Twist Connubio

Barbecue, Cheese, Fish, Fusion, Ice Cream, Italian, Mediterranean, Modern European, Spanish, Steak, Swiss, Tapas, Vegan, Vegetarian·
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Bronze Award
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SquareMeal Review of Twist Connubio

Bronze Award

Fusion restaurants can so often fall at the first hurdle, failing to find the right balance between whatever it is they're trying to, well, fuse. In the case of Twist, it’s the coming together of Spanish and Italian cuisine, reinterpreted through modern tapas-style plates and, we have to say, we think they’ve got it bang on the money.  

Contemporary sharing dishes isn’t what you’d expect when you walk through the door though. The interiors resemble something close to a rustic trattoria or a tapas bar, with distressed wooden flooring, exposed bricks, haphazardly placed free-form shelves and no-frills finishes (think hanging light bulbs from industrial beams). Fully-packed tables add to the buzzy, laid-back feel.  

Dishes arrive at a lazy, unhurried pace, which is no bad thing, but we do recommend setting aside at least a couple of hours to eat here. Two deep-fried things arrive together; a tangle of tempura broccoli with citrusy mayo and crisp courgette flowers stuffed with lemony ricotta, both still warm and gorgeously crisp. A selection of freshly made focaccia and olive bread with cultured butter is not to be overlooked. We ordered two rounds of it, not least because we needed something to mop up an oozy plate of burrata served with garlicky caramelised roast tomatoes. Then came a firm fillet of stone bass with smoky chicory and a butter-rich sauce, while the restaurant's signature dish of onglet steak was meltingly tender, perfectly seasoned and clearly of high quality.  

The service doesn’t molly-coddle you which is actually quite refreshing considering the post code, although our plates were so slow to the table that we ended up staying for a good three hours. What of the price? Veggie plates average around £10 each while meat and fish sit nearer the £20 mark, so they can add up. The wine list is comprised of Spanish and Italian bottles only, but every dish on the menu comes with a recommended wine pairing if you can’t decide - and we suggest you take them up on a couple of them.  

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Barbecue, Cheese, Fish, Fusion, Ice Cream, Italian, Mediterranean, Modern European, Spanish, Steak, Swiss, Tapas, Vegan, Vegetarian
Eat at Home
Deliveroo, Home delivery, Takeaway service
Ambience
Cool, Cosy, Fine dining, Lively, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Quirky, Romantic, Traditional, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Chef’s table, Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
People
Birthdays, Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions

About

Twist Connubio is a smart restaurant in Marylebone which takes its wine seriously. The restaurant’s dining room is a rustic-chic affair, complete with distressed hardwood floors and wooden beams running across the ceiling, while marble-topped tables and an open kitchen toward the back of the space add touches of modernity. During the day, there is plenty of natural light provided via large windows, while come nightfall, the restaurant is lit by candles.

The menu at Twist Connubio is a modern European affair replete with Spanish and Italian influences, comprising nibbles, sharing dishes, pastas and meats cooked on a Josper grill. To kick-start your meal, tuck into small plates such as jamon croquettes and padron peppers, before moving on to sharing dishes comprising of meat, fish and vegetarian options - think baked bone marrow with parsley and caviar for carnivorous types and fried courgette flowers topped with buffalo ricotta for those following plant-based diets.

If you would rather have something a little more substantial, instead choose a dish from the pasta or grill, including ravioli served with veal jus or 35-day aged T-bone steak to share between two, which arrives topped with your choice of homemade sauces: bourbon peppercorn, chimichurri or Moutarde de Pommery.

Want to alleviate the burden of choice? Opt for one of Twist Connubio’s tasting menus, which are designed for a minimum of two people and must be ordered for the whole table. You can choose between a ‘small’, ‘medium’ or ‘carte blanche’ offering, featuring dishes such as burrata with confit potatoes, roasted cod with aubergine and spring onion and roast potatoes with smoked paprika aioli.

Written next to every item on the menu at Twist Connubio, you will find a recommended wine pairing which comes from the restaurant’s extensive Spanish and Italian list. Classic cocktails are available too.

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500 Points for lunchtime diners

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Menu Highlights

Starters
Oyster mushrooms - £15.00

Soya,stracciatella,Chili sphere 

Grilled romaine salad - £9.00

Walnut,cranchy rice,yuzu dressing 

Enoki - £24.00

" would like to be a truffle risotto"

Agnolotti - £17.00

Reduced veal jus

72 month Joselito Bellota jamon - £29.00
Mussels - £15.00

Sherry,garum

Aubergine - £14.00

miso,dashi marinated japanise aubergine,furikake,beeper knolls cheese

Main Courses
Braised ox cheek - £25.00

Potato rosti,miso,Kombu sauce

48 days dry aged - £100.00

Rubia gallega t bone, min 1kg (12£ x 100gr)

Bone marrow - £14.00

Parsley,black caviar

5j Iberico bellota pluma - £14.00

bottarga

Octopus tentacle - £23.00

Roasted oiquillo

Dessert
Basque cheesecake - £8.00
Chocolate cremoux - £8.00

Confit cherries,honey crumble,kalamansi vinegar,Szechuan pepper ice cream 


FAQs

Can you book?

Yes, booking a table in advance is recommended but walk-ins are welcome when there is space.

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Are there vegetarian options?

Yes, there are vegetarian options on the menu.

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Is it open for lunch?

Yes, lunch is served Monday-Saturday, 12:15pm-2:15pm

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Meet the team
Twist Connubio

Gonzalo Luzarraga

Executive chef

Chef Gonzalo Luzarraga is a respected chef who trained under Alain Ducasse and has worked in some of the world’s most prestigious restaurants. In his cooking, Luzzarraga draws on the flavours of his childhood, in which he moved around a lot - Chile, Piedmont, Liguria and San Sebastian all inform his menus. At Twist Connubio, Luzzarraga’s menu pairs his elegant and sophisticated dishes with a complimentary list of wines.


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Location

42 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 1JW

020 7723 3377 020 7723 3377

Website

Opening Times

Lunch
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon 18:00-23:00
Tue 18:00-23:00
Wed 18:00-23:00
Thu 18:00-23:00
Fri 18:00-23:00
Sat 18:00-23:00
Sun Closed

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6 Reviews 
Food/Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Sarah W

23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Gorgeous local restaurant with the most amazing Italian Spanish fusion food! We had the tasting menu with wine flight and it was fabulous - service was perfect too, just the right amount of info and attention without being intrusive

Paolo P

23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Paolo P

23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Paolo P

23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Amazing Restaurabt with outstanding Menu and perfect service

Anon

16 September 2022  
Food & Drink 2.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 2.5
Disappointing

Having read some great reviews we were very disappointed with our meal at Twist. The room upstairs, with a view of the kitchen, is charming, cosy and buzzy. Unfortunately we were sat downstairs, which was quite different, though to be fair there was only one other table besides ours, probably the atmosphere would have been improved if it had been busier. 

Always a risk with isolated tables that service may be lacking but we couldn't fault this and had no problem with speed of arrival of the dishes, whilst it wasn't rapid, tapas are meant to be enjoyed slowly and it's the most annoying thing in the world when you get all the tapas you have ordered at once! 

We had bread and cultured butter - very nice. The croquetas arrived - fairly average, bit too salty. Then the courgette flower - we thought we would get one and expected that it would be so good that we'd need to order another but we didn't, it was too incredibly salty. Ditto the broccoli that followed, could not taste the broccoli beyond the salt, shame as batter was lovely and light. Burrata and confit tomatoes; burrata could have been fresher but tomatoes delicious. Oyster mushrooms - expected this to be salty due to soy but it was so salty that we found it quite unpleasant - at this point we asked that the kitchen take it easy with the salt on the other dishes, which to be fair, they seemed to. Prawns...4 very small prawns for £19 plus service seems simply too much-and my husband was violently ill afterwards, presumably due to these as unlikely it was any of the vegetable dishes. Crushed potatoes were very good.

Overall this felt a bit overpriced and definitely over salted. 

Paolo P

10 October 2021  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Supeelative Restaurant

I enjoyed the Lunch with my family,

Just amazing,

Service-food-wine......Perfect!

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