FOOD

Where to eat during FAB FEST'18

Over past few years FAB FEST organisers have explored and tasted the surrounding neighbourhood of FAB FEST headquarters. The area of Marylebone, where University of Westminster is located has a lot to offer for food lovers and munchers. This is a list of our favourite locations around that we think you should explore.

Breakfast/ Brunch:

'31 Below'

31 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 4PP

Price range - ££

Cozy atmosphere with nice brunch menu, fresh juices. Located on buzzing Marylebone high street.

 

'Le Pan Quotidien'

72-75 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 5JW

Price range - ££

Only looking at their food you can feel how fresh and healthy it is. It offers some finest salad bowls with some unexpected combinations. Also, a little secret we discovered. On every table they offer complimentary spread. One of them is something like a cookie spread. Sounds crazy but it is truly phenomenal.

 

Lunch:

'Itsu'

132 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 6UA

Price range - £

Surprisingly very fresh and delicious Japanese food chain. You would not expect that from a chain, but we've been pretty impressed having cheap and quick lunches, which you can get for as little as 4£, almost everyday except Friday (why? - check next one). Little tip off - they put on extra charge if you decide to stay inside (we choose not to and head to Paddington Street Gardens). Favourite meal on the menu (hands down) rice bowls.

 

'The Bok Bar'

56 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 7JA

Price range - £

It is easy to get offended at this place if you can notice the details in the interior design (look out for stained glass windows). The food is amazing here. The go to thing on the menu is  Pad Thai, very impressive and very authentic. Also, pretty cheap. You can either take away and enjoy it at the park or have it in. But remember that it is also a pub as it is a restaurant, so it gets pretty busy on Fridays.

 

'Nambu-Tei' 

Berkeley Arcade, 209 Baker St, Marylebone, London NW1 6AB

Price range - ££

A bit more expensive for lunch, but if you are a sushi fan - it is worth the money. One of the freshest sushi's we've tried around. Very authentic. You can ask for some green tea and they will keep refilling the cup. Try one of the lunch boxes packed with different types of sushi's.

 

Other:

'Nando's' - is very popular in London, serves lots of different cuts of chicken marinated in some South African sauces. Yum.

'Chipotle' - Burrrrritooos. If you feel like you could 'eat a horse', when you order ask to do half of each ingredient. Half one meat and half the other, half brown and half black beans.. etc. The price remains the same, but burrito literally doubles for some magical reasons..

'Wok To Walk' - decent noodles. Always.

 

Dinner:

 

Woooohhh. Ok lets stop here for a second. I believe that in London you could literally try every single cuisine of the world and it's going to be very good. So, we have rounded up some of the best ones in the area - 'for your taste buds only'.

 

'Patogh'

8 Crawford Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 5NE

Price range - £

As someone would say 'closest you can get to Tehran without leaving London'. Incredibly authentic and very welcoming. The food leaves me speechless for at least few hours after the dinner. Breath taking Lamb Pieces. Feels like tasting a piece of heaven. A go to thing on the menu is the 'Lamb Pieces, half rice half salad'. If you want a full experience get mixed starters and big special bread + spicy pickles. The place is super good value for money, so we do leave generous tips.

 

'Le Relais de Venise l'Entrecôte'

120 Marylebone Ln, Marylebone, London W1U 2QG

Price range - ££/£££

Pretty fancy and authentic French place. But if you are looking to try one of the best steaks in London this is the place. It's famous for its secret sauce. The concept is very simple: it's only one thing on the menu that you can have - steak and fries. It starts with fresh mustardy salad. The steak is served in two parts. Once you've eaten your first half, they serve the second half and fill your plate with fries. Less is more. Pretty good desert menu too.

 

'On the Bab'

36 Wellington St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BD

Price range - £/££

Ok. Wow. The chicken in here was created by gods. Everything else is pretty good, but that sweet chilli glazed chicken is on another level. Quite nice atmosphere. But you do need to queue very often. Not too long but expect to wait a bit.

'Cook House Joe' 

55 Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 8SP

Price range - £/££

Very cozy and delicious Lebanese food. Grilled whole chicken and beautiful sides.

 

'Shoryu'

G3-5, Kingly Court, Carnaby, London W1B 5PJ

Price range: £/££

Kingly Court is amazing place for foodies. Whole place packed with amazing restaurants. You could spend a whole week just in that place trying different restaurants. But our focus is on this one. Very nice ramen. Simply traditional and very delicious. If you are looking for a nice thick broth ramen - this is your place.

 

Finally, to finish our list of local guilty pleasure...

'Diwana Bhel Poori House'

121-, 123 Drummond St, London NW1 2HL

Price range: £

This one is straight forward. You will not get great customer service but you will have some amazing Dosa's. Very cheap too. My favourite is 'Paneer Spinach Dosa'. Very nice trick here is, they let you bring your own booze. So make sure you bring some beers or wines - they don't even sell it.  Then they tell you they won't charge 'corkage' so you will have to tip them.. But very nice Dosa.

 

 

 

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