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Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Clarette

Silver Award

Upmarket wine bar Clarette occupies a landmark mock-Tudor pile that was once The William Wallace pub – hence the beautiful stained-glass depictions of Scottish-town coats of arms in both the art-deco salon and first-floor bar. Clarette is co-owned by one of Bordeaux’s Château Margaux dynasty, who has helped stuff the extensive wine list with stellar (and costly) French vintages. Grand vins from Margaux fetch four-figure sums, and vie for attention with brilliant big-ticket Burgundies. Fortunately, you can also find perky Pays d’Oc Viognier at pub prices, and the house Champagne (Pierre Péters) isn’t destructively expensive, while Coravin selections by the glass (classy 2013 Condrieu, for instance) also keep the bill down. Decamp to the pubby ground-floor room or the heated terrace for classic cocktails, cheeses, charcuterie and more substantial dishes such as braised octopus with capers, olives and tomatoes.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Bars, French, Modern European, Wine Bars
Cosy, Fine dining, Quiet conversation, Romantic
Food Occasions
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Clarette is an elegant wine bar and restaurant in Marylebone that combines a unique, carefully-curated wine list with stylish Modern European food. You’ll find the restaurant just off Marylebone High Street, right in the heart of one of London’s chicest neighbourhoods. Clarette is the passion project of Alexandra Petit-Mentzelopoulos, of the Château Margaux family, Natsuko Perromat du Marais, who united over a shared love of good food and good wine to start this endearing wine bar in the city centre.

Clarette’s unique exterior is immediately striking - the stained glass windows and painted timber frontage give the building an old fashioned charm, and inside you’ll find it’s slick and elegant with natural wood floors, plush coaches and a sleek marble bar where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine. There are also a handful of tables on the pavement outside, where you can watch Marylebone life go by with a glass of wine in hand.

Wine really is the star of the show here - the wine list has been carefully curated and not only are there some rare and exceptional wines available by the bottle, but Clarette also carries a wide Coravin range, making a selection of fine wines available by the glass, where more bars and restaurants would only serve them by the bottle.

The restaurant matches that up with a variety of menus to suit all occasions, whether it’s lunch and dinner, canapes, or sharing and party menus for large groups and special events. On the dinner menu at the time of writing you’ll find elegant starters like Anjour pigeon with chestnut mushroom, sweetcorn and lardo, and mains such as bone in pork belly with crispy langoustine, rhubarb, sorrel, and bisque, and wild sea bass with smoked cod roe, preserved tomato and wilted lettuce.

This venue also offers

Private Group Dining


Christmas Parties


Wedding Venues



44 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 7HS

020 3019 7750 020 3019 7750


Opening Times

Mon 5pm-11.30pm Tues-Sun 12N-11.30pm (Sun -8pm)


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2 Reviews 


25 February 2024  
Food & Drink 3
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 1
You live and learn

Lovely looking place from the outside so popped in for a drink (no booking) early evening because it was my birthday and en route to our restaurant.

No nice place (but not out of this world nice) and we were in there for less than a hour and 3 glasses of prosecco and a bowl of nuts cost £44.

The moral to this story is check the drinks pricelist before you order. 

Alexandra E

06 September 2018  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
Exquisite choice of wines by the glass or bottle paired with delicious menu of tasty meals
Lovely evening at the Clarette! Everything was really enjoyable and the staff are very welcoming and attentive. Food was very enjoyable especially loved the cauliflower dish paired with rose. Definitely go back!
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