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The Footman

#1,297 of 18,195 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
5 Charles Street, London W1J 5DF, England
+44 20 7499 2988
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (27 reviews)
“scallops” (6 reviews)
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Charles Street, London W1J 5DF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I popped in here for dinner with friends on a Wednesday night and the food and service was amazing. Went for the market fish which was really well cooked (a certain skill!) and coupled with some really personal able service as well. Would highly recommend...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had an incredible meal last week 'Upstairs at the Footman', thanks to the new chef. I had the Langoustines and Ham Hock, to start and shared the Cote de Boeuf for our main – both were completely sensational. I have never been so full...More

Thank LuciStephens
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Luci and thank you for the amazing review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and our new food menu and we'll be sure to pass on your kind words to the chef! The langoustines and cote de boeuf make us all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious - had the ox cheeks - unbelievable. The black leg chicken ordered by my husband was also was also wonderful. Couldn’t pass up the cheesecakewith carmel. So creamy, loved it! Waitress was Mady. Great service.More

Thank Marcia M
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Marcia and many thanks for the kind review! We're really glad you picked two of our favourites from the menu- the ox cheeks especially are amazing as the meat is cooked for three hours until nice and tender! Mady is very happy for your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner did the 1/2 marathon today, and we stayed in London, went here for early evening meal, food was brilliant, partner had beef tartar which he said was lovely and we both had the roast dinner, Cher and the staff were all very friendly...More

Thank SummerBurns
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Karen and Stephen and thanks for the review. Congratulations Stephen first of all! And thank you for the kind words- we have just started a new menu and our new head chef Tom has put together some really lovely seasonal British dishes for the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended on a Tuesday evening for dinner following a day's business meeting. Each of us had selected the fixed menu and my choice of salmon for starter, vegetable guiche for main and cheese for dessert was tasty enough if not a bit plain and...More

Thank Big_Fish_98
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there and may I first thank you for your review. I can only apologise for what you thought wasn't a great experience- i always try to offer my customers an excellent time here at the Footman and am proud of the work we do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had a leisurely meal on a Monday evening. All of us were happy with both the service and the food. I had the monkfish which was excellent although for me the greens were a bit too al dente. Not a budget meal--...More

Thank rogerofsa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a quiet dinner with family and had an beautiful dinner, could not fault a thing. The starter, main course and wine were perfectMore

Thank Charlie_Lang
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Charlie and thank you for the kind review. It's great to hear you had a beautiful dinner here at the Footman and we hope to see you again very soon. We will soon be changing our seasonal British menu to reflect the colder months...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I was waiting for my partner to finish a business meeting in Mayfair. I had our 10month old female choc-Labrador. While loitering about in Mayfair, options for a pub were extremely limited. After trying loads of places I stumbled across the Footman. While standing out...More

1  Thank Travis v
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Wanted a Pub experience, staff very friendly and attentative, Great selection of beers on tap. We wanted fish and chips and they exceeded expectations. Really enjoyed our time there and will return on next visit to London, in 2 weeks

Thank jb2real
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Jb and many thanks for your lovely review! We're proud of our fish and chips made using sustainable supplies to sustain you and many more on trips to London! We look forward to seeing you again soon at the Footman...

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

My wife enjoyed the Ribeye while I had the Rump of Lamb. Both were cooked to perfection and served with fresh green beans, baby New Zealand spinach greens and au gratin potatoes. If you prefer a quieter dining experience, eschew the downstairs pub, and relax...More

Thank sevejus
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sevejus and many thanks for the great review! The lamb dish was one of my favourites so I have no doubt you enjoyed it. As you say, coupled with the heritage of this historic pub sure makes dinner a special experience. Mady is most...More

Set beside some of London's best parks and home to
world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed
thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of
London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is
haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
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Anna F
11 June 2017|
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Response from Scott L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, for sure. The food is stunning. Just phone the management ahead of time and let them know of the special occasion.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Charles Street, London W1J 5DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 2988
  • E-mail
The newly brushed-up and re-launched Footman in Mayfair definitely hasn't lost any of its British roots in the process. This much-loved pub, restaurant and private event space houses elegant, yet unpretentious surroundings, complete with a truly British menu featuring home-grown produce direct from the farmers. Guests can slide up to the long mahogany bar or comfy booth seating and enjoy well crafted favourites with our well established team. For those who feel that the wine bar set have lost sight of what made Britain great, The Footman Mayfair is definitely for you.
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