Serving food from their own organic, sustainable farm in the Cotswolds, the Marylebone branch is the third outpost from the brand (there’s also cafes in Pimlico and Notting Hill), combining café/deli vibes with full on farm shop – all without you having to leave the city.
We’re a sucker for a farm shop, especially one so full of gorgeous produce (not to mention Bamford candles!) so after a quick supermarket sweep we grabbed a table outside and soaked up the last of the summer rays. Inside the lighting is a bit brighter, making it better for daytime lunch catch-ups and coffee pit stops, but outside is perfect if you want to slow down and watch Marylebone pass you by. Open from breakfast through to dinner, menus are created with their in house nutritionist to ensure dishes are perfectly balanced.
You’ll find daily specials on the chalkboard but the main evening menu centres around fresh salads with a protein hit by way of Daylesford’s award winning chicken, beef and cheese. We went for a mixture of Asian-inspired slaws, antioxidant packed greens and butter beans with harissa, aubergine and feta. You could easily keep things veggie and leave things here but we added grilled minute steak, which comes with wasabi mayo. A side of super indulgent mac & cheese is just the thing if you’re looking for something more indulgent.
Desserts were where they really shone through – we’d highly recommend the ‘chocolate nemesis’, a huge slice of chocolate cake with a light mousse-like consistency. It comes with a huge dollop of vanilla crème fraiche. The raw cheesecake was great too, made without dairy it utilises coconut cream and pairs that with refreshing lemon and blueberry – ideal in this heatwave we’re having. Wish it all down with a bottle of the award-wining Chateau Leoube Rose, which tastes exceptionally good in the sunshine.
Just don’t blame us if you blow the budget in the farm shop – you’ve been warned.