Mayfair

Lanes of London

Lanes of London, previously criticised for its ‘concept’ heavy menu, ticks all the right boxes for afternoon tea with fresh, hot scones, cakes and sandwiches.

Brown’s Hotel

The soaring atriums are furnished in a clean biscuit-brown wood and with cosseting fireplaces and armchairs, and a pianist adds to the easy atmosphere.

Hotel Café Royal

The Oscar Wilde Bar (previously known as The Grill Room) where afternoon tea is held has been restored to its original Louis XVI detailing, and named after one of its celebrity patrons.

Coya

The launch of a set lunch menu helps to take the sting out of dining at Coya, and there is a choice between either 3 or 4 courses at £26.50 and £29.50 respectively.

Little Social

Jason Atherton breeds restaurants at a rate that would make even the most virile of bunnies blush, and has thwarted the derision of critics and bloggers alike.

Pollen Street Social

Sired by Jason Atherton, there is potential for Pollen Street Social to offer the kind of culinary flexing that one would expect from an ex elBulli chef.