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“Good brunch menu, nice atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Providores

The Providores
109 Marylebone High Street | Marylebone, London W1U 4RX, England (Marylebone)
+44 (0)20 7935 6175
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Ranked #3,489 of 17,879 Restaurants in London
Price range: $125 - $125
Cuisines: International, Fusion
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Marylebone
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good brunch menu, nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We went for Sunday brunch and really enjoyed it. You can't book for brunch downstairs but the queue was not too long and was fast moving (we went at 12pm). The menu is quite varied for brunch (breakfasts, sweet and savoury, salads, Turkish eggs, asparagus hollandaise, etc.) Good coffee and friendly staff. A relaxed but up-beat atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Busy place, good brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This place in the middle of Marylebone has outdoor seating, a bistro on the ground floor and a restaurant on the first floor. We came here on a Saturday morning for a brunch in the bistro. All tables outside were taken, but we were lucky to be placed in a mini-queue and had to wait just three minutes. If you are unlucky the queue can get rather long with 20+ minutes wait.
Inside it a very busy place, with the typical Marylebone crowd, which can be a bit annoying, in particular as this place is very crammed there is no privacy, so you may witness lots of annoying conversation around you. I you are immune to this, then you will really enjoy the very tasty, yet healthy brunch. We had the Grilled sardines and roast tomato bruschetta and the "Turkish eggs from Istanbul", both very well prepared, and well presented. The restaurant has buzz and atmosphere, and perhaps next time we may not be so annoyed by our neighbours sharing the same small table. Staff seemed to struggle a bit with the sheer number of guests, but were friendly and did their best.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Memorable food and great value set lunch menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here in the upstairs restaurant. Excellent value at £30 p.p. for 3 courses, a small glass of (delicious New Zealand) wine and coffee/tea. Most importantly the food here was imaginative and delicious. The starter of Orange and five spice duck rillette, smoked chilli yuzu jelly and walnut toast was a perfect indicator of what was to come, being made up of unexpectedly complimentary ingredients and flavourful. That jelly was just heavenly! The Pan-fried seabass, black rice, pickled papaya and salted coconut main was one of the most outstanding things I've ever eaten. Everything else was great, except the ginger loaf, ‘Macintosh’ toffee sauce, mascarpone sorbet, mandarin and coconut desert. The sauce tasted like it had been burnt, which prevented a grading of 5 stars for the food. My friend's rhubarb, honey yoghurt cream, pink tapioca and meringues choice was the one to go for (see the picture). Overall this was a meal to remember and I will certainly be back!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Ridiculously overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Providores looks great from the outside and also inside. However, none of this makes up for the prices- nearly £50 for 2 drinks and 2 small light meals. I won't be going back here!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Memorable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We had a reservation and were greeted, our coats taken and escorted upstairs to a lovely table by the window. The concept is great in that you pay for how many courses you have, with each dish being small but very tasty. Three courses is ample and four if you are really hungry. The food was great and we very much enjoyed everything we ate. It was all delicious! The service was discreet, relaxed and almost intuitive. We had a lovely waitress from Ireland who looked after us admirably. The winelist is predominantly New Zealand wines, and as we are New Zealanders we loved this and knew we would drink well...which we did. Perhaps a tad more wine knowledge by the waiting staff would be helpful, particularly for those who do not know kiwi wines. Overall, a great dining experience and we recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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