Sunday, 16 February 2014


The Audley relaunch

At the beginning of 2014, the i
conic London pub the Audley re-launched in the heart of Mayfair with three different concepts spreading across three different floors, I attended its re-launch event after its refurbishment in 2013 and I was very keen to find out what this pub was all about as I'd walked passed so many times and felt there was always something special about it with its classy and glamourous frontage which had a certain romantic feel to it.
The new "Grill at the Audley"

The main bar kept to its British roots with its Victorian decor, expect steak & ale pie, fish & chips and traditional British roast on the menu, the drinks menu offers a good selection of British Ale, some local craft beers as well as the usual mainstream lagers. To capture the rising demand of top quality pub food, The Audley came up with ‘Grill at the Audley’ on the top floor. In an impressive classy and "old school" setting, The Grill offers premium quality dishes using fine ingredients, I test drove some of its dishes and the grilled turbot was the stand out dish on the night, cooked to the perfect level with a hint of fresh spices from the hollandaise sauce which brought out the freshness of the fish.

selection of fish dishes
selection of desserts

The basement bar: ‘Cellar at the Audley’ on the other hand had a totally different vibe. With a very modern and speakeasy approach, almost like a trendy cocktail bar you would expect to find it Shoreditch. Here is home to many types of events such as comedy nights and it is very popular to the locals. On my visit the pub had installed a mobile bar provided from Disaronno and Sipsmith Gin, I had the signature serve Disaronno sour which is a timely reminder of less is more, simple cocktails are sometimes far superior than the overly complicated ones.
Cellar at the Audley
Sipsmith Gin

Overall it was an impressive place, I was a little surprised there is actually a very reasonably priced pub in the heart of Mayfair. With its three different themed floors, it offers something for everyone no matter what the occasion. Drop in for a quick drink at its main bar with classy live piano playing in the background, join its comedy nights in its trendy cellar bar or a special dinner at its elegant Grill on the top floor.

41- 43 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2RX

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