The best restaurants in London

Just north of Oxford Street, Marylebone is the place the head towards if you need a respite from shopping - but want something a little less than Mayfair prices. There's a hugely diverse range of food on offer and head further north to hit Marylebone village where a visit to the Ginger Pig is always worth it. 

 

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Address: 62 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BN
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Set over two levels this Italian restaurant from Cubitt House alumni serves up lunch, cicchetti, dinner and evening cocktails with a breakfast/brunch offering in the weekends.

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Blandford Comptoir
Address: 1 Blandford Street, London W1U 3DA
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This Mediterranean restaurant comes from Xavier Rousset. Expect a Mediterranean menu with specific Italian influences - and as with all of his restaurants, the wine is a big deal. There are over 250 wines and champagnes on the list to get through.

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Chiltern Firehouse
Address: 1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London W1U 7PA
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Andre Balazs boutique London hotel (he also runs hip hotels The Standard and The Mercer in NYC) has been a hit ever since it opened. Partnering with Nuno Mendes on the launch, the restaurant attracts both celebrities and foodies alike. Grab a seat at the counter and try not to look at who's on the prime private table next door.

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Delamina
Address: 56-58 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NX
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The couple who opened turkey restaurant Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch are behind this Eastern Mediterranean kitchen on Marylebone Lane. Here, they've been inspired by their family heritage. Expect a modern menu, with inspirations from Eastern Med and the Middle East in a laid back setting.

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Donostia
Address: 10 Seymour Place, London W1H 5DB
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Tomasz Baranski, the former head chef at Barrafina, is serving up Basque-style tapas and pintxos in this Marylebone restaurant (the sibling restaurant of Lurra, across the road). Expect top pintxos, perfectly done tortilla, plenty of txakoli and more Basque delights.

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Fischer's
Address: 50 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5HN
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This is Corbin and King's Marylebone outpost (the people behind the Wolseley, Brasserie Zedel and The Delaunay). This restaurant is intended to be evocative of early 20th Century Vienna". Expect the menu to have an Austrian style -schnitzels, strudels and more are the order of the day, alongside the trademark Corbin and King service.

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Hoppers Marylebone
Address: 77 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 1QE
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This is the sibling of one of Soho's most popular restaurants (and from the same people as Gymkhana and Brigadiers). This venue is larger AND you can book a table. As with the Soho original, there's a big focus on hoppers and dosas and some larger dishes alongside those.

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Jikoni
Address: 19-21 Blandford Street, London W1U 3DH
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Ravinder Bhogal is probably best known for her articles, books and TV appearances - as well as a series of successful residencies. And now she's opened her own restaurant. The restaurant takes its influences from Britain, East Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

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Locanda Locatelli
Address: 8 Seymour Street, London W1H 7JZ
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Giorgio Locatelli's Marylebone restaurant is still one of the best and most highly rated Italian restaurants in town. It's very much a high-end special occasion type of place (but if you can afford to eat here regularly - go for it). Old school Italian dining done to perfection.

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Lurra
Address: 9 Seymour Place, London W1H 5BA
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This is from the people behind Donostia - and it's just across the road from their sibling. It's a much larger restaurant and there's a big emphasis on the aged Galician beef, which they import themselves (and supply other restaurants with too). An excellent place to try Basque-style steak in London - and they've a lovely private courtyard too.

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The Orrery
Address: 55 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 5RB
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One of the jewels in the crown of the D&D restaurant empire, The Orrery offers classic French food in a rather opulent first floor dining room (which recently went through a complete refurbishment). If you're in Marylebone and in need of cosseting, this is the place to go.

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Address: 110 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6PQ
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This "informal" restaurant features former head chefs from both Arbutus and Wild Honey as Alan Christie and Colin Kelly go it alone. It's divided into a bar area at the front and more traditional dining down the back. Expect some excellent value on their special tasting menus too.

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The Providores
Address: 109 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 4RX
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The Providores has been a huge favourite restaurant of Marylebone since it opened in 2001. Run by Peter Gordon and Michael McGrath (and also launched by The Modern Pantry's Anna Hansen) it's a combination of a first floor dining room for the restaurant and the ground floor for wine and tapas. Expect an Antipodean approach to things, with lots of New Zealand wine too.

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Roganic
Address: 5-7 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DB
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Simon Rogan's Roganic originally came to town as a long-term experimental pop-up. Now it's back as a permanent restaurant and Rogan's London home (not too far from the original location). Expect regularly changing inventive seasonal dishes, many using ingredients from Rogan's main base, L'enclume.

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Address: 74-76 York St, Marylebone, London W1H 1QN
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Dan Doherty came to fame as the chef behind the sky-high restaurant Duck and Waffle. This sees him running his own place, completely revamping a pub in Marylebone, putting his own spin on pub grub (and with some excellent snacks too).

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Social Wine and Tapas
Address: 39 James Street, London W1U 1EB
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This is from Jason Atherton, one of London's most prolific restaurateurs and it's part of his "Social" group of restaurants. This sees him embracing one of London's trends, the return of the wine bar. Here you can expect a wine bar where all the waiters are trained as sommeliers as well as high end tapas dishes and a wine shop too.

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Texture Restaurant and Champagne Bar
Address: 34 Portman Street, London W1H 7BY
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This is Icelandic chef Xavier Rousset's main base in London (the man who's also behind 20:50). It's earned a Michelin star since opening and serves up a Modern European menu with Scandinavian influences (one of the first in London to do so). And - as you can expect from the name - champagne plays no small part in the proceedings, all within a beautiful Georgian building.

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Trishna
Address: 15 -17 Blandford Street, Marylebone Village, London, W1U 3DG
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They may have hit the big time with Gymkhana, but this is where the Sethi siblings (behind some of London's best restaurants) first started. It specialises in coastal Indian cuisine and boasts a Michelin star.

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Yosma
Address: 50 Baker Street, London W1U 7BT
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This is a mangal and raki bar in Marylebone, inspired by the streets of Istanbul. The menu has been put together by Executive Chef Hus Vedat (who's been at Barbecoa and Ceviche). Expect a Turkish menu showcasing Anatolian food and drink - cocktails by Matt Whiley which have a big focus on raki.

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Zoilo
Address: 9 Duke Street, London W1U 3EG
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Argentine catering company Zoilo, have set up this as their prime London base - with Chef Patron Diego Jacquet in charge of the food. Expect the very best of Argentine cuisine using both the best British ingredients as well as Argentine beef (of course). If you can, get a seat in the basement at the counter that surrounds the kitchen.

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