Restaurant Review: 108 Marylebone Lane in London
Brasserie dining at The Marylebone Hotel
108 Marylebone Lane is a quaint brasserie located in The Marylebone Hotel. The ambiance is relaxed, and the large informal bar and lounge area makes 108 the perfect choice for after work drinks with friends or colleagues.
The small dining room offers a menu that presents simple and delicious brasserie dishes created using the finest local and fresh ingredients. You can find several of Marylebone’s local food suppliers on the menu, such as acclaimed and award-winning La Fromagerie, The Ginger Pig and Biggles Sausages.
Choose from a bar menu with selections of small bites, sandwiches and cheese plates or dine in the restaurant, which offers choices such as Salad of Smoked Gressingham Duck Breast, Poached Halibut with Lobster Cream and Baked Cannelloni of Aubergine with Ricotta.
On my visit to 108, I was excited to see Long Horn aged beef from Ginger Pig as an option for a main. I quickly grabbed the opportunity and challenged the kitchen to make a perfectly medium rare cooked filet.
While I waited for my steak I enjoyed a starter of Italian cured Prosciutto Ham served with rocket, figs and shaved Parmesan. It was clear that only the freshest ingredients were used and the dish exemplified both flavours of the parmesan and ham magnificently.
And my steak arrived I was more than pleseantly surprised. The steak was plump, juicy and cooked to perfection. The taste and texture was exquisite, a tell-tale sign that the meat had been properly aged.
While my charcuterie starter and steak main was more than enough to satisfy my appetite, it was difficult to say no when I was offered the mouth-watering dessert menu.
From a menu that included Pear Tart Tatin, Bitter Chocolate Fondant and Baked Lemon Tart with Cranberry Compote I chose a Chocolate Tart with Orange which was wonderful, the pastry was flaky and the rich chocolate filling melted in your mouth.
If you are looking to take in all the culinary treats that the Marylebone area offers, you need not go any further than Marylebone 108. The food is local, the atmosphere is comfortable and the location is great.
Address: 108 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2QE, UK