34 restaurant review - London, UK
London’s Mayfair has got itself another Martin Brudnizki creation - he being the designer of the legendary Scott’s, Le Caprice and Ivy. Located off Grosvenor Square, 34 reminds us of a colonial steakhouse with its wooden French shutters, mahogany accents and leather banquettes. Every detail - from the silver leaf-infused hand-blown glass used for the wall sconces to the grained millwork and prism glass in the bar area - has been designed exclusively for the space. ‘I knew I wanted to update and refine the rustic aesthetics traditionally associated with grill fare,’ explains Brudnizki, ‘so I drew inspiration from the enduring style of early-20th-century interiors, introducing vintage Edwardian and Deco details befitting the reserved glamour of the neighborhood.’ That said, walls are covered in contemporary art from, among others, David Bryan Smith, Phillip Allen, Sophie von Hellerman and Neil Tait. An Argentinean charcoal grill is front-and-centre for the open kitchen, which serves grass-fed Scottish, Argentinean and Australian beef, local salt-marsh lamb, seasonal game and seafood.