Review: Noir


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.

More information

31 Duke Street

Nearest Tube: Bond Street

Tel: 0207 224 3452


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