We were delighted to see many of the local restaurants, pubs and cafes opening their terraces last month. With indoor dining permitted from 17 May and a plethora of good eateries to choose from this Spring, it might be hard to pick the perfect spot for your first meal without a coat on! To make your life easier, we’ve rounded up the top 20 restaurants & pubs around Marble Arch.
Lanes of London – Reopening on 17 May
Set against the unrivalled backdrops of Hyde Park and Marble Arch, Lanes of London serves British inspired food using the finest seasonal and local produce.
London Marriott Hotel Park Lane, 140 Park Lane, London W1K 7AA
Tokii – Reopening on 17 May
Curated especially for London tastes, but with a Japanese twist, their Nikkei cuisine menu focuses on sushi, sashimi, seafood and Robata grilled meat. At the heart of their dishes are the fresh local and international ingredients that really bring the best of East and West right to your plate.
50 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7FD
Briciole – Open now
Italian trattoria serving a menu of traditional dishes. The menus are inspired by authentic dishes from all over Italy. The light open space features a deli and café bar at the front, with the restaurant at the rear, and an outside area for al fresco dining.
20 Homer Street, London W1H 4NA
Vinoteca – Open now
Atmospheric and unfussy, this award-winning wine bar, restaurant and shop has over 200 wines listed. Relax amongst walls of wine in this cosy setting with everything from nibbles to accompany your glass, smaller plates or more substantial meals, all with a European focus.
13-15 Seymour Place, London W1H 5BD
Kurobuta – Open now
Kurobuta takes its inspiration from the Izakayas of Japan, where tapas-style plates are served to accompany drinks in a casual setting. Fresh sushi takes a starring role, alongside a fantastically imaginative selection of innovative snacks, salads and stunning sashimi. Robata fans are in for a treat too, with an irresistible choice cooked over charcoal.
17-20 Kendal Street, London W2 2AW
Hankies – Reopening on 17 May
Hankies is a casual Indian street food restaurant serving Indian Tapas and specialise in serving Roomali Roti – a classic Indian roti which is hand spun till its thin enough to read through, cooked on a burning hot Roomali Tawa and folded into ‘Hankies’.
The Montcalm, 61 Upper Berkeley Street, London W1H 7TP
The Gate – Reopening on 17 May
Situated in a quiet street in Marylebone, a couple of minutes from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, The Gate focuses on creative vegetarian and plant-based dishes that are full of flavours and visually pleasing. Ingredients are carefully sourced and combined in unexpected ways.
22-24 Seymour Place, London W1H 7NL
Bernardi’s – Reopening in June as The Italian Greyhound
Bernardi’s is relaunching in June as The Italian Greyhound after an extensive refurbishment. Expect innovative and familiar modern Italian cooking, championing independent and sustainable producers. The dining space has been re-imagined with calm neutral tones, oak tables and comfy seating, with a wraparound terrace overlooking Seymour Place.
62 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BN
City of Quebec – Open now
One of London’s oldest traditional gay pubs, established 1946. An impressively large establishment on two floors with an extensive food menu featuring burgers, soups, salads, wraps, steaks, sausage and mash, fish and chips and more. And there’s a terrace too!
12 Old Quebec Street, London W1H 7AF
Salt Bar – Open now
Contemporary bar serving Indian food with an outdoor shisha patio area. Specialising in whisky, they run guided tastings during quiet periods, drawing on a stock of 180 whiskies from around the world.
82 Seymour Street, London W2 2JB
Larrik – Reopening on 17 May
Imposing Victorian corner pub with a great selection of real ales, wines and cocktails. Mixed menu of classic British dishes including fish and chips and Welsh rarebit, plus internationally inspired offerings. Outdoor tables and Sunday Roast on Sundays.
32 Crawford Place, London W1H 5NN
The Green Man – Reopening on 17 May
The Green Man is a Paddington pub impressing with its beer, gin and award-winning Burger Craft burgers. PubLove hostel upstairs.
308 Edgware Road, London, W2 1DY, UK
Carpenters Arms – Reopening on 17 May
Popular with locals, The Carpenter’s Arms is a well preserved Victorian pub with a horseshoe bar and a dart board offering traditional award-winning ales and lagers. Outdoor seating available.
12 Seymour Place, London W1H 7NE
Mahal Indian – Open now
Mahal has been serving Indian food to the locals of Edgware Road since 1965. The entire menu is Halal, mainly North Indian, with Butter Chicken and Rajasthani Lal Maas their most popular dishes. They operate a ‘strictly no alcohol’ policy.
138 Edgware Road, London W2 2DZ
Maroush Express – Open now
Spacious contemporary venue serving classic Lebanese dishes in a relaxed environment. The colourful décor, the lively and sociable atmosphere, and the consistent flow of happy diners bring Maroush Express to life all day right through to late at night. Famous for its chicken Shawarma.
68 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EG
Paul – Open now
Family-owned French bakery and cafe that prides itself on its bread and patisserie, with outside seating. Serves Parisian breakfast, lunch and hot and cold beverages and cakes all day. Also perfect for picking up a picnic and taking it away to enjoy in Hyde Park. Free Wi-Fi.
32 Edgware Road, London W2 2EH
Le Pain Quotidien – Open now
This cosy and welcoming Boulangerie inspired cafe offers bread and patisserie, salad, sandwiches, coffee and fresh orange juice plus free Wi-Fi. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options accompany classics and favourites. Features an extended terrace at the front.
30-31 Kendal Street, London W2 2AW
GAIL’s – Open now
GAIL’s Bakery is a London-based bakery who specialise in hand-crafted sourdough bread, with the finest natural ingredients, every day for their neighbours. Pop in for coffee, pastries, cakes and sandwiches or stay a little longer for their Baker’s Breakfast menu that’s served until 3pm daily.
4-6 Seymour Place, London W1H 7NA
Great for Families
The Pickled Hen – Reopening on 19 May
Set in the heart of Marylebone this modern restaurant and bar is great for relaxed food and drinks. Their creative menus focus on conscious-eating and flavours inspired from around the world. The Pickled Hen is working with local suppliers to provide fresh and seasonal produce.
London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch, 134 George Street, London W1H 5DN
Hard Rock Café Oxford Street – Reopening on 20 May
Dig into the renowned and rich musical history of Hard Rock Hotel London while you’re biting into fresh, handmade, classic American cooking served with a modern British twist. From the kitchen to the cocktail bar, you won’t be disappointed with the menu options. Priority seating is available for Hard Rock Hotel London guests.
Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7DL