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The Footman

) #1,629 of 18,140 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
5 Charles Street, London W1J 5DF, England
+44 20 7499 2988
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
5 Charles Street, London W1J 5DF, England
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1 - 10 of 324 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner upstairs. We ordered the lamb entree and the scallop starter. Both dishes were prepared perfectly. Mady was our server and she took great care that make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Last but not least I do have to say that...More

1  Thank Chris E
Reviewed 5 days ago

I booked a table at The Footman for my annual meet up with old school friends. We wanted somewhere central as we all lived in different directions, with good food, good ambience but quiet enough to be able to catch up on a year's worth...More

Thank JKCake
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi JK and many thanks for what is a wonderful review to read on a dull Monday morning! I remember your table well from Saturday and i'm so glad you've taken the time to write. I must say your lunch choices are pretty solid favourites...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Came to London for a few days and pleased to find somewhere for a pre-dinner ale in Mayfair. Friendly staff, good beer and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoyed sitting at the window watching the world go by. Would have stayed longer, but had a table booked elsewhere.More

Thank Shoshicks
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi and many thanks for the lovely review! I love sitting in that spot as you can always rely on a good view of the world rolling by as you mentioned and all the better with a pint of our ale. We pride ourselves on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off here for a late night jar of a quiet and fairly dull night in Mayfair. Beer was good and staff friendly. Real pub feel in what can be a fairly dainty neighbourhood.More

Thank Gary S
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Gary and many thanks for the nice review. I like to think that the Footman stands out against our neighbours so i am glad you had a chance to experience our hospitality for yourself when previously you had found none around! We always aim...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

My husband and I visited The Footman again on Saturday afternoon during our weekend in London. This time, we pretty much travelled all across the City to get to the pub as we were staying over near Moorgate. We decided to have a snack, and...More

Thank jennyjoop
Chris W, Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi Jenny and many thanks for another kind review of the Footman. I'm most pleased that we're your favourite pub in London as there's such a lot of competition! I wanted to say thanks from myself and all our team here and i have passed...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017

I called in by chance and felt like a snack. I went for truffled mushrooms on toast with a poached egg. Very good.More

Thank Alan M
Chris W, Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hello Alan and many thanks for the nice review. The truffled mushrooms are always a favourite, especially when the rich smell of the truffle fills the dining room! We're glad you enjoyed them with us and hope to see you again another time. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017

I work nearby and regularly pop into the Footman for after work drinks with friends and often dinner. I'm a big fan of the rump of lamb, a great meal after a busy day. I've been going to the Footman for some years now. The...More

Thank JMW23Ingram
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hello JMW and many thanks for the kind review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience and i'm pleased to hear the atmosphere & staffing when you visited were up to our high standards. We take great pride in our food and i...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I am sitting in The Footman. My reservation was for 2pm. It is now coming up to 3.15pm. We ordered 3 sandwiches and had the most sarcastic American sounding waitress telling us that our sandwiches are still being plated up behind a party for 10....More

Thank Henry E
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi Henry and thank you for the review, although it pains me to read it. It is never nice to read such reviews and i can only imagine it was similar to your experience here, for which i can only apologise. On behalf of myself...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Starters took 15 mins to arrive. The claggy mini bread loaf was terrible with the slightest whiff of tomato, so dense they had to be ripped from the tin. Awful scallop starters. No colour at all with watery tasteless purée. Main of lamb was an...More

1  Thank MeInAwesome
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Hi there and many thanks for the review. As I'm sure you're aware, these reviews are not the ones we prefer to see at the Footman but it is important we learn from them nonetheless. I'm sorry you didn't find our food up to scratch...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Cracking venue, great in Summer as big open street windows. Decent pint of Guinness but a real stroppy miserable barmaid spoiled it really and hence only average.More

Thank Lee B
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hi Lee and thanks for the review. I must say it saddens me that your review is very complimentary about all but the staff as I pride ourselves on having a good team who give great service at all times. On this occasion it appears...More

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$52
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
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
Description
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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