Review: 108 Brasserie

Marylebone. Stalwart of the West End, and full of history. Tucked away from Marylebone High Street lies 108 Brasserie – a bustling restaurant with a modern and sharp décor that looked absolutely perfect for a Saturday lunch spot. We were presented with a menu that draws inspiration from all over the world, and couldn’t possibly have made a decision on them, so we took on board our waiter’s suggestions and picked a couple of dishes from each section of the lunch menu.

Sea bass ceviche - 108 Brasserie

Sea bass ceviche, sweet potato, avocado, plantain, lime & chilli – £14.50

First, we had a sea bass ceviche, with sweet potato, avocado, plantain, lime & Chilli. The powerful avocado provided a creamy texture throughout the dish, the plantain enhanced with its crunch and overall, the main components combined for a very flavourful and fresh tasting plate.

Spicy satay chicken tostada - 108 Brasserie

Spicy satay chicken Tostada – £12.75

My personal highlight of the small plates was the spicy satay chicken tostada. The tostada was sufficiently crunchy, and structurally sound due to what I thought was a combination of a drizzle of sauce, and the delightful candied peanuts adding a moist texture without risking sogginess to the tostada.

Burrata - 108 Brasserie

Burrata, seasonal tomatoes, pesto & seeded crackers £12.25

We were then presented with a burrata, dressed with seasonal tomatoes, pesto & seeded crackers. The burrata was creamy, and was complemented delightfully by the pesto, the seeded crackers adding a crunch for a complete taste.

Dukkah-spiced lamb rump - 108 Brasserie

Dukkah-spiced lamb rump, minted yoghurt – £23.75

For our big plate we selected the Dukkah-spiced lamb rump with mixed grains & minted yoghurt. The meat was tender but had enough toughness in it to be a delicious bite. The minted yoghurt elevated the dish and was a wonderful addition, and the pomegranates with the mixed grains added a nice sweetness for a complete taste for this dish.

Crème brûlée - 108 Brasserie

Crème brûlée, raspberries – £7.25

For dessert we plumped for a vanilla crème brûlée & raspberries that brought a sharpness that was quickly smothered by the creamy brûlée, and a salted caramel fondant with crème fraiche that was intense in chocolate flavour.

Overall, 108 Brasserie serves up a lunch menu with flavours from the length and breadth of the world. Whether you fancy a couple of small plates, or something larger, this chic, cosmopolitan eatery has something for any taste.

108 Brasserie

108 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2QE

About Michael Penney

Born and raised in London, Michael’s favourite restaurant is Misato and has yet to form an opinion on the best burger in London. When not trying to find that burger, Michael plays piano and practices French, one broken phrase at a time.

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