Restaurants & Bars

Some places in Marylebone, London

limster | May 24, 200804:48 PM

• Paul Rothe & Sons
An old school deli with a solid roast beef sandwich, a nice touch of butter on one side and a good spread of horseradish on the other. Pretty inexpensive.

• Orrery Epicerie
A decent pain de amande but no match for the version at Nightingale Patisserie - this one is a bit softer, not as crispy. Pretty good espresso, and servicable macarons, more chewy than a good balance of chew and brittle crispiness. Both coffee and pistacchio flavours were true to their ingredients, but not the best of their kind.

• Mr Biggles
A very good cumberland sausage, porky and pink and moist, perhaps with a touch of pepper, in a good baguette like bread, soft with a brittle crust. Worth repeat visits.

• Fairuz
Disappointing. Mohammara had a lot of toasted nuts (walnuts, almonds) but it was not well integrated with the red peppers, nor was there a good balance between the nuts and peppers. The farruj musakhan, grilled chicken baked in a thin multilayered bread, was only ok, the chicken slightly dry and certainly not as moist and tender as it can be. Bread was also ordinary, no pillowy chewiness. Basic yogurt, toom (garlic sauce) had a slightly tired taste to it. Lovely finish of mint tea. Not even close to Ishbilia.

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