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Automat

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Mayfair
Hamburgers
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33 Dover Street | Mayfair, London W1S 4NF, England (Piccadilly)
Green Park
020 7499 3033
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average burger place

This restaurant is a self fulfilling prophecy. The location is great, so it attracts the type of people who would eat in that location. People who go there think it must be good, so they tend to think it is... but put this anywhere else, it's just an average burger place. Great shakes though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
GiorgioGiorgiono
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great food, impressive ambiance, fun crowd. The rib-eye steak is pure Texas quality, served with a smile and with great wines. Yum !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is a self fulfilling prophecy. The location is great, so it attracts the type of people who would eat in that location. People who go there think it must be good, so they tend to think it is... but put this anywhere else, it's just an average burger place. Great shakes though.

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Cologne, Germany
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324 reviews 324 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We have been in Automat for years and love this place. They serve excellent steaks, great burgers and fantastic pancakes. Service is good and friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Traditional American pancakes are hard to fin but these guys know how it should be done!!The milkshakes are the best in London although a little pricey!

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SURREY
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Average Food, Average indifferent service, over priced for what's on offer. Considering the hundreds / thousands of great restaurants in London that are much better than this place, wouldn't bother. The décor also looked very tired. Will not return.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Get a booth or one of the bright seats at the rear, settle back and enjoy. The service may be a bit perfunctory at times but the breakfast grub is decent. I wish it was a proper American diner, but even with the added Mayfair pretensions, I still go back.

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had a great Eggs Benedict here! Ate in the rear area which felt trendy and clean. Good service too. Prices were also reasonable for this fashionable spot.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Sadly it is currently closed for mass renovations, really hoping that it comes back even better than before.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were really looking forward to our meal here, having read good things about Automat in the past, but everything was supremely average. The restaurant itself is a little tired looking, but has a nice design with lots of characterful decoration. We were seated at a table without chairs, which we were left to find ourselves, so not the best... More 

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The negative experience wasn't helped by the fact my host had really "bigged up" this restaurant from previous experience. I chose the Sea Bream which came with Saffron smashed potatoes. The waiter proactively recommended I chose another type of potato, saying everyone who ordered the Saffron ones sent them back. The only other option was mashed potatoes which I didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Dover Street | Mayfair, London W1S 4NF, England
    (Piccadilly)
  • Public Transportation: Green Park
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: 020 7499 3033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 82
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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