Marylebone is a thriving metropolis when it comes to restaurants, home to a diverse range of eateries catering for every type of food imaginable.
Marylebone didn’t used to be synonymous with great food, but today things are certainly different. Within its borders some of London’s finest dining experiences can be found, ranging from trendy pop up style joints to luxury sit down experiences at restaurants recognised around the world.
With a left hand ‘border’ represented by the Edgware Road, there is plenty of Middle Eastern food to be found in Marylebone ranging all the way from Lebanese to Iraqi. Lined with Shisha bars, the Edgware Road is home to a large population of Londoners from the Middle East and the quality of Middle Eastern food here is hard to beat anywhere else in London. Of note are Maroush (open until 2am for anything from a quick kebab and a pot of hummus to a full sit down meal), as well as Fairuz, located in the heart of Marylebone on Marylebone High Street itself.
Heading even further East on our global tour of Marylebone’s restaurants, there are Indian and Chinese restaurants to cater for everyone. La Porte Des Indes is located on Bryanston Street towards the Marble Arch end of Marylebone, with a vast and grand interior appropriate for a more formal and slightly pricier sit down meal. Nearby is the equally as impressive Zayna (an editor’s favourite) offering a Pakistani twist on the curry, whilst The Red Sun offers the authentic Chinese experience. Michelin starred Trishna offers visitors a coastal twist on south west Indian food.
Also worth a look are the Royal China on Baker Street, legends of dim sum Ping Pong.
It seems that all over the world Brit’s are recognised for two things – their love of drinking tea and eating fish and chips. Some of London’s freshest fish can be found in Marylebone. Fishworks is a chain with a home on Marylebone High Street, offering not only great meals but also a super helpful fishmonger at the front of the restaurant, selling some of the most natural tasting taramasalata found in London! Another editor’s favourite is The Golden Hind – always bustling with loyal regulars, this fish and chip provider owes its friendly atmosphere to the Greek family that run it – located just off Marylebone High Street (on Marylebone Lane), this is no doubt one of the finest fish and chips in London.
Recently opened in Marylebone (in February 2014), The Chiltern Firehouse has fast become one of the hottest destinations in London. Andre Balazs’s new hotel is home to The Chiltern Firehouse restaurant run by chef Nuno Mendes. The restaurant opened to fantastic reviews and has fast become a celebrity hotspot, with long waits for a table.