Coming Soon: 108 Bar & Grill re-opening in Marylebone on 4th November, 2014!

108 Bar & Grill Artist's Portrait - opening London November 2014

 

 

108 Bar and Grill are re-opening on 3rd November, 2014 after a complete revamp. They are situated just off Marylebone High Street at the top of Marylebone Lane. They will be serving simple British dishes made from the finest locally sourced ingredients that centres around the best in seasonal produce.

The venue will be divided into a chic, sophisticated bar for all-day drinking with a dining area, and a more formal dining space where its modern British dishes take centre stage.

108 Bar & Grill will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The Bar area, open until midnight on Monday to Saturday, 11pm on Sundays, will offer a weekly changing menu of small plates that will hopefully please all tastes.

The restaurant’s interior, designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors, reflects 108 Bar & Grill’s traditional grill room style with a modern twist. Rich red leather and burnt orange mohair upholstery combined with beautiful parquet and a dark stained oak bar creates a stylish and inviting environment. The antique mirrors and nickel detailing add a depth and sophistication to the design.

The cocktail menu takes its inspiration from classic British flavours, the signature cocktail; The 108 Edition is a delicious blend of Maker’s Mark, spiced orange liqueur, Drambuie and angostura. Additional highlights include; Thyme Out – gin, cucumber and thyme infused Midori with lime and kiwi and English Spritz – kiwi, Kamm & Sons with elderflower and Champagne.

The wine list features more than 40 bins, including an English sparkling wine; Nyetimber Classic Cuvée at £11.50 a glass and £57 a bottle.

In the restaurant, you can select from starters including octopus carpaccio with a tomato and chilli dressing, Argyllshire smoked salmon on the restaurant’s signature Guinness brown bread; alongside dishes such as Crispy pigs cheeks with an apple and raisin chutney.

The Josper Grill section offers fresh, locally sourced grilled meat and fish dishes, Tiger prawns served with garlic and parsley butter, Suffolk free range pork chop with a cider glaze, and Free range Cotswold White chicken, cooked to perfection. Other main courses include Confit breast of lamb with celeriac remoulade and green sauce, Roasted monkfish served with curried lentils and crispy shallots and Spelt risotto with wild mushrooms and Bosworth Ash goat’s cheese. Desserts feature classic favourites with a twist, including Autumn spiced fruit crumble served with vanilla ice cream and Warm chocolate fondant with peanut butter ice cream and salted popcorn.

The bar small plates selection include Foie gras and black truffle sausage roll, Coca Cola chicken wings and Baked camembert from local cheese favourite La Fromagerie, with roasted garlic and rosemary.

Tanya Yilmaz, formerly of Asia De Cuba and most recently The Club at The Ivy, will take the lead as General Manager and the kitchen will be run by Executive Chef Russell Ford, who previously worked at The Grove before joining 108 Bar & Grill. The Bar will be run by Ivo Ferreira da Silva, who joins 108 from The Athenaeum Hotel.

We are particularly looking forward to trying the octopus carpaccio with a tomato and chilli dressing, Tiger prawns served with garlic and parsley butter, Foie gras and black truffle sausage roll, Suffolk free range pork chop with a cider glaze, the baked camembert from La Fromagerie with roasted garlic and rosemary, and the warm chocolate fondant with peanut butter ice cream and salted popcorn.

 

When they are opening :

Soft Launch: 4th – 6th November, 2014

Reopening: 7th November, 2014

Opening Hours:

7am – Midnight (Monday to Saturday)

7am – 11pm (Sundays)

 

Location:

108 Bar & Grill

108 Marylebone Lane

London

W1U 2QE

Tel: 0207 969 3900

Website: http://www.108marylebonelane.com

Email: 108_hosts@doylecollection.com

 

To make a reservation:

please call: 0207 969 3900

or email: 108_hosts@doylecollection.com

 

Nearest Tube: Bond Street (Central and Jubilee Lines)

 

Twitter: #openingsoon @108Marylebone @NeilReadingPR #comingsoon #newfor2014 #BondStreet #Marylebone #London #share 

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International food and travel blog by London based British Goan duo: Jason and Chiara Pinto. Twitter: @goantolondon @jasonpinto100 @chiarapinto About Goa: Goa is a small state on the western coast of India. Though the smallest Indian state, Goa has played an influential role in Indian history. Goa was one of the major trade centers in India, thus it had always been attracting the influential dynasties, seafarers, merchants, traders, monks and missionaries since its earliest known history. Throughout its history Goa has undergone continual transformation, leaving an indelible impression on various aspects of its cultural and socio-economic development. History of Goa: The East-West symbiosis of Goa makes it different from other parts of India, more than the historical and social niche. The history of Goa is a sweet and sour story of colonial heritage, oppressive rulers, a glorious culture, and uneventful immediate past. As a land with the identity of its own, Goa was brought into focus when it was liberated of Portugal from its oppressive rule of around 450 hundred years in 1961. Goa was captured and annexed to the Portuguese in 1510 following the urges of trade and demand of spices and also cottons and indigo. But, Goa has a history that starts much before Portugal even thought of Goa being where it is. Goa was coveted and ruled by a great number of Indian kingdoms and dynasties from the 4th century onwards. The first kingdom to rule Goa and Konkan were Bhojas, who were the feudatories of Ashoka in 4th and 5th centuries AD. The city of Chandrapur (present Chandor) was founded by Prince Chandraditya, son of Chalukya King Pulakesin from 566 to 597 A.D. after this, Goa was ruled consecutively by Silahara Dynasty, Kadamba Danasty, and finally Hoysalas from 1022 to 1342 A.D. From the 14th century onwards, Goa became a great trading center on the west coast, especially in the vast trade of horses imported from the Middle East. This was the time for bigger empires to move in and Vijayanagar Empire conquered it in 1344. But there empire was not going to last too long and in 1347, Bahmani Sultans defeated Vijayanagara forces in 1347 and controlled Goa. Afterwards, it was a time of great prosperity and peace for Gpa, especially during the rules of Yusuf Adil Shah and Ismail Adil Shah. They created beautiful houses, fortified Goa, and encouraged local craftsmen. Their liberal and progressive rule was not going to last too long and situation changed in 1510 A.D. Goa for all purposes was not on the Portuguese Radar even after a long time of their presence in India. When the Portuguese nobleman Alfonso de Albuquerque and his cousin Francisco de Albuquerque were sent with a powerful fleet in 1503 on the orders of King Dom Manuel I, the purpose was to defend the cargoes of spices, mostly pepper, against Arab Muslim raiders. The center of spice trade was Calicut at that time and Portuguese had built forts in Cochin and Cannanore. It was in 1506-08 that an opportunistic pirate, Timoja, persuaded Albuquerque to attack Goa and acquire a better land base. This made Goa, Portugal's first real territorial acquisition in Asia. After a brief period of recapturing by the Muslims, Goa Albuquerque finally captured Goa in 1510. The inquisition of Goa in 1540 reversed the previous liberal policy of Albuquerque and imposed strict censorship of literature and new laws to forbade non-Christians from professions. Forced conversions took place continuously, censorship was established on literature, the temples were destroyed, and non-Christian priests, holy men, and teachers were evicted. This led to continuous fleeing of Hindus from Goa to other parts of India. It is not that the relationship with Portugal brought only destruction for the Goans. Portuguese also built great churches like the church of St. Cajetan and Bom Jesus basilica in Old Goa, which is a pilgrimage site for the Christians from around the world. But it is also true that pre-1961; Goa was a highly impoverished region very backward and primitive. It is after the liberation that Goa of today has emerged and it has surprised even the locals many of whom had left their homeland before its liberation. Portugal and India are today friends and Goa continues to be a fascinating blend of Latin and Oriental. Information sourced from: http://www.royalorienttrain.com/goa/goa-history.html
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