Just north of Oxford Street, Marylebone is the place the head towards if you need a respite from shopping - but want something a little less than Mayfair prices. There's a hugely diverse range of food on offer and head further north to hit Marylebone village where a visit to the Ginger Pig is always worth it.
This Mediterranean restaurant comes from Xavier Rousset. Expect a Mediterranean menu with specific Italian influences - and as with all of his restaurants, the wine is a big deal. There are over 250 wines and champagnes on the list to get through.
Andre Balazs boutique London hotel (he also runs hip hotels The Standard and The Mercer in NYC) has been a hit ever since it opened. Partnering with Nuno Mendes on the launch, the restaurant attracts both celebrities and foodies alike. Grab a seat at the counter and try not to look at who's on the prime private table next door.
The couple who opened turkey restaurant Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch are behind this Eastern Mediterranean kitchen on Marylebone Lane. Here, they've been inspired by their family heritage. Expect a modern menu, with inspirations from Eastern Med and the Middle East in a laid back setting.
Tomasz Baranski, the former head chef at Barrafina, is serving up Basque-style tapas and pintxos in this Marylebone restaurant (the sibling restaurant of Lurra, across the road). Expect top pintxos, perfectly done tortilla, plenty of txakoli and more Basque delights.
This is Corbin and King's Marylebone outpost (the people behind the Wolseley, Brasserie Zedel and The Delaunay). This restaurant is intended to be evocative of early 20th Century Vienna". Expect the menu to have an Austrian style -schnitzels, strudels and more are the order of the day, alongside the trademark Corbin and King service.
This is the sibling of one of Soho's most popular restaurants (and from the same people as Gymkhana and Brigadiers). This venue is larger AND you can book a table. As with the Soho original, there's a big focus on hoppers and dosas and some larger dishes alongside those.
Ravinder Bhogal is probably best known for her articles, books and TV appearances - as well as a series of successful residencies. And now she's opened her own restaurant. The restaurant takes its influences from Britain, East Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Giorgio Locatelli's Marylebone restaurant is still one of the best and most highly rated Italian restaurants in town. It's very much a high-end special occasion type of place (but if you can afford to eat here regularly - go for it). Old school Italian dining done to perfection.
This is from the people behind Donostia - and it's just across the road from their sibling. It's a much larger restaurant and there's a big emphasis on the aged Galician beef, which they import themselves (and supply other restaurants with too). An excellent place to try Basque-style steak in London - and they've a lovely private courtyard too.
One of the jewels in the crown of the D&D restaurant empire, The Orrery offers classic French food in a rather opulent first floor dining room (which recently went through a complete refurbishment). If you're in Marylebone and in need of cosseting, this is the place to go.
This "informal" restaurant features former head chefs from both Arbutus and Wild Honey as Alan Christie and Colin Kelly go it alone. It's divided into a bar area at the front and more traditional dining down the back. Expect some excellent value on their special tasting menus too.
The Providores has been a huge favourite restaurant of Marylebone since it opened in 2001. Run by Peter Gordon and Michael McGrath (and also launched by The Modern Pantry's Anna Hansen) it's a combination of a first floor dining room for the restaurant and the ground floor for wine and tapas. Expect an Antipodean approach to things, with lots of New Zealand wine too.
Simon Rogan's Roganic originally came to town as a long-term experimental pop-up. Now it's back as a permanent restaurant and Rogan's London home (not too far from the original location). Expect regularly changing inventive seasonal dishes, many using ingredients from Rogan's main base, L'enclume.
Dan Doherty came to fame as the chef behind the sky-high restaurant Duck and Waffle. This sees him running his own place, completely revamping a pub in Marylebone, putting his own spin on pub grub (and with some excellent snacks too).
This is from Jason Atherton, one of London's most prolific restaurateurs and it's part of his "Social" group of restaurants. This sees him embracing one of London's trends, the return of the wine bar. Here you can expect a wine bar where all the waiters are trained as sommeliers as well as high end tapas dishes and a wine shop too.
This is Icelandic chef Xavier Rousset's main base in London (the man who's also behind 20:50). It's earned a Michelin star since opening and serves up a Modern European menu with Scandinavian influences (one of the first in London to do so). And - as you can expect from the name - champagne plays no small part in the proceedings, all within a beautiful Georgian building.
They may have hit the big time with Gymkhana, but this is where the Sethi siblings (behind some of London's best restaurants) first started. It specialises in coastal Indian cuisine and boasts a Michelin star.
This is a mangal and raki bar in Marylebone, inspired by the streets of Istanbul. The menu has been put together by Executive Chef Hus Vedat (who's been at Barbecoa and Ceviche). Expect a Turkish menu showcasing Anatolian food and drink - cocktails by Matt Whiley which have a big focus on raki.
Argentine catering company Zoilo, have set up this as their prime London base - with Chef Patron Diego Jacquet in charge of the food. Expect the very best of Argentine cuisine using both the best British ingredients as well as Argentine beef (of course). If you can, get a seat in the basement at the counter that surrounds the kitchen.
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