As one of the premier boroughs in the great city of London, it is no surprise that Mayfair is blessed with some of the very best hotels and restaurants in the world.
However, trying to find one that combines your passions for fine dining and gaming all under one roof is an altogether trickier affair.
Here we go in search of the places where high-net-worth individuals can have their taste buds tantalised and soon thereafter head to the gaming tables.
All these establishments appreciate that it never pays to play games on an empty stomach
Les Ambassadeurs Club
All of the establishments on this list are exclusively for high-end individuals only, with each homing in on ensuring that guests and members have every possible need catered for.
Les Ambassadeurs is no different, combining an art deco-inspired restaurant interior, extraordinary Asian fusion cuisine, and the very best in classic gaming entertainment.
The executive chef here is Yanshuang Feng who oversees a truly international kitchen that draws inspiration from as far afield as India and Arabia. However, for those who prefer more traditional European cuisine, that is also very well catered for too.
Once you are done wining and dining, attention turns to the gaming rooms, where a dedicated team of croupiers and floor managers ensure that games run smoothly. The games on offer at Les Ambassadeurs are the true classics of roulette, baccarat, and poker, whose rich history and customs are preserved admirably in this gaming hall that boasts over a century’s worth of experience in entertaining everyone from top celebrities to royal families from all over the world.
The other great thing about gaming here is that the floor managers will be more than willing to let you play to your heart’s content in a private room if you prefer not to rub shoulders with other, occasionally distracting, guests.
Contemporary Asian cuisine meets European favourites at Les Ambassadeurs Club
The Palm Beach
For another restaurant that likes to combine local food staples with that of the far east, look to The Palm Beach, which has been whipping up a storm in Mayfair for a while now.
Mahmud Zaman is the man in charge of the kitchen here, where his staff create stunning Asian and Indian cuisine or provides a tasty grill and bar snacks for those who are happy to keep things informal.
Once the feasting is over there are more than enough gaming options to keep guests entertained, with the casino section of the establishment offering everything from classic table games to up-to-date slots and video poker.
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square
The Mayfair branch of Nobu has just upped sticks to this brand new site which is all due to open to the public in December 2020.
The renowned restaurant will, of course, be up to the fine standards that fans of the Nobu brand expect, and there are plenty of gaming establishments nearby to transport you back to times when the old Mayfair Nobu was situated right next door to a casino.
The Colony Club
Everything about The Colony Club is grand in scale and in overall taste. That sentiment certainly applies to the club’s fantastic teppanyaki bar, which serves up platter after platter of mouth-watering food.
One of the main benefits of the Colony is that it gives both diners and gamers the option to make their experience an altogether exclusive and private affair, as long as you are willing to pay, of course.
This makes it a particularly ideal place to take that valuable business contact or the special someone in your life.
The casino is as equally decadent as the restaurant, with the new Salle Privée gaming suite pairing rich leather furnishings with interior design features that would not look out of place in the palaces of Monte Carlo.
Although most of the establishments on this list do stay open 24-hours a day, if you wish to stretch the night out a little longer, there is always the restaurant and casino at the nearby Playboy Club.