Carousel London | Marylebone Restaurant
Last Updated: 22nd August 2019
We saw a chameleon yesterday.
So it’s fair to say that it was a pretty shit chameleon.
One thing it did have going for it, however, was that it encouraged us to reflect on how exciting it would be if there existed a restaurant capable of reinventing itself as easily and quickly as (talented) chameleons can.
It was a timely reflection, because now there is…
Roll up, roll up to Carousel: three floors of pop up happenings, foodie events and guest chef residencies in a restaurant that’ll be reinventing itself every few weeks from now until the end of time.
Brought to you by the band of brothers cousins responsible for the immersive, Pan Am-style, ‘Mile High’ dining experiences, it’s located bang in the middle of Bond Street and Baker Street tube stations and contains a handsome ground floor restaurant where guest chefs are hosted each month; an expansive basement for shindigs, banquets and epicurean adventures; a third floor space for film screenings and intimate gatherings; and an outside terrace.
Mazzo | 27th August – 7th September
Marco Baccannelli and Francesca Barreca’s restaurant in Rome has only 10 seats. It serves traditional Roman recipes, and they pay an understandably huge amount of attention to each one. Think ‘rigatoni alla carbonara’ and the deep-fried ‘trippa alla Romana’ (with tomato sauce, local pecorino and mint).
Evgeny Vikentev | 10th-21st September
Gastro-pioneer Evgeny searches the length and breadth of Russia (no mean feat) for the finest produce, which he then whips into a menu of two halves – ‘Ours’ (quintessential Russian recipes), and ‘Ours + Theirs’ (inventive, Russo-global fusion).
And after that? The Carousel keeps on turning…
NOTE: You can reserve tables, book tickets and generally find out what’s happening at Carousel each month by visiting its website… here.
ALSO NOTE: They have a talented pet chameleon in the building. Drinks on the house forever if you spot him.
Carousel | 71 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 8AB
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