Last Wednesday night I dined at stylish eatery 108 Marylebone Lane. The restaurant has recently taken on Norman Farquharson as Executive Chef and has a new seasonal menu, which changes every few months and where possible uses ingredients from local producers.
The restaurant would be perfect for a special occasion, but it’s also laid back enough for a post-work catch-up. I felt comfortable and relaxed – perhaps because of the flattering low-lighting! By 9pm, the restaurant was almost full, which is a pretty good sign – especially as it was a Wednesday night.
The menu had a good range for meat-eaters with lots of fish and meat dishes. There were two vegetarian options. The restaurant staff were attentive and happy to give advice and recommendations about the menu and wine.
I had a delicious prosciutto ham starter followed by lemon sole for the main course. The lemon sole came in strips, in a light lemon-flavoured batter – very tasty. And I loved the presentation of the chips in a little silver bucket on the side. Dessert was just as good. I opted for the Rococo chocolate brownie – very chocolatey without being too rich.
In the name of research, I also tasted everything my date ordered! So I can confirm that the soup, lamb shank and crumble were up to the same standard as my meal.
I really enjoyed dinner at 108 Marylebone Lane and will definitely go back to try more of the menu. It took me less than five minutes to walk there from Selfridges (where I had been eyeing the Easter chocolate displays) and there’s a good cocktail menu, so it’s also perfect for shopping pit-stops.