Villandry Restaurant

Villandry, 170 Great Portland Street, Marylebone, London, W1W 5QD
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Review Summary from 4 reviews

Address
Villandry, 170 Great Portland Street, Marylebone, London, W1W 5QD

Telephone
020 7631 3131

Cuisine
Mediterranean

Other Branches
Villandry

Region
Marylebone

Nearest Station
Great Portland Street (0.16 miles)

Website
http://www.villandry.com

Opening Summary

Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 10.30pm
Saturday: 8am - 10.30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 9am – 8pm

Restaurant Facilities

Children Welcome

Outdoor Area

Booking Advisable

A stone's throw away from Marylebone & Oxford Street is the newly redecorated Villandry. Modern but warm, this new chic premises offers 4 separate areas that cater to various customer choices. We offer a light flexible all day dining menu at reasonable prices as well as a range of home made takeaway items for lunch or dinner at home. We also have a formal restaurant with a more extensive menu. Our food is predominantly local and seasonal and the style of food is French Mediterranean.

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All In London Review

Villandry does polite, business-friendly dining very well

Although they call themselves a Grand Café, Villandry has little in common with the Wolseley. In fact, Villandry is more of a complex, with a delicatessen, cake shop, florist and three separate dining areas with varying degrees of formality, plus seating on the pavement for eating alfresco. When it first opened in 1990 it was just a food shop, at a time when gourmet delis were much harder to come by; in the late 90s the venue added the restaurant, offering French cuisine.

There is another Villandry in Bicester, an Oxfordshire town best known for its discount designer shopping village, and now new owner Philippe Le Roux (he introduced Le Pain Quotidien to Britain) plans to open a flagship branch in the St. James’s area later this year. He’s also stated he wishes to launch a new Villandry a year as long as he finds the right locations, so in the future it could be popping up on all chic, old-moneyish high streets/shopping destinations, such as Marylebone High Street and the Royal Exchange.

For Villandry is not trendy, but it does polite, business-friendly dining very well. This is mirrored on the menu, which is still mostly French, but has a nod to international favourites like ceviche, and lemongrass prawns with mango. There's a very summery smoked duck salad with pickled beetroot and orange, and another with a crispy soft poached egg, bacon lardons and pickled cauliflower, both pleasingly reliable dishes.

Grilled sea bass is well-cooked, paired with nice flavours: artichoke, olives and sundried tomatoes. The 28-day Galloway fillet is good too, and great value at £22.90 with chips and béarnaise. And we really like the red berry trio coupe, with scoops of raspberry sorbet, vanilla and strawberry ice cream, raspberries and bits of meringue, all drizzled over with warm coulis.

Their Enomatic wine dispenser allows them to offer wines by the glass that are usually only available by the bottle, such as the Pouilly-Fumé, yet another advantage for working lunches and courteous company.

Reviewed by Leila
Published on Jun 25, 2013


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Restaurants for business lunches

Here, important business people can do their important business.

A reliable menu of European fish and meat dishes, a large choice of wines available by the glass and polite, attentive service make Villandry a safe bet for business meetings.

User Reviews

Reviewed by Anonymous
Went for lunch in Aug '09, really nice feel, very informal and great food. Would recommend. Love the whole set up with shop, cafe etc. Great service too!

Sep 5, 2009
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Reviewed by Anonymous
Food was really delicious, especially the soup but pricy!

Nov 22, 2008
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Reviewed by Anonymous
best croissants in London , E.T.

Sep 5, 2008
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