108 Brasserie & Bar

International, Steak·
££££
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Bronze Award
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SquareMeal Review of 108 Brasserie & Bar

Bronze Award

With multiple spaces this all-day dining destination in Marylebone has a warm and convivial atmosphere. Despite their French credentials they bring a distinctly British taste to the local culinary map with tried and tested favourites ranging from curry to burgers and everything in between.

Head to the restaurant for classics like fish & chips with pea puree and tartare sauce, or order one of the specialities from the Josper grill – paillarde of chicken with charred corn and sauce vierge, heritage rib eye steak with béarnaise, or whole dover sole served on or off the bone. Everything comes with that moreish charcoal flavour, and there are plenty of sides to choose from too. Please, we beg you, don’t skip dessert. The classic crème brulee is big enough for two to share (if a sudden generosity grips your heart in the moment) and comes with a satisfyingly hard top that shatters under your spoon like glass.

Service is attentive airing on the side of formal, while still remaining friendly with staff doing everything they can to ensure you have an enjoyable visit.

The menu is ideal for grazing too, where snacks like sticky wings with Asian slaw, spicy satay chicken tostadas and Thai summer rolls, ginger and sesame dipping sauce are on offer. Wash them down with some British inspired cocktails or the excellent English sparkler, Nyetimber by the glass. Even the G&Ts are served up well here, ice cold and finished with herbaceous garnishes.

Elsewhere their offering includes a juice bar and afternoon tea lounge. It’s at the latter where you’ll find their sweetly themed offerings, which change with the seasons. There’s also a vegan menu if required. If you’re looking for private dining in Marylebone 108 Brasserie have rooms available for groups, which make the ideal spot for a business  lunch or birthday bash.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
International, Steak
Ambience
Cool, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About

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.

Menu Highlights

Starters
Tuna Ceviche - £16.50

with avocado, chilli, plantain chips & citrus dressing

Main Courses
Black Cod Fillet - £35.00

Fillet of black cod in a miso glaze served with pak choy & sticky jasmine rice. 

Dessert
Classic Créme Brûlèe - £9.50

Served with English Shortbread.


FAQs

Does the restaurant cater for vegetarians?

Yes there is a separate menu for vegetarians and vegans.

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Location

108 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London, W1G 8DN

020 7969 3900 020 7969 3900

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Opening Times

Breakfast
Mon 08:00-10:30
Tue 08:00-10:30
Wed 08:00-10:30
Thu 08:00-10:30
Fri 08:00-10:30
Sat 08:00-10:30
Sun 08:00-10:30
All day
Mon 12:00-00:00
Tue 12:00-00:00
Wed 12:00-00:00
Thu 12:00-00:00
Fri 12:00-01:00
Sat 12:00-01:00
Sun 12:00-23:00

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3 Reviews 
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Service
Atmosphere
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Jackie J

15 November 2016  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
Nice ambience
Booked easily through SquareMeal and got a courtesy call from 108 on the day to check we were coming. Early evening meal - three of us. I was not sure I liked the table we were given, as it was next to some stairs, but actually it was perfectly fine - not noisy or disturbed. The menu had plenty of choice and we all found what we liked. My first course of venison carpaccio was delicious - only really a couple of mouthfuls of food, but I was not looking for quantity. The pork with black pudding was also good (and bigger!) although the meat was a little dry and the crackling just too tough to tackle. Wine affordable with decent choice by the glass - enjoyed the Rioja. Service good - attentive enough. Very dim lighting, but seemed to work nicely in this location. Would come back.

Vi Vian

05 June 2016  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 4
When quality ingredients meet a talented chef!
108 Brasserie, Marylebone – Chef Russell Ford's famous Guiness brown bread £2.50 is moist, dense and has a slight sweetness, feels more like a cake. If you like your artisan bread, I'd highly recommend it. I was tempted to order it as a dessert. In ordinary words it is essentially bread and butter but this is in every way unimaginably good. June's dish of the month is a poached line caught wild salmon, sea vegetables, orange hollandaise £30.00. I honestly do not like to make cliché quotations but the wild salmon was poached to perfection - flakes off gently with a pink middle that makes me smile. My only slightest moan was that the hollandaise sauce was a slightly lumpy. A wine to pair with the salmon is this white Domaine de Montmarin Viognier 2014 France which has a prominent floral aroma but a sharp and tangy taste. Drinking this wine alone would not be my choice but I am amazed at how the wine tunes itself to the wild salmon. The sharp tangy taste is cut short and it somehow mellows out, even with the citrus presence in the fish. It is like magic and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a couple of side dishes but they were not necessary. The salmon itself was a generous helping but I could not resist the he grilled asparagus with olive oil, lemon and shaved Berswell (£4.50) when they are in season. Gently poached and quickly seared, perfect! Likewise with the Jersey royals mint (£4.50) my potato lover husband gave two thumbs up! The lovely potato skin, like a thin crispy membrane, and floury within was almost like eating a potato pop; I am not sure what that means but that's the sensation. I wish I'd had room for dessert! 108 Brasserie is part of the Marylebone hotel's Edwardian townhouse. The interior dining reflects a traditional bistro style furnished with rich red leather, burnt orange mohair upholstery, dark stained oak bar, antique mirrors and nickel detailing.

Linsey B

04 September 2013  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 3
Value 4
a pleasant afternoon
I spent the afternoon with my parents and after the long conversation and disagreements about where to eat we ended up outside 108 as I used to live in the area. We were greeted and seated quickly and with kind attentive staff, one waiter who served us was really kind to my parents and I was impressed as it was lunch my mum doesn't eat much. My food was excellent we had plenty of lovely bread good wine. It wasn't expensive and aside from it being really quiet the setting was just perfect. I would happily recommend it and hope it if you like a good long lunch! Delish.
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