Style Setter Fawaz Gruosi on Mayfair

Words by
Sphere Life
Photography by
Gemma Day

20th March 2017

The founder and Chief Executive of Swiss jeweller De Grisogono reveals his top tips on places to go in Mayfair, including bars, restaurants and luxury bookshops

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Fawaz Gruosi at De Grisogono’s London boutique on Bond Street

Fawaz Gruosi at De Grisogono’s London boutique on Bond Street

HARRY’S BAR

26 South Audley Street, W1K 2PD

This is my go-to place. Nearly all of my business meetings happen here and I often see friends here, too. It’s home from home: intimate, simple and spoiling.

harrysbar.co.uk

 

TURNBULL & ASSER

71-72 Jermyn Street, SW1Y 6PF

Most of my wardrobe is Italian except for a few English staples, such as my bespoke Turnbull & Asser shirts. Great shirts, great service. The shirts last forever, but every 10 years or so I buy more because unfortunately my waistline doesn’t!

turnbullandasser.co.uk

 

WILTONS

55 Jermyn Street, SW1Y 6LX

I cannot mention Jermyn Street without mentioning Wiltons. The restaurant is stuck in time with everything traditionally British. The fish and meat are fantastic. I usually order the salmon. Every dish comes with all of the trimmings.

wiltons.co.uk

 

NOBU

15 Berkeley Street, W1J 8DY

Sometimes all the girls in my family gang up and we go to Nobu. For me, Nobu is still one of the best. My Nobu drink: Japanese margaritas.

noburestaurants.com

 

SCOTT’S

20 Mount Street, W1K 2HE

One of my favourite streets in London is Mount Street, where I love to eat outside at Scott’s; they do a particularly good octopus carpaccio.

scotts-restaurant.com

 

SANTA MARIA NOVELLA

1 Piccadilly Arcade, SW1Y 6NH

Located in the Piccadilly arcade (or on Walton Street), this is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world and from my hometown, Florence. I love to get the bath oils and soaps, it reminds me of my childhood.

piccadilly-arcade.com

 

MAISON ASSOULINE

196A Piccadilly, W1J 9EY 

I love collecting books and Assouline keep releasing great ones. I also like the shop design and how it is presented.

assouline.com/london-piccadilly

 

HEDONISM WINES 

3-7 Davies Street, W1K 3LD

They make very good wine suggestions here and the team has always successfully sourced the rare wines and spirits that I have been searching for.

hedonism.co.uk