Whats New in Marylebone?
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Its London’s luxury hotspot and it brings not only the best fashion and events, but bars, restaurants and a constant choice of things to do, see and try! Here are our top picks of the latest openings in Marylebone.
Fancy Crab, Marylebone, London W1
The red king crab is the key ingredient at Fancy Crab, the new themed restaurant that opened at 92 Wigmore Street, seconds from The Mandeville. Sourced wild from from the Barents Sea (above mainland Norway and Russia), the wild crabs are caught in wire pots and cooked straight away in sea water. They are then frozen, to preserve the delicate flavour of the meat. Each crab is certified GMO and chemical dye free. Once ensconced at Fancy Crab, the red king crabs are prepared and served on ice with dipping sauce and pickle; grilled with butter and hollandaise sauce; in a salad; with Singaporean chilli; as a burger – etc etc etc. Impressive.
The Selfridge’s London Christmas Shop, Marylebone, London W1
This year, Selfridges on Oxford Street became the first department store in the world to open its Christmas Shop 147 days before Christmas. With an initial launch on August 4, the shop featured London-related gifts and a reduced range of seasonal food, Selfridge’s Selection Christmas pudding, Selfridges’ Traditional Christmas cake, Festive Jewelled Fruit cake and Eggnog Curd. When the Selfridges London Christmas Shop opened fully on 4 September, it included more than 130,000 products.
Cupio Gallery at Alfies Antique Market, Regent’s Park, London NW1
Recently established by Matthew Moreton, the Cupio Gallery recently opened within Alfies, located within the hub of design that is the First Floor Mezzanine. Born out of a personal passion for design, you can expect to see a variety of Italian mid-century pieces from this dealer,with the great talents of pre and post-war Italian architects and designers clearly a major influence. But although Cupio may target Italian pieces, the stock also includes a variety of chic international collectables. The gallery is a perfect fit with Alfies Antique Market, London’s favourite vintage emporium, which has attracted discerning dealers, keen collectors and celebrity shoppers for the past 40 years. The rooftop café remains one of the capital’s hidden gems, too.
Meraki, Fitzrovia, London W1
Meraki is a word the Greeks use to describe what happens when you put your soul into your work. It is also the name of new establishment at 80 Great Titchfield Street. Led by Greek chef Dimitrios Siamanis, who has cooked at numerous restaurants in Greece as well as Michelin-starred restaurants Zafferano in Belgravia and The Square in Mayfair, and most recently Alain Ducasse’s The Grill at the Dorchester Hotel. Based around high quality produce sourced from throughout Greece, with a menu that includes kritharoto (orzo pasta) with langoustines, slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with horta avgolemono (warm greens in a lemon ‘soup’) and a selection of chargrilled meats and whole fish as well as a seasonally-changing selection of mezze dishes. If you enjoy dining out in Greece, you’ll love it here.