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Best Restaurants in Marylebone

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With its pretty little streets and leafy corners, there’s a village-style feel to Marylebone – despite being just minutes away from busy Soho. It’s no surprise this stylish area is home to a whole host of great dining spots, from neighbourhood classics to exciting newbies. Read on for our pick of the best restaurants in Marylebone. 

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  • Taka

    Taka Marylebone

    Just opened on the old site of Providores, Taka Marylebone is the sister restaurant of the acclaimed Taka Mayfair, run by brother and sister duo Andrey and Anastasia Datsenko. Think high-end food in a low-key setting, with an impressive menu devised by group executive chef Taiji Maruyama (Beaverbrook and Nobu) alongside head chef Jonathan Dowling. A farm-to-table ethos lies at the heart of Taka: the restaurant is based around the Japanese philosophy of shun, which means food should only be eaten when it’s at its best and at the height of its season. Read our full review here. takalondon.com

  • Carousel

    Carousel

    You’ll never know quite what to expect at Carousel, a three-storey creative hub in the heart of Marylebone. Run by cousins Ollie, Ed, Will and Anna Templeton – who sprung onto the culinary scene as early pioneers of immersive dining under Shuttlecock Inc. – Carousel is a hub for supper clubs, guest chef residencies and pop-ups. Diners are invited to rustic communal tables to enjoy pre-paid set menus created by exciting chefs from all over the world – both well acclaimed names and emerging talent. Coming up: zero-waste duo Eddy Tejada and Matthew Scott, also known as Hot 4 U, as well as Mark Tuttiett, who has worked at James Knappett’s Michelin-starred Kitchen Table as well as The Dorchester. carousel-london.com

  • Jikoni

    Jikoni

    Jikoni – which translates as ‘kitchen’ in Kiswahili – is the debut restaurant from Ravinder Bhogal, who worked as a food writer, TV presenter and chef before being talent spotted by none other than Gordon Ramsay. The Blandford Street restaurant reflects Bhogal’s mixed heritage, drawing on flavours from Britain, East Africa, the Middle East and Asia. This results in an eclectic, unique menu packed with spice, with standout dishes including prawn toast scotch eggs, venison samosas, lobster moilee and a banana cake with miso butterscotch. Comforting dishes are paired with cosy interiors: think tables covered in floral print cotton cloths, mismatched china and low lighting, creating a welcoming home from home feel. jikonilondon.com

  • Pachamama Brunch Club

    Pachamama

    From the outside, you’d never expect the vibrant, bubbly hangout that is Pachamama, hidden in a basement down a set of Narnia-style steps on an unassuming Marylebone street. The restaurant is named after Peru’s Mother Earth, and this friendly family theme runs throughout, with warm interiors and delightful service. A combination of low lighting and Ibiza-inspired tunes creates a buzzing atmosphere, which pairs perfectly with the bright, colourful food. The eclectic dinner menu is split into four sections: snacks, land, sea, soil and sweets – the kind of fresh and flavoursome small plates you could chance upon in South America. Dish highlights include miso glazed wild sea bass with yuzu yoghurt, succulent short rib beef with sweet potato, and a standout melt-in-your-mouth caramelised aubergine creation. Their bottomless brunch is also legendary: free-flowing bubbles paired with a mix of sweet and savoury waffles, topped with everything from fried chicken to toasted quinoa ice cream. pachamamalondon.com

  • Roganic

    Roganic

    Followers of Simon Rogan will remember Roganic began as a pop-up in 2011, but in 2018 it reopened as a permanent fixture. Rogan is a pioneer in farm-to-table style cooking, and as with all his restaurants, most ingredients for the menu come from Simon’s own farm in the Cartmel Valley, alongside contributions from local Lake District artisan suppliers. ‘It’s a case of growing the perfect carrot rather than cooking it perfectly,’ says Simon. ‘The produce we’ve got gives us inspiration. It is the driving force and we’re not tampering with it.’ You’d better be hungry if you’re going to Roganic: its tasting menus are renowned for being lengthy. Expect seasonal, unique and forward-thinking dishes – many developed at Aulis London, Rogan’s nearby development kitchen. roganic.uk

  • Chiltern Firehouse

    Chiltern Firehouse

    The buzz surrounding Nuno Mendes’ Marylebone restaurant may have died down since it’s A-lister-clad early years, but this is no bad thing. These days, you don’t have to be Kate Moss to get a table – and with less paparazzi hanging around the doors, the restaurant has a friendlier feel. Chef Richard Foster heads up the kitchen, placing emphasis on seasonality with fresh pastas, salads, grilled meats and pizzas. But the must-try dish here is the legendary crab doughnuts, crispy batter packed with creamy crabmeat with a picante punch. chilternfirehouse.com

  • A.O.K. Bakery

    A.O.K Kitchen

    Drawn to Instagrammable dining spots? With its flower-festooned ceiling and hand-painted wallpaper, A.O.K. Kitchen is sure to jazz up your feed – but it’s not all style over substance. Catering to Londoners’ ever-growing free-from needs, you won’t find refined sugar in any of the dishes here, and gluten and dairy use is small. The all-day eatery is centred around healthy food, ranging from brunch classics to more substantial lunches such as baked cod with quinoa, BBQ aubergine with buckwheat, and grilled baby chicken. Be sure to explore the dessert menu too, which offers twists on classic desserts. aokkitchen.co.uk