Sports Players’ Favourite Mayfair Hotspots

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Mayfair, one of London’s swankiest and most expensive suburbs, is home to the hottest clubs, bars, and restaurants. 

These great venues attract people from all walks of life, from locals who are out for a good time catching up with friends to tourists who want to see the city’s nightlife. Regardless of where they come from, almost anybody can have a good time at these establishments.

This appreciation extends to the hardworking men and women of sports. After a hard day of training or competing in a match, sportsmen and women enjoy blowing off steam in the best venues Mayfair offers. The list below covers just a few of the hotspots these athletes love to visit. 

Bombay Bustle

Located at 29 Maddox Street, Bombay Bustle is the number one place to experience authentic modern Indian food. The restaurant is based around the atmosphere of Mumbai and features classic dishes with contemporary twists that reflect how India has embraced the future while keeping solid roots in history. 

Current head chef Surender Mohan takes pride in ensuring each dish served is of the highest quality and will transport guests directly to India. Helping this are things like the establishment’s signature 100-year-distilled gin and tonic. 

Proof of the eatery’s authentic Indian roots is that it is a place loved by Indian cricket player Virat Kohli and his Bollywood actress wife, Anushka Sharma. The two have previously been seen dining out at the restaurant and have even posed for a photo with head chef Mohan. This photo was proudly posted to social media with the hashtag #bestindianrestaurant. 

Inca London

Cricket stars often punted on Cricket Betting aren’t the only ones who enjoy the nightlife that Mayfair offers. Ben Chilwell, the famous English football player who has played for Chelsea and the national team, has also been spotted enjoying the nightlife on a date. 

The venue that Ben chose to party at was none other than Inca, London. The restaurant, found at 8-9 Argyll Street, is more than just a simple eatery. It follows a South American theme and hosts stunning décor and food that will transport you to Incan times. 

Aside from being a restaurant, the venue has a spectacular bar, live shows, and a private dining room if you want more privacy. There is also an after-hours lounge called Luna Lounge where you will be dazzled by the mystical atmosphere and the venue’s transition from day to night. 

Mahiki London

Known for visitors like One Direction and even Prince Harry, Mahiki London is one of the hotspots that anyone visiting Mayfair should try and visit. The restaurant, themed after a tropical paradise, can be found at 1 Dover Street.

From the venue’s interior to the food, guests are treated to tropical-inspired visuals, sounds, and tastes. These include legendary cocktails mixed with precision and care to offer refreshing flavours and potent combinations. Mahiki is also home to the infamous Treasure Chest cocktail.

This treasure chest is a literal chest filled with peach liqueur, sparkling wine, coconut, apple juice, other beverages, and a variety of fresh fruit. One of the most prominent sportspeople to enjoy this concoction and a good night out at the tropical paradise is none other than famous English cricketer and commentator Kevin Pietersen. 

Funky Buddha Club

Recently renamed Luxx London, Funky Buddha was one of the most exclusive clubs to be seen at. This fact hasn’t changed with the rebranding of the nightclub, and Luxx London is still a place that not just everybody can walk into. Instead, the club operates heavily on reservations. 

One sportsman that made sure his spot was booked is Tom Daley. The Olympic diver enjoyed a night out with many other celebrities at the popular hotspot. It is easy to see why the venue is famous for offering such great times. 

Besides the main nightclub, Luxx London offers numerous private rooms that can be booked out. Included in these is a room named after the original location, Funky Buddha. These can be used to host private parties, intimate get-togethers, or just a relaxing night with select people. 

Novikov Restaurant and Bar

Novikov, located on Berkeley Street, is one of the most popular restaurants in the Mayfair areas, and there is little wonder why. Split between Italian and Asian cuisine, the venue also has a fantastic lounge bar that serves extensive cocktails and hosts some of the best DJs in the world. 

Unsurprisingly, the restaurant attracts many tourists, locals, and sports stars. Amongst these are English footballer Harry Kane, French player Paul Pogba, and Spanish star Álvaro Morata. The three have all been spotted at the bar, as well as Wayne Rooney, Ronaldo, and Neymar, to name a few others.

The venue offers tastebud-tingling food in both sections. The Italian side, which features a stunning wood-fired pizza oven, lets you experience authentic Italian cooking. The Asian area is fronted by an open kitchen that reminds guests of Asian markets and offers spectacular dishes. Meanwhile, the bar lounge is a relaxing place to catch up for patrons looking to grab a drink with friends.