Marylebone is definitely not short of incredible restaurants. From some of the best burger joints in London (Meatliquor, Patty & Bun), to Michelin-star elegance (Trishna) and relaxed roof-terrace dining (Orrery), there’s something for everyone. However, in this list we wanted to include some of the dark horses known amongst the locals and work crowd. So, get comfortable and get your calendar out, because you’re going to want to book all of these, ASAP.
The Providores and Tapa Room
Restaurant, Australian, Fusion, $$$
It’s no secret that we adore The Providores and Tapa Room. If you’re looking for a fantastic brunch option in Marylebone, this is the place to go. We’ve heard their dinners are also incredible, but the brunches… Oh, the brunches. The stuffed French toast with banana, pecans and bacon is just perfect, while the breakfast fry-up and grilled chorizo with soft-boiled egg are both great if you’ve had a heavy night in The Dev on the Thursday night and need to sober up before work on Friday.
A huge hit with the lunchtime work crowd, the Roti Chai Street Kitchen is relaxed and trendy, serving up excellent Indian street food. The service is hit and miss (more hit than miss, to be honest), but the food is worth it. If you’re not a spicy kind of person, you can’t go wrong with the lamb bun or pulusu chicken curry. The plates are quite small as it’s street food, so be sure to order the lip-smackin’ vegetable samosas, which are like nothing you’ve ever tasted before. For those who just want all the spice, order the chilli paneer and agni “fire” wings.
From the Corbin & King duo of The Wolseley fame, Fischer’s is a journey back to the glamorous old European cafes, serving Viennese classics including schnitzel, herring, würstchen and strudel. This quiet restaurant is tucked away at the very top of Marylebone High Street, making it a safe haven for the numerous celebrities who are regularly spotted there.
For food, a favourite has to be The Beehive. Quite a small pub, it’s hidden down a little backstreet, just off Baker Street. They serve British classics and do an excellent fish and chips. Their burgers are also the stuff of legend: huge meaty patties encased in a perfect bun and filled with gooey cheese and crispy bacon. If you’re far too cool for beef, they do chorizo burgers too.
108 Brasserie is part of the Marylebone Hotel, one of the Doyle Collection‘s luxury boutique hotels. Set right in the heart of Marylebone, the elegant dining room serves British food, and they do it well. Top-notch cocktails are served from the nearby bar (go for the English Spritz for something refreshing, or the Nightingale for something a little sweeter), while the food is classic but delicious: crab and avocado cleanses the palate, while the seared tuna adds a kick and bit of spice. For mains, we suggest the lemon sole, and for dessert you can’t beat 108 Brasserie’s apple and blackberry pie.