The day after it opened, we couldn’t resist a visit to Slabs London to find out more about Marylebone’s latest food offering. Located just away from the hustle and bustle of Marylebone High Street at 19 New Cavendish Street, Slabs London has joined Marylebone at the heart of the village.
Entering Slabs London, the bar is at the front of the restaurant with most of the dining area behind, as well as more dining space downstairs. The interior, designed by 1.61 London, has clearly had a lot of thought put into it. It strikes a great balance between urban and luxury, with elements including exposed brickwork and a table with scaffolding for legs being placed alongside more glossy finishes including a shiny bar, mirroring and some nice touches to the lighting – altogether creating a really modern feel to the restaurant.
The menu offers a range of burgers and sandwiches but centres around the ‘Slabs’. Intrigued to find out more and after a quick browse of the options I couldn’t help but choose the North Devon Lobster Slab whilst my company went for the Pork Belly Duke of Berkshire Slab.
Our food was delivered by some friendly and very attentive staff and the fun began. The North Devon Lobster Slab consists of a mouth watering chargrilled lobster tail and claw, salt & pepper squid and sweet chilli mayo all wrapped up in a toasted brioche. I never thought a ‘lobster burger’ would be anything more than a dream, but it had just become a reality! The lobster tasted fresh and the flavours of the salt & pepper squid together with the sweet chilli mayo created an altogether fantastic meal – all contained in a perfectly light brioche bun.
The Pork Belly Slab was also a super dish – the slow braised rare breed pork belly was soft and succulent, arriving on a bed of bubble & squeak with crackling on top and being served with a cider and grain mustard jus – again a recommended choice.
We were both very happy with our meals – from presentation to taste they were hard to fault. With burgers starting at around £7 and the Slabs ranging from about £15 – £25, Slabs London also offers good value given its central location a stone’s throw from Marylebone High Street. Click here to see the menu in full.
All in all Slabs London was well worth the visit and has definitely earned its place on our recommended list – we’re very happy to welcome them to Marylebone. The great food along with a great location mean we will certainly be visiting again to work our way through the rest of their menu!
19 New Cavendish Street
Nearest Tube: Bond Street
Phone: 020 7486 2131