Marylebone Favourites

I'm often in Marylebone for work. Here are my tips off the top of my head.

Boxcar

Boxcar - Butcher & Grill - sells excellent quality meat as a butchers but also has a small but mighty restaurant & grill too. Great ambiance, attentive service and the corn and courgette side is crazy delicious. You'll spot it because everyone orders it.

Boxcar - Butcher & Grill - sells excellent quality meat as a butchers but also has a small but mighty restaurant & grill too. Great ambiance, attentive service and the corn and courgette side is crazy delicious. You'll spot it because everyone orders it.
american restaurant London

Boxcar Baker & Deli

Atmospheric neighbourhood deli, freshly baked bread. Great for bfast, lunch and snacks. Croissants and patisseries as well as smoothies etc. As a fan of Boxcar already, their new venture really hits the mark. Friendly, fantastic local stop each week.

Atmospheric neighbourhood deli, freshly baked bread. Great for bfast, lunch and snacks. Croissants and patisseries as well as smoothies etc. As a fan of Boxcar already, their new venture really hits the mark. Friendly, fantastic local stop each week.
coffee shop London

Dinings

Several years ago, a sous-chef from Nobu left to start Dinings. It all began in a dingy basement round the back of Edgware Road. But the food is as goods as, and often similar to, Nobu. The finest Japanese dining but in your jeans and trainers. It's under the radar and amazing.

Several years ago, a sous-chef from Nobu left to start Dinings. It all began in a dingy basement round the back of Edgware Road. But the food is as goods as, and often similar to, Nobu. The finest Japanese dining but in your jeans and trainers. It's under the radar and amazing.
japanese restaurant City of Westminster

Alfies Antiques Market

Large, indoor antiques market where you will find 75 vendors. Quality is good and stock is always on the zeitgeist. Interiors buyers and journalists all have this in their little black books.

Large, indoor antiques market where you will find 75 vendors. Quality is good and stock is always on the zeitgeist. Interiors buyers and journalists all have this in their little black books.
thrift / vintage store Paddington

The Ivy Café Marylebone

Buzzy little brasserie from the Ivy chain. I like it here. It's always full of people and good for lunch so can get a bit noisy. I often end up with the crispy duck salad which is delicious albeit slightly weird. Old school service which is attentive and efficient.

Buzzy little brasserie from the Ivy chain. I like it here. It's always full of people and good for lunch so can get a bit noisy. I often end up with the crispy duck salad which is delicious albeit slightly weird. Old school service which is attentive and efficient.
english restaurant Marylebone

Chiltern Firehouse

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place right down to the all-in-one tweedy playsuits the waitresses wear. Lovely for supper al fresco in the summer and cosy and sexy for drinks in the winter. You can party or peace out in equal measure depending on your mood. And when I grow up, please can my home look like this.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place right down to the all-in-one tweedy playsuits the waitresses wear. Lovely for supper al fresco in the summer and cosy and sexy for drinks in the winter. You can party or peace out in equal measure depending on your mood. And when I grow up, please can my home look like this.
modern european restaurant London

VV Rouleaux

I've been a customer of VV rouleaux since I was a little girl. I buy satin ribbon here by the roll and keep it all year round for present wrapping. My favourites: neon ribbons. Lush.

I've been a customer of VV rouleaux since I was a little girl. I buy satin ribbon here by the roll and keep it all year round for present wrapping. My favourites: neon ribbons. Lush.
arts & crafts store City of Westminster

The Good Life Eatery

Juices, healthiness and all that jazz. Delicious as well as nutritious though. Not ghastly in the slightest.

Juices, healthiness and all that jazz. Delicious as well as nutritious though. Not ghastly in the slightest.
gluten-free restaurant London

L’antica Pizzeria Da Michele

Straight out of Italy. Literally. Born in Naples in 1870 there are now 7 restaurants, mostly in Italian cities. So when we talk about real Italian pizza - this is what we mean. Si mangia!

Straight out of Italy. Literally. Born in Naples in 1870 there are now 7 restaurants, mostly in Italian cities. So when we talk about real Italian pizza - this is what we mean. Si mangia!
pizza place London

The Potting Shed

Great bfast joint close to Marylebone Station. Giant mugs of almond milk hot chocolate. Big, treaty breakfasts - hotel-style as this is the restaurant for Firmdale's Dorset Square Hotel. Lunch and dinner is good food. Staff are super accommodating and the big tables under the vaults are good for bigger groups or hiding away and working. good, free wifi.

Great bfast joint close to Marylebone Station. Giant mugs of almond milk hot chocolate. Big, treaty breakfasts - hotel-style as this is the restaurant for Firmdale's Dorset Square Hotel. Lunch and dinner is good food. Staff are super accommodating and the big tables under the vaults are good for bigger groups or hiding away and working. good, free wifi.
bar London

Natural Kitchen

The most New Yorky deli that I know of in London. Buzzy and bustling but big enough to be left in peace on your laptop. Breakfast or lunch joint. Also good for impromptu meetings.

The most New Yorky deli that I know of in London. Buzzy and bustling but big enough to be left in peace on your laptop. Breakfast or lunch joint. Also good for impromptu meetings.
café London
tapas restaurant Marylebone
café Marylebone

Vaishaly

Superb spa. Vaishaly made its name for threading. I fall asleep when I pay my monthly visit to get my eyebrows done and leaving feeling like I've had a treatment rather than a beauty maintenance visit. A million miles from the department store/chair debarcle.

Superb spa. Vaishaly made its name for threading. I fall asleep when I pay my monthly visit to get my eyebrows done and leaving feeling like I've had a treatment rather than a beauty maintenance visit. A million miles from the department store/chair debarcle.
spa Paddington

The Harcourt

Gastro pub/restaurant with a Scandinavian edge. Good substantial pub food. We like the burgers here.

Gastro pub/restaurant with a Scandinavian edge. Good substantial pub food. We like the burgers here.
scandinavian restaurant Marylebone

Zoilo

Authentic Argentinian tapas-style. Food is delicious. Setting is fairly grown-up and good for romance! One of my favourite places to eat.

Authentic Argentinian tapas-style. Food is delicious. Setting is fairly grown-up and good for romance! One of my favourite places to eat.
argentinian restaurant London

Aubaine

Hidden - off the beaten track - round the back of the high street. . Winning Belgian chain and its tasteful grey awnings that was born in Brompton Cross. Always a pleasing atmosphere and a good spot for whiling away a morning over a cappuccino.

Hidden - off the beaten track - round the back of the high street. . Winning Belgian chain and its tasteful grey awnings that was born in Brompton Cross. Always a pleasing atmosphere and a good spot for whiling away a morning over a cappuccino.
french restaurant London

Cire Trudon

Why? Because, back in the day, they made all the candles for the Palace of Versailles. Swoon. And you choose your candle by sniffing a giant glass dome. And because my whole flat smells of 'Ernesto' which makes everything in the world seem wonderful. These really are the best candles around.

Why? Because, back in the day, they made all the candles for the Palace of Versailles. Swoon. And you choose your candle by sniffing a giant glass dome. And because my whole flat smells of 'Ernesto' which makes everything in the world seem wonderful. These really are the best candles around.
miscellaneous shop London

The Conran Shop

A sneaky little getaway. I adore The Conran Shop and make a point of browsing the shop floor once a month. It's great design inspiration but fabulous for special gifts or working out what essential pieces I need to save up for. The buyers eye is second to none. And so, for me, the cafe is an opportunity to hang out a little longer and drink in the creatives vibes here.

A sneaky little getaway. I adore The Conran Shop and make a point of browsing the shop floor once a month. It's great design inspiration but fabulous for special gifts or working out what essential pieces I need to save up for. The buyers eye is second to none. And so, for me, the cafe is an opportunity to hang out a little longer and drink in the creatives vibes here.
furniture / home store Marylebone

Fischer's

Viennese style brasserie - how decadent - from the team behind The Wolesley. This place is quirky and old world but also great. We love it. Slightly weird, really good.

Viennese style brasserie - how decadent - from the team behind The Wolesley. This place is quirky and old world but also great. We love it. Slightly weird, really good.
austrian restaurant London

J P Guivier

Ultra special violin and strings specialist since 1863. Traditional techniques though always innovative. All the famous stringed instruments run through Guivier for fixing and renovating etc. There is even a story about a thief and a famous stolen violin who turned up at Guivier's hoping to flog it. The team recognised the provenance of the instrument and stalled him until the police arrived. Sublime service.

Ultra special violin and strings specialist since 1863. Traditional techniques though always innovative. All the famous stringed instruments run through Guivier for fixing and renovating etc. There is even a story about a thief and a famous stolen violin who turned up at Guivier's hoping to flog it. The team recognised the provenance of the instrument and stalled him until the police arrived. Sublime service.
music store London

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