The best restaurants in London

Just north of Oxford Street, Marylebone is the place to head for if you need a respite from shopping - but want something a little more casual than Mayfair.

 

28850
Address: 15-17 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NE
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Originally launched by Xavier Rousset and Agnar Sverrisson (who are also behind Texture), this is a "wine workshop and kitchen" on Marylebone Lane. Once part of a group, it's now a solo wine bar with European food in Marylebone.

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Beast
Address: 3 Chapel Place, London W1G 0BG
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Goodman, the people behind the incredibly successful Burger and Lobster opened this restaurant which is focused purely around steak and king crab. Expect communal tables, sides, a big wine list and a limited spirit list too.

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bernardi
Address: 62 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BN
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Set over two levels this Italian restaurant from Cubitt House alumni serves up lunch, cicchetti, dinner and evening cocktails with a breakfast/brunch offering in the weekends.

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Blandford Comptoir
Address: 1 Blandford Street, London W1U 3DA
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This Mediterranean restaurant comes from Xavier Rousset. Expect a Med 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 work your way through.

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boxcar
Address: 23 New Quebec St, Marylebone, London W1H 7SD
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Eat prime cuts of meat sourced from trusted suppliers that've been butchered in house at this butcher-to-grill restaurant on Marylebone's New Quebec Street, which also sells meat to go, and pastries, pies and more via its deli.

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bol
Address: 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
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Caprice Holdings - the people behind The Ivy restaurants, Sexy Fish and lots more - are behind this in-your-face restaurant at Selfridges. And, like Sexy Fish, this has a big old Damen Hirst installation front and centre.

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briciole
Address: 20 Homer Street, London, W1H 4NA
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This is a combined wine bar, trattoria and deli in Marylebone. It comes from chef Maurizio Morelli, also behind Latium in Fitzrovia. Expect a traditional Italian menu throughout, and you should pay particular attention to their bread - bricole does mean breadcrumbs, after all.

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Chiltern Firehouse
Address: 1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London W1U 7PA
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Andre Balazs boutique London hotel 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 gawp at who's on the prime private table next door.

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clarette
Address: 44 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 7HS
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Clarette took over an old pub in Marylebone and kept the pub aesthetic with a touch of Art Deco design. You'll find a wine bar downstairs with a more traditional bistro upstairs, alongside a French wine list.

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Delamina
Address: 56-58 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NX
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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.

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diningsharc
Address: 22 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HH, England
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This, the original Dinings, has a well deserved reputation for serving up excellent Japanese food with flair. Either sit up at the sushi bar or book a table in the restaurant.

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Donostia
Address: 10 Seymour Place, London W1H 5DB
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Donostia serves up Basque-style tapas and pintxos in this Marylebone restaurant (the sibling restaurant of Lurra, across the road). Here you'll find top pintxos, perfectly done tortilla, plenty of txakoli and more Basque delights.

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Fischer's
Address: 50 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5HN
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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 so the menu has a distinct Austrian bent with schnitzels, strudels and more the order of the day.

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fucina
Address: 26 Paddington St, Marylebone, London W1U 5QY
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This Italian restaurant in Marylebone comes from Kurt Zdesar, the man behind Chotto Matte and Black Roe. There's traditional Italian cooking in a very impressive building, decked out in stained glass windows.

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Hoppers Marylebone
Address: 77 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 1QE
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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.

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Jikoni
Address: 19-21 Blandford Street, London W1U 3DH
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Ravinder Bhogal is probably best known for her articles, books and TV appearances - as well as a series of successful residencies. This is her first restaurant, taking its influences from Britain, East Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

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Les 110 De Taillevent
Address: 16 Cavendish Square, London W1G 9DD
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The people behind Parisian restaurant Taillevent brought this spin-off Les 110 de Taillevent to London. It focuses on food and wine pairings and is named after the 110 wines available by the glass. Each of the 30 dishes is matched by one of four selected glasses.

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locandanew
Address: 8 Seymour Street, London W1H 7JZ
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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.

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Lurra
Address: 9 Seymour Place, London W1H 5BA
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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.

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meatlquorw1
Address: 37-38 Margaret St, Marylebone, London W1G 0JF
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They expanded from a pop-up, roaming outlet to become one of the biggest burger restaurants in London. Their first restaurant was in W1 and has now been replaced with this even bigger venue. There are burgers, hot dogs, lethal cocktails and - most useful - a very late licence.

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Opso
Address: 10 Paddington St, London W1U 5QL
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This all-day restaurant has Georgianna Hiliadaki and Nikos Roussos, founders of the two-Michelin starred restaurant Funky Gourmet in Athens, as Consultant Chefs. They serve food inspired by traditional and contemporary Greek cuisine, with many ingredients direct from Greece.

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phoenixp
Address: 5 Glentworth St, Marylebone, London NW1 5PG
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This upmarket Chinese restaurant in Marylebone certainy hasn't stinted on the opulence, with a flamboyant look and feel throughout. The menu is huge, but the weekend and lunchtime dim-sum is what it's all about. It's very popular with families and larger groups alike.

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Roganic
Address: 5-7 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DB
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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). Here you'll find regularly changing inventive seasonal dishes, many using ingredients from Rogan's main base, L'enclume.

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Roti Chai
Address: 3-4 Portman Mews South, London W1H 6HS
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An Indian street cafe with an urban London feel with small Indian bites including "bun tikka" and "bun kebab" - essentially Indian styled burgers- and a larger restaurant with bigger plates downstairs.

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rouxlandau
Address: The Langham, Portland Place, London W1B 1JA
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This sees Michel Roux Jr in charge of the main restaurant at The Langham hotel in Marylebone. It's a more formal affair compared to his gastropub The Wigmore next door. There's also an excellent, world-class bar in the hotel, courtesy of Artesian.

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Texture Restaurant and Champagne Bar
Address: 34 Portman Street, London W1H 7BY
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This is Icelandic chef Xavier Rousset's main base in London. 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 might imagine from the name - champagne plays no small part in the proceedings.

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The Orrery
Address: 55 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 5RB
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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. If you're in Marylebone and in need of cosseting, this is the place to go. Just don't forget to order the cheese trolley.

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seashell
Address: 49-51 Lisson Grove, Marylebone, London NW1 6UH
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Once referred to by Alain Ducasse as having the best fish and chips in London, this isn't your standard chippy, with the decor being a cut above to start. The restaurant has been family-owned for 50 years, surviving a fire in 2009 and there's a lot to back up Ducasse's claim.

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wigmore
Address: 15 Langham Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 3DE
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Part of The Langham hotel, this is run by Michel Roux Jr but it's much more like a standalone gastropub - and as such is one of the handiest drinking dens in the area. That said, the food is well worth a look too - the pies and masala scotch egg particularly.

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Trishna
Address: 15 -17 Blandford Street, Marylebone Village, London, W1U 3DG
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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.

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xier
Address: 13-14 Thayer Street, London W1U 3JR
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Ex Babbo chef Carlo Scotto's first solo venture in Marylebone is a two-tiered affair with a casual ground floor space XR and then a first floor fine dining experience Xier with a set-tasting menu.

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zoilo
Address: 9 Duke Street, London W1U 3EG
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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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