As January nights plunge us into darkness earlier and earlier, Lumiere London lights up the skies with artists’ imaginative and interactive illuminated artworks from 18-21 January. Designed as a walking tour across the capital, Lumiere London takes visitors on a journey moving from one shining art instillation to the next. Now, you’ll need your energy for this exciting trip, so why not have the full experience and dine out in the Marble Arch area whilst exploring all that Lumiere London 2018 has to offer?
Marble Arch is ideally located in the midst of the activity in the west of London, making it the perfect pit-stop on your excursion – and a welcomed respite from the cold and crowds. Whether you’re coming to or from the West End, Fitzrovia or Mayfair, make Marble Arch your oasis!
We’ve pinpointed some reviving restaurants, charming cafes and pleasant pubs to begin, end or power up at during your Lumiere London jaunt. However, if you’re sticking with the exploration theme – you can visit our Eating Out Guide to find over 100 dining and leisure options in the area or head over to the Marble Arch area and see the delicious diversity for yourself!
This local independent butcher, deli & grill on New Quebec Street in Portman Village is a relaxed and back-to-basics joint. Their butcher store drives the daily food offering which features superbly grilled steak over a charcoal grill, fresh burgers made using 45-day aged steak & hand-raised pies (both vegetarian and meat options). Even tastier, every Monday – Wednesday is 50% off their burgers and delicious 28 day-aged North Yorkshire Galloway sirloin steak! If you’re dining Thursday – Sunday, quote “Friend of Boxcar” for 10% off the bill!
Located on Park Lane, Lanes of London offers a superb seasonal menu, using locally sourced British rare-breed and wild food produce. It’s not just for foodies though, mixologists can celebrate as the bar serves great wines, craft beers and excellent cocktails, as well as a critically-acclaimed afternoon for tea-enthusiasts. The recently refurbished restaurant is gorgeous and relaxed, whilst overlooking Hyde Park and Marble Arch.
Need a pick me up in between the culture hunting? Look no further than The Borough Barista. Their local coffee beans and expert baristas will create the perfect caffeine concoction to get you moving. Don’t worry about that espresso going straight to your head either – they have heaps of tasty goodness like sandwiches and pastries too.
This well preserved Victorian pub with a horseshoe bar and a dart board is a sports lover’s dream! They also serves a great range of award-winning and changing ales and lagers and is home to the London branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale). Bar snacks include some tasty traditional pies likes pork, chicken, apricots & herb stuffing pie.
This award-winning casual vegetarian restaurant is a favourite of veggies and carnivores alike with its eclectic and inventive dishes, like the Green Dragon (pictured), Aubergine Schnitzel, Vegan Cappuccino Cheesecake, and cocktails to die for!
Quick and tasty? This traditional pizzeria is a London favourite and Marylebone staple thanks to its Corsican pizza and cosy atmosphere. You’ll have a hard (but delicious) time choosing from their 19 pizzas, but you can also sample their handmade pastas, salads and desserts. You can go for classics like Margarita and Pepperoni or venture out with some delectable creations like the La Terre Sacree pizza with gruyere, lonzu, rocket, parmesan and balsamic vinegar.
This gorgeous gastropub has something for everyone with a casual pub on the ground floor and an elegant restaurant upstairs. The lively pub offers a regularly changing drinks board lists special offer wines and cocktails, as well as a wide selection of continental lagers and guest ales. The restaurant boasts dishes like Seared Scallops, Seared Loin of Holcot Estate Venison or Grilled Squid with Lime, and Chocolate Delice with Pistachio Ice Cream.
Maroush is a Marble Arch staple and has been in the area since 1981 and introduced Lebanese food to London. You’ll can enjoy traditional and homemade dishes, mezze and bakalawa until late in the evening, when there is live music and belly dancing.
Tasty bites up your street? Try Lurra, a bright Basque grill restaurant with an open kitchen, serving traditional tapas and large sharing plates of grilled steak and fish. The restaurant features stunning designs with delicious food and flavours to match – like Grilled octopus with piquillo sauce, Solomillo Ibérico with pobre potatoes and egg yolk, and Crab pintxo.