The Coach Makers Arms

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Welcome to The Coach Makers Arms on Marylebone Lane, the latest addition to the Cubitt House collection. This historic public house first opened its doors more than 140 years ago and we will continue the tradition of welcoming purveyors of fine food, drink and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Across our beautifully restored three floors you will find a bustling ground floor bar, bright and relaxed first floor dining room and the lower ground floor hideaway bar “The 72”.

Offering a large array of beers in bottle and on tap, as well as wines and cocktail, alongside our all-day menu with a selection of daily specials written on large black boards on both the ground and first floor.

The Coach Makers Arms is a neighbourhood pub and dining room, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, we offer something for everyone at all times of day.
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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there three times in ten days

s
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Really nice to visit a traditional pub which still has a good traditional feeling . The bar downstairs has a good atmosphere , with the restaurant upstairs feeling somewhat untouched , however remarkably clean and fresh .
Good selection of wines and pale ales which is always refreshing .
The starter was amazing and delicious , steak tartar.
The main course we had were very nice and well presented ,
We finished with cheese board which looked a good selection , however one of the cheeses was more suited to the bin and bit the plate . Very old and hard .
Saying that , it was a nice experience and a feel of old England/ London .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Once arrived our table was not available. They were very kind and find 2 seats for us at the bar. DON’T USE OPENTABLE TO BOOK AT THIS RESTAURANT

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really super restaurant in a quiet corner of Marylebone but just a stone’s throw from Oxford St so very conveniently situated. It’s a tastefully renovated boozer with the pub downstairs and dining room above. Food is modern British and everything we had on the excellent value 3-course lunch was freshly cooked, delicious and beautifully presented. We were there with friends for a landmark birthday and the servers made this very special with the dessert.
Highly recommended and hope to return soon.

M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Stingy portions for a £20 Sunday roast. Come on guys. You can do better and once enjoyed eating here in the past. But that's it for me. Mean serves do not guarantee a return visit. What a shame. Poor value and not good enough

D
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn’t get any table, they told us they are not working with opentable anymore. It is Saturday night and we have a daughter with us. It was very frustrating!

j
London
30 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a beautiful space above the pub. We were lucky for our early lunch, sun streaming through the windows and the place almost empty. The food was excellent ... above Gastro Pup standards. And the service was excellent. If only all restaurant experiences were this good.

L
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very limited menu and on it was Stuffed courgette flowers, but when ordered were told, it is filled with cheese, is that alright! Umm filled/ stuffed with cheese, difficult to realise ( I usually make them filled with salmon or crab mousse) the way it was stated lead us to believe that it indeed was odd. Consequently, we both chose the Hake which came with white beans, fennel, spinach and lemon pickle.
Actually an odd combination, the Hake was very nice, but the beans, not exciting, could not see the fennel and almost lost sight of the spinach, as it was minuscule. The side of French fries, were only ok.
The Sauvignon Blanc at £23 for 500 mls, was not very exciting either and consequently thought to be way overpriced. I had made a reservation for 7.45 thinking that on a Saturday night it would be busy, but only 4 tables were occupied, hence no atmosphere at all. We ate our dinner, no dessert and returned home and drank some champagne as a consolation.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant! Chic feeling pub with delicious food and lovely service. We went with our two kids and I would highly recommend for anyone!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had some guests visiting from overseas and took them here for some British fare because it was a convenient location and because I'd swiftly read some positive reviews, and was really pleasantly surprised. Food was delicious and we'll balanced, cooked and served beautifully. Service was warm, friendly and attentive, without being over bearing. Atmosphere and decor was really pleasant in the dining room. Would definitely recommend!

MB
London
50 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Atmospheric upstairs dining room - light and airy, fairly quiet with delightful service and food to match. Fairly traditional menu, but served with imagination and good ingredients.

LT
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My sons had eaten Sunday lunch at The Coach Makers Arms a month or so before my husband and I were visiting and they strongly recommended that we try it. We were going to a Fleetwood Mac concert in the evening so had a late lunch hence the restaurant on the first floor was relatively quiet. We both had the beef pie along with a side order of parmesan/truffle fries. It was all delicious - a nicely-served individual pie, melt-in-the-mouth pastry, very tasty filling with a variety of sautéed green vegetables. Definitely a step up from the average pub lunch. We would certainly eat there again and recommend it to friends.

S
London
27 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Food was great, service was too.

L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly one of the best Sunday roasts anywhere! Beautiful bright dining room in a lovely corner of the city

d
London
166 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great to be sitting in the dining room on the first floor overlooking the mellow buzz of the street below. Was told we were there on venison day, so duly ordered a burger that was ok. My friend's fish on the usual menu was better though.

PL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service, would highly recommend this pub, lovely atmosphere

NR
London
80 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and helpful staff. Small menu, but enough to find something for most people. Great local pub.

DC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place. Great team and good food. We'll be back!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a Friday night and as the pub was so full and noisy they let us take up our table an hour early. They allowed us to try 3 wines before choosing too.

Food was just lovely. We had croquettes, chicken, burger and venison and all was delicious. Plus a great expresso martini.

Would recommend.

DT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous, first time & can't wait to go back. As good for friends, loved one, and more relaxed business. Great atmosphere created by location, ambience, and outstanding service. Wonderful seasonal food & good value wine list.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely room, fantastic food so will definitely return soon

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meals and service were excellent. Quiet dining area. Great for friends, family or business. Nice wine selection.

DJ
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but don't like taking charitable donation and 12.5% service charge without asking.

p
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite pub in Marylebone- great food and friendly staff

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was intrusive - inexperienced waitress.

Food was very slow to arrive (although dining room less than half full). One main course arrived and it was a further wait before the other two main courses arrived which meant that the first main course was cold before we started eating.

Really unhappy about being dictated to by the waitress about a small (and unadvertised) sum being added to the bill for a charity. I donate regularly to a number of charities and object to being “charity chugged” in a restaurant. As we had asked for two separate bills we were charged this sum twice. It was not a nice feeling to ask the waitress to take it off the bill.

RA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Honolulu and had the Best food experience ever! Every dish we ordered was over the top!

HK
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good gastro-pub style food, round table for four of us which was very sociable. Decent wine lost, not crazy prices so would certainly recommend.

JJ
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is lovely casual dining spot with good food and wine. The staff are relaxed and friendly. It is a regular haunt.
The menu varies but always has a good selection to cover most tastes. The regular pies take you back to your mothers cooking but more exotic offers around meat and fish allows you to enjoy new tastes and experience.

Thank you for another lovely experience

SY
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to The Coach Makers Arms a few times now and always have an enjoyable meal. Food is always delicious and well presented. Menu changes regularly. Good choice of wines. Great staff - just the right level of friendly.

TZ
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food! Service could use a little bit of additional training. Waitress didn't know their wine list and interrupted our conversation a few times when it wasn't necessary.

SB
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service

A definite must eat location in the West End

L
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Myself and 6 friends came to celebrate my birthday. The food was good but I had expected better given the prices. Overall it was an enjoyable evening

OT
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was very goo. My ribeye steak was perfectly cooked and the chips were just right. The only real let down was that the staff were a bit disorganised, so the service wasn't great. But, not so poor that it would affect my decision on whether to return - which I will.

PK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service in an upscale pub restaurant upstairs. Sunday roast is excellent.

NR
London
80 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice gastro pub style food with very friendly and helpful staff. We sat in the upstairs dining room on a Saturday night. It was busy but not too crowded and we felt well looked after.

HG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and friendly service. My lamb was perfectly cooked and the saute potatoes were divine!

BH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was tasty enough but service was quite shoddy. Am
Not sure if staff were new but just generally not up to standard in most areas of service. Decent value price wise and good wine list

LL
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We absolutely loved our lunch. We were a party of 5 and were seated at a great table in a bay window. Everyone enjoyed the lunch, the food was excellent and the service in the restaurant was great - really friendly staff who were very attentive. Our only negative was the bar on ground level as the barman was very grumpy. One of us ordered a gin martini with vermouth, he disappeared for 10 mins whisky a queue was forming and seemed a bit perplexed about being asked to make one. Another party member asked for a sparkling water and again said that the barman was grumpy! A great place apart from the grumpy bar man and would recommend as the dining on the first floor was excellent.

E
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Coachmakers is a great pub for drinks but a bit uneven on the food part. This particular evening the fryer was apparently broken so they couldn't make any fries, chips or similar. We only found out about this because we were ordering steaks and asked to change the chips to fries. When my friend first ordered her steak they didn't mention it at all, so it seemed like they had just forgot about it. Also, consdering most dishes had fries or chips as the side dish, you would think this would be something they would tell you straight off the bat, as we most likely actually would have gone to another pub for dinner had we known as there were now no side dishes that were that appealing.

C
London
18 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by how delicious the food was. There is a small menu on Saturday but everything is cooked perfectly. Kids meals were presented beautifully and substantial (reflecting the £8 price), the ribeye steak tender and cooked perfectly with a beautifully reduced sauce.