FEATURE

Six of the best… Light lunches in Mayfair and Belgravia

Summer is here, and we’re in the mood for some lighter dishes
Scott’s
Established in 1968, Scott’s is known for its fresh seafood, which is why it’s perfect for the summer months. Try and get a seat on the terrace outside and order the chilled golden tomato soup with lobster to liven up your palate. Refreshingly delicious.
 
Fera at Claridge’s
The brainchild of chef Simon Rogan and now run by Matt Starling, Fera at Claridge’s is a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves a la carte, set menus and tasting menus. We recommend the poached turbot, sprouting broccoli and sunflower seeds, for a light, yet indulgent lunch.
 
34 Mayfair
Located just off Grosvenor Square, 34 Mayfair is a suitable location to enjoy delicious steaks cooked on an Argentinian grill. Conversely, it does also offer some beautiful fish dishes too. Cool down with a plate of mixed sashimi, ginger and wasabi (pictured) in an art deco setting.
 
Motcombs
This brasserie has been in the heart of Belgravia since 1982, and its menu showcases favourites from around the world, such as veal Milanese and fish and chips. However, for a lighter lunch, try the Salad Philip, a warm salad of scallops, prawns and crispy bacon, or the salmon tartar with avocado, mango and rocket.
 
Zafferano
A classic Italian dish in a classic Italian restaurant, the ‘bresaola della valtellina con rucola e caprino’ (thinly sliced cured beef with rocket and goat’s cheese dressing) is the perfect plate for the warmer climes. Pair with a glass of spicy syrah for the ultimate pleasure.
 
Ametsa with Azrak Instruction
Inspired by the earthy flavours of Spain’s Basque region, Ametsa with Arzak Instruction is a Michelin-starred restaurant at COMO The Halkin hotel. Take your taste buds on a trip and order the scallops with hemp seeds to start, which gives a delicate, nutty favour to the dish.