Marylebone is undisputedly a place to see and be seen. And as such, it has attracted a scattering of Michelin-starred restaurants over the years as well as some hip, zeitgeisty venues. Trishna on Blandford Street is a Michelin-starred restaurant that rustles up primarily seafood dishes from the Southwest of India with real flavour and flair. The wood-panelled, minimalist, almost hipster interiors are an interesting aesthetic pairing to the exotic cuisine.
With exciting Italian food, an extensive wine list and notable ambience Locanda Locatelli (one Michelin star) impresses on every level. World-renowned chef Giorgio Locatelli puts the emphasis firmly on the freshness of ingredients and culinary creativity. The result is memorable Italian food with a signature twist.
Texture Restaurant and Champagne Bar (one Michelin star) are currently headed up by the Icelandic chef Aggi Sverrisson. A menu brimming with modern European and Icelandic fusion dishes aims to turn the French fine dining tradition on its head – delighting the senses in the process.
The latest opening by a Michelin-starred chef – Simon Rogan – is Roganic, on Blandford Street. What was once an incredible two-year pop-up has now turned into a lasting establishment, bring elements of Simon’s two Michelin-starred restaurant, L’Enclume, to the table. The restaurant uses only the freshest produce from around the UK, producing imaginative and creative dishes that make the palette dance.
Movers and shakers
The Swedish, Swiss, and Chinese embassies are based in Marylebone, among others. You’ll also find some advertising agencies and solicitors’ offices and, slicing through the area, the famous Harley Street is known for its high-profile doctors and cosmetic surgeons. The net result of all this is a decidedly upmarket crowd – people who are prepared to pay for the very best of the best.
According to the last census, the population of Marylebone is approximately 48% female and 52% male. And the average age of inhabitants is 38. Each day sees a heavy footfall with time-rich (and cash-rich) clientele relaxing over long lunches or getting dolled up for evening dining.
A high concentration of luxury hotels in the area – like the Landmark Hotel and the Langham – ensures a steady stream of wealthy, cultured visitors. Whatever venture you have in mind, be it an easy-breezy café or starch-tableclothed venue, rest assured that the people of Marylebone have the lifestyle to match your offering.