Marylebone might have more of a village-y feel to it than most of London, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in delicious restaurants.
Amongst impressive apartments, green spaces and, let’s not forget, Marylebone train station, you’ll find more than a handful of excellent places to eat. And no matter whether you’re bursting for a barbecue, favouring something fancy or tapping your toes for some Thai, you’ll find all of these places ready and willing to serve you up some delicious food.
Just a short walk from Marylebone station you’ll find a delicious Italian restaurant in the form of Carluccio’s. Not only can you feast upon a huge variety of pasta dishes and pizza, but also meats, seafood and some incredible desserts. Over summer, they’ve also developed three brand new cocktails, including the Sofia (Tanqueray gin, rosemary, botanicals and soda), the Sicilian Spritz (Tanqueray gin, mixed with limoncello, lemonade and prosecco) and a new Bloody Mary recipe. Order the Sicilian Spritz with a side of focaccia for £10.99 or the Sofia with any pasta dish (excluding the seafood linguine, crab & langoustine tagliolini and specials) for £13.99. We’ll meet you there! 3, St. Christopher’s Place, 5 Barrett St, London W1U 1AY. ⭐️Sponsored⭐️
Zoilo is renowned for its hearty meat-based dishes and extensive Argentine wine list, so you’ll certainly leave feeling very satisfied. The restaurant prides itself on aiming to serve only the very best Argentine-fusion food in the UK and all of its dishes explore different areas of the country. Other than meat, you’ll also find the likes of sea bream ceviche, squid ink and ricotta tortellini and Cornish crab on toast. Choose some traditional empanadas to start (currently you’ll find braised cuttlefish, beef or spinach and goat’s cheese) and make sure to keep an eye out for the daily aperitif. Another fun fact about Zoilo: Each month chef Diego Jacquet picks an ingredient of the month to inspire patrons to use in their own recipes. 9 Duke St, Marylebone, London W1U 3EG
Picture Marylebone is called so for a good reason – because you’ll probably struggle to stop snapping photos of it. The place to head for a fancier meal out, Picture offers both an A La Carte menu and also a six-course tasting menu, depending on how many Insta snaps you’re determined to get throughout your meal. However, that’s not to say you should disregard it if you’re looking for a nice-but-not-too-expensive place: There’s a two-course light lunch menu that changes daily (but includes things like goat’s curd, hazelnuts, smoked haddock and yoghurt sorbet) for £19, or three courses for £23. And, of course, Picture Marylebone has a wine list that spans almost the entire world, as well as cocktails, beer and spirits. 19 New Cavendish St, Marylebone, London W1G 9TZ
This unassuming Thai restaurant might not jump out at you on the street but the flavours will ensure you return. It might just look like an old-fashioned pub from the front but inside is a whole other story with fresh flowers and friendly staff. The food boasts all of the authentic picks you would expect from a Thai restaurant but with a lengthy enough menu to make sure that even the fussiest of diners will be pleased. Start with one of their eight soups (we’d suggest one of the spicy and sour ones) before stuffing yourself silly with the varied menu. Make sure to save room for dessert because Two Point’s sticky mango rice is something to shout about. 26 Crawford St, Marylebone, London W1H 1LL
Not only is Sidi Maarouf an excellent restaurant in Marylebone, but also a neighbourhood in Casablanca, Morocco. So you’d expect only the best Moroccan food on offer and, luckily, that’s exactly what you’ll find. This cosy restaurant aims to make visitors feel like they’ve stepped off of the London roads and into a tent in the Moroccan desert. With a traditional focus on couscous, these dishes span the tastes of Morocco across to Lebanon and the drinks menu reflects this. While you tuck in, sit back and watch a live band and a chorus of belly dancers entertain you. When it comes to deciding what to eat, we’d recommend the Kemon Souirra (Sautéed harissa king prawns) or anything charcoal-grilled. 56 Edgware Rd, Paddington W2 2
Clarette used to be the Old Tudor Rose pub, and has now been renovated to become a stylish French restaurant in an iconic mock Tudor townhouse. Inside, there are three floors, each with its own decor style. On the ground floor is the wine bar, where you can enjoy old favourites or discover new ones by the glass or bottle. On the food menu you’ll find a French-with-a-twist style: Soy-glazed baby aubergine, charred red mullet and, obviously (it is a French place, after all) a charcuterie and cheese board. Millennial-pink seats and colourful flowers make Clarette the perfect spot for an upmarket-but-not-too-expensive dinner choice. 44 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 7HS
Lord Wargrave prides its BBQ food as its speciality on the menu and it’s easy to see why. Try the smoked salt beef for an excellent combination of salty and smoky flavours, or their veggie roast for a feast like no other. At Lord Wargrave you’ll sit down to red gingham napkins and deliciously stuffed plates – a top combination. As well as being barbecue fanatics, this restaurant also knows its stuff when it comes to whisky. Many, many varieties line the walls as you walk to the bar and the staff are knowledgeable when it comes to individual tastes. Check out their “Whisky of the month” for a guaranteed good pick or try their bottomless brunch on Saturdays for unlimited bloody Marys or Prosecco. 40-42 Brendon St, Marylebone, London W1H 5HE
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