Every year the tranquil Georgian streets of Marylebone Village come to life for a spectacular six-day culinary extravaganza including masterclasses, supper clubs, tasting experiences and special menus! Yes, we’re talking about the acclaimed foodie paradise, that is the Marylebone Food Festival. And this year it’s back with a bang from Tuesday April 26 – Sunday May 1.
Marylebone is well-known for its incredible dining and drinking scene, particularly the many great independent spots in the area. From relaxed casual restaurants and family-run cafes to chic cocktail bars and fine dining – there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. And the Marylebone Food Festival brings all these foodie favourites together for a mouthwatering series of events.
Held in support of London charity, The Food Chain, the Marylebone Food Festival is the perfect way to experience the very best of this culinary corner of the West End. Loads of local restaurants and bars are taking part in the festival but we’re sharing some of our recommended highlights below!
This Eastern Mediterranean restaurant always welcomes diners with warm hospitality and truly delicious food. During the Food Festival you should choose from their Daily Specials paired with a glass of wine from their selection of Middle Eastern wines. Or try a house cocktail made with some of the same aromatic ingredients that make their food so memorable. 56-58 Marylebone Ln, London W1U 2NX
Caldesi is a lovely ‘Little Corner of Italy in Marylebone’ and the place to go if you’re after a true taste of Italia. At the Food Festival they’ll be serving up speciality pasta and wine pairings that will make your mouth water. Try their spectacular signature pasta dish of Ravioli Stuffed with Seabass in Lemon Butter, Chef Giancarlo’s Tuscan Lasagne, or the classic Linguine Caldesi with either burrata or prawns – all served with an Italian wine to enhance your gastronomic experience! 118 Marylebone Ln, London W1U 2QF
The chic 108 Brasserie in The Marylebone Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a drink (and maybe a dessert too) on the cobblestones of Marylebone Lane. Seriously, you can almost pretend you’re on the streets of Paris in this elegant continental eatery. And if that’s not enough of a selling point, they’re also doing a special signature cocktail in honour of the Marylebone Food Festival too. 108 Marylebone Ln, London W1U 2QE
Wander down Moxon Street and you’ll stumble upon a real local favourite, Rococo Chocolates. With a rich British heritage, over thirty-five years of expertise, and an incredibly loyal fan base, this chocolatier is a must-visit spot when you’re in Marylebone. Stop by during the Food Festival and pick-up a delectably rich hot chocolate to go or a box of exquisitely crafted chocolates to keep you going. 3 Moxon St, London W1U 4EP
If you love great food and fine wine, you’ve got to visit the 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen. This swish spot at the south end of Marylebone Lane takes the traditional wine bar experience to a whole new level, with impeccable food and an extensive selection of wine choices. For the Food Festival they’ll be offering an exclusive wine pairing tasting menu so you can wine and dine in style. 15-17 Marylebone Ln, London W1U 2NE
Need a food break?
Treat yourself to a Fresh facial
If your skin is feeling a little dull or dry, or just in need of a little TLC, stop by Fresh on Marylebone High Street. There you can stock up on pioneering skincare and beauty products that combine potent natural ingredients with ancient rituals, and modern science to deliver serious results. If you’re searching for that highly-coveted glass skin glow – look no further! You can also book in for a targeted facial with one of their lovely skincare experts. Trust us when we say it will be one of the most relaxing experiences you’ll ever have in your life and that you’ll genuinely emerge feeling like a new person!
92 Marylebone High Street
Lose yourself in London’s loveliest bookshop, Daunt Books
With its long oak galleries and stunning skylights, Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street is known to be one of London’s most beautiful bookshops. It’s also the perfect place to lose yourself in books from all around the world, as they arrange their stock by country for a unique shopping experience. If you’re hunting for your next read between Food Festival courses, you’re guaranteed to find something to take your fancy at Daunt Books. Oh, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the events that they regularly host in the store with popular and upcoming authors. 84 Marylebone High St, London W1U 4QW
Stay the night…
Can’t get enough of Marylebone? Book a room at The Marylebone Hotel right in the heart of all the action and enjoy having all the restaurants, bars and shops right on your doorstep! This luxurious hotel has gorgeous rooms and suites for you to relax in and a Third Space gym on site. Perfect if you fancy a swim before your culinary adventures at the Food Festival! 47 Welbeck St, London W1G 8DN