MARYLEBONE, ST. JAMES’S AND COVENT GARDEN: WHERE TO EAT ACCORDING TO CONDE NAST TRAVELLER
From a Nordic gastro-pub, to a Venetian-inspired restaurant. Here are some of the hottest places to eat in Marylebone, St. James’s and Covent Garden neighborhoods, spotted by DATS on Condé Nast Traveller’s website.
MARYLEBONE… “This hideaway place opened in a moodily lit basement in Marylebone. And his Peruvian-inspired cooking is drawing high-spirited crowds, even mid-week, who pack out the rustic wooden tables. The dishes here are very pretty, artfully presented.”
MARYLEBONE… “A Nordic-inspired gastropub in the top corner of Marylebone. Finnish chef Kimmo Makkonen's meaty menu is thoroughly Nordic, with plenty of reindeer and fish as well as a hearty charcoal-grill section.”
MARYLEBONE… There’s no better way to describe this place than with Carousel’s own words: “Our open kitchen is home to an ever-changing line-up of talented chefs from around the world who share our philosophy on what eating out should be all about: amazing cooking, friendly service, a relaxed environment and a shared experience from one table to the next.”
ST. JAMES’S… “the menu is dominated by super-high-end Japanese favourites: silkily soft black cod, Kobe beef from the robata grill, serious sushi such as a rich, marbled tuna nigiri of which dreams are made. But it's the signature starters that steal the show.”
ST. JAMES’S... Contemporary Nordic flavours and hyper-polished interiors in St. James’s market.
ST. JAMES’S... “a superb new homage” to Veneto cuisine “that takes up one corner of a dramatic new Deco-ishly curving building in the recently revamped St James's Market.”
COVENT GARDEN… “Cinnamon Bazaar is a joyous riot of colours and flavours: the menu jumps from Indian street-food classics to regional specialties and British colonial cooking; the dining room dazzles with burnished gold, twinkling lights and acres of rosy fabric, like an ornate Bedouin tent straight out of Arabian Nights.”
COVENT GARDEN… Tucked away in Neal’s Yard, the new sister restaurant of popular Palomar offers great food from the Barbary Coast, that is Northern Africa. “Prepare to queue for one of the 24 seats at the horse-shoe bar counter surrounding the tiny kitchen - even at 6.30pm on a Tuesday evening.”
COVENT GARDEN… “An Indian dive bar in a boisterous, open-plan space with sari-bright colours and a sign saying 'Too fly to drunk roared the lion.”