Talk about repurposing! Imagine a small food court and a pub. Place them both inside a refurbished church. Add an artisanal grocery store. Viola! You now have Mercato Mayfair.
Mercato Mayfair is a “food court” and pub like no other. It’s located in a refurbished church called St. Mark’s that happens to be on the British Historical Register. You can eat or drink-in (there is a gin bar where the alter used to be) or grocery shop in what would have been St. Mark’s vestibule.
Although the neighborhood appears to be quite upwardly mobile, the crowd at Mercato Mayfair is a mixture of young and middle aged professionals and students. Atmosphere is laid back, but with a hint of chicness.
I really enjoyed visiting Mercato Mayfair, however I would not consider it a “foodie destination” - at least not yet.
$35.00 included wine and a dish that was so underwhelming I really should have complained. And the potion was so small, I had to buy some dumplings at the next stall over. After my visit, I read a couple of reviews which indicated my experience was not unique.
With that said, Mercato Mayfair is an awesome place to hangout, go on a date, or meet friends for a drink. If you go in the evening, get there early because the place really fills up fast.
St. Mark’s Church, N Audley St.