Tucked away in quaint Marylebone Village and just minutes from Oxford Street, 108 Brasserie & Bar has long been a neighbourhood favourite. 108 Brasserie's chic front awning, terrace tables and red brick walls are a welcome sight on Marylebone Lane, and for those sitting outside, there are plenty of patio heaters to keep the chill away in the winter months.
The inside is plush and elegant, with red leather chairs and banquettes, marble taple tops and lamps adorning the tables. Those coming for a quick drink can grab a comfy stool at the bar and look through 108 Brasserie's extensive drinks menu, which includes a compact wine list from the old and new worlds (including some finer vintages available by the glass via Coravin), and a range of classic and signature cocktails, including unique creations like the Black Sun (bourbon, coffee liqueur, Pedro Ximenez nectar, bitters), and the Marylebone Sour (vodka, brandy, crème de pêche, lime juice, egg white, soda water).
Meanwhile, 108 Brasserie's all-day dining menu covers all bases from lunch to dinner, and the restaurant offers a vegetarian menu also. This is a brasserie at heart, so the menu opens up with oysters by the half dozen, as well as hand-chopped steak tartare, smoked salmon with lemon and Guinness bread, and courgette fritti with citrus mayonnaise. Mains lean towards the comfort food side, with inspiration taken from far and wide - alongside steamed salmon with minted potatoes and hollandaise, there's also blackened miso cod fillet with jasmine rice, a roasted squash masale with pilaf, mint yoghurt and poppadums, and chicken Milanese with capers, rocket and Parmesan. Naturally, there are also steaks available for the grill if you're hoping for a classic steak frites.
Save room for desserts like a classic baked lemon cheesecake, and a generously-portioned vanilla creme brulee with Irish shortbread.