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...Places near Hauser & Wirth

Date: 02.02.11 Category:

“There's more to Savile Row than just fine suits: if you head to this exhibition, be sure to indulge in a culinary treat or two.”

We all know that tourists simultaneously make our city thrive and increase stress levels of anyone trying to get anywhere fast in the West End. So when heading to any exhibition in the area, my advice is generally - if you can't beat them, join them; take in the exhibition but make a trip of it by sampling some of the local delights...

For all day-dining, head to Franco's on Jermyn Street or Napket on Piccadilly. For Afternoon Tea, Brown's and The Ritz are of course renowned, and members of Morton's on Berkeley Square should definitely indulge in the art-inspired Art-Noon Tea. For a sharpener, no trip to the area would be complete without a Martini at Duke's Bar and the bar at Nobu Berkeley Street offers spectacular cocktails throughout the evening to a buzzing crowd of suits. Sumosan and Nobu will keep sushi-lovers happy, Gaucho will mark the special occasion with flamboyance and fun, and sketch will keep things suitable artistic. You could reward yourself by eating too much at Automat, treat yourself to some romance at Babbo, or why not indulge in an aphrodisiac or two at the oyster bar at Bentley's? What would your mother say?!

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Franco's

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Franco's

Restaurant

"From breakfast through to dinner via lunches and early evening drinks, Franco's is a favourite with Mayfair locals and others who..."

61 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6LX

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Napket

Napket

Cafe

"Even those grabbing a sandwich on-the-go deserve the right to do so in style."

61 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DY

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Brown's Hotel

Brown's Hotel

Hotel

"With a bar, spa, restaurant and a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea, Brown's is a home-from-home... though sadly, it is nothing..."

Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BP

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The Ritz

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The Ritz

Hotel

"The Ritz at Christmas is one of the most traditionally exquisite places to be. "

150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR

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Morton's Club

Morton's Club

Private members' club

"Morton's is an elegant private members club but areas are available for private hire to non-members."

28 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6EN

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Sumosan

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Sumosan

Restaurant

"It might not be as shouted-about as other Japanese restaurants, but that's because those in-the-know want to keep it a secret...."

26 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HY

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Nobu Berkeley Street

Nobu Berkeley Street

Restaurant with bar

"In and out of fashion and the press like the celebrities it often feeds, Nobu still serves great food and offers a sparkling..."

15 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DY

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Gaucho

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Gaucho

Restaurant

"Sit on slick and funky cowhide stools and indulge in the finest Argentinean steak, cooked before your very eyes."

25 Swallow Street, London W1B 4QR

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Sketch

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Sketch

Restaurant with bar

"Both The Parlour at the front and the restaurant at the back are infused with art making for an intriguing warren of spaces."

9 Conduit Street, London W15 2XG

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Automat

Automat

Restaurant

"Automat is an ideal location for those with substantial appetites for both American fare and the social scene. "

33 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4NF

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Babbo

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Babbo

Restaurant

"Oozing with old-fashioned charm and serving traditional Italian dishes, Babbo is the daddy."

39 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JQ

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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

Restaurant

"Despite having a celebrity chef at the helm and the Mayfair location, Bentley's Oyster Bar is a relaxed place to enjoy delicious..."

11-15 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DG

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