The Fat Of The Land sits just off Marylebone High Street on New Cavendish Street in a former pub. You may be confused before entering this place, for three reasons, but don’t be. Firstly, it shares its name with The Prodigy’s third studio album. Secondly, it labels itself as a Mediterranean pub dinning room. Thirdly, it looks like a pub. All will become clear (apart from the first point, which is all but irrelevant).
To be honest you could be excused for thinking that this is another gastro pub, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Sleek and shiny, the bar is the focal point of the room, but the fantastic service comes direct to your large, dark benched table and is complimented with an extensive, flowing wine list.
The tapas menu prides itself on its collection of meats, many of which are hung as joints in the windows. Our particular favourites have to be the tortilla española, the Dorset dressed crab and the pan-fried chorizo with hummus. There is a large mix of fish, meat and vegetarian tapas on the menu – we certainly intend to try more.
You could happily sit downstairs in The Fat Of The Land and pass many hours with a bottle of wine whilst casually picking and choosing from the relaxed menu. It is not imposing, or loud. It isn’t a restaurant, or a bar, or a pub. It actually happens to be exactly as the owners label it – a Mediterranean pub dinning room.
Note that upstairs offers a larger restaurant, which we hear equally good things about. It must be admitted, however, that we are yet to make it past the downstairs!
35 New Cavendish Street
Nearest Tube: Regent’s Park/Bond Street
Phone: 0207 487 3030
Website: Fat Of The Land