The Westbury Hotel
London's favourite playground for the international jetset
Modern luxury, comfort, timeless style, and a superb Bond Street location. The Westbury Mayfair has 246 guest rooms, including 20 suites; they are all modern in design, featuring classic chic and contemporary elegance. The St. George penthouse in particular is superb for its view over Mayfair rooftops, and it has a dining room for up to 12 people. The Artisan Restaurant offers fine culinary creations by Roux scholar, Andrew Jones, while the Polo Bar represents a haven of peace from the whirl of London life. The Westbury Gallery is available for events, with a list of previous VIP guests that reads like a Who's Who of international royalty.
The Polo Bar
The Westbury, Mayfair recently underwent a £25-million refurbishment for a glorious new look. The Polo Bar is a great meeting place where the bar staff masters each cocktail with flair and zest. Luxuriate in the elegant Art Deco-inspired setting, and savour light refreshments after a busy day of business or shopping in Mayfair. As a five-star hotel, Westbury Lifestyle also hosts numerous events such as parties, launches and fashion shows. The most prestigious event last year was hosting a marquee at Cartier International Polo for over 250 guests. Make your stay a memorable one at the Penthouse Suite with a panoramic view over Mayfair and London from the large terrace. For the latest promotions and offers, please refer to the hotel’s official website. Your best experience in London is just a click away.
Alyn Williams at The Westbury
Alyn Williams proved his skill cooking at Michelin star level before, initially at Petrus and latterly as head chef at two-starred Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley. Alyn Williams at The Westbury is his first solo outing and it is fair to say it has been an eagerly-anticipated arrival. All efforts have been made to create a dining room of warmth, elegance and distinction and it seems as if these objectives have been achieved. The setting is understated, but with a latent sense of luxury, which is perfect for Williams' refined, carefully sourced and expertly-constructed dishes.
LUXOS Recommends: Foie gras semi freddo with heritage beets, liquorice and pumpernickel
The Gallery Restaurant
Five-star hospitality runs through Brian Torino’s blood. Here he reveals the secrets behind his success at helming recently opened The Gallery Restaurant at The Westbury.
by Victoria Gill
The first in a line of glitzy openings under The Westbury’s ambitious expansion plans, which envelop a members’ club, fashion tearoom, fine dining restaurant and spa all due to be unveiled this season, The Gallery Restaurant is a must-visit destination on fashionable Conduit Street.
Jawdropping chandeliers, features emulating the Palace of Versailles, and fabulous cooking are among the superlative ingredients behind the winning formula at The Gallery Restaurant at The Westbury. European fine dining that’s also highly accessible, within an environment encapsulating the glamour of Bond Street, Luxos meets the acclaimed chef behind the project.
“The concept for The Gallery was to bring a brasserie feel to Bond Street with a high quality, lightweight, yet high value experience. The space is dramatic and undeniably glamorous. Each dish hails from the Italian and French Rivieras, which used to be known as the ancient Kingdom of Savoy. That is what my menu centres around.”
“The cuisine from the region is light: lots of olive oil, vegetables and fish, resulting in a very healthy style of cuisine as well as being thoroughly delicious. Signature dishes include langoustine ravioli and octopus carpaccio. What sets my menu apart is that it is automatically “leggera,” meaning light in Italian. Ask your member of staff for advice on individual dishes!”