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Breaking news

August 2021: Brothers Ed and Ollie Templeton's ever-changing restaurant is moving to bigger premises in Fitzrovia this November, where they will also launch their own permanent bar and restaurant.

Harden's says

On reopening in July 2020, Carousel switched to two sittings (6.45pm & 8.30pm), with fewer covers per sitting and tables available outside (either in the garden or out front on Blandford Street). They’ve also transformed their space upstairs into a wine bar where people can come for drinks and snacks before / after their meal. The team are also delivering ‘greatest hits’ meal kits around London.

survey result

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A brilliant idea that never disappoints” – this Marylebone venue hosts “a different guest chef every week”, flying in “some of the most exciting cooks in the world, who deliver an astonishing range of food”. Lunch from the crack in-house team is also “terrific and great value”, comprising “small plates full of original flavours”.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A brilliant idea that never disappoints” – this Marylebone venue hosts “a different guest chef every week”, flying in “some of the most exciting cooks in the world, who deliver an astonishing range of food”. Lunch from the crack in-house team is also “terrific and great value”, comprising “small plates full of original flavours”.

Summary

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great concept”, this Marylebone venue invites a never-ending roster of top chefs from around the world to prepare their greatest hits at single-sitting dinners. The “always interesting” and “typically high quality” results justify regular visits as “an excellent way to try different food experiences and unusual cuisines”. Meanwhile, the versatile in-house kitchen team knock out excellent small plates at lunch times. The gallery upstairs rotates the artists, too.

Summary

£57
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “inspiring” programme of guest chefs from around the world (who take over the kitchen for two weeks at a time) makes for some “superb” meals at this unique Marylebone merry-go-round – a “brilliant” and “laudable concept” (“you eat some amazing food you wouldn’t have come across otherwise”). Be prepared to be “squashed at sharing tables” amid “high noise levels”.

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Have you eaten at Carousel?

Delivery, Take out & Mail order

Carousel are doing takeout and local delivery (Marylebone, Fitzrovia, Mayfair, St John's Wood, Bayswater, Paddington, Notting Hill, Soho and Covent Garden) of their Greatest Hits meal kits - carefully prepared and neatly packaged, to finish off in your own kitchen (with easy-to-follow instructions...). Order before 3.30pm for collection / delivery between 6pm and 7.30pm.

Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
60, 100
No dress code
46

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 49.50 Dinner only 5
Menu2 65.00 Dinner only 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
71 Blandford St, London, W1U 8AB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑12 am
Wednesday12 pm‑12 am
Thursday12 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑12 am
SundayCLOSED

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