Country-style pub with rooms and fabulous food, in a peaceful neighbourhood close to some of London's best shops
It’s the quiet ones you need to watch. So when The Grazing
Goat opened without fuss or fanfare, and quickly became popular
through word of mouth alone, we knew we’d found a gem. Set in
Portman Village, a brief stroll from Marble Arch tube, this gastro
pub with rooms doesn't have the most obvious London location. And
yet... It's a 5-minute walk from Hyde Park or Selfridges, and 10
minutes from the stylish shops and eateries of Marylebone High
Street. Sit out front with a G&T on a sunny evening, and you
feel you’re in on a central-London secret.
Wander inside to the buzzy bar propped up by locals, or upstairs to the welcoming dining room. Large wicker lampshades hang over oak tables and a fire burns in winter. But it’s the food that steals the show. A mix of classy British fare and traditional gastro fodder, everything tastes superb.
Up more stairs, the 8 rooms are comfy with sleigh beds and muted colour schemes; the decor isn't overly exciting but they are surprisingly large. You get mini hydrangeas in a pot, quirky lamps and rain showers. But best of all you get quiet, even when downstairs hums with life.
Reviewed by Liz Simpson
- Staff are wonderful - warm, welcoming, helpful
- Excellent food. A massive cut above your average gastro-pub fare (think scallops, quails, rabbit pie), and all beautifully presented with an excellent wine list to match
- Superking beds clad in crisp linens ensure a deep sleep
- Great location for shopping and an easy stroll to Marble Arch and Bond Street tube stations; you can zip about London with ease
- Perfect for independent types who know the city and don't need hand-holding
- No formal reception, though you do get a number to call should you have a problem / need a concierge
- Sound carries in the dining room, so if you’re next to a lively group or a particularly noisy individual, you’ll know about it
- Standard Rooms have small, but well-equipped, shower rooms
- Popular with business guests; lots of informal meetings are held in the bar and dining room
We loved the 'Country Living' interior...Time Out