Guests fled a fire at a popular Mayfair restaurant last night as Christmas decorations caught ablaze.
Video footage shows patrons trying to escape while clutching drinks from Latin American restaurant MNKY HSE on Dover Street as fire engulfed festive decor inside.
The flames were put out before the London Fire Brigade arrived on the scene at 9.40pm, which is still investigating the cause of the sudden blaze, although a sparkler on a drink is suspected to be the culprit.
Around 300 people were evacuated from the premises by restaurant staff and a man and woman were treated onsite by ambulance crews.
Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters attended the incident, which was over by 10.18pm.
It’s one of several fires in Westminster in the last few days, with other incidents in Soho and Maida Vale earlier this week. London Fire Brigade has warned that, due to the recent cold weather, heating related blazes could soar to levels not seen since the Big Freeze of 2010.
Image: London Fire Brigade.