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The Footman

#1,322 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
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€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Mayfair
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5 Charles Street, London W1J 5DF, England
+44 20 7499 2988
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11:00 - 21:30
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San Clemente, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!!!

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1 Thank Michele1lSC
st albans
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 or for a meal, again.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 top floor. Would return.

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

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 ales stay fairly constant but we are always focused on preparing the perfect pint as... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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.

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Thank Scott L
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this review

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 service. We hope to see you again soon! Chris More 

1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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.

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Thank Giles B
Chris W, General Manager at The Footman, responded to this review

Hi Giles and many thanks for the kind review- on a hot day there's little better than watching the world go by with a beer outside! We hope to see you again very soon. Chris More 

1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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 

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Thank Wood M
Chris W, Front Office Manager at The Footman, responded to this review

Hi there and many thanks for your kind review- I'm sure Dylan will very much appreciate your kind comments! We hope to see you again soon here at the Footman. More 

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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 

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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 10 April 2017

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.

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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 5 April 2017 via mobile

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

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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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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 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.

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$52
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mayfair

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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 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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