Alyn Williams at The Westbury
a wonderful eveningThe menu absolutely lived up to our expectations - great ingredients, well balanced between seafood and meat courses and not to forget the different sorts of tasteful bread! The wine was amazing and there was a huge selection of great wines in different price ranges.Together with the very attentive service and the relaxed atmosphere this made it a magnificent experience that we can definitely recommend!09/05/2013 00:00:00very good indeedenjoyed an excellent tasting menu at lunchtime, celebrating a friends special birthday.
The food quality was superb, delicious tastes, excellent presentation, a real treat.
easy relaxed ambience - however the restaurant was nowhere near full.
Price of the food menu very reasonable, but drinks a bit on the steep side!
Would definitely go again, but possibly in the evening when the atmosphere might be more buzzy and we could spend longer savouring the food.
PS the vegetarian options were expansive, and on a par with the main menu.
Loos a longish walks with lots of steps, so check if you need an accessible one!09/05/2013 00:00:00Great food at a reasonable priceSecond time at The Westbury. Had taster menI which at 60 quid offers great value. Food fantastic throughout, culminating in a triumph of a Ruby Red beef main course. Staff genuine and friendly, especially Allyn himself who took time to show my party around the kitchen. Only slight criticism was very quiet at lunchtime.09/05/2013 00:00:00Outstanding dining experienceMy partner & I booked this restaurant on a bit of whim but were so impressed with the overall dining experience. The food was outstanding & the kitchen were really accommodating with exchanging dishes between the menus to create a tasting menu of dishes that you would prefer (veggie/non-veggie).
The service was outstanding, all staff attentive & very friendly. I was concerned that 7 courses would be too many however, they were well spaced so that we didn't rush through our meal & although ate everything, including the additional cheese course, were left satisfied & not overly full.
The comprehensive wine list was well explained by the sommelier and all very enjoyable.
For £60 per person for the tasting menu we could recommend it more.03/05/2013 00:00:00we had another excellent dinnerwe had another excellent dinner at Alyn Williams. The food is inventive, fresh, well presented and delicious, and the service was excellent throughout, with the team led by the ever-congenial Manager, Giancarlo.
highly recommended for a special meal in a very unique dining room.30/04/2013 00:00:00BlockbusterSimply outstanding start to finish and the serivce was warm, friendly and informative. Can't recommend this highly enough25/04/2013 00:00:00The businessWonderful service and excellent food from this gem of Mayfair.
Next time I have a meeting over lunch, I'll be booking this restaurant.23/04/2013 00:00:00Last Evening in LondonPerfect place to spend our last evening in London. The room is very elegant - we were seated in one of the semi-private rooms which made for a relaxed feel. The food was amazing - given that it was a Saturday night only the two tasting menus were available but we were able to mix and match from both menus. The service was excellent and everyone was very friendly. For the quality of the restaurant, food and service, this was definitely good value.20/04/2013 00:00:00The Place for for Special OcassionsThe temple of the great food, quiet, elegant and understated, all good reviews are fully justified, definetely coming back19/04/2013 00:00:00Delicious from start to finish!We had an absolutely fantastic evening here. The food was superb and one of the best meals we have had. The attention to detail in service was impeccable and the setting very friendly and classy. Would highly recommed and will definitely be going back soon!19/04/2013 00:00:00Beautiful foodBeautiful food and impeccable service! It is v much a restaurant in an hotel, so up to you on your preferences, but it was truly faultless and interesting. Btw, I eat at a LOT of good places!16/04/2013 00:00:00FantasticWent for the taster menu which at £60 is an absolute bargain!! Every course was amazing and the staff were superb. The restaurant is so accommodating for requests with the manager informing us straight away that if we didn't like the look of a any of the courses on the tasting menu we could substitute them for something on the al a carte - I have never known another restaurant offer this flexibility and although we didn't, it was reassuring to know! As you would expect there was a large wine list and the sommelier was more than happy to discuss the wines. As it happens we got a bottle of bubbly which again, £60 in the centre of London was good value. Well worth a visit!16/04/2013 00:00:00Food & service excellenceExcellent value lunch menu. Comprehensive wine list. Outstanding service - professional service is taken as read at a Michelin starred restaurant but the staff at Alyn Williams are personable & attentive without being over bearing.12/04/2013 00:00:00Great Mealfantastic service, great menu. modern, light and worth the seat11/04/2013 00:00:00Consistently excellentI've dined at the resturant around 5 times and have thoroughly enjoyed it on every occasion. My guests have been delighted also and have all said they would return. The staff are fantastic and very attentive, the ambience is great and the food and the wine choice exceeds my expectations.10/04/2013 00:00:00Lunch @ The WestburyInitial feel of the restaurant was what one would imagine as the dining room typical of a discreet boutique hotel i.e. wood panelled, designer touches especially the light fittings and door handles. The tables are round and well spaced to allow for discreet conversations with a separate private dining area partially obscured by wine display cabinets.
the food was innovative, precise and very competently cooked and served. The waiting staff & sommelier were welcoming and engaged at the right level. With Alyn Williams away from his post his Sous Chef came out to discuss our 'experience' and engaged in a most enjoyable discussion about the merits of a new main on the lunch menu.
In conclusion a most agreeable lunch and to be recommended.09/04/2013 00:00:00The taster menuIt was my girlfriends birthday and I'd taken her out in London for the day. After a liitle look around some shops, we 'accidently' arrived in mayfair and walked into the entrance of The Westbury hotel, and from then on felt like royalty.
We had the meat choice 7-course taster menu (neither of us are veggies), and it was delicious. the menu is on their website, but included quails egg and breast, scallops, crab and ink, deserts, the optional cheeseboard, and for meat lovers, the steak course was to die for. Each componant of each plate brought over was so delicate and perfectly made. Apart from ordering the cheapest bottle of wine (£24...though it was still nice) everything was amazing. A really special experience that we'll never forget!!06/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent restaurantThis restaurant is one of the best in london and is as good if not better than many of the 2 michelin star restaurants we've been too. Would highly recommend and will be returning when we next visit london.01/04/2013 00:00:00enjoyable experienceHad the 6 course tasting menu. The food was interesting. The scalops and the beef were excellent. The desert was outstanding. The service was attentive and very good. The ambience was lacking. The price represented value.30/03/2013 00:00:00Very enjoyableI had a lovely meal at the Alyn Williams restaurant at Easter weekend. We started with cheese beignets, which were light and tasty. We were limited to the taster menu that evening, however, we were able to pick and choose between the meat and vegetarian menus if we wanted. We were provided with 4 different types of homemade bread - each was distinctive and delicious. The first course of crab was very tasty and really set the tone for a brilliant meal. All of the courses were excellent and the menu was very well balanced. The service was attentive, but not overly so, and each course was well timed - allowing enough time between courses but without you wondering where the next one is. We will be going back to try the al a carte menu soon!29/03/2013 00:00:00We took my parents for theirWe took my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful evening. The 7 course taster menu was exceptional and ideal for the special occasion providing us with anticipation, fun and wonder at the quality of the food.. The service was outstanding, polite, attentive and friendly. Great value fine dining.23/03/2013 00:00:00pleasant surpriseIt's a great room with good service. The food is innovative and, for the most, tasty. Oddly the pre-desert was a lot better than the main dessert. I'll certainly return.
Both my guest - a lawyer - and I took, "we'd like to offer you a cheese course" to mean "have this fee". Given the herculean effort required of the waitress to haul the massive trolley across the carpet, it would have been a bit churlish to refuse. I didn't mind spending the additional tenner a head but it would have been nice (more honest?) to have mentioned this. (I'm sticking this in here because there's not enough room below...)20/03/2013 00:00:00Lunch at Alyn WilliamsMy friend and I went for lunch and chose to have the vegetarian and meat tasting menus and the were very happy for us to have different menus. Both were amazing, innovative and delicious. The service was efficient yet friendly and relaxed. Charming sommelier . Deserves to be full at lunchtime on Fridays. We're several empty tables which was a shame. Will definitely go back! Thank you.15/03/2013 00:00:00Lunch with AlynThe food is simply outstanding quality. I liked the way the menu simply lists the ingredients for the dish - its up to you to ask how they are prepared. But this is simple because the service is so friendly responsive and attentive without being overly unctuous or irritating.
There are really good vegetarian options and the sea bass with a sea-urchin veloute was a mix of delicate and complementary flavours.
The wine list is extensive and although the majority of wines are in the expensive category, there are excellent good value wines available.05/03/2013 00:00:00Fabulous for a birthday dinnerWe did the tasting menu and it was all fabulous. Every course was explained beautifully to us and tasted delicious. The staff were both friendly and very professional and very very helpful.02/03/2013 00:00:00Interior was beautiful andInterior was beautiful and the service impeccable. The taster menu, which was the only available choice on the day, was good without being mind blowing. Enough diversity in dishes and tastes to be interesting.01/03/2013 00:00:00Fabulous Food, Superb Service...Extraordinary food, wine and service. We both had a delightful time. The depth of flavours and the attention to detail was second to none. Alyn Williams and his team made a most memorable celebration, unforgettable. We will return!22/02/2013 00:00:00Terrific againThis is my third time at AW and it was as good as ever. The fresh, inventive and terrific-value tasting menu is the most compelling reason to drop in, but its unpretentious atmosphere and ease of getting a reservation are pretty good second and third reasons.22/02/2013 00:00:00The tasting menu lived upThe tasting menu lived up to the name, small but very tasty. The price was good value for the variety and number of courses plus the very good service. Maybe avoid the tasting option if you are really hungry.22/02/2013 00:00:00Weekend TreatOur party of 4 chose the taster menu inc the vegetarian and we were given the option to mix & match between the two menus. The food was amazing, so many different tastes and beautifully presented. The staff were great, very helpful, always there but not in your face. We were given a nice breathing space between each course but were never left waiting. We had 3 bottles of wine and the wine waiter had a great knowledge to help us choose. We spent almost 5 hours in the restaurant but don't know where the time went. At the end of the evening Mr Alyn Williams came and introduced himself to ourselves and another party which was a great end to our fabulous evening. Would definitely treat ourselves again.16/02/2013 00:00:00Romantic Valentine dinnerWe had the special Valentine menu at Alyn Williams. It was exquisite, although rather expensive. Our 4th time there and have always been impressed by the food, service and ambience. Will definitely go again.14/02/2013 00:00:00Another excellent lunch -Another excellent lunch - the atmosphere was quiet and just right for my business lunch.13/02/2013 00:00:00Hidden gemNow that Alyn Williams has shot onto the Michelin list it may also become as busy and hard to get a reservation as at the other luminaries. Right now however, this is one of the most delightful dining experiences in London. The ambience and design of the room immediately set you in a relaxed and convivial mood; the service is truly exceptional - things happen invisibly, glasses always seem to be full, attention is there the moment you want it, but not before. As for the food, it's easily worth that star - a lightness of touch, a freshness of flavour, a small number of impeccable ingredients working in complete harmony. It's special, I hope it can stay that way.11/02/2013 00:00:00Outstanding serviceMe and my fiancé booked a table at this restaurant and at another michelin restaurant for a weekend of romance in London. The Alyn Williams at the Westbury was definitely our favorite.
The service was outstanding. What got out attention was the friendliness from the entire staff. The warm and calm environment made us feel welcome and appreciated. We felt that the staff put us in the centre of their attention without making it seem stiff. This was a major plus from us.
The entire tasting meny was perfectly put together. The food was very trendy and exciting and we were surprised by every course. Mr. Williams has definitely found his own style. Our favorites were the 50 day aged pork and the cheese cake. We would recommend this to anyone!09/02/2013 00:00:00Michelin sometimes gets it rightWe take issue with a lot of the Michelin decisions thinking that the last meal they must have eaten before awarding a star to a place was a Pireaus dock-side taverna but Alyn Williams is a definite cut above the rest. There is a level of fine-dining where everything is just a bit indistinguishable from other places but this manages to stand out in terms of service (they have Chris ex-Dinner who was the ONLY person when we ate there who took our timing concerns seriously), wine (not necessarily wallet-busting West End) and food (best value Tasting Menu we have had) so yes, unusually, we will be returning.08/02/2013 00:00:00Fantastic - we had the £25Fantastic - we had the £25 lunch menu and it was outstanding.01/02/2013 00:00:00Superb vegetarian menuThe vegetarian tasting menu was fantastic. Our favourite dish was the broccoli. I had matching beers which were served to me with helpful tasting notes. I was delighted at how well the beers went with each course, especially dessert. Service was calm and attentive. This was a wonderful last night in London for us. I'd love to go back.28/01/2013 00:00:00One of finest meals we have had...We loved this Restaurant and its location at The Westbury, Mayfair. Tasting menu was outstanding, really well thought out and hit dishes were the , the Cod and the Pork dishes, and cheesecake finale..Awesome! Staff were really helpful and friendly without being over the top and in your face all evening, as many do. Alyn Williams clearly knows what he is doing. The resatuant itself is one of the nicest and smartest we ve been in. Really nice ambience, i loved the huge Wine racks on display. Would highly recommend this to anyone who loves dining out...If you do ..try the Iced Cider with dessert :) 10/1025/01/2013 16:00:00FIVE STARWe were a party of six. All of us were delighted with every aspect of the visit. The food appealed to the eye and the palate. It confirmed our earlier visit and ensured we will return.25/01/2013 00:00:00There was not a single thingThere was not a single thing I could fault with the food or service. A truly excellent dining experience. Great value for money, and of all the Michelin restaurants I've been to, this is one of, if not the best so far. If you're looking for a tasting menu around the £60 mark (before drinks), Alyn Williams at The Westbury is one to put at the top of your list.13/01/2013 16:00:00Good eating and really good drinkinExcellent eating and the matching wine menu was one of the best for its value we have had in a long time - congratulation!10/01/2013 16:00:00Absolutely amazing. AstoundinglyAbsolutely amazing. Astoundingly good food - every single dish just blew us away. Teamed with extremely nice staff this restaurant really is a winner. Superb!10/01/2013 16:00:00Outstanding!Everything was excellent from the cocktails to the bread to the staff. Both myself and my girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed every course. We hope to visit again soon!10/01/2013 16:00:00Excellent all round experienceSecond time here and probably better than first. Food brilliantly cooked- starter of scallop had nice sea taste to it. Fish also well cooked, nice crispy skin with it. Only let down was dessert- there was a rolo piece which was very sweet caramel and drowns the other items on the dish.
Service was spot on, pleasant and everpresent without being overbearing. Got spare chocs to take home.28/12/2012 16:00:00PerfectTasting menu absolutely superb - each course a delight. Very good selection of wines by the glass. Very accomodating with gluten-free food.
Comfortable, and great for conversation - unlike a lot of noist modern restaurants. Extremely good attention by the staff, who described what we were having well.28/12/2012 16:00:00Birthday treat - tasting menu for 4Met by friendly staff and showed to a table just outside the kitchen (though never felt exposed to the kitchen or disturbed by waiter traffic). Lovely interior and comfortable seating.
Huge drinks menu but the waiter recommendations did not disappoint. Due to a couple of allergies amongst the group we were able to select certain other courses from the veg tasting menu.
Each course came at the appropriate time (not rushed but likewise never waited too long after previous course was taken away). Each course was superb - very flavoursome, occasionally on the small side but good selection of breads filled the gaps.
Overall, a superb experience. £60 for tasting menu is fantastic - drinks will make up the rest of the bill, but to be expected.27/12/2012 16:00:00Christmas day lunchWe booked for Christmas day lunch and we had a wonderfull time. Service was excellent and the wine list fairly reasonable. Will definitely go back with friends.24/12/2012 16:00:00Alyn Williams at The WestburyWe were in Alyn Williams at The Westbury for xmas eve dinner. The restaurant has good vegetarian menu options. The califlower and vegetable starter was a delight. Our two main courses, crispy skin pork and venison, were excellent. The ingredients were very fresh and the meat was cooked to perfection. The desserts menu wasn't very descriptive, but the food itself was tasty and beautifully presented. The serving staff was very efficient, friendly and helpful. We'll definitely go back and recommend it to friends.23/12/2012 16:00:00just brilliant!We had lunch here on xmas eve with our two children aged 11 and 14. We went planning to just have the 3 course £25 lunch but the tasting menu at £60 looked so good we opted for that instead.
All four of us are agreed that every one of the 7 or 8 courses was just amazing - Each dish was both balanced and delicious, the whole meal was perfectly paced ( at about three and a half hours ) and perfect portion sizes meant we left feeling pleasantly full rather than bloated.
We're lucky enough to eat at a lot of top restaurants but this has to rate as one of our best ever meals.
A well deserved michelin star and we look forward to returning.23/12/2012 16:00:00Excellent food!!!StronglyExcellent food!!!Strongly suggested for taste-sensitive guests!!!23/12/2012 16:00:00