Besides from searching out the best hotel rooms in London, any traveller in London will need to know where to find the hottest restaurants. Oxford Street shoppers and guests of the Marble Arch Hotel London don’t need to look too far to find a thrilling selection of eateries. Here are the best 11 restaurants near Oxford Street.
1) Italian: Alto by San Carlo
Boasting all-day alfresco dining on the rooftop of one of Oxford Street’s greatest institutions, Selfridges, Alto is a chic place to grab a bite. Sitting beneath the citrus trees and lush Mediterranean-style greenery, you might forget you’re in London. The menu is strictly Italian, covering al forno and risotto, insalata and carne. Fresh pesce options include sea bass, grilled prawns and lobster. Pair your meal with a glass of fine Italian vino from their carefully curated selection and soak the sun.
Selfridges Rooftop, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB
2) Argentinian: Casa Malevo
This Cocina Argentina explores the different regions of the nation renowned globally for its steak and wine. Food is seasonal and produce is sourced locally. Besides a variety of grilled steaks, the menu typically includes Argentine staples such as empanadas, paella and marinated fish. Casa Malevo caters well for vegans seeking restaurants near the Arch. The venue oozes rustic charm with exposed brickwork and old photos lining the walls.
23 Connaught Street, St George’s Fields, W2 2AY
3) Scandinavian: Texture Restaurant
This trendy spot fuses modern Scandinavian fare with Asian influences, headed up by Icelandic chef Aggi Sverrisson. For the full Texture experience, you can opt to dine on one of the tasting menus; the offering includes a fish or vegan option. Alternatively, order from the a la carte which typically includes the likes of Icelandic cod, black Angus beef or Icelandic lamb. There is a lighter, bar menu for the curiously peckish and an elegant champagne bar on-site.
34 Portman Street, Marylebone, W1H 7BY
4) Mexican: Corazón
Tucked away on a side street next to Marks and Spencer, Corazón presents an inventive and flavourful Mexican-inspired menu in a casual environment inspired by vintage Mexico and California. Choose from vibrant botanas (snacks), tostadas, (signature tacos) and larger platos fuertes (big plates). All salsas, spice blends and moles are prepared by hand on the premises. They are known for their legendary margaritas!
29 Poland Street, Soho, W1F 8QR
5) British: The Mayfair Chippy
Once you get that hankering for the British classic, fish and chips, there’s only one solution – head to your nearest chippy. Fortunately, Oxford Street shoppers don’t need to stray too far to find a steaming plate of battered white fish and golden chips. The Mayfair Chippy has a cosy dining room and takeaway is available for a sunny park lunch in the nearby Grosvenor Square. Like many restaurants near the Arch, The Mayfair Chippy does get busy so it is advised to book ahead.
14 N Audley St, Mayfair, W1K 6WE
6) Indian: The Kati Roll Company
The latest food-trend to take over New York, a Kati Roll is a spiced mix of meat and vegetables rolled in Indian flatbread, either roti or paratha. Following a success of 6 restaurants in New York, the Oxford Street branch is the first venture overseas. Besides the typical meat based wrap, the Kati Roll Company accommodates vegetarians and vegans. The kitchen works with blends of up to 30 spices to pack the rolls with the most authentic Indian flavours.
24 Poland Street, Soho, W1F 8QL
7) Chinese: Red Sun
Practically neighbours with the Marble Arch Hotel London Oxford Street, Red Sun serves Shanghai-style Chinese food. With a homely atmosphere, this cheerful restaurant is family-run and servers are happy to accommodate dietary requirements. Dishes include dumplings, crispy duck, flat rice noodles, Szechuan beef and steamed or grilled fish, all cooked authentically to the highest standard. It can get busy so consider booking ahead at peak dining times.
2A New Quebec Street, Marylebone, W1H 7DD
8) Seafood: La Petite Poissonnerie Oyster Seafood Bar & Fishmonger
As a fishmonger and restaurant, you can be guaranteed only the freshest at La Petite Poissonnerie! Share tapas, such as as sea bass ceviche and salmon gravadlax, or tuck into a plate of oysters. A variety of seafood platters are available, as well as the chef’s selection of main dishes which draws from the latest catches. The wine list pulls together the finest bottles from France.
19 New Quebec St, Marylebone, W1H 7RY
9) Vegetarian: The Gate
With 4 locations now in London, The Gate have been pioneers of vegetarian cuisine since their inception in 1989. The menu sets out to inspire all diners to enjoy and revel in plant-based plates and they source sustainably. Their menus are inclusive of wild mushroom risotto, beetroot cheeseburgers, veggie tagine and Thai curries. One select evenings, they host the Secret Vegan Superclub – a 5-course dinner with matching vegan wines.
22-24, Seymour Place, Marylebone, W1H 7NL
10) Japanese: Kintan BBQ Oxford Circus
Kintan specialises in yakiniku, grilled meat, and is the first restaurant in London to deliver the experience authentically. On Sundays, an all you can eat menu is available. Any other time, Kintan offer a menu of BBQ courses which includes a selection of barbecued meats and seafood, paired with sides such as crispy seaweed, miso soup and edamame. Alternatively, you can mix and match platters to create your bespoke experience.
21 Great Castle Street, Marylebone, W1G 0HY
11) Modern European: 28º–50º Wine Workshop and Kitchen
This sophisticated venue takes the traditional wine bar experience to a whole new level with impeccable food and extensive wine choices. Over 30 wines are available and expert sommeliers will pair your preference to its ideal dish from the seasonal, ever changing menus. The a la carte changes frequently, but you can expect to find a wide selection covering such delicacies as charcuterie boards, crab and mango salad, fish pie and aged steaks.
15-17 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, W1U 2NE