The Marylebone

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Marylebone
4 out of 5 stars
(11user reviews)
Adam Butler
Adam Butler

A Marylebone bar specialising in infusions, made on the premises and used in unusual and original (and inexpensive) cocktails.

The Marylebone does something that no one else in London does - at least as far as we're aware. Rather than just making a few infusions and using them in cocktails, it makes dozens of the things - and serves them on their own as well as mixing them into drinks.

A selection from what they make includes cherry rum, mango vodka and clementine gin. You can order 5 for £15 or 8 for £20, and they're served on tasting boards. The cocktail list is brief but inventive and, at £7.95 across the board, extremely well priced for a place in W1.

Food is minimal: sharing platters with a Middle Eastern bias. But with advance notice they will arrange for other food to be brought in from nearby restaurants.  

 

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Venue name: The Marylebone
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Address: 93 Marylebone High Street
London
W1U 4RE
Transport: Tube: Baker Street
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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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Tastemaker

The Marylebone is potentially the most unpublike pub I’ve ever been to yet I mean this as a compliment. On the night of our visit most of the crowd around were French, the bartender was definitely very French, and Amstel was the pint of choice (what are we, in Amsterdam??). So perhaps Le Marylebone would have been a better moniker.

It’s a cocktail spot. The cocktails are inventive and well mixed. Their take on Bellini is excellent. Most concoctions and infusions are done in house. Cocktails are £8.95 a pop, so quite a good bargain considering the neighbourhood (although, to be honest, they could do with more alcohol). From 8 to 9 pm you get 2 cocktails for the price of one, which is definitely a very good deal, more alcohol or not. A note to future bar owner me: an excellent idea to have a late happy hour, as you get two solid streams of customers - the post work one and then the happy hour one.

There’s also Saloon Bar upstairs (accessible both from an inside staircase and through a separate entrance), which specialises if I understand correctly in G&Ts. Unfortunately, the lighting is a bit too bright for my liking.

Tastemaker

I am everything but a Marylebone local or expert so didn't quite know what to expect of this pub when I was invited there. It's a classic pub with a twist. It looks and feels like a pub but they also serve quite a few cocktails. I haven't tried them so cannot tell whether they are nice or not but the beer was very satisfactory. Also, there was this very out of place vintage popcorn machine but I couldn't find out whether or not you could help yourself for free... The only thing I didn't like was the music... It was genuinely the most dreadfully gloomy playlist I had ever heard.

tastemaker

My all time favorite pub, nice cocktails, great location and cool staff. Definitely a place to check out if you are in the area. All the cocktails are presented beautifully and taste amazing! This place does get crowded in evenings so be sure to get in early!

Tastemaker

Great place for evening drinks as part of a birthday group - interesting cocktails and plenty of other tasty booze choices! Gets a bit noisy later on so not great if you fancy a chat, but a nice chilled out bar.

tastemaker

The Marylebone might well be one of the 'edgiest' places in well... Marylebone! Cool vibe during the evening, with an extra upstairs area and very affordably priced drinks considering the location. The real selling point however, is their crazy 'shot' infusions. Dozens of flavours are on offer – from chilli & Nutella cognac, to marmite vodka (hey, I'm not judging...much,) and I tried a taster board of five shots for £16. Their cocktails look equally exciting and are something I'll return to try! 

Tastemaker

Popped in here as it was on our Hidden City Londons route. It's a lovely looking traditional feeling pub. As it was early & freezing, I opted for a cup of tea. It comes beautifully presented but a hot drink in a handle less cup is actually quite difficult to drink!

We only had 1 round so weren't there for long but despite its nice look the service didn't increase the ambience or make it feel in any way special.

I wouldn't make any special effort to return.


Awesome drinks and a good vibe

The infusions were amazing my girlfriend had one too many caramel tequilas but the night was great.

Really helpfull staff and great drinks

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