Time Out says
A popular restaurant on Marylebone's Crawford Street, serving modish tapas.
First opened in 2014, the food at this Marylebone favourite is tapas with – you guessed it – a twist. In practice, what this means is that it’s creative modern tapas: modish, but not outlandish. More importantly, it’s outstanding. From Sicilian red prawns served like a sashimi salad (cold, with thick slices of Japanese scallops, slivers of cucumber and a sharp dressing) to crunchy, warmly spiced ’nduja croquettes or fatty-edged lamb chops with a burnt aubergine purée, this just happens to be some of the best tapas in town. Even the ‘Josperised’ (deliberately burnt) hispi cabbage came ‘spritzed’ at the table with a chilli and garlic oil.
Better yet, though dishes can occasionally veer towards the fancy, the place itself is ultra-casual and buzzy, with a look that’s rustic chic: worn wooden floors, unpainted plaster walls, copper-pipe wine racks. Not to mention warm, low lighting (thanks to bare filament bulbs, obvs). It’s gloriously atmospheric.
It’s a pity, then, that on the night of our visit, service wasn’t quite as warm as the setting. Staff were a tad brusque, and the wait between plates was like hanging on for the right Overground train. But do go (with a thick skin and plenty of time), as the food and vibe at this tucked-away gem are absolutely worth it.
Twist has been built from a foundation of deep respect for the food we cook with daily, our ingredients are sourced from suppliers who share our passion for healthy and sustainable food, and are kept seasonal whenever possible. Our simple cooking style reflects their quality, letting the natural flavours and textures speak for themselves, so that as we explore ever-varying fusion combinations, the beauty of the raw material remains.
Constantly exploring new ingredients and recipes from around the world, our kitchen is a meeting place of cuisines and traditions in a tapas style.
We cook with love and respect for high quality and seasonal ingredients, sourced from suppliers who share our passion for healthy and sustainable food.
Our service is friendly and relaxed, with waiters happy to provide advice or information about the menu, and for large group-bookings we arrange a pre-order menu, tailored carefully to match the character or your event.
42 Crawford Street
|Transport:||Nearest Tubes : Baker Street, Marylebone, Edgware Road, Marble Arch|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £125.|
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Users say (17)
Average User Rating
4.8 / 5
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Unpretentious, easy-going, shortish menu but very well-rounded.We went for the "tapas" sharing style and we ordered 6 different dishes, from babaganoush to padron peppers , from foie gras to chicory tacos. All in all a good combination of small portions that made our culinary adventure a true delight. The place is small but they compensate with good service and good prices. I could not say it was Spanish tapas, but rather an international fusion of dishes served tapas-style. Good quality, good flavours and good location.
Been to ''TWIST'' on 5 occasions after stumbling across it 3 days after opening. The fantastic quality remains the same, getting a table has inevitably got harder, Tapas with an Italian twist, phenomenal flavours and a changing menu, Bar downstairs, All round winner whatever the occasion. Wherever you live, going to Twist is a must.
Second time dined at Twist and one of the best experiences at restaurants ever. Delicious meal, lovely service. Must visit restaurant while in London
Twist was an amazing experience. Me and my husband arrived with no reservation, but they were super helpful and found a cozy table for us. The food was delicious, in the best possible way- tapas are just extraordinary. We had some very good cocktails to go with our food. Our waiter was great- helped us with all the choices and was at our service throughout the whole dinner. I would highly recommend this place.- it's worth every bite.
The very best of the very best! Every dish is so flavoursome and the ever changing menu makes this place always a new discovery.
Amazingly friendly and accommodating staff. The ever changing menu is so tasty using seasonal ingredients. The chefs love of food really comes across in their reasonably priced menu. They also have a fantastic wine menu
Twist is my top list tapas restaurant in London the service is always very good and helpful we find new dishes all the time with amazing quality ingredients we love Twist
Never disappoints. All dishes we order and we do try and order some different dishes every time we go are consistently good and the staff are lovely.
been a regular at Twist and i love this restaurant the food is a jurney around the world with amazing taste with very good service and a good selection of wine love twist !!
Beautiful fusion of tapas, flavourful and well balanced, very welcoming, friendly and knowledgable service, very special experience to dining at Twist, everyone should give it a shoot
This is not your run of the mill neighbourhood restaurant. Love of food is central here. There is a lot of passion and creativity in the kitchen and we always feel welcomed by the charming and professional service team.