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.
|Venue name:||28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen||Contact:|
15-17 Marylebone Lane
|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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Average User Rating
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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.