Mayfair Lane is a distinguished renegade built on the traditions
of the great British pub & dining room.
We embody the very best of generosity, quality and ceremony without a hint of pomposity or stuffiness.
We favour timeless food faves over faddish trends, and deliver a mood that is both relaxed and up-market.
Our pub and dining room is the culmination of a 40 year collective journey; eating, drinking and serving guests
all over the globe from the UK, to the USA, Montreal, Cape Town and NZ.
We’re your comfortable local, your special place, your home from home.
Born in Empangeni, Zululand in South Africa, Chris was raised in country Western Australia before getting his education in Perth. Six years at the Windsor Hotel gave him a taste for Hospitality which he took to the rest of the planet. Running venues in the US, Africa and Europe, London was to be his home. Managing some of the best and the biggest venues in Shoreditch and the city, he found that running the three feet of Mahogany was his calling. Now coming home to roost and bringing all he has to Perth hospo scene.
Never short of a chat, he prides himself on happy customers and the relationships that builds.
Raised by a hard working single mum, Shannon’s food journey began by preparing delicious dinners from a recipe his mum would leave for him, so she could return from her late shift to a hot meal they’d share together.
His desire to feed and bring happiness to people has seen him travel the world to places like Richard Branson’s Necker Island, South Africa and London.
An expert at opening new restaurants Shannon’s approach to his kitchen is to look after his staff and keep them happy, so they in turn can keep the customers happy. His food focus is good quality, local produce cooked really fresh with his spin on it.
Melbourne born Foni has spent her adult life travelling the world; drinking, tasting, teaching and loving wine. After leaving University she bought a one-way ticket to Italy and never looked back. Her career in hospitality began in the early 90’s and she’s worked extensively in London and Montreal delivering a finessed service from gastro pub to fine dining. In Montreal she was awarded the Wine Spectators ‘Award of Excellence’ with her wine list made up entirely of Greek Wines.
She is also a WSET Educator, sharing her passion for wine and travel tales with students here in Perth.