Reviews – Marylebone Online http://maryleboneonline.co.uk Marylebone's Online Home Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:06:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Review: Les 110 de Taillevent http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-les-110-de-taillevent/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-les-110-de-taillevent/#respond Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:33:35 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3654 Les 110 de Taillevent is impressive before you even step inside. Occupying a beautiful building in Marylebone’s Cavendish Square, the facade opens up into a spacious interior, with extra high ceilings and glamorous bar towards the back of the restaurant. With its name being a reference to the extensive collection of wines available, the originally Parisian restaurant [...]

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Les 110 de Taillevent is impressive before you even step inside. Occupying a beautiful building in Marylebone’s Cavendish Square, the facade opens up into a spacious interior, with extra high ceilings and glamorous bar towards the back of the restaurant.

With its name being a reference to the extensive collection of wines available, the originally Parisian restaurant that has seen the likes of Brad Pitt and Vladimir Putin as its guests has been open in London since October 2015.

A quick look at the menu and you will soon get to see first hand how many wines are on offer by the glass. But don’t be overwhelmed – working your way down the menu, run your finger horizontally to each side and you will find a recommended wine suggestion to accompany every course on the menu. In addition to the intuitive menu the restaurant’s UK managing director, Nicola Munari, was on hand to make recommendations and he was of the most impressive hosts we have had the pleasure of coming across at a Marylebone restaurant for a while, with his passion and knowledge for food and wine making him a great asset to Les 110 de Taillevent.

After enjoying a glass of Laurent Perrier to start, the food we enjoyed throughout the evening was nothing short of brilliant, and the wine recommendations to accompany each course perfectly complimenting our choices.

Between myself and my company for the evening we enjoyed the cornish crab with remoulade, dill and fennel, a pea veloute with radish, baby gem, pea ice cream and mint, and lastly the wild sea bass à la plancha served with green asparagus, shellfish and pasta bucatinni. We would order all of these dishes again in a flash, with the 2013 glass of Ajaccio ‘Grannit’ from the Domaine de Vaccelli in Corsica being a particular favourite from the glasses of wine we enjoyed.

Despite not having ordered it, we were asked how we felt about trying some lobster in between our start and our main. I imagine this is an offer very few have ever turned down. Soon afterwards, a spelt lobster risotto in a lobster bisque arrived, and was explained as being the winner of the Best in Taste category at the Taste of London. We both looked at each other with joy after tasting, with it being an obvious choice for the award. This dish was certainly one of the highlights of the evening.

Having worked our way through a number of glasses of wine throughout the courses and not looking forward to a 6am alarm for work the next morning, we politely declined anything to accompany dessert but were told we couldn’t possibly miss out on a particular sparkling Italian white wine – how right they were. The glass of G D Vajra 2015 Moscato d’Asti we enjoyed was (fortunately) low in alcohol  at 5.5%, sweet without being sickly and with a gentle sparkle, making it the perfect refreshing accompaniment to our desserts – one rich and tasty chocolate plate with whipped cream, chocolate sablé and chocolate ice cream, and one banana served with maple syrup, walnuts, vanilla and caramel ice cream. What an end to the evening.

Les 110 de Taillevent is a great location for a number of occasions, with the main brasserie, al fresco terrace and a private dining room available for hire. Excellent food, a great selection of wines and top class service – we certainly recommend a visit.

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Les 110 de Taillevent
16 Cavendish Square
Marylebone
London
W1G 9DD

Website: les-110-taillevent-london.com
Phone: 020 3141 6016

Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus


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Kei Kobayashi and Sushi shop collaborate on new 2017 menu http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/kei-kobayashi-sushi-shop-collaborate-new-2017-menu/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/kei-kobayashi-sushi-shop-collaborate-new-2017-menu/#respond Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:49:09 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3610 London favourite and Marylebone staple, Sushi Shop, have unveiled a new collaborative menu for 2017. The restaurant has teamed up with Michelin star chef, Kei Kobayashi, in a collaboration that they call ‘the perfect meeting of East and West’. From the salmon gravlax roll to the red miso cucumber salad, this new menu has clear echoes [...]

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London favourite and Marylebone staple, Sushi Shop, have unveiled a new collaborative menu for 2017.

The restaurant has teamed up with Michelin star chef, Kei Kobayashi, in a collaboration that they call ‘the perfect meeting of East and West’. From the salmon gravlax roll to the red miso cucumber salad, this new menu has clear echoes of french gastronomic cuisine whilst still retaining the aesthetic appeal and creativity that Japanese dishes are famous for.

Both Sushi Shop and Kei Kobayashi have French and Japanese cultures at the centre of their history. Sushi Shop was founded by two french entrepreneurs in 1998, who saw the gap for a middle of the market Sushi restaurant. A restaurant that would offer tasty, made to order sushi that was encouraged to take away, all at a reasonable price. No one else was offering this at the time, sushi was mainly found in expensive hotels and restaurants and at a high price point. Kobayashi on the other hand was born and raised in Nagano, Japan. This is where he began cooking french cuisine before moving to France in the mid 90s to learn how to master and a perfect his skill. In 2011 Kobayashi opened his own restaurant, KEI, in Paris. One year after the opening he was awarded a Michelin star.

Inspired by their joint history, Kobayashi and Sushi Shop have collaborated to try and create a fusion of the two cuisines, and its worked.

A highlight of the new menu is the gyu special roll, gyu meaning beef in Japanese. Here Kobayashi has reworked the beef and presented it in a carpaccio style, ever-so lightly seared and lacquered with teriyaki sauce. The crunch from the peppers, carrots and fried onions provide a nice contrast to the soft and succulent beef. Kobayashi said, “I wanted to play with colours, this is a very very visual creation, very expressive.”

At £8.90 for the gyu special roll, Sushi Shop is not far off high-street competitors in terms of price. However, they are miles ahead in terms of quality. At Sushi Shop the ingredients are fresh and so are the dishes, all food is made to order. Which is a nice change to other high-street sushi chains where the food is pre-packaged and left to dry out in a self-service refrigerator.

Kobayashi and Sushi Shop have achieved what they wanted here. The new menu is simple yet intricate, traditional yet innovative, Japanese yet French. They have succeeded in fusing the two cuisines and have created a fresh and exciting new menu.

67 Weymouth Street
Marylebone
London
W1G 8NY


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Review: The Ivy Café http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-the-ivy-cafe/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-the-ivy-cafe/#respond Thu, 10 Dec 2015 02:21:23 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3445 Newest kid on the food block, The Ivy Café, has joined Marylebone’s foodie scene amidst a spree of new openings and rapid expansion plans for operator Caprice Holdings. Offering a ‘bijou and relaxed’ all day dining environment, The Ivy Café has a remarkably similar feel on the inside to Fischer’s, the informal Viennese café opened by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King [...]

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Newest kid on the food block, The Ivy Café, has joined Marylebone’s foodie scene amidst a spree of new openings and rapid expansion plans for operator Caprice Holdings.

Offering a ‘bijou and relaxed’ all day dining environment, The Ivy Café has a remarkably similar feel on the inside to Fischer’s, the informal Viennese café opened by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King just up the road 18 months ago – coincidentally the former owners of the original ‘The Ivy’. From the banked seating to the art work on the walls – even the design of the bathrooms looked similar to Fischer’s.

Fortunately there is no smoked herring or schnitzels on offer at The Ivy Café, the menu instead offering a range of ‘casual British’ options – ranging from prawn cocktails and smoked salmon to start, to rib-eye steaks, fish and chips shepherds pie for main courses.

When we first arrived, we spent a few of minutes in the entrance waiting for our table to become free and found waiters coming up the stairs with trays of food and directly through the small entrance area. I can only imagine (and hope) that a dumbwaiter lift was soon to be installed, as dragging every meal up to the restaurant on foot from downstairs left the waiters playing an awkward game of ‘shuffle around the customer’, whilst I saw them often having to stand at the bottom of the stairs with trays of food waiting for customers to pass down the same stairs in order to access the bathrooms.

The service throughout our meal was fantastic, with a knowledgable and clearly passionate waiter guiding us through the menu. We tasted the smoked salmon and crab and chicken liver parfait to start – followed by two Argentinian rib-eye steaks that were perfectly marbled, flavoursome and nearly melted in the mouth, accompanied by truffle and parmesan chips and a herbed green salad in a vain attempt to make everything feel healthier. The Ivy Café has a warm and convivial atmosphere. Much like us, the rest of Friday nights’ guests were clearly enjoying the start of their weekend over hearty British food and a good bottle of wine. We certainly did, having been recommended a bottle of Grenache to accompany our mains.

The food and service aside, it has to be said that the space between tables here is limited. Sat on a row of tables for two, it was hard not to overhear the conversations of those sitting either side and just a little too close for comfort at times.

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at The Ivy Café – whilst the menu doesn’t present anything mind blowingly remarkable in what it offers, the quality, execution and atmosphere rank The Ivy Café in the top few in Marylebone for an informal and highly satisfying neighbourhood meal.

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96 Marylebone Lane
Marylebone
London
W1U 2QA

Nearest tube: Bond Street

Phone: 020 3301 0400
Website: theivycafemarylebone.com


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Review: Lurra http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-lurra/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-lurra/#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2015 03:00:27 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3262 With the sun shining over Marylebone on a Saturday morning, we decided lunch sat outside one of Marylebone’s newest openings was in order. Lurra can be found in Marylebone’s Portman Village, tucked away behind Marble Arch and right across the street from its sister restaurant that has become well known for it’s Basque tapas – [...]

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With the sun shining over Marylebone on a Saturday morning, we decided lunch sat outside one of Marylebone’s newest openings was in order.

Lurra can be found in Marylebone’s Portman Village, tucked away behind Marble Arch and right across the street from its sister restaurant that has become well known for it’s Basque tapas – Donostia. Whilst recent opening Lurra also follows the Basque theme, it describes itself more as a Basque grill – taking its influence from the traditional charcoal and wood grills (Erretegias) found all over the Basque Country.

The light and airy new restaurant feels clean and modern – expect lots of white, marble and some fur to keep you warm when it gets cold outside. Lurra has a main dining area, whilst guests can also choose to eat at the bar – there is apparently also a courtyard that we didn’t get a chance to see. Co-owners Melody Adams and Nemanja Borjanovic have executive chef Damian Surowiec in the kitchen, previously of Salt Yard and Barrafina – he will oversee both Donostia and Lurra now.

The food menu is simple but impressive, with the two large sharing plates arguably sitting centre stage – one being a 14 year prime rib, the other a whole grilled Talbot. In the interest of keeping things light we went down the smaller plates route, starting with a courgette flower stuffed with a cod brandada – a dish that tasted as good as it looked.

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Being in a seafood mood. we chose all three dishes from the menu’s ‘fish’ section with some grilled peppers on the side. The monkfish was tender and fantastically simple in a garlic and moscatel sauce, the squid stuffed with prawns and chorizo won our best taste award, whilst we had passers by literally stopping by our table to admire the impressive sight of the grilled octopus. Presentation had to be acknowledged throughout our meal at Lurra.

Opening a restaurant like Lurra in the knowledge that it will always be judged in comparison to predecessor and sister restaurant Donostia is no mean feat – but one that has been well accomplished in this case. Lurra certainly sits on our recommended list and only adds to the fantastic range of food anyone passing through Marylebone is fortunate enough to have at their finger tips.

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9 Seymour Place
Marylebone
London
W1H 5BA

Nearest tube: Marble Arch

Phone: 0207 724 4545
Website: lurra.co.uk


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Review: Noir http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-noir-marylebone/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-noir-marylebone/#respond Mon, 04 May 2015 13:31:07 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3178 New opening ‘Noir’ has landed on Marylebone’s Duke Street… Previously home to ‘Aprés’, Noir is a cocktail bar & wine lounge located just across the street from Selfridges. The venue is set over two floors – a ground floor being home to an intimate cocktail bar opening out on to an al fresco seating area [...]

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New opening ‘Noir’ has landed on Marylebone’s Duke Street…

Previously home to ‘Aprés’, Noir is a cocktail bar & wine lounge located just across the street from Selfridges.

The venue is set over two floors – a ground floor being home to an intimate cocktail bar opening out on to an al fresco seating area and late lounge called the ‘Frolic Room’, open Thursday to Saturday until 3am.

Duke Street, Picton Place and near by St Christopher’s Place make up a bustling community of great food and drinking options in Marylebone and with Selfridges so close by, you could easily spend a day exploring the area.

We were invited in to check out the launch of Noir’s new ‘Sundaze Bottomless Brunch’ – bottomless Bellini or Pimms between 4pm and 7pm. On a bank holiday Sunday? Yep, dangerous.

After a shaky start to Sunday’s weather situation, the sun eventually appeared and having both picked the Bellini option, we managed to lose two and a half hours sat outside Noir watching the world go by whilst the lovely and helpful waitresses made sure our glasses were never empty. Tough life.

Somewhere in that time we had a bite to eat – the Egg’s Benedict is the perfect light but extremely satisfying solution to slowing down the rate at which you’re drinking.

What can we say – as far as sunny Sunday afternoons in Marylebone go, spending a few hours basking in the sun outside Noir is a very strong option.

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31 Duke Street
W1U 1LG

Nearest Tube: Bond Street

Tel: 0207 224 3452
Website: noirw1.com


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Review: You Me Sushi http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-sushi/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-sushi/#respond Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:00:33 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3135 As You Me Sushi continues to spread across London, we decided to review the Marylebone store – where it all began. On a rainy, cold Saturday afternoon in the depths of February we were delivered a morale boosting 36 piece sushi platter to the Marylebone London HQ. From placing our order to delivery, our food [...]

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As You Me Sushi continues to spread across London, we decided to review the Marylebone store – where it all began.

On a rainy, cold Saturday afternoon in the depths of February we were delivered a morale boosting 36 piece sushi platter to the Marylebone London HQ. From placing our order to delivery, our food arrived in a brisk 30 minutes – just long enough to really work up an appetite. With a delicious mix of salmon sushi rolls, crab rolls and salmon sashimi the platter more than satisfied the appetites of two strapping young men.

Now the details.

The fish – fresh salmon, in generously meaty chunks had the freshness one hopes for when consuming uncooked, aquatic vertebrates. The salmon sashimi was particularly noteworthy, with a delicate saltiness and a melt-in-the-mouth tenderness. The rice – sticky yet light, and in the perfect ratio in both crab and salmon rolls.

There’s really no bigger crime to sushi than total rice domination, and the balance here was spot on. Accompanied by all the necessary extras, pickled ginger, salty soy sauce and fiery wasabi the platter delivered (pardon the pun) on all fronts.

This really was delicious sushi and the freshness of the produce alongside the care taken in preparation was apparent. Good work! But don’t just take our word for it – try it yourself.

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156 Marylebone Road
London
NW1 5PN

Nearest Tube: Marylebone/Baker Street

Tel: 020 7935 0505
Website: youmesushi.com


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Review: Pachamama http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-pachamama/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-pachamama/#respond Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:30:32 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3097 Pachamama is Marylebone’s (relatively) recent contribution to London’s growing Peruvian food scene. Following the success of Chotto Matte, Ceviche and Michelin-star winning Lima, the South American country’s cuisine is ever growing in popularity, with its array of small and shareable dishes alongside classics such as ceviche, with a few Pisco Sours to accompany. Decorated as [...]

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Pachamama is Marylebone’s (relatively) recent contribution to London’s growing Peruvian food scene. Following the success of Chotto Matte, Ceviche and Michelin-star winning Lima, the South American country’s cuisine is ever growing in popularity, with its array of small and shareable dishes alongside classics such as ceviche, with a few Pisco Sours to accompany.

Decorated as an eccentric Colonial family home, the restaurant itself feels a bit like an old-fashioned hacienda. With earthy wooden tables and exposed brick walls, the interior is shabby chic but thoughtfully detailed, with lots of space and plenty of seating, as well as two private dining rooms. It’s surprisingly busy on a Monday evening, but still feels a lot less like a bar than its Soho equivalents.

What gives Pachamama an edge from its fellow Peruvian eateries is its focus on using classic British homegrown ingredients. Head Chef Tom Catley has impressive credentials; previously head chef at Ottolenghi, Nathan Outlaw and Peyton & Byrne, he has also worked alongside Rick Stein before his time at Amaz, a renowned restaurant in Lima. For his venture into Peruvian cuisine, he’s chosen to adapt traditional dishes for the British taste buds, using the highly acclaimed Josper Oven and Robata grill. This makes for an interesting menu – featuring horseradish, brussel sprouts and butternut squash, combined with the most basic of native ingredients such as corn and plantain.

The menu is divided into Snacks (appetizer dishes), followed by Land, Sea and Soil for main courses, and Sweets for desert. In terms of size, the appetizer’s didn’t feel much smaller than the mains – we’d recommend picking a couple of plates from each section.

To start, we shared the Padron peppers, a favourite of mine, and the Salt & Aji squid, which was a step above your usual calamari and served with a garlic sauce. Though I hate to admit it, I’m not a huge fan of Ceviche – so we opted for the Yellowtail tuna served with soy and pickled potato, asparagus in saffron yolk and peanuts. Both were fresh and delicious, and after much deliberating over the meat section, we followed the friendly waitress’s recommendation of chicken anticuchos. This went down particularly well – slightly spicy, the meat was juicy and served with a sweet charred corn puree, and probably the most classically Peruvian dish of the evening.

However it was the crispy lamb belly that was undoubtedly the most memorable. The meat itself was salty and flavoured, crispy on the outside and incredibly tender and fatty on the inside, most likely the result of the Josper Oven which grills the meat on both sides. Served with miso and a spicy but creamy green aji sauce, it almost dissolved on the tongue, making it one of the best dishes I’ve had in some time. If there is one piece of advice for a visit to Pachamama, the lamb belly is a must order.

To drink we opted for a twist on the Peruvian classic – the Papa’s Pisco made of pisco brandy (the national spirit of Peru) with lime, egg white and amargo chuncho. That’s another great thing about Pachamama, the selection of innovative cocktails and a welcoming bar area also makes it the perfect place to visit for some drinks.

What is most impressive about Pachamama is its ability to make such innovative dishes feel perfectly at ease, in an atmosphere that is equally as relaxed in comparison to the hustle and bustle of similar eateries elsewhere in London. By combining such an interesting array of quality ingredients, the menu remains authentic while utilising carefully source British ingredients. For anyone who enjoys Peruvian cuisine, Pachamama should be near the top of your list with its offering of high quality, adventurous food in a warm and characterful setting.

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18 Thayer Street
Marylebone
London
W1U 3JY

Nearest Tube: Bond Street

Phone: +44 (0)20 7935 9393
Website: pachamamalondon.com


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Review: The Cavendish http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-cavendish/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-cavendish/#respond Fri, 05 Dec 2014 02:35:25 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3055 Topping the list of Marylebone’s latest restaurants, The Cavendish has opened its doors at 35 New Cavendish Street, previously home to Mediterranean pub slash tapas bar Fat of the Land. Things have certainly changed – with the bar having moved location to the other side of the downstairs area and a complete refurb having taken place, you’d [...]

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Topping the list of Marylebone’s latest restaurants, The Cavendish has opened its doors at 35 New Cavendish Street, previously home to Mediterranean pub slash tapas bar Fat of the Land.

Things have certainly changed – with the bar having moved location to the other side of the downstairs area and a complete refurb having taken place, you’d struggle to spot any similarities with The Cavendish’s predecessor.

With a smart 1940’s gentleman’s club style interior, The Cavendish offers a high end dining experience with a kitchen and management team to reflect. Head chef Alonso Lillo Fas’ crisp and simple style comes from training under chef Pablo Montoro at El Bulli. Meanwhile experienced manager Ermanno Dala Valle has done stints at George, Dover Street Arts Club & Morton’s. Ermanno and colleague Andrea Sgamma both specialise in table side cooking – which we were fortunate enough to witness first hand later on in the meal.

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The Cavendish has an extensive and impressive selection of alcohols behind the bar whilst the food menu is simple, yet with something to please all. Chef Alonso aims to source the freshest ingredients – and you would hope so too, given that a large part of the menu is the Raw Bar that offers everything from oysters and caviar to ceviche and tartar, followed by Meat and Fish sections that both offer four dishes with a selection of sides to accompany.

We kicked off proceedings with two carpaccio’s – one beetroot and one beef. The presentation was as expected, fitting seamlessly into the white table linen, wood panelling and blue leather that we were surrounded by, whilst the freshness of the food was reflected in the flavours.

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The main course beef tartare was prepared for us table side, with us able to provide our preference on just how spicy we wanted things – the result being spot on and complimented by zucchine fritte (fries also an option). I’m always a fan of simple, whole foods and the chargrilled yellowfin tuna steak that I had chosen was just that. Also cooked to perfection, it was flavoursome and served with baby leeks and a salsa verde, along with an extra side of spinach.

Within the area The Cavendish prices itself towards the higher end of the market – expect to pay around £15 for a starter and £25 for a main. However, The Cavendish is my kind of restaurant and one that can actually be hard to find in London – the service and dining experience you would expect from one of the best established restaurants in our city, yet with a menu that is diverse but not overcomplicated.

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35 New Cavendish Street
Marylebone
London
W1G 9TR

Nearest Tube: Bond Street

Phone: 0207 487 3030
Website: 35newcavendish.co.uk


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Review: Burgershack http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-burgershack/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-burgershack/#respond Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:14:38 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3034 Good news for Marylebone’s burger lovers – London’s anonymous blogger and self-proclaimed burger-detective, Burgerac, has finally set up his own pop up. After years of reviewing and rating every possible burger joint in London, Burgerac has teamed up with Nathan Mills of The Butchery (London Road) to give it a go himself. And where else [...]

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Good news for Marylebone’s burger lovers – London’s anonymous blogger and self-proclaimed burger-detective, Burgerac, has finally set up his own pop up.

After years of reviewing and rating every possible burger joint in London, Burgerac has teamed up with Nathan Mills of The Butchery (London Road) to give it a go himself. And where else but the newly refurbished pub at the The Royal Oak on York Street?

After reopening in July this year, The Royal Oak has reverted back to its original name and undergone a full makeover, making it the perfect location for a new Marylebone burger joint. I took a visit to see if it matched up to nearby rivals Tommi’s Burger Joint, Meat Liquor and Patty & Bun.

My visit revealed Burger Shack to be just what you would expect from someone trained in the art of tasting burgers. The coarse ground 6oz patty in particular is a work of genius from Nathan Mills. To make this even more impressive, Mills is known for producing meat that is free range, as chemical-free as possible, and sourced directly from smaller farms.

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I chose the typical fast food inspired ‘The Dirty One’, a juicy yet uncomplicated version of the average beef burger. In reality it was far from average, with a light bun, homemade pickles, tasty American cheese and onions. I also noted it was far less messy than those I’ve enjoyed at Meat Liquor and Patty & Bun, and therefore much more suitable for a quick weekday lunch. On the other hand, editor Alex was far more adventurous, opting for the special of the week – The Royal Kahuna. This was piled high and about double the size of mine, including smoked pancetta, a pile of pulled pork, a slice of griddled pineapple and crispy fried onions. Though I’d never think to put pineapple in a burger, it was a success, despite being drenched in chipotle burger sauce and therefore pretty messy to eat!

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For sides we ordered fries and deep fried pickles in a light crispy batter. Both were tasty, and served with my favourite blue cheese dip that anyone who’s been to Meat Liquor will be pretty familiar with. For those slightly more adventurous there are pork ‘amazeballs’, ‘chilli poppers’ (deep-fried cheesy jalapeno bombs), and fries topped with beef chilli and melted cheese.

As well as the beef burger I enjoyed, there is a ‘posh’ alternative, similar but in a glazed brioche bun and with crisp pancetta. For those who aren’t as keen on beef, they also offer a Southern-style buttermilk chicken burger.

With a different special each week, and a range of great sides, it would be pretty foolish to turn this down – especially now I’ve found out about the 20% off all food offer every Saturday!

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The Royal Oak
74-76 York Street
London
W1H 1QN

Nearest Tube: Marylebone, Edgware Road, Baker Street

Phone: +44 (0) 207 262 1513
Website: burgershack.co


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Review: The Joint http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-the-joint-marylebone/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-the-joint-marylebone/#respond Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:00:22 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=2999 The pulled pork revolution has made it to Marylebone. And it tastes fantastic. You’d be hard pushed to find anyone, anywhere in the capital who isn’t aware of the recent surge in offerings of pulled pork. From East End pop-ups to high street chains – everyone’s at it. The Joint, however, are the pulled-pork revolutionary, [...]

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The pulled pork revolution has made it to Marylebone. And it tastes fantastic.

You’d be hard pushed to find anyone, anywhere in the capital who isn’t aware of the recent surge in offerings of pulled pork. From East End pop-ups to high street chains – everyone’s at it. The Joint, however, are the pulled-pork revolutionary, the Che Guevara of the slow-cooked swine.

Beginning life in August 2012 as a pop-up, The Joint founders Warren Dean and Daniel Fiteni set up shop more permanently in Brixton Village Market. The Joint mark II, is a big, bright and distinctive dining space on New Cavendish Street. The ‘shabby-chic’ spacious interior captures the simplicity of the menu; the focus here is a succinct menu designed to deliver the flavour overload you expect from 16 hour slow cooked pork (or chicken).

The Joint Marylebone

So what did we eat? First, the star of the show, the BBQ. A light, soft brioche bun encapsulates a generous serving of warm, moist pulled pork, accompanied by sweet candied apple bacon, slaw and salad. My first bite unleashes a wave of flavour – the sweet BBQ sauce that coats the tender pork coupled with the sweet-salty candied apple bacon takes me out of wet and cold lunchtime in Marylebone to a sunny, summers afternoon in Tennessee. The flavours are unashamedly bold, and a million miles from some of the pretentious pulled pork options you may have encountered elsewhere over the last few months.

Throw into the mix some great sides that come served up in paper parcels (we especially recommend the hot wings and onion rings), and it’s glaringly obvious why The Joint is gathering quite a following.

But don’t just take our word for it, head over there and get your hands on some of the tastiest meat in Marylebone.

Information

19 New Cavendish Street
London
W1G 9TZ

Nearest Tube: Bond Street/Baker Street/Regents Park

Phone: 020 7486 3059
Website: the-joint.co


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