Looking for somewhere chic and glam to dine in London? Then let me show you 108 Brasserie in one of London’s most charming neighbourhoods.
Disclaimer: We were guests at 108 Brasserie, however, all views, opinions and photos are my own and remain a copyright of the Curious Pixie.
Away from the hubbub of Oxford Circus, the brasserie is part of The Marylebone Hotel, one of the luxury Doyle Collection hotels. The modern British restaurant is tucked in a corner on Marylebone Lane.
The rather inviting dark-stained oak bar with leather upholstery is the perfect place for pre or after dinner drink. Or perhaps head to the outside terrace and watch the world go by with a 108 G&T in hand, impressively distilled in-house.
Dark leather seats, a mix of wooden and white marble tables and large, tall windows flood the dining space with light which gives it a real Parisian feel – exuding a touch of class and luxury. A recently launched new menu takes inspiration from culinary delights from around the globe. Seasonal produce takes centre stage with a focus on light, healthy dishes.
The menu perusal started with a gin cocktail called Yvenia. A take on the Aperol Spritz with a mix of 108 Gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, rosemary & thyme syrup, Aperol, mint & peach liqueur. A winning combo, dangerously easy to drink.
Among the great choices of entrees and small plates we tried the tostadas. The crispy corn tortillas were filled with guacamole, black bean, chilli and coriander. Elegantly presented, each mouthful exploded with fresh flavours. Such a great start.
The burrata and seasonal tomatoes drizzled with pesto and topped with crunchy seeded crackers proved to be a standout dish too. Along with the sweetcorn fritter, accompanied with avocado, grilled halloumi, baby spinach and harissa.
With it being a warm summer’s day most of us naturally veered towards the salads for our mains which can also be ordered as a starter portion. The superfood salad can be topped with either grilled chicken, salmon or halloumi.
Those with salads were momentarily overcome with food envy when the delicious aromas of the Massaman tiger prawn curry with steamed jasmine rice arrived. It’s one of 108’s best and most popular dishes.
Oh and let’s not forget the crispy fingerling potatoes with sour cream – A pure delight!
There is a range of delectable sounding sweet treats to end the meal. Seduced by the apricot & Amaretti tart with clotted cream, we found the flaky pastry melt-in-your-mouth.
And tell me, how beautiful is this plate of seasonal fruit and raspberry sorbet?!
108 Brasserie is a real all rounder and lends itself to being a great brunch or lunch spot with friends and family or a dress up dinner venue for special occasions. I know I’ll be back for the Yvenia alone!
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