This serene, elegant Marylebone dining room with bucolic views through arched windows produced a meal that astonished us in every way. The Ukrainian chef Igor Tymchyshyn has achieved the seemingly impossible – a £26 menu du jour of exceptional beauty, glamour and flavour.
A starter of lobster bisque with seafood raviolo was pure luxury; chicken liver pâté was served on a raft of toasted Poilâne, heaped with tangy apple chutney and scattered with pea shoots. A main course of salmon was offered – and came – slightly pink, its quotidian flavours transformed by caramelised fennel and butternut squash; beef à la bordelaise was tender and fabulous. Crème brûlée came with a half moon of candied nuts, a lovely rainbow of spring colours. Every detail, down to the amuse-bouche (parsnip purée with white truffle foam) was faultless, and we loved the Japanese-style presentation with its asymmetric shapes.
The wines (around £9 a glass) aren’t cheap, but the obliging French sommelier, one of an all-female trio, replaced our dry and unforgiving Loire chenin with a fruity riesling without demur. Dine on the rooftop terrace in summer and save up for the £60 menu gourmand (scallops, lobster and foie gras).
55 Marylebone High Street
|Opening hours:||Lunch served noon-2.15pm, dinner served 6.30-10.15pm daily|
|Transport:||Tube: Baker Street or Regent's Park tube|
|Price:||Set lunch £23 & £34 2 courses, £26 & £38 3 courses; (Sun) £29.50 3 courses. Set dinner (6.30-7pm, 9-10.15pm Mon-Sat) £26 3 courses; (Mon-Sat) £49 3 courses; (6.30-8.30pm Mon-Sat) £60 tasting menu (£110 incl wine)|
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top drawer !!! great if you don't have 20 20 vision - but don't want to eat like you are in Tesco's - its light, bright and nice - food great - staff well trined and extreamly nice
We were confused by the website. There was a menu called Dinner Menu Du Jour - 3 courses for £32. We didn't see that there was a small text saying that it's available only at 6:30pm and 9pm onwards. It should be more clear and also mention until when it's available.
Had the set menu, great value for money the food and service was amazing. Really great experience, friendly staff, lovely restaurant and atmosphere, exceptional service and very high standards. Quality of food was excellent and some of the nicest food I have had. Portion size was good and the cheese trolley was the best I have seen. So many cheeses to choose from! Would recommend this to anyone and also would go back