Branches of Villandry are a reasonably common sight in the capital. Famed for their commitment to chicness and space in a city determined to fit as many hipster-esque, mason-jar orientated joints in increasingly small spaces as possible. Into this fray, Villandry’s generous, spacious dining rooms have a life of their own in Marylebone. Moments from London’s The Regent’s Park on Great Portland Street, is the ideal spot to forget the city for a moment.
Home to understated (and reasonably priced) elegance in the city, Great Portland Street’s Villandry is an excellent spot for a light bite, a chic lunch, or something more serious in the evening. The team serve food all day long, and have a menu designed specifically for your visit. The breakfast menu features light breads and pastries, as well as a number of great hot options (yes please American pancake waffles, we had no idea how much we needed you). As well as a range of juices and coffees, little wonder then that this Marylebone local is so very popular with commuters into Soho.
If you stop by Villandry on Great Portland Street for lunch you’ll be treated with great cafe-style options like quiche, light pastas and British classics like fish and chips. As evening draws in around Marylebone and the worker bees flee, the restaurant kicks up a gear, with mains like pumpkin risotto, dijon chicken supreme and steaks grilled to order. There’s also a brunch menu and a pile of offers to draw diners in (Lobster Mondays? Don’t mind if we do!) but be warned that this Soho local regularly packs out so a reservation is advised!