The best bits of Marylebone
Restaurants in Marylebone
Bars and pubs in Marylebone
Hotels in Marylebone
Rooms at The Grazing Goat
For an upmarket but intimate stay, the eight rooms at the Grazing Goat gastropub are a safe bet. ‘Modern country house’ is the vibe the owners (Cubitt House) are going for: the rooms are classy but unfussy and feature some lovely extras, such as Aesop products and cafetières, while wifi and bottled water are free. The same aesthetic is carried through into the bar and restaurant downstairs. Guests can enjoy their meals in their rooms if they prefer.
Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
This Grade II-listed red-brick former fire station was for years the secret location of London’s most-anticipated new hotel. The key factor was André Balazs who, as the man behind the celeb-friendly Chateau Marmont in LA and New York’s Mercer, has a gift for creating exclusive hotels with incredible buzz. The see-and-be-seen restaurant opened first, under visionary chef Nuno Mendes, and was immediately block-booked; ditto the 26 refined suites, each a model of intelligent, comforting design, retro of course, but not stuck in the past. Service is relaxed but crisp – exemplified by the note alongside the phone in each room, replacing the usual bookof instructions, simplyinstructing one to ‘Dial 0 for anything’.
Shops in Marylebone
KJ’s Laundry Marylebone
A favourite haunt of the consciously-uncoupled Gwyneth Paltrow, this small-but-perfectly-formed Marylebone boutique is home to understated, incredibly wearable labels. Founders Kate Allden and Jane Ellis track down soon to be cult classics before they become so by sourcing more under the radar brands, and then fill the store with stylish yet timeless pieces. and wardrobe classics. Its eponymous own-brand is predictably great.
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Burger & Lobster Threadneedle Street
Please note, Burger and Lobster is now fully a la carte and prices have changed. Time Out Food editors, January 2018. This City branch of Burger & Lobster has its lobster tank on view, so you can see what you'll be eating, if you're into that kind of thing. Alternatively you can watch the bartenders whip you up a fancy cocktail from the comfort of a barstool, or sit down to a more private meal at your own table. Born from the minds of four schoolmates on a rooftop in London, this restaurant chain grew from a pop-up in a Mayfair boozer to ten branches London-wide, and more to boot around the the world. In case the name isn't enough of a hint, these guys specialise in lobsters and burgers. It might come across gimmicky, but ignore that initial impression because if you're after good lobster, you'd be hard pressed to find it at better value for money than here. You can get a lobster (boiled, grilled or in a brioche roll with mayo) with a substantial salad and french fries for £23-£36, depending on how you have it and which branch you're in. For a smaller budget, the beef burgers will set you back £16.
Venue says: “Welcome to the luxurious and spacious Burger & Lobster. Prime burgers, wild, live Atlantic Ocean lobsters, Private dining and more!”