Soho and Mayfair are notorious for their glamour and extravagance, with locals and tourists flocking to these neighbourhoods for the best food that London has to offer.
However, Marylebone is finally gaining the recognition it deserves with locals and tourists eager to experience its Michelin-starred restaurants and historic pubs.
Regardless of your taste, budget, or the occasion, there’s something for everyone.
Here are the best eateries you need to check out during your stay.
1 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London, W1U 7PA
Rub shoulders with the stars in this fashionable restaurant that serves contemporary European food. Chiltern Firehouse has earned a prestigious reputation thanks to its clientele and chic setting.
The 1889 Grade II-listed Victorian fire brigade building has been renovated with a discreet garden as the entrance.
Soak up the elegance in this unquestionably beautiful restaurant while you enjoy the menu that reflects the current trends in top international restaurants.
The menu, created by Michelin-starred head chef, Nuno Mendes, is small and seasonal with unique and creative flavours. Plus, the staff’s professionalism and attention-to-detail instantly set the tone for an exquisite dining experience.
If you manage to snag a seat at the kitchen counter, you’ll get to watch the chefs work in their opulent open kitchen.
1 Blandford St, Marylebone, London, W1U 3DA
This snug restaurant offers a blend of English and Mediterranean food with an air of subtle luxury.
The 40-seat Blandford Comptoir was set up by Xavier Rousset – a restaurateur and award-winning Master Sommelier with four London restaurants and the private members’ club, TRADE Soho.
Pull up a chair at one of the closely packed tables or choose a stool at the wine bar. Try a tasting flight of wine at only £19, or dive into the full wine list, with over 80 wines available by the glass and a list of over 500 with a strong focus on the Rhone Valley, a favourite region on Xavier’s.
The delicacy is relaxed French bistro, with a seasonally changing menu. Order A La Carte or from a set lunch menu at £20 for 2 courses + a glass of wine.
Their friendly interior provides a relaxing ambience for anyone seeking exceptional food and wine in the heart of London.
Blandford Comptoir is a respectful restaurant that pays careful attention to the essentials that other bougie eateries tend to forget.
It’s the kind of place that can only be properly executed in London. They take walk-ins and booking in advance on their website; https://blandford-comptoir.co.uk/
Boxcar Butcher and Grill
23 New Quebec St, Marylebone, London, W1H 7SD
Boxcar Grill offers simple dining and superlative meat purchased from trusted farmers and prepared in-house to put straight on the charcoal grill.
The staff are knowledgeable and friendly with an obvious passion for the meat they serve.
This casual dining restaurant has a small area of outdoor seating, main dining area, rear dining area under a full-opening skylight and a lower-ground seating area for 18 covers overlooking the kitchen and charcoal grill.
The stylish and relaxed atmosphere perfectly pulls off the local vibe and allows you to kick-back with the locals. This is a perfect example of sticking to and perfecting what you know.
Fancy a night in? The Boxcar Butchers shop offers delicious, top-quality meat from their suppliers for you to cook at home!
15-17 Blandford St, Marylebone, London, W1U 3DG
Trishna is an upscale restaurant that uses fish and coconut to celebrate the coastal flavours of southwest India.
This double-fronted Michelin-starred restaurant on Blandford Street in Marylebone offers vegan and gluten-free dishes in an informal and pared-back aesthetic.
The antique mirrors and marble table tops in the banquette setting offer subtle luxury in an off-beat and relaxed environment.
Trishna’s contemporary setting offers a sociable atmosphere teamed with the semi-alfresco ambience from the doors that open onto the street.
The innovative menu has a fresh take on the old classics with carefully sourced ingredients and seasonal specials – not to mention the excellent wine list!
18 Thayer Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3JY
Pachamama is tucked away in a basement that’s much bigger than you’re led to believe as you enter the narrow stairway surrounded by an eclectic mishmash of memorabilia.
This Peruvian hotspot is an Instagrammers dream, great food, service, decor and ambience. Even better, it has a price tag that we can all afford.
The vintage lampshades, low lighting and wooden dressers full of plant pots teamed with the laidback sounds encourage an electric tribe of twenty-thirty somethings.
Plus, Pachamama has a bottomless brunch menu with a Peruvian spin from 11-4 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Peruvian isn’t something you’d typically associate with brunch, but it’s an absolute necessity that you try the freshly made to order brunch waffles!