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The Footman

) #1,603 of 18,197 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)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
5 Charles Street, London W1J 5DF, England
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1 - 10 of 320 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 15 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 3 weeks ago

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 14 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful people enjoy the pub scene and yummy food at this cool location. Service was friendly, the bar was fillled but still quick service. The soup of the day was gourmet and the sticky toffee pudding was over the top!!! Great place!!!More

1  Thank Michele1lSC
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Hi Michele, thanks for the review! We make our soup fresh every day so I'm not sure what you had but I'm really glad you enjoyed it- I also agree that the toffee pudding is over the top! One of my favourite puddings and something...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Delicious food - all our courses were tasty. Good wine. Delightful ambience in the pub, oldey worldey and comfortable. The staff were excellent though, we had Mady - she was helpful, patient and smiled all the time. Will definitely revisit this pub, for a drink...More

Thank sallyStAlbans
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Hi Sally and many thanks for the kind review! I'm really glad you had such a good experience from Mady as we believe friendly service with a smile is the start of a great experience. It's excellent to hear that your food and drink matched...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Historic pub in Mayfair, in fantastic condition. Downstairs bar has a great variety of real ales. Upstairs dining room is a very nice place for lunch. Menu is not huge but the food is very good. There is also a private dining room on the...More

1  Thank chocksaway
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi chocksaway and many thanks for the review! It's lovely to hear your kind words as even though the building is well over 200 years old we have a real passion invested in looking after it so I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit. Our...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 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.More

Thank Scott L
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Hi Scott, many thanks for the kind review. As you say we do offer a relaxed setting for dining in our first floor restaurant as well as keeping the beer flowing for the after work crowd and we are extremely proud of our team and...More

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Mayfair
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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Hi and congratulations, not really suitable for a sit down meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$52
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
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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