Marylebone is definitely not short of incredible restaurants. From some of the best burger joints in London (Meat Liquor, Patty & Bun), to Michelin-starred 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 Tapas Room
It is no secret that we adore The Providores and Tapas Room. If you’re looking for a fantastic brunch option in Marylebone this is the place to go. We’ve also 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 or grilled chorizo and soft boiled egg are both fantastic if you’ve had a heavy night in The Dev on the Thursday night and need to sober up before work on Friday.
109 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4RX,+44 (0) 20 7935 6175
Roti Chai Street Kitchen
A huge hit with the lunchtime work crowd, the Roti Chai Street Kitchen is relaxed and trendy, while 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 is street food, so be sure to order the lip-smackin’ vegetable samosas. These samosas are like nothing you’ve ever tasted before. For those who just want all the spice, order the chilli paneer and Agni ‘fire’ wings.
3 Portman Mews South, London W1H 6HS, +44 (0) 20 7408 0101
From the Corbin & King duo of The Wolseley fame, Fischer’s is a journey back to the glamorous old European cafes, with Viennese classics, including schnitzel, herring, würstchen, and strudel. This quiet restaurant, at the very top of Marylebone High Street, is tucked away, making it a safe haven for the numerous celebrities that are regularly spotted there.
50 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5HN, +44 (0) 20 7466 5501
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 legends; huge meaty patty’s 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.
126 Crawford St, Marylebone, London W1U 6BF, +44 (0) 20 7486 8037
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, and the Nightingale for something a little sweeter), while the food is classic but delicious. A 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.
108 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U 2QE, +44 (0)20 7969 3900