Yiani Papoutsis set out to bring an American classic, the hamburger, to London
and to do it the right way…luckily he most certainly has done so! Serving a patty of ground chuck steak with
plenty of toppings, Meat Liquor reminds you that a simple dish like the
hamburger can still be a delicacy when it is done with dedication. Now for the other half of the name,
Liquor. One barman chops ice from a
solid block, while his colleagues serve classic drinks mixed properly, and if
you order the right one it might even be served in a jam jar. The décor mimics a Lower East Side diner,
with exposed light bulbs and wiring, loud music, and “street art” covering the
walls. Although the ambience may seem
overwhelming, the combination of food and setting makes for a unique experience
that will tempt your palate for more.
Unfortunately they do not take reservations.
in a converted stable block, Orrery is a long, thin restaurant with one wall
lined with banquette seating and large arching windows providing a beautiful
view of the St. Marylebone Church gardens opposite. You won’t need to be sold on their food once
you have seen their famously delicious cheese trolley, showcasing independently
produced cheeses from various regions of France. But if cheese is not your forte you will
definitely enjoy the fresh, local menu that changes almost daily and is known
for the pied de cochon farci and pommes mousseline Madeira and truffle.
The Providores & Tapa Room
a creative and innovative menu that continually changes, The Providores
provides the perfect place for a fancy dinner upstairs or a wonderful, casual
breakfast downstairs (also open for lunch and dinner). Taking after creator Peter Gordon, Providores
maintains a New Zealand/Pacific Island feel and cuisine that never ceases to
surprise or amaze. Known for dishes like
smoked coconut tamarind laksa with fish dumplings and soba noodles upstairs or
the glazed duck-filled buns with chili jam downstairs the unique dishes will
catch your eye, but more importantly they will excite your taste buds. Unfortunately they do not take reservations
for the Tapa Room, but reservations are advisable for the Providores.
Galvin Bistrot De Luxe
the day its doors opened Bistrot De Luxe has been a favorite of London’s. A seasonally changing menu and high quality
ingredients have led Bistrot De Luxe to the spot of Best French Restaurant two
years in a row. One of the most
knowledgeable staffs in London, the front of house does not hesitate to suggest
wine pairings or offer details on how food is prepared, while still maintaining
friendly conversation. Bistrot De Luxe
provides a bit of London flair to the classic French bistro menu that they so
kitchen is run by the truly amazing head chef Giorgio Locatelli who brings
experience ranging all the way back to the days he worked in his uncle’s
Michelin-starred restaurant at the age of five.
Although the frosted glass windows may seem more Miami Beach than West
End, Locanda Locatelli brings fantastic food straight from the tables of Italy
to this cozy dining room on Seymour Street.
Besides the food, the real highlight of the restaurant is the wine list,
which drops all the way to the floor and consists of Italian classics as well
as never before heard of diamonds in the rough.
Locatelli has and undoubtedly will continue to maintain the very highest
of standards in the culinary industry year after year.
Located in the world famous St. Christopher’s Place, Côte is an award-winning French restaurant with cuisine inspired by the many simple bistros in Paris, where locals tend to stray away from over-the-top dining and prefer simple dining. Côte is dedicated to offering classic, delicious dishes to its customers such as Steak Frites and Niçoise salads. Côte is the recipient of the “Best Value Restaurant in the UK” award in 2009. Côte is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering fresh ingredients and affordable dishes all day long.
One may find it slightly strange to only give
one’s patrons one option for dinner, but no one has seemed to complain about
L’Entrecote’s steak frites since the first one opened in 1959. Keeping the original French Bistrot
atmosphere, L’Entrecote has closely spaced wooden table, mirrored walls,
colorful tablecloths covered in paper and hand chipped frites. Keeping with the traditional brasserie style,
you will be given the option to have your steak cooked blue, rare, medium or
well done and it will be served in two stages, so you can enjoy your steak at
its best. Accompanied by the famous
secret recipe sauce that has gone hand in hand with L’Entrecote’s steaks since
1959, you are guaranteed to have a great meal.
Unfortunately they do not take reservations.
Award-winning restaurant FishWorks is a seafood-lovers paradise. Located in the stylish centre of Marylebone High Street and steps from Oxford Street, FishWorks prides itself on offering high quality seafood dining options, and features a traditional wet fish counter where patrons can select their own fish for home cooking based on the recommendations from a friendly and knowledgeable staff.