Pecorino
Transport your taste buds to the heart of Italy with this exquisite pasta creation. The al dente bucatini pasta is enrobed in a rich, spicy ‘nduja sauce, complemented by the tanginess of San Marzano tomatoes and the distinctive notes of pecorino cheese.
Seared Beef Salad with Lombardy Gorgonzola Dolce and Truffle Dressing
Elevate your salad experience with this sensational combination of flavours. Tender seared beef is paired with the creamy indulgence of Lombardy Gorgonzola Dolce, while a drizzle of truffle dressing adds a luxurious touch to this irresistible dish.
Lamb Cutlets with Parmesan and Lemon Crust
Immerse yourself in the succulent tenderness of perfectly cooked lamb cutlets. The delicate Parmesan and lemon crust adds a delightful zing, enhancing the natural flavours of the premium meat.
Yoghurt and White Chocolate Mousse with Goma Sponge and Calpico Sorbet
Conclude your culinary journey at May Fair Kitchen with this divine dessert. The velvety yoghurt and white chocolate mousse are complemented by the delicate Goma sponge and refreshingly indulgent Calpico sorbet, providing a perfect harmony of sweet sensations.
Exquisite Cocktails: A Perfect Harmony of Flavours
In addition to the exceptional menu, head mixologist Pierpaolo Schirru has curated a collection of refreshing and innovative cocktails to perfectly complement the culinary delights at May Fair Kitchen. These delightful libations are meticulously crafted to enhance the flavours of the dishes and elevate your dining experience to new heights.
Tonka Passionfruit Martini
Experience a burst of tropical indulgence with this expertly blended cocktail. Haku vodka, passion fruit puree, Passoã, tonka syrup, and lime combine harmoniously, topped with a delightful Whispering Angel rosé and crowned with a luscious wild strawberry foam.
Lychee & Apricot Rosé
Immerse yourself in the enticing fusion of floral and fruity notes with this enchanting cocktail. A delightful blend of lychee sake, Hendrick’s gin, crème de apricot, Kwai Feh, Mount Fuji bitters, and Moët Chandon Rosé create a captivating symphony of flavours.
Café Exprés Martini
Indulge in a sophisticated twist on the classic espresso martini. VIVIR Café tequila, Skyy vodka, Disaronno, Mac Macadamia liqueur, and espresso are expertly combined, garnished with a delicate smoked almond tuile, creating a truly memorable libation.
An Ambience of Relaxed Elegance: A Visual Feast Awaits
Drawing inspiration from the captivating aesthetics of Japanese design, the newly refreshed May Fair Kitchen exudes an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Delicate sheer curtains frame the entrance, inviting guests into a world of culinary delights. A captivating large red-framed fabric circle adorns the far-end wall, adding a touch of visual appeal. Expansive windows offer serene views of bay trees and billowing sheer fabric panels, creating a tranquil backdrop for diners as they savour their meals.
May Fair Kitchen takes dining to new heights by offering live DJ performances every Thursday to Saturday from 7 pm onwards, ensuring an unforgettable evening filled with rhythm and delight.
For those seeking an intimate and private setting, May Fair Kitchen also boasts an exclusive private dining room. Ideal for special occasions and business gatherings, this elegant space provides a secluded haven for a truly personalized dining experience in Mayfair. Complete with a private bar and terrace, the private dining room offers the perfect setting for unforgettable summer celebrations.
Continuing a Tradition of Culinary Excellence
The relaunch of May Fair Kitchen marks a new chapter in the illustrious culinary journey of Edwardian’s award-winning The Kitchens restaurants. Joining the ranks of Monmouth Kitchen, Leicester Square Kitchen, Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, and Peter Street Kitchen in Manchester, which recently clinched the prestigious 2022 British Restaurant Awards ‘Best Culinary Experience’ accolade, May Fair Kitchen is set to captivate and delight guests with its unrivalled fusion of Japanese Izakaya and Italian gastronomic excellence.
In conclusion, May Fair Kitchen’s relaunch introduces a captivating fusion of Japanese Izakaya and Italian cuisine in the heart of Mayfair. Led by renowned chefs and complemented by a refined ambience, this dining destination promises an unforgettable experience where guests can indulge in an extraordinary culinary journey. Embark on this gastronomic adventure and discover the harmonious interplay of flavours that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.