A Foodie's Guide To Marylebone
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A Foodie’s Guide To Marylebone

From Baker Street to Seymour Place

With its pretty little streets and leafy corners, there’s a village-style feel to Marylebone – despite being just minutes away from busy Soho. It’s no surprise this stylish area is home to a whole host of great dining spots, from neighbourhood classics to exciting newbies. Here, we pick of favourites. Whether you’re craving great vegetarian food, Peruvian small plates or sushi, there’s something to satisfy all cravings in our roundup of the best restaurants in Marylebone.

Best Restaurants in Marylebone 2023

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Fish collar at KIMA restaurant


We’ve heard about nose-to-tail, but what about fin-to-gill? This concept sits at the heart of Kima, a new Greek-inspired eatery from restaurateurs Nikos Roussos and Andreas Labridis. Just opened in Marylebone, Kima will practice a ‘waste not, use all’ philosophy, where all parts of the fish and animal will be used: think fried tails with aioli, and charred fish collars drizzled with olive oil and lemon. An impressive fish counter will serve as the restaurant’s centrepiece, displaying the catch of the day – from whole turbots to freshly caught langoustines. Alongside this, diners can enjoy fine Greek wines and cocktails.

57 Paddington St, London W1U 4JA, kimarestaurant.com

The basement of Carlotta restaurant in London


With its ruby red terrace and Venetian marble bar, it’s no surprise the the latest launch from Big Mamma Group has taken over Instagram lately. It’s the group’s most ‘intimate’ trattoria yet, but things haven’t been dialled down too much, with a characteristically glitzy look alongside a new menu inspired by Neapolitan and Sicilian food. Think penne alla vodka, arrosticini lamb skewers and an enormous ten-tiered chocolate fudge cake.

77, 78 Marylebone High St, London W1U 5JX, bigmammagroup.com

Place settings at Mayha


Experience-led omakase restaurant Mayha started out in Beirut, but was destroyed amid the devastating 2020 explosion. Its founders Karim Arakji, Jurek Wasio and Yuichi Nakaya thankfully survived, and decided to reopen Mayha, this time in London. Set across two floors, the space channels its roots with hand-poured tiles and a bespoke light installation from Lebanon, but the food is inspired by Japanese cuisine. The intimate dining room has room for just 11 diners, and your meal will be served with theatrical flair. A daily-changing tasting menu spotlights meticulously sourced seasonal ingredients – dishes could be sake soy bluefin akami, or mackerel with fig and sesame – alongside a selection of sake, rare spirits, fine wines and niche beers. 

43 Chiltern St, London W1U 6LS, mayhalondon.com

Read our full review here



Growing up in the tiny Mexican town of Cuernavaca, Santiago Lastra first started cooking to help his family cope with the grief of losing their father. Now, he’s making culinary waves all over the world. Santiago made a name for himself running sell out supper clubs around the world, but his most recent venture is perhaps the most exciting yet. Santiago heads up KOL in Marylebone, which offers a unique kind of Mexican food, using British ingredients to create eclectic tasting menus: think langoustine tacos, Cheltenham beetroot tostadas and guacamole made of pistachio. The Chef’s Table experience is particularly special, offering diners the chance to watch Santiago and his team of chefs cook up exclusive dishes straight out of the test kitchen alongside a bespoke drinks pairing.

Lower Ground Floor, 9 Seymour St, London W1H 7BA, kolrestaurant.com

Indoor restaurant with large palm trees and glass ceiling

Winter Garden at The Landmark London

Stepping inside Marylebone hotel The Landmark London feels like entering a huge, luxurious greenhouse. An eight-storey glass-roofed atrium with towering palm trees and marble galore, the Winter Garden is designed to dazzle, with interiors a cross between glamorous Dubai and traditional Britain. This is the hotel’s AA rosette restaurant, which offers British and Mediterranean-inspired dishes: think aubergine cannelloni and juicy scallops to start followed by mains from the grill, like Hereford prime rib eye steak and Scottish salmon. A feast for the eyes and for the tastebuds.

222 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 6JQ, thelandmarklondon.com

Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte

Nikkei cuisine – a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian – is the focus at Chotto Matte, which opened a second London venue in Marylebone following its original Soho location. Food is fittingly colourful and eccentric, with punchy flavours and artistic presentation. Allow one of the friendly waiters to guide you through the different sections, which range from small nibbles (‘A Little Something’) to dishes from the robata grill. And if you’re still overwhelmed, hand the reins over to the experts by opting for one of the set menus. Typical of Nikkei cuisine, it’s all about sharing at Chotto Matte. Whet your appetite with miso-laced BBQ padrón peppers, spicy edamame and spicy tuna crispy rice before getting stuck into the mains. The robata section sees dishes fired up right in front of your eyes at the theatrical open kitchen, with everything from octopus to BBQ-marinated beef and teriyaki chicken on offer. Diners are advised to finish with sushi to avoid filling up on rice. Bright, colourful rolls are artfully arranged on platters – all the classics are available, alongside a decadent wagyu foie gras number. 

11, 13 Frith St, London W1D 4RB, and 26 Paddington St, London W1U 5QY, chotto-matte.com



OPSO puts a new spin on traditional Greek dishes, with a focus on home-cooked comforts inspired by the chefs’ childhoods. For starters, think pitta bread and hazelnut hummus, plus a spinach pie – a recipe from the region of Zagorohoria in Greece, which is famous for its pies. Mains include a number of aromatic meat dishes: lemon-oregano chicken, braised beef shin, and lamb skewers with thyme rice pilaf. Don’t miss the delicious chocolate brownie dessert, sprinkled with jivara chocolate chips and drizzled in salted caramel sauce.

10 Paddington St, London W1U 5QL, opso.co.uk

The Gate

The Gate

For anyone struggling to cut down on their meat intake or need a proven vegan hit, get them post-haste to The Gate. There are four in London so it shouldn’t be too hard, including one in Marylebone. Vegetables are the stars here: from starters of sticky, sweet miso drenched smoky aubergine, perked up with ponzu sauce and a coriander to rich and unctuous truffle and mushroom arancini, you’ve simply forgotten your past of reaching for the pork scratchings and salami platter. For mains, tastebuds are further treated with a juicy, dripping beetroot cheeseburger – a Gate classic – that comes with smoked tomato relish, cornichons and creamy mustard dressing (cheese can of course be vegan) or an aromatic red Thai curry, offering up a panoply of baby corn, mange tout, tofu, shiitake mushrooms and sweet potatoes, served up with delicate Thai fragrant rice.

22-24 Seymour Pl, London W1H 7NL, thegaterestaurants.com


Taka Marylebone

Recently opened on the old site of Providores, Taka Marylebone is the sister restaurant of the acclaimed Taka Mayfair, run by brother and sister duo Andrey and Anastasia Datsenko. Think high-end food in a low-key setting, with an impressive menu devised by group executive chef Taiji Maruyama (Beaverbrook and Nobu) alongside head chef Jonathan Dowling. A farm-to-table ethos lies at the heart of Taka: the restaurant is based around the Japanese philosophy of shun, which means food should only be eaten when it’s at its best and at the height of its season. Read our full review here.

109 Marylebone High St, London W1U 4RX, takalondon.com



You’ll never know quite what to expect at Carousel, a three-storey creative hub in the heart of Marylebone. Run by cousins Ollie, Ed, Will and Anna Templeton – who sprung onto the culinary scene as early pioneers of immersive dining under Shuttlecock Inc. – Carousel is a hub for supper clubs, guest chef residencies and pop-ups. Diners are invited to rustic communal tables to enjoy pre-paid set menus created by exciting chefs from all over the world – both well acclaimed names and emerging talent.

19-23 Charlotte St., London W1T 1RW, carousel-london.com



Jikoni – which translates as ‘kitchen’ in Kiswahili – is the debut restaurant from Ravinder Bhogal, who worked as a food writer, TV presenter and chef before being talent spotted by none other than Gordon Ramsay. The Blandford Street restaurant reflects Bhogal’s mixed heritage, drawing on flavours from Britain, East Africa, the Middle East and Asia. This results in an eclectic, unique menu packed with spice, with standout dishes including prawn toast scotch eggs, venison samosas, lobster moilee and a banana cake with miso butterscotch. Comforting dishes are paired with cosy interiors: think tables covered in floral print cotton cloths, mismatched china and low lighting, creating a welcoming home from home feel.

19-21 Blandford St, London W1U 3DJ, jikonilondon.com

Pachamama Brunch Club


From the outside, you’d never expect the vibrant, bubbly hangout that is Pachamama, hidden in a basement down a set of Narnia-style steps on an unassuming Marylebone street. The restaurant is named after Peru’s Mother Earth, and this friendly family theme runs throughout, with warm interiors and delightful service. A combination of low lighting and Ibiza-inspired tunes creates a buzzing atmosphere, which pairs perfectly with the bright, colourful food. The eclectic dinner menu is split into four sections: snacks, land, sea, soil and sweets – the kind of fresh and flavoursome small plates you could chance upon in South America. Dish highlights include miso glazed wild sea bass with yuzu yoghurt, succulent short rib beef with sweet potato, and a standout melt-in-your-mouth caramelised aubergine creation. Its bottomless brunch is also legendary: free-flowing bubbles paired with a mix of sweet and savoury waffles, topped with everything from fried chicken to toasted quinoa ice cream.

18 Thayer St, London W1U 3JY, pachamamalondon.com

Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse

The buzz surrounding Nuno Mendes’ Marylebone restaurant may have died down since it’s A-lister-clad early years, but this is no bad thing. These days, you don’t have to be Kate Moss to get a table – and with less paparazzi hanging around the doors, the restaurant has a friendlier feel. Chef Richard Foster heads up the kitchen, placing emphasis on seasonality with fresh pastas, salads, grilled meats and pizzas. But the must-try dish here is the legendary crab doughnuts, crispy batter packed with creamy crabmeat with a picante punch.

1 Chiltern St, London W1U 7PA, chilternfirehouse.com

A.O.K. Bakery

A.O.K Kitchen

Drawn to Instagrammable dining spots? With its flower-festooned ceiling and hand-painted wallpaper, A.O.K. Kitchen is sure to jazz up your feed – but it’s not all style over substance. Catering to Londoners’ ever-growing free-from needs, you won’t find refined sugar in any of the dishes here, and gluten and dairy use is small. The all-day eatery is centred around healthy food, ranging from brunch classics to more substantial lunches such as baked cod with quinoa, BBQ aubergine with buckwheat, and grilled baby chicken. Be sure to explore the dessert menu too, which offers twists on classic desserts.

52-55 Dorset St, London W1U 7NH, aokkitchen.co.uk