Award Winning Dining at Kitty Fisher’s

In the grand scheme of life’s certainties – death, taxes and tube strikes – there’s one more thing you can add to that list: a fail-safe, exceptional dining experience at Kitty Fisher’s.

Back in December 2014, this Mayfair gem burst onto the scene with a flourish of critical acclaim, marking 2024 as a milestone year for them. Nestled snugly in the heart of Shepherd’s Market, this double-tiered marvel has been charming locals and tourists alike for nearly a decade.

Stepping into Kitty Fisher’s, diners are enveloped in the timeless allure of its Georgian townhouse setting. Every corner whispers of bygone days, dripping with elegance, sophistication and a generous sprinkle of decadence. 

From the plush velvet banquettes in the dimly lit dining room to the impeccable service and captivating ambiance – every detail, from the decor to the attentive staff, contributes to an experience that feels almost a little hedonistic.

It seems fitting then to talk a bit about the restaurant’s namesake, Catherine Maria Fisher. Probably the most legendary courtesan (kinky) of the 18th century, Kitty certainly knew how to keep people talking. She singlehandedly turned London’s high society into her personal playground, wrapping the town’s elite around her finger. Years ahead of her time, she had the knack of navigating the scandal sheets with the skill of a modern-day PR. In today’s terms, Kitty Fisher was the talk of the town without ever needing to hit ‘post’.

Every bit as alluring as its eponym, Kitty Fisher’s embodies OTT, old school charm. The menu is a smorgasbord of British delights and old-world wines. Starters include Whipped Cod’s Roe on Toast, cheesy Welsh Rarebit and a gorgeous Chicken Liver Parfait with Golden Sultana Chutney and Toast. Mains are equally delicious; think a Tamworth Pork Chop, Cauliflower, Cavolo Nero with Grilled Pear and Brixham Hake, Sprout Tops, Salsify and Crab Butter. The standout dishes are, without a doubt, both the Belted Galloway Wing Rib with Green Peppercorn and Parsley Butter and the exquisite Chateaubriand. Both made for sharing, these are absolute conversation stoppers.

The desserts will ruin all others. There is a Chocolate Ganache with Tonka Bean Ice Cream and a Rhubarb Upside Down Cake. Classic, decadent and oh-so-divine. Perfectly accompanied by a bottle of Versante Nord, Eduardo Torres Acosta from Sicily, served chilled, the Kitty Fisher’s experience feels almost against the law. 

If it were, lock me up and throw away the key.


10 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QF