Orrery 22

55 Marylebone High Street , London, W1U 5RB

020 3589 2087

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SquareMeal Review of Orrery

Long established as one of D&D London’s more refined restaurants, Orrery is no secret, but for diners who ascend to the first-floor dining room, it can feel like one thanks to the hushed elegance of the long mirrored space, with its distinctive porthole windows framing the greenery of St Marylebone church gardens. Go up further to find the roof terrace, lovely in summer with its olives and lavender. Whatever the season, the kitchen’s focus is on “top-notch” modern French cooking with a real feel for flavour, as in quail with roast figs, lardons and Madeira velouté. To follow, firm, juicy roast cod comes with peas, pork belly and morels, while guinea fowl is embellished with pear and truffle dressing. The menu is peppered with supplements, which is not to our taste, but milk chocolate parfait with cherry sorbet certainly is. The glorious Gallic cheese trolley encourages prolonged dalliance with excellent wines by the glass or carafe – in fact, ”everything’s perfect”. 
Special offers

New Years Eve: six-course tasting menu with amuse bouche £100

From: 31 December 2017

To: 31 December 2017

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Christmas Day: seven-course tasting menu with amuse bouche at £135

From: 25 December 2017

To: 25 December 2017

Max: 7

Includes VAT, excludes service. No other menus available.

Sunday 3 courses and a Bellini at £32.50

From: 01 July 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 7

Includes Vat, excludes service.

Lunch Menu: 3 courses at £28

From: 01 July 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 7

Includes Vat, excludes service.

Dinner Menu: 5 courses at £39.50 including a Bellini

From: 01 July 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 7

Includes Vat, excludes service. The table is reserved for 1.5 hours.

20 years of Orrery: 5 courses & glass of Champagne £60pp

From: 01 October 2017

To: 31 October 2017

Max: 7

Maximum of 7 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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9.0

Food & Drink: 8.7

Service: 9.2

Atmosphere: 8.4

Value: 7.9

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Victoria M. bronze reviewer 17 March 2016

Went to Orrery for lunch with a colleague on Thursday and what a lunch it was! We were welcomed at the entrance and had our coats taken, and sat down with menus. We ordered drinks and were left to decide on the food - with many dishes sounding good it was rather hard to decide. For starters my colleague had wild garlic veloute (soup) with poached egg and unusually shaped round croutons, she said it was very good. I had seafood ravioli in lobster bisque - absolutely delicious! The ravioli was only one (raviolo) but it was big and generously stuffed with a mix of seafood, and the lobster bisque flavoured it even more adding creaminess and roundness to the dish. For main my colleague had fillet of lamb with seasonal vegatable which she described as the best she's ever had! I went for roast cod with white asparagus and morels - a lovely combination. Cod was cooked perfectly and was flaking easily but was still firm and full of juice, the veluote (juice) at the bottom of the deep plate was the perfect finish. And what a great atmosphere - very light, with big windows that look out onto a green square, and lots of mirrors to reflect that natural light and allow the people sitting with their back to the windows to also enjoy the view. The service was top notch with attentive and knowledgable waiters always at hand. Will definitely come back and would recommend to anyone! Especially for a great value set lunch!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Joanna T. 22 June 2014

I live in London and love dining out.The Orrery is a real favourite of mine and my first choice when I have friends visiting or want to celebrate. The service is excellent – attentive but relaxed – the menu choice excellent and the food delicious. I also love that there is plenty of light on the restaurant and the terrace is a hidden gem. Great value.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Peter K. 17 September 2013

I had not been to this restaurant in Marylebone High Street for about 12 years but by chance was there last week. I went with no preconceptions remembering my last time here was not overly successful. However all the parts that make for a really nice evening were there. The room was contemporary and clean, tables nicely spaced and greeting warm. We had the tasting menu which was excellent. The waiter looking after us was knowledgeable and very pleasant. The manager came to have a few words at intervals during our evening and was also cheerful. We left with the warmth of having been well watered, fed and looked after. Had no idea where 3 hours had gone.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Daniel A. 08 September 2013

Ultimately, this restaurant has been one of our favourite destinations for great food over ther years. Unfortunately though it appears that although the ambiance and service are still uniformly excellent, the quality of the food has diminished. The food wasn't poor, but considering it's previously justified strong reputation, the standard of ingredients and execution of the dishes was in the main, wholly unremarkable. We left underwhelmed and a little disappointed.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Lesley T. bronze reviewer 21 August 2013

I took a friend to Orrery last week for a birthday supper, which she really enjoyed, having never been there before. I have visited several times in the past, for lunch as well as dinner, and have always enjoyed the interesting food, atmosphere and service. Once again, the menu was enticing, with enough choices for my guest who is a non meat eater. The food itself was beautifully presented and delicious – all too often, dishes that look beautiful in other restaurants taste of very little – but that was definitely not the case here, as everything was bursting with flavour. The little extra between courses mouthfuls were also lovely and made the whole meal feel more special. Overall it was good value considering the quality, and for when feeling more budget minded, the lunchtime set course menus are just as good and astonishingly great value. Recommended.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Matthew E. bronze reviewer 09 July 2013

We booked the special offer “Menu du Jour”. The quality of the food at that price was unbelievable. The service was excellent and the staff struck the right balance of friendliness and professionalism. Will definitely return!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Sue H. bronze reviewer 30 June 2013

The set lunch menus are very good value for the standard of cuisine.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Charlotte c. 29 May 2013

Last night 4 of us had a really good meal at The Orrery. The service was excellent; we felt cherished, although it wasn't terribly full. We had chosen the 3 courses for £26 and the menu was much better than the usual heavily restricted and rather uninspiring menu one usually finds on a set menu. What we had was universally delicious and there were lots of lovely extras: amuse bouche ( a foamy mushroomy thing and although this fluffy food is always a little bit silly, it was delicious ), Pre dessert (less impressive but nice nonetheless) and petit fours (really good). All round a very good meal.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Tilly 02 May 2013

I have eaten at the Orrery several times in the last year and its always fantastic . The service is attentive and personable but not intrusive . The food is great ,if you enjoy fois gras the starter is sensational and the panna cotta a peice of thoroughly skilled preparation. I would happily eat here until the end of my days .

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Square M. bronze reviewer 19 February 2013

Excellent food, good service, nice atmosphere

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  • The Orrery - private dining room
  • The Orrery - private dining room
Room for 18 people
Capacity: 18
Special offers

New Years Eve: six-course tasting menu with amuse bouche £100

From: 31 December 2017

To: 31 December 2017

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Christmas Day: seven-course tasting menu with amuse bouche at £135

From: 25 December 2017

To: 25 December 2017

Max: 7

Includes VAT, excludes service. No other menus available.

Sunday 3 courses and a Bellini at £32.50

From: 01 July 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 7

Includes Vat, excludes service.

Lunch Menu: 3 courses at £28

From: 01 July 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 7

Includes Vat, excludes service.

Dinner Menu: 5 courses at £39.50 including a Bellini

From: 01 July 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 7

Includes Vat, excludes service. The table is reserved for 1.5 hours.

20 years of Orrery: 5 courses & glass of Champagne £60pp

From: 01 October 2017

To: 31 October 2017

Max: 7

Maximum of 7 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.