Set in the heart of Marylebone , 108 Brasserie offers fine dining with modern British dishes.
My friend and I headed down to the restaurant in Marylebone Lane to try out the spring menu created by Executive Chef, Russell Ford.
A stone's throw away from Oxford Street, the restaurant is situated in an Edwardian towerhouse with plush red velvet chairs, marble decor and opulent lights.
As we were taken to our table, I was impressed by the grandeur of the restaurant.
For the starter I opted for seared tuna with a soy and ginger dressing and pickled radish (£11).
The dish was flavoursome and the tuna was seared to perfection.
The dressing was sharp and provided a kick while the sharp crunch of the radish added texture to the dish.
The portion size on the starter was great and satisfied my appetite while leaving room for more.
My friend chose the Dorset crab on toast with watercress and apple (£12)- which was equally as delicious.
The crab tasted rich and creamy alongside the sourdough bread.
For my main I chose the free-range Cotswold white chicken with lemon thyme and garlic (£18) , accompanied by fries (£4.50).
This dish was underwhelming, as the flavours of the lemon, thyme and garlic were subtle and the chicken wasn't as juicy as I would have liked.
If you are going to go for this main, I would recommend asking for more sauce as a combination of the chicken and chips left me gasping for water.
My friend opted for the rib-eye steak 8oz with a rich Bearnaise sauce and some sweet potato fries (£4.50).
This again was disappointing - while it was nice it wasn't worth the hefty £28 price tag.
For dessert I opted for the warm chocolate fondant and the peanut butter ice cream (£7).
The fondant was decadent and satisfied my sweet tooth craving with its gooey chocolate sauce. The peanut butter ice cream was milky and palatable.
The brown bread ice cream was my diner's choice of pudding (£7).
Three scoops of ice cream were served with honeycomb wafers and caramelised walnuts.
This dessert was not a good choice and if you want to keep your teeth I would suggest you avoid it!
While the ice cream was tasty, my friend struggled eating the honeycomb wafers, which were as sturdy as concrete slabs.
However, while the dishes were hit and miss it is important to say the service made up for the underwhelming food menu.
The food was provided in good time and the waiters were always on hand to accommodate your needs.
All in all, 108 Brasserie provides a pleasant getaway from the hustle and bustle of central London, and with a bar and pantry, there is plenty to explore.
Connie's meal was kindly provided by 108 Brasserie.
Address: Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, W1U 2QE
Telephone: 020 7969 3904
Opening hours: 7am-10.30pm every day
Dress Type: Formal
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