Glorious Marylebone Is Calling All Foodies…

Food & Drink
By Dave R. Tailor | 3rd December 2020

One of London’s most vibrant and unique eating and drinking districts, Portman Marylebone is the perfect place to go in the run up to Christmas. The restaurant scene north of Oxford Street is as solid as ever, with establishments now reopened and thriving as they gear up for the festive fun of December.

From special menus to safe dining, Portman Marylebone is the perfect destination for foodies, anyone escaping the crowds and anyone looking for real Christmas spirit. Here are some of our best picks…

The Grazing Goat

It’s always amazing at the Grazing Goat, and never more so than over the Christmas period. With doors flung wide open for business, The Grazing Goat is the perfect place to head to enjoy the Christmas period with your loved ones in the most festive and safe way possible.

From their crackling log fires, to hearty Christmas menus and reassuring cosy corners ideal for snuggling away from the masses, it’s perfect for quiet relaxed drinks, meals or safe seasonal gatherings. Or take to the street terrace and watch the passers-by on New Quebec Street.

Ideal for quiet relaxed drinks, meals or safe seasonal gatherings...

Whether you’re planning festive catch ups, a final team meeting with colleagues before the end of the year or even a festive feast delivered to your home, head to The Grazing Goat.

Where: 6 New Quebec Street, Marylebone, W1H 7RQ

Boxcar Baker & Deli and Boxcar Kitchen

Boxcar Baker & Deli is the place in Portman Marylebone to come for coffee and homemade pastries, breakfast bowls, delicious salads and sandwiches.

Receive deliveries of their homemade food, made with fresh ethically sourced ingredient, or head down in person and enjoy free coffee courtesy of Portman Marylebone.

Meanwhile Boxcar Kitchen’s delicious menu features superbly grilled fish, rare-breed steaks and signature burgers (beef and veggie) alongside homemade pies, vegetarian tarts and seasonal salads.

Where: Boxcar Baker & Deli: 7A Wyndham Place, Marylebone, W1H 1PN
Boxcar Kitchen: 23 New Quebec Street, Marylebone, W1H 7SD

Philglas & Swiggot

Philglas & Swiggot quite literally do what it says over the door, and with their superb selection of wines and offer seating indoors and outdoors, it’s the perfect destination for any wine lover.

As well as offering a large range of wines by the glass, choose any bottle of wine from the shelf and pay a corkage fee of £10 to enjoy it in the beautiful surroundings of Marylebone.

Recently refurbished, it’s worth a visit whether it’s your first time or you’re a regular.

Where: 22 New Quebec Street, Marylebone, W1H 7SB

Roti Chai

Experience an authentic taste of India without even leaving Marylebone.

Roti Chai showcases traditional ingredients and cooking techniques from across the Indian sub-continent, adding contemporary twists to recipes and bringing even more flavour to the streets of Portman Marylebone.

Roti Chai’s ground floor Street Kitchen will be open in December and they are taking bookings online with walk-ins very welcome.

Where: 3 Portman Mews South, Marylebone, W1H 6AY


Treat yourself this Christmas, rather than spending a fiver at your local supermarket head down to Vinoteca to pick up a selection of exciting wines that have interesting stories to tell, from all over the world.

Enjoy an ever-changing selection of 25 wines by the glass from their award-winning list of over 200 wines, which changes twice a year to ensure the very best in quality and variety.

Buy wine by the case, or try their new Christmas food and wine menu which is now available, including a glass of Prosecco on them, chocolate truffles and coffee included at just £40 per person for three courses.

Where: 15 Seymour Place, Marylebone, W1H 5BE


Jikoni, a specialist in ‘mixed heritage’ or ‘beyond borders’ cooking, fuses tastes and smells from South Asia, the Far East, Middle East, East Africa and Britain. And the result is predictably incredible.

Jikoni are welcoming back guests with new seasonal dishes plus some old festive favourites, like their famous Brussels sprouts. The sprouts come charred with chestnuts, hot and sour dressing and bonito. Jikoni boast that they taste like umami on IMAX…

While you dine at Jikoni why not order a festive hamper for foodie friend of family member?

Where: 19-21 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 3DH

A.O.K Kitchen

A.O.K’s blend of Mediterranean and Californian flavours are both stylish and elegant.

Specialising in mindfully sourced ingredients, the restaurant aims to be a space that includes inclusivity at its very core.

Free from refined sugar and conscious to limit its dairy and gluten use, they don’t just cope with dietary requirements, but freely offers them as the basis of their innovative, intimate and, most importantly, irresistible dining experience.

Where: 52-55 Dorset Street, Marylebone, W1U 7NH

The Montagu Kitchen

Christmas will be different this year, but you don’t have to go cold-turkey. Quite the opposite, thanks to Montagu Kitchen who are offering a way to indulge in a decadent Christmas meal with all the trimmings thanks to ‘Turkey Me Home’. 

Available to order for collection from The Montagu Kitchen in Portman Marylebone until the end of December, let expert chefs deliver a perfectly cooked Christmas meal so that you don’t have to lift a finger!

Turkey Me Home treats you to a traditional, home-cooked roast whole turkey, your choice of potatoes perfectly cooked any way you like and a range of trimmings and sides -including delectable pigs in blankets, Brussels sprouts, roast carrots, parsnips, herbs and bacon, homemade gravy and cranberry sauce.

Just order for collection 72 hours in advance and ‘hey presto’, Christmas arrives!

Where: 30 Portman Square, Marylebone, W1H 7BH

To find out more about Portman Marylebone, visit The Portman Marylebone Directory here…

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