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Clarette

Bars and pubs, Wine bars Marylebone
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Multi-storey wine bar with swank aplenty.

A very swanky wine bar set within a mock Tudor townhouse, Clarette is a curious mash-up between city-boy boozer and early modern pub. There are plush pink velvet bar stools and plenty of marble, but also lattice windows and a couple of weird stained glass crests. It’s where I imagine a modern-day Henry VIII might go for a vino with his courtiers, if his cronies were all investment bankers.

French wine is the thing here – and it’s very good. I sit downstairs on one of those pink chairs and order a Provençal rosé, which is crisp, aromatic and smells like roses. Next up is a lovely, bold Côtes du Rhône, which was a delicious match for Clarette’s cheese plate filled with creamy brie and sharp, earthy claousou (a sheeps’ milk cheese from the Pyrenees). The only problem was that staff were a bit stingy with the crackers, even when I asked for more. Which is unacceptable considering said cheeseboard cost 17 quid.

Which brings me to my main quibble with Clarette. The wine is actually reasonably priced, with the glasses I ordered costing around £7 a pop. But the food was overpriced, with a restaurant upstairs serving slightly chewy octopus for £25 and pasta for £18. If you’ve got Henry VIII’s budget, though, Clarette is a deliciously posh spot from which to splurge.

Venue name: Clarette
Contact:
Address: 44 Blandford St
Marylebone
London
W1U 7HS
Transport: Tube: Baker St
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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Went to this place twice since it opened.

Interior design: slick

Food: had the chance to try many of the menu items and my favourites are the steak, the burgers, mac n'cheese and the chocolate mousse. All the other dishes were good too though.

Wine: comprehensive list, with great selection for all prices and tastes. Cocktails are great too. 

Service: attentive and warm 


Would definitely recommend this place, whether it's only for a drink or for dinner. Atmosphere is intimate yet the playlist is well-balanced and smooth.

tastemaker

Amazing new wine/ French bar. Newly opened and you would think they had been there for years. The vibe is great, very French and the wine is amazing. I wasn't planning on eating but ended up having the best steak I've ever had in London. I honestly cannot recommend this place enough.

Tastemaker

This new French wine bar is delightful.


Sitting in a gorgeous three story townhouse it is the latest project from Alexandra Petit, of the Chateau Margaux winery.

Obviously the wine is good, there is a tonne of choice ranging from the ridiculously expensive, but you can get a small (125ml) glass for around £5.

The food however is really nice, it is based on a sharing concept which they warned us when we each ordered a main so some people are left waiting for their food as it comes whenever it is ready. I would recommend going for lots of the small plates, a highlight is the crab cakes with guacamole (and they give a good portion of guac, which is usually in such small portions!)

It was really nice, and the prices are ok for the area its in! The decor and building really set it apart.

Special Offers

Weekday Lunch Menu: 2 courses for £20, 3 courses £24

Enjoy 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £24. Available Tuesday to Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm Dishes include Burrata, Tomato Carpaccio & Fennel, Braised Lamb Neck, Peas, Goats Curd & Calçots and Strawberry & Basil Eton Mess Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 12 People Tue-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM

Offer valid until Aug 30 2019

Sunday Brunch & Bubbles: £50

On Sunday’s join Clarette for a special sharing menu for £50 based on 2 diners having 5 plates to share and a glass of bubbles each. Dishes include Crab Benedict & Dill Hollandaise, Vanilla Pain Perdu, Fresh Berries & Maple Syrup or signatures including Harissa & Soy Aubergine, Goats Cheese, Spring Onion & Tomato Salsa. Pair these with a 125ml glass of Sommeliers pick Champagne, Mimosa or Bellini each. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 2 - 8 People Sun 12:00PM-4:00PM

Offer valid until Aug 25 2019

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