Glass samples the summer menu at 108 Brasserie

MARYLEBONE staple 108 Brasserie’s summer menu offers a brilliant spin on classic Brasserie fare, bringing a sunny, alfresco feel to one of the capitals most elegant nightspots.

108_The Lane_Lndscape_72pdi_19The terrace area at 108 Brasserie

Brasserie standards remain prominent (Steak Tartare, Lamb Rump and Wild Mushroom Risotto are immediate standouts), yet there is also a conscious emphasis on lighter, less indulgent dishes. The Grilled organic salmon with herb butter & lemon avoids the common faux pas of excessive, dairy heavy sauce, and instead allows the fish to take centre stage— grilled beautifully with subtle zesty notes.

Photoshoot_JNS_May_tostadas & ceviche_above_300dpiTostadas and ceviche at 108 Brasserie

The Niçoise salad, with seared tuna, green beans, soft egg, new potatoes & olives is another great lunch option for those who can’t afford to spend a precious sunny day in London sleeping off a ribeye steak.

Photoshoot_JNS_May_Desserts selection_above_150dpiDessert selection at 108 Brasserie

Stepping outside, 108 Brasserie’s terrace area has the feel of a European café in the early evening, mid-summer (think Madrid post-siesta or Naples), such is Marylebone’s strangely neighbourhood-like atmosphere. There’s the semi pedestrianised surrounding streets, the tumbling vines that hug the brasseries façade, and, of course, the knowledge that somehow, one of London’s busiest high streets is almost within earshot. Out of sight, and out of mind.

The Lane_150pdi_17Marylebone Lane by 108 Brasserie

If you’re able to secure a coveted terrace table, and want to stretch the illusion that you’re on holiday in the med even further, do as the Italians do and stay for a post-dinner espresso. Better yet, make it an espresso martini. The added mascarpone makes 108 Brasserie’s ‘It Isn’t Martini’, one of the finest espresso martinis in the capital.

by Charlie Navin-Holder

108 Brasserie, 108 Marylebone Ln, Marylebone, London W1U 2QE

Tel: 020 7969 3900

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