Situated just 5 mins walk from the bustling Baker Street tube you`ll stumble across one of London`s original, quaint villages. Marylebone village is lined with high end boutiques and personality, which oozes class at every turn. Orrery (an exclusive d&d restaurant) fits right in here and is situated near the top of the High street above its very French delicatessen on the ground floor.
We arrived at 6.30 where there was a wine tasting class going on downstairs, we were half tempted to join in – it looked fantastic fun. Having pulled ourselves away, we headed up to the restaurant and were greeted by an incredibly enthusiastic team of people. In terms of first impressions, the restaurant has a unique welcoming ambience to it, maybe it`s the lighting, maybe it`s the acoustics, possibly the delicious smells that greet your nostrils when you arrive… or maybe it`s knowing that you are in for a right royal treat that d&d restaurants are renowned for consistently delivering!
Our very own Sommelier arrived at the table to talk us through the different wines that would go with different items on the menu, a fantastic and impressive service and ultimately helped us select the courses we wanted. He was incredibly knowledgeable… and made me question why I hadn`t chosen that career path – wine tasting looks so much fun!
Our waiting staff were equally as polite, friendly and knowledgeable and made the entire experience an absolute joy from the off.
In terms of food, the menu was BUILT for food lovers like us! It was clearly French inspired and had pretty much everything a French menu should have. From a selection of fresh breads to Seared diver caught Orkney King scallops to foie gras to Kentish fillet of lamb to Turbot a la Veronique, the experience left us quite full and very, very satisfied. The 3 course set menu works out at £48 per head, which we felt was absolutely just and fair based on the quality of food, service and overall experience.
A definite must if you`re around Baker Street, Regent`s Park or Marylebone – you`ll certainly not be left disappointed… or hungry!
The restaurant is open as follows
Lunch: Mon – Sun 12noon – 2.30pm
Dinner: Mon – Sat 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 6.30pm – 10pm
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