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The Footman

#1,345 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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5 Charles Street, London W1J 5DF, England
+44 20 7499 2988
11:00 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended. Whether it's a pint after work or a meal with the family at the weekend. Great pub, great location and great service. Dylan's and Michael - thank you.

Thank Scott L
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great pub, great beer and cracking lunchtime grub. Service was excellent. I'll be back soon. Great location sunshine outside and quick service.

Thank Giles B
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having recently started working in the area, I can attest that The Footman is a real gem of a find. A traditional pub done well, with a menu to surpass some of the over priced local competition, and a dependable team behind the bar. Always a good trip, great beer and even better chat from Dylan behind the bar! Best... More 

Thank Wood M
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a beautiful pub in such a amazing location, back street of mayfair so not crazy and busy, me and my wife came here recently to get food and some drinks as the gent at the hotel lobby recommend this place to us. The pub its self is very clean and seemed to have a variety of different customers which... More 

1 Thank jamesbish1970
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this review

Good afternoon James and many thanks for taking the time to review the Footman. I think feedback such as yours is crucial today more than ever; it helps us learn, improve and grow as an organisation. In this case it saddens me to read your review and how your experience was marred by a few choice things. As the manager... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bartender was very helpful and extremely polite. Made us fell like we belonged, almost like Cheers! Great selection of beer on a mostly resedential street which makes for great scenery if you sit near the front door.

1 Thank Tillie72
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this review

Hi Tillie and many thanks for your kind review! It's great to feel like you belonged and for reminding us about Cheers! We aim to make all of our customers feel special, whether busy or not and I'm glad you were able to enjoy your experience here with us. It's certainly a great thing to sit and watch the world... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great night out with friendly and charming staff, food was great and beer fresh and cold !!!!! Funniest barman in Mayfair

1 Thank Robert C
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this review

Hi Robert C, many thanks for the kind review- It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much and we always aim to please here at the Footman. A big part of the experience here is making sure our food, drink & service work together to make sure your night is an unforgettable one! As you didn't mention... More 

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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us came for a lunch meeting. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was competent, but not amazing. Happy to recommend it.

1 Thank John S
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this review

Hi John and thank you for the review. It's great to hear that we were an ideal location for your business lunch and we do hope it was productive. Thank you for your comments on our staff- we have fed this back to them and it's great to hear that they were friendly and helpful towards your party. Regarding your... More 

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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few hours in this lovely pub on Thursday 31st March. Great ambience, really friendly staff. Coffees could have been a little larger, Brandy delicious. Didn't eat, but what we saw, looked lovely. Will definitely return 😉

1 Thank Stephanie C
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie and many thanks for the kind review on the place and our friendly staff. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed yourself on your visit (and the Brandy, although we'll get to work on the coffee cups :) ) and hope that next time you visit you'll be tempted to try some of our fantastic fresh food as... More 

Armonk, New York
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to have lunch or a light dinner. Delicious Sunday roast. Very good kitchen. Super friendly staff. Try the salmon or the roast lamb or even the club sandwich, all good.

1 Thank Liverpoolgirl91
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this review

Hi there and many thanks for the kind review! We have recently re- opened for Sunday's and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your roast. It is one of my favourite meals of the week and I'm glad we can pass on the excellent ingredients and service we provide to you when you visit. We hope to see you... More 

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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a morning tour to Windsor, I came upon the Footman restaurant and pub while walking through Mayfair to my hotel. I stopped by for a late lunch without any reservation, and was shown to a very nice upstairs dining room. The service by Melina was attentive and we had a nice discussion on several menu items. I ordered the... More 

1 Thank mike22207
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this review

Hi Mike and thank you for the kind review! It's really great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Footman. The walk through Mayfair is a really lovely one and even better if you end up at the pub! It sounds like you had some great dishes and these are certainly some of our favourites- I have also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$51
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mayfair

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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 if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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