Yesterday I went for lunch at Automat on Dover Street in Mayfair with a friend. It was the first time I'd been there, and I was impressed! It calls itself an American Brasserie, and boy did it deliver! The menu was packed with eggs and steak, pancakes, waffles, burgers, and all sorts of other yummy American dishes. I had the pancakes (no surprise there) with maple syrup and blueberries, and (as I do most places) I also had french fries on the side, with Automat's sour cream and chive dip. Not only were the pancakes HUGE, covered in fresh blueberries and drizzled in lashings of maple syrup, but the sour cream and chive dip was heaven!! I'm a bit of a sour cream addict, and I think this one was the best I've tasted in a long time. Inside the brasserie is a mix of European and American, with a European style cafe/restaurant area, which leads through to an American diner style 'railway carriage' with booths, which then leads through to a lovely airy and light conservatory area.
The only issue with this place was the space. It was packed and all of the tables were super close together, so you felt like you were sitting on the same table as complete strangers. Would have been nice to of had more room. Also some of the meals were quite pricey, with the fries as a side being £4.50 just by themselves, but my pancakes were £10, which I think is OK.
- Fast service
- Good food
- Attractive decor
- Amazing sour cream (which will always earn extra plus points from moi!)
- No 'freedom' to move
Apologies I didn't take photos as I didn't have my Camera, but here are some off good ole Google;
|Automat, 33, Dover Street, Mayfair|
|The Railway Carriage seating area|