Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Orrery

Silver Award

This D&D London-owned, Conran-era classic has celebrated its 21st birthday with a gentle refurbishment that has effectively kept the grey-toned colour scheme the same as before. It remains one of the most elegant dining rooms in London, especially pretty at lunchtime when light floods through the arched windows overlooking St Marylebone churchyard, and in summer when the rooftop terrace is one of the capital’s best-kept secrets. Chef-patron Igor Tymchyshyn has worked here since 2008 and hasn’t ever deviated from the restaurant’s modern French template. Starters of perky cured mackerel with cucumber and horseradish or a really excellent Dorset crab with mango and wasabi might be followed by a signature tournedos Rossini with almost as much foie gras as steak. A trolley whiffy with 30 well-kept cheeses has always been what the place is most famous for – as too a 22-page wine list with some big names among the two dozen by the glass, with fine wine prices slashed on Mondays. Service is as formal as the business-friendly setting of well-spaced, white-clothed tables demands, without losing sight of friendliness. A set menu (£39) with four choices per course avoids the stiff cost of the à la carte (£59), while the tiny bar is a rare for the area cocktail spot.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Fine dining, Glamorous, Quiet conversation
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Wheelchair access
Celeb-spotting, Romantic, Special occasions

COVID-19 Update for Orrery

Updated on 30 Jun 2021

Beyond COVID-19, new dining experience
Operations Policy
D&D London understand that the health, safety and well-being of our staff and our guests are paramount
whilst co-existing with COVID-19 in the new world.
We have a duty of care to all stakeholders and have developed new ways of working based on advice
and guidance provided by the government, industry bodies and our safety consultants.

Read more on their website

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Location for Orrery

55 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 5RB

020 7616 8000


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -3pm) 6.30-10pm

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31 Reviews 


Terrible for dietary requirements despite appearing otherwise
18 August 2020  

Staff were told multiple times I am coeliac. I was told all dishes but one could be adapted and they would bring GF bread.

A gaspatcho was brought as an amuse buche. Ten minutes later the waitress returned with a different one that was clearly the GF one. I had begun to eat glutenous one.

Two wait staff were asked to confirm is there was indeed gluten in the gaspatcho I had eaten- three separate times we asked in total- eventually confirming a baguette was cooked into it.

No apology.

In the end a free meal - but now the week of discomfort, brain fog and a weakened immune system during a pandemic.

Completely inexcusable.

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Kevin H

29 March 2019  
Excellent food, and tremendous service.

Jacqui Z

01 August 2018  
Really good food and a lovely atmosphere. Service friendly if a little slow. Decor great - value for money reasonable.

Belinda J

31 July 2018  
The set meals are good value. The ambience is good and the waiting staff attentive.

Umesh P

21 March 2018  
Tiny casual place, but really wonderful food and great atmosphere.

Nikolett T

04 May 2017  
Beautiful restaurant, amazing food and nice staff.


31 May 2016  
Everything's perfect top notch.

Victoria M

Lunch with a difference
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!
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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.
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Peter K

lovely evening
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.
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