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“A place for the rich and desperate”

Novikov Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #776 of 23,592 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Description: The main entrance off Berkeley Street leads into the Asian Restaurant. Here cool granite walls complement the striking lacquered ebony bar-counter decorated with a jade stone. Materials used in this area - wood, stone and leather - are all natural. A real feature of the Asian Restaurant is its open kitchen. Fronted by an amazing display of seafood and vegetables, it evokes the atmosphere of an Asian food market. Sourcing the highest quality, utilising skillful innovation and preparation from Japan and China to preserve the essence of our product. The Italian Restaurant has a modern but elegant feel, complete with an imposing wood-fired oven, suede wall panelling, handmade Moroccan tiles, mirrors in solid oak frames and chandeliers with candles. Complex, state-of-the-art lighting systems can change the atmosphere from sunrise to sunset, from season to season. The Lounge Bar is a must-visit destination, with an extensive cocktail menu, live music and performances by some of the world’s top DJs.
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We were passing by and the place looked glamorous, very big and busy so we went in. After ordering our drinks and waiting 10 minutes upstairs, we were advised to go downstairs, where we had to re order our drinks- what a waste of time. They came in plastic glasses because “we have had problems in the past”! They were the worst cocktails I have had in a long time – Wetherspoons’ is 1000 times better. The setting is seductive but not dark enough to hide all the old oligarchs and the tarty (Russian?) hookers lurking down there. The prices are eye watering and they want a service charge to bring drinks that you stand at a bar and order yourself. Never again.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Amazing food perfectly cook, very nice music only little bit too loud so it was hard to hear each other. There was a lot of stuff but service still wasn't fast enough. Defenatly place where to go before night out atmosphere puts you in the party mood

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Thank Ligabite1
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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Trendy, jet set and also familiar at the same time!
On the first floor always busy you can find the Asian menu and a informal ambiance with people waiting for their drinks all over the place! They stand also, so the place is always busy for some purpose!
Downstairs you enter to a new place although its on the same site! Looks like a mafia italian fine dining salon with a long well choosen italian menu and wine list, no noise from above, enriched by the well decorated with fresh flowers of the day tables and nice waiters!

Thank MVFV
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

An unexpected treat, Novikov is every bit the Mayfair Bar & Restaurant.

The food was exceptional, i ate in the Italian side, usually Italian leaves me feeling cheated - not so - Burrata and pomodore tomatoes to start, divine, fillet American steak strips with rocket, parmasan and roast potatoes for main - equally delicious.
Cocktails and drinks were priced as expected in a Mayfair bar... clientèle were friendly, keeping themselves to themselves, staff however were on occasion a little rude. They could do well to remember they are just bar staff no matter how swanky they think the bar - and we the guest, are not all goldiggers!! Didn't let this ruin a great night.

I would recommend the restaurant, i would probably head somewhere else for after dinner drinks.next time.

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Thank robotcowbell
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I used to love Novikov, despite the sometimes rather snooty staff. But what has killed the venue for me is that the quality of the cocktails has declined - the very dry vodka martini requested was not very dry - and worse still, some sort of licensing rule means they are now served in PLASTIC glasses. Sorry, you can't drink a decent martini in a plastic glass, it tastes like a kid drinking orange juice from a tumbler.

1  Thank Martin L
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