As a tourist in London it is sometimes challenging to find a really good genuine English restaurant that serves nothing but the best of British cuisine and not your off-the-cuff eatery catering solely for tourists. Because I have lived in China for many years, so therefore I wanted to relive my English taste buds and indulge in some home-made English dishes such as ‘Fish and Chips’, ‘Salt Baked, Cotswold Chicken’ or ‘Twice Cooked Pork Belly’. The Mews of Mayfair, with its four-floor restaurant and bar, provides those dishes and much more.
Are there downsides? The only one I could observe was the awkward location of the eatery. It is difficult to find - but so are rare gems. The restaurant and it's amazing, yet underused, Cartizze Bar is neatly hidden away on Lancashire Court, a posh lane near the affluent ---New Bond Street---. It's perhaps one of the main reasons why 60% of the restaurant was empty when I went there - and the bar was closed at a time when it shouldn't have been. The Cartizze will look like a simple hole in the wall if you have ever experienced real top quality bars - such as the Ozone Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, Azzure bar in Hong Kong, MINT in Shanghai, or the Flair at The Ritz-Carlton Pudong Shanghai. In other words, I found it to be nothing extraordinary. It's a nice place for professionals to meet though- no doubt about that.
An eatery, such this ---Mews of Mayfair---, could easily be pictured doing so well in a place such as Shanghai Xintiandi, Suzhou's Tianyu area. or even in Dubai's ---Wafi City---...it's the kind of stuff that expats would love to go to. But the problem with chic eateries in the West is that their management are sadly not well advised or equipped to deal with such international business ventures. It's sad...and there is a huge expat market that is missing out on great home cooked food- expats in China still have to go to 5-star hotels in order for us to get a close enough experience to authentic Western food. It's just like, say for example, Chinese expats not having to get their authentic Beijing duck in London or Paris (Chinese food only tastes good IN China), or Indian expats in Europe having to indulge in 'Indian food' that is actually cooked by Bengalis (no offence to Bengali people)...and so on.
The cost for a meal for two people can go up to around £100 on average. While the restaurant may come across as being too posh for most people, a quick glance at the Menu suggests that there are dishes that are affordable by everyone. For example, a massive plate of--- 'Fish and Chips, Pea and Mint Puree, Wasabi Tartare'--- for less than £16.
在伦敦旅游它有时具有挑战性的找到一个真正的好真正的英式餐厅，供应什么，但最好的英国美食，而不是你的现成的，袖口食堂餐饮专为游客。因为我已经在中国生活了很多年，所以因此我想重温我的英语味蕾，并沉迷于一些自制的英式菜肴，如--- ‘Fish and Chips’, ‘Salt Baked, Cotswold Chicken’ or ‘Twice Cooked Pork Belly’.-本 Mews of Mayfair ,与它的四层楼的餐厅和酒吧，提供那些菜等等。
有没有缺点？唯一个我可以观察是食堂的尴尬位置。这是很难找到 - 而且还有稀有宝石。餐厅和它的惊人，但平衡使用，定价过高, Cartizze Bar被整齐地隐藏起来的 Lancashire Court 附近的富裕 New Bond Street一个豪华的车道。这也许是主要的原因，为什么餐厅的 60％是空的，当我去那里之一 - 酒吧被关闭的时候它不应该。该 Cartizze Bar 看起来就像墙上有一个简单的洞，如果你曾经经历过真正的顶级品质的酒吧 - 如 Ozone Bar 在 The Ritz-Carlton 香港， Azzure Bar 在香港， MINT 在上海，或 Flair Bar 在 The Ritz-Carlton Pudong 上海。换句话说，这是什么了不起的事。
一个小餐馆，这这样的---马厩 The Mews of Mayfair ，很容易被描绘得这么好的一个地方，如上海新天地，苏州天宇区。甚至在迪拜---瓦菲--- ...这是什么样的东西，外国人很愿意去。但在西方别致的餐馆，问题是他们的管理是可悲的不是很好的建议，或有能力应付这样的国际商业投资。这是可悲的...... ，有一个巨大的外籍人士市场是错过了伟大的家庭熟食，外国人在中国还是得去5星级酒店为了让我们得到一个接近足够的经验，正宗的西餐。这就像，例如说，中国的外籍人士不必让他们地道的北京烤鸭在伦敦或巴黎（中国食品只有口味好于中国） ，或有沉迷于“印度菜” ，实际上是由熟印度外籍人士在欧洲孟加拉（没有冒犯的班的人！ ） ......等等。
成本一顿饭，两个人可以去高达约 100 英镑的平均水平。而餐厅则可能会遇到由于过于豪华对大多数人来说，一个快速浏览菜单表明，有菜有负担的人。例如，一个大规模的板 'Fish and Chips, Pea and Mint Puree, Wasabi Tartare' 为小于16英镑。
Additional reporting by Ruila Lin
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