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Chiltern Firehouse

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1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London W1U 7PA
Latest critic review: March 27, 2014


Chiltern Firehouse

Andre Balazs, whose hotels The Standard and The Mercer are top destinations for NYC's hippest visitors has opened this boutique hotel in Marylebone, taking over a disused fire station and he's enlisted Nuno Mendes - fresh out of Viajante - as his Executive Head Chef. Nuno will be delivering a modern American menu with a Mendes twist.

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Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 6 Marina O'Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed on June 27, 2014
"We have a lot of fun at Chiltern Firehouse, chatting up the beauteous Dutch sommelier for excellent wine recs; goggling at the model-beautiful staff; congratulating ourselves that, while we might not be troubling the books of Models 1 any time soon, at least we don't have to wear those jumpsuits. Fun, yes; but is it worth booking now for September? Nuh-huh. There are too many other great places in London." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 5 Matthew Norman Telegraph
Reviewed on June 27, 2014
"On departing, we finally struck paydirt in the garden, in the form of Miranda Hart. Such fun to recognise at least somebody. Yet the mystery of Chiltern Firehouse’s unparalleled popularity endured. If Michelin gave out stars for PR, this would be the first restaurant on the planet with four of them." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 9.5 Tracey MacLeod Independent
Reviewed on March 15, 2014
"I returned for Sunday brunch expecting a homelier scene, but it's just the same twiglet-thighed honeys, this time with their toddlers. The food – brunch classics with a twist – is superb, though (and) it's a more affordable option." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on March 16, 2014
"The good stuff tastes really good, but it needs to relax, to be a bit more generous, to worry less about its plating and trust its ingredients and not try to compete with the vanity of its customers, but I sense if you haven’t had your bamboo fishing rod revelatory moment yet, you’re going to want to be a part of this place really badly." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Grace Dent Evening Standard Estimated score
Reviewed on March 14, 2014
"I left Chiltern Firehouse in such a giddy manner that I demolished a pair of Lucy Choi high heels and had to be carried to my car holding them in pieces." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Ben Norum Londonist Estimated score
Reviewed by March 04, 2014
"The hotel will undoubtedly attract a lot of people who value style very highly indeed, but where Nuno’s food is concerned, that style doesn’t come without a whole load of substance. Put another way, there’s no smoke without fire." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on March 08, 2014
"You sit there with a wet martini in your hand (nobody is drinking dry any more), and maybe a plateful of perfect fried chicken, beautifully chopped steak tartare or chargrilled Ibérico pork chop (the NOWest of meat cuts just now) and you know, you simply know, that there is nowhere else in London, probably the world, where you ought to be." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 10 Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on March 27, 2014
"The kitchen can do fiddly and pretty, exemplified by stunning appetisers such as the tiny, slider-like ‘doughnuts’ filled with crab meat. But pretty’s only part of the story here. Good flavour combinations and modern cooking techniques are also to the fore." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on February 26, 2014
"From the three “crudo” fish assemblies, aka ceviche, sea trout with a viscous yellow sauce is reasonably plentiful and also sparkling. In the main course, slow-cooked cod with leek hearts and romesco is a love story based on a fish." READ REVIEW

 

Restaurant details

Address: 1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London W1U 7PA

Telephone number: 020 7073 7676

Cuisine: American

  • Nearest Station: Baker Street

  • Nearest Station: Bond Street

  • Bar area
  • Outside seating (weather permitting)
  • Chef's table

 

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