The Grazing Goat

Marble Arch, London, United Kingdom
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The Grazing Goat

Marble Arch, London, United Kingdom

The Grazing Goat: Country-style pub with rooms and fabulous food, in a peaceful neighbourhood close to some of London's best shops

The Grazing Goat: 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, cool Anglepoise lamps and rain showers. But best of all you get quiet, even when downstairs hums with life.


  • 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
  • Some bathrooms are small, with no windows
  • Popular with business guests; lots of informal meetings are held in the bar and dining room

Best time to go

Any time of year - London is always buzzing. Spring and summer bring flowering parks, crowded pavement cafés and throngs of tourists; autumn is generally quieter, but skies are often blue and temperatures warm. Winter sees the streets fill with Christmas shoppers - take to the ice on an outdoor rink or soak up the festive atmosphere.

Our top tips

Pack a pair of comfy shoes; London is best explored on foot.

Great for...

City Style
  • Gastro Pub with Rooms
  • 8 rooms
  • Restaurant and bar (open daily)
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Car not necessary
  • Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym


The decor is 'country chic': lots of oak (panelling, chairs, a wardrobe, enormous sleigh beds), and sketches of fish and birds on the blue-grey walls. A pot of miniature hydrangeas and book of London maps sat at the head of our comfy bed; quirky wire lampshades dangled down from a beam. The mod cons are in place, too (Freeview TV, digital radio, Dyson fan), and there's a decent tea tray with cafetiere coffee.

Our peaceful top-floor room overlooked a quiet mews and office block to the back; ones at the front look onto a charming street with boutiques and eateries. We can't personally vouch for the ones above the dining room, but we haven't heard any complaints about noise. They are all a decent size, around 20 sq.m.

Bathrooms come with a powerful walk-in shower, and range of Aesop goodies to pamper yourself with. Three of the larger bathrooms have a rolltop bath and a window; the rest don't have windows and are rather narrow.

Features include:

  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • WiFi


Start your evening with a drink in the bar - or out on a pavement table if it's sunny. You can eat down here (first come, first served), but most opt for the light and airy first-floor dining room (bookable), where clusters of oak tables are framed by sage walls; staff are lovely and welcoming.

The lunch and dinner menu is excellent; British modern cuisine, with a few pub-grub options. There's also an excellent, if pricey, wine list (with various options by the glass). For starters, we had chilli salt squid, then a main of tender Waveney Valley pork atop delicious mustard mash, drizzled with a delightfully sweet peach dressing. We didn't really need dessert, but our wonderful New Zealand sauv blanc needed a companion - and thank goodness we did. The plum and blackberry brioche cobbler with Earl Grey custard was one of our favourite puddings to date.

If you choose to stay for breakfast (served from 7.30-11am) there's plenty to tempt. We’d highly recommend the baked eggs, but for a lighter bite you could try the muffins, boiled eggs or porridge with rhubarb. There are delicious fresh juices, too - carrot, beetroot and cucumber or apple, pear and strawberry.

For a change of scene, there are heaps of restaurants within walking distance – just ask the team for recommendations

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Organic produce
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Room service


  • Stroll or picnic in beautiful Hyde Park (5-minute walk). If you're feeling active, you can hire rollerblades, go horse riding, or boat along the Serpentine. The brave can swim in the Lido
  • Wander up to Marylebone High Street for a wide range of fashion, homewares, perfumeries and specialist shoe stores. There's a great range of eateries here, too, and a Sunday Farmers' Market
  • Keep walking and you'll come to Regent’s Park. Splash around on the boating lake, then visit the lions, gorillas and tigers at London Zoo. During summer, you can watch Shakespeare at the park’s open-air theatre
  • Shop, shop, shop! You're a quick walk from the Bond Street boutiques, Selfridges, and the high-street delights of Oxford Street. Eclectic Carnaby Street is just a bit further
  • Check out our destination guide for more tips and inspiration

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Museums / galleries
  • Shopping / markets
  • Swimming
  • Theatre
  • Wildlife


Children are welcome though it's not ideal for young kids as there are no family facilities, and lots of stairs.

The restaurant's buzzy atmosphere and children's menu make it well-suited to families – there was a lovely mix of groups, couples and families with young children when we visited on a Saturday lunchtime.

Best for:

Children (4-12 years)

Family friendly accommodation:

Five of the rooms can fit a rollaway bed. All rooms can hold a travel cot.

Cots Available, Extra Beds Available

Kids Activities nearby:

Hyde Park is a 5-minute walk away.

Kid Friendly:


The Grazing Goat is set on New Quebec Street, just off Portman Square, in Marylebone.

By Air
London Heathrow or London Gatwick are the closest airports, served by all the major scheduled airlines, and London Luton, London City or London Stansted are also options. You could take a taxi from here, but it's expensive and London has excellent public transport links from all airports (see below).

By Train
The Grazing Goat is a 5-minute walk from Marble Arch Tube station (on the Central Line) and an easy walk from Bond Street and Oxford Circus Tube stations. International Eurostar trains arrive at St Pancras station, an easy tube ride from the hotel.

Other options
Coach services from all the above airports and elsewhere in the UK arrive at London Victoria. These are often much cheaper - but considerably slower - than the train. Driving around London can be stressful, however, you could [l: a car. There is an NCP car park close by.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through

More on getting to the UK and getting around


  • London Heathrow 30.0 km LHR
  • London Gatwick 48.0 km LGW


  • Beach 90.0 km
  • Shops 0.2 km
  • Restaurant 0.2 km

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