28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen

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The Marylebone branch of a high-quality trio of wine bar/restaurants, equally good for food and wine

The three outposts of 28°-50° share a similar wine list, a French-inspired menu and a bright, on-the-ball attitude, but there the resemblance ends. Fetter Lane is a basement with a French country-kitchen vibe, while Marylebone is a shiny new corner conversion, all glass and zinc with wraparound windows and a central bar. The menu offers predictable platters and pâtés, plus a handful of more involved main courses and grill dishes.

The standard is high, give or take the odd stumble (a few unnecessary relishes and flourishes, and a curio of an aubergine main dish whose miso and charred-skin flavours weren’t made for wine-pairing). We particularly rate the grilled meats; the unctuously simple ox cheek braised in red wine; the thin and crispy fries; and the notably generous prawn cocktail starter.

The wine list is a thing of joy, offering upwards of 30 varied and delicious wines from on-song suppliers, many of them small producers, plus a changing themed selection. It’s well worth exploring: order 75ml glasses and follow the young staff’s enthusiastic advice. The crowd is smart, with seats at the V-shaped bar attracting plenty of solo customers and shoppers on a quick break. 

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Venue name: 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen
Contact:
Address: 15-17 Marylebone Lane
London
W1U 2NE
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Wed; noon-midnight Thur-Sat. Lunch served noon-2.30pm Mon-Sat. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Wed; 6-10.30pm Thur-Sat.
Transport: Tube: Bond Street tube
Price: Main courses £12.95-£21.95.
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tastemaker

What a pleasant surprise this spot turned out to be. To be fair I didnt know that it was associated with the Michelin restaurant "Texture" ... If I had I would've known what to expect.... Quality! Pure unadulterated quality! From the service to the cocktails ...

What we also discovered when we came in is that between 4-6pm all their cocktails go to £6 a pop... Wow! Honestly its crazy because this is not your average bar with sticky floors. This is a fine dining restaurant with a lush bar serving premium drinks... A small menu but premium all the same . would deco recommend it! The menu looked delicious too so you won't be disappointed.

tastemaker

I came here recently with a friend in search of wine near Oxford Street and came across this place by accident down some of the side streets.  The menu outside advertising happy hour drew us both in on a late Saturday afternoon along with the sight of people sat outside (in March?) drinking espresso martinis.


We propped ourselves up at the main central bar and decided to go for the classic Kir Royale champagne cocktail as they were well priced at 6.50! The place had a nice atmosphere about it and staff were very attentive and smartly dressed.  It felt like we had stumbled into the lovely champagne bar at Gatwick Airport, but sadly without the bonus of jetting off somewhere nice.


The perfect place to pop in for one or two drinks in between shopping trips or to start off your night out central.


Came here with my work team as a surprise "well done" evening and I have to say that this place is a little hidden gem. It's posh but not pretentious, staff are absolutely lovely, all the food was spot on - I even tried Oysters here for the first time and would likely only ever come back here to try them once again!


FYI, it is a little smaller than you think due to the massice bar in the middle but don't let that stop you (but, if you have the chance to book in advance, DO IT!) since I really believe it's worth it.


Staff were brilliant and the food was exquisite. Quiet a nice atmosphere in the restaurant too. I had the steak and my date had the duck, and both dishes were amazing. The wines were fantastic as well, with the staff being knowledgeable and recommended me a lovely wine.