Marylebone is ideal for a relaxing drink in gorgeous surroundings. Purl is styled like a New York speakeasy and has a drinks menu that reads like a chemistry experiment. Langham Hotel's bar, Artesian, takes its visual cues from Victorian bars, whilst its cocktails are second to none. Those looking for a straightforward pint will prefer The Temperance, which has a large selection of draught and bottled beers and wine.
Venue says: All-day dining brasserie open seven days a week. Modern British menu in the heart of Marylebone. You can also enjoy our small plates menu.
In the heart of Marylebone Village, flooded with natural daylight and an exceptionally warm welcome, 108 Marylebone Lane offers a flexible menu which captures the essence of all day dining.Read more
The Mason’s is one of those pubs you’re happy to stumble upon – unless you lived in this transitory neighbourhood just east of the Edgware Road, you’re hardly likely to make a beeline for it. But, once having found it, you would be equally happy to discover draught options of Badger’s Original, Tanglefoot and Hopping Hare, Stingo barley wine, Peroni, HB and HB Extra Cold. The interior couldn’t be more publike, all dark wood and scuffed floorboards, the seating areas divided in two by a horseshoe bar counter manned by attentive, smiling young Spanish staff. There’s food too: eight types of sandwiches or baguettes (steak and red-onion chutney; ham, grain mustard and new potato salad), snacks (messy garlic bread; potato wedges) and mains (‘Our Famous’ Sussex Smokey with white and smoked fish in crumble; steak and Tanglefoot pie). Outdoor seating is overhung by baskets of greenery, while an upstairs space comes into good use on rare busy evenings. All in all, the perfect place for a quiet pint or to conduct a discreet lunchtime affair.Read more
Venue says: Every Bank Holiday Monday we will be serving our popular Sunday roast!
Another proficient operation from the Cubitt House group – the people who brought us elegant spots such as the Thomas Cubitt and Pantechnicon Rooms in Belgravia, and the Orange Public House in Pimlico. Marble Arch may seem a bit north for them, but this is Portman Village, where their contemporary country house look goes down as smoothly as a glass of champers. Certainly, this ex-pub is not a destination for real ale enthusiasts (Deuchars IPA the only tap beer on our visit); the wine list is well chosen, but the prices are West End-high, with £18 the starting point for bottles of pinot grigio and merlot. There’s also a choice of ten cocktails, as well as fresh juices including watermelon, and an apple, lemon and lime combo. Food is mostly British, with plenty of French and Mediterranean influences, though, refreshingly, this is a chorizo-free zone. You’ll find a ploughman’s, roasts (with suppliers name-checked), and a lamb and rosemary pie, but also the likes of seared scallops with cauliflower, fennel and saffron dressing, and stuffed courgette flower with goat’s cheese and tomato and basil. Breakfast sounds a treat, with own-made muffins and granola, blueberry pancakes and the expected full english (including black pudding) and eggs benedict.