Situated in the heart of Marylebone, 108 Marylebone Lane faces some stiff competition in the restaurant stakes, surrounded by some of the best and most notorious foodie haunts in the city. I was therefore throughly thrilled to find that not only was their food delicious and the service excellent, it was also a highly affordable meal created with love and care by the kitchens of head chef Norman Farquharson and made with locally sourced fresh ingredients. This little details was what made the food truly special – it is always a pleasure to eat food when you know it comes from the collaborative efforts of the surrounding suppliers.
To start the Salad of Smoke Gressingham Duck Breast was fantastic, a perfectly sized portion with just the right amount of duck for an opening course. My main of Poached Halibut was cooked to perfection and set off exquisitely by the lobster cream, a wonderful combination of flavours.
The staff were exceptionally polite and helpful despite the fact I was twenty minutes late for my booking, and were happy to help suggest wines that would suit my food choices. The atmosphere was extended to the decor, rich and luxuriant yet casual, making diners feel at ease.
108 Marylebone Lane comes highly recommended for great food in an intimate setting.