Jak's Mayfair

3.7
13 reviews
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£25 and under
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Founded in January 2008 with the opening of the iconic Jak's on Walton Street, we now have 7 different styled London venues. We offer a variety of delicious home cooked healthy dishes and creative cocktails in relaxed elegant and welcoming surroundings. Private dining options are also available for large groups.
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3.6
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3.4
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3.7
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3.7
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MS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

At 7:15PM, the upstairs restaurant was completely empty except for us. No one else arrived until we were finishing our meal, and that, too, was just one table. I ordered the artichoke appetizer, which turned out to actually just be poorly-marinated artichoke and iceberg lettuce, and the halibut, which was acceptable, and some reasonably edible grilled vegetables. My husband ordered a pasta dish, and observed that it was similar to army dinners, and commented that he’d’ve been better off with a box of spaghetti and jar of sauce from the grocery store. Also, the appetizer was brought out at the same time as the main courses, crowding the small table, which was already crowded with assorted superfluous drinking glasses. The wrong wine was brought... like, very wrong. Merlot instead of a white Burgundy. I’m not sure that our server could have handled more than one table at a time, but that’s ok because, apparently, that’s all they book.

The space itself is pretty. Everyone is polite.

We won’t be back.

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MI
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

The waiter was ridiculous- her attitude stank as if she didn’t want to be there. She told us that the risotto & pasta were the only GF options available. I knew that wasn’t true as I’ve been to Jaks in Chelsea. We asked her a few times to make sure. She claimed she’d asked the chef! We then asked another waiter who had also spoken to the chef and told us that there were other GF options.. so I was mystified by the original waiters miss information?! Certainly don’t want to be served by her again !! I love Jaks so she won’t put me off

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TJ
London
17 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Lesser known Mayfair cafe with generous portions and outdoor seating for people watching. Recommend the meatballs - they sell out daily!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a business lunch with a colleague in the upstairs restaurant - I had the salmon which was perfectly cooked and the service was very quick. We had a look around the whole venue and noticed a beautiful hidden bar in the basement so we came back with the rest of the office after work! Great cocktails, tasty pizza and lovely ambiance.

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T
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food!

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OT
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great space and loved the live band the restaurant just had a really nice speakeasy vibe! The food was nice to but pretty standard.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

When I arrived one of the lady staff members said we didn't have a booking as was very unhelpful and rude.
The venue wasn't very busy and was sat at the bar downstairs. We felt uncomfortable and decided to leave. I was very disappointed as I was very much looking forward to the visit.

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Arrived at 8pm to be told we should not have been allowed to book as dining room closed at 9pm! The waitress was unbelievably rude and unprofessional. She poured two very large glasses of wine for us at 9pm to ensure the bottle was finished quickly. My husband pointed out that he while he would pay the service charge he was not happy with the service - apparently the service charge "had nothing to do with her"!

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M
London
127 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a perfect meal, the atmosphere was engaging, the service was simply the best, food fabulous, and date spot on .. more on that another time. Thank you Jaks

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AM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

such a lovely restaurant, super cool, great vibe and ambiance. Food was delight and great value. Location super handy. Will defo be back .

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S
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and wine pairing, excellent service from all the staff
Food was amazing with the service to match.

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f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jaks in Mayfair is the perfect place to unwind after a long day shopping on Oxford Street! We had some dinner in the restaurant area which was delicious and then we had some drinks in the downstairs bar which felt like we were transported into a completely different venue! Really cosy atmosphere hidden away from the busy streets nearby. The waiters were also extremely friendly which made the experience even better.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible - they couldn’t cope with the service we left after 20mn as they hadn’t been able to give us any attention. So bad.

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