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.
The people behind 28:50, Xavier Rousset and Agnar Sverrisson (who are also behind Texture) have just opened another branch of the "wine workshop and kitchen" on Marylebone Lane. It has a slightly larger menu than its City cousin and will continue a strong focus on wine.
Goodman, the people behind the incredibly successful Burger and Lobster have 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.
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.
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.
The latest big new restaurant to open at Selfridges is the Brasserie of Light - their team-up with Caprice - the people behind The Ivy restaurants, Sexy Fish and lots more. And, like Sexy Fish, this has a big old Damen Hirst installation front and centre.
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.
The people behind Parisian restaurant Taillevent are bringing its spin-off Les 110 de Taillevent to London - which focuses on food and wine pairings, named after the 110 wines available by the glass. Each of the 30 dishes is matched by one of four selected glasses.
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.
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.
This all-day restaurant has the former Head Chef of Princi in the kitchen and Georgianna Hiliadaki and Nikos Roussos, founders of the two-Michelin starred restaurant Funky Gourmet in Athens as Consultant Chefs. Expect Earl Grey infused rice porridge for breakfast and for lunch and dinner dishes like grilled grouper, served in a squid ink bun with a tomato confit sauce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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