The Cavendish

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Modern European
Elegant and ageless, The Cavendish looks as though it’s been part of the Marylebone fabric for decades, but in fact it’s brand new on the block. Through our various and diverse spaces, The Cavendish is a lovely surprise to anyone, one could say it is a breath of fresh air. Through utter passion and inspiration from the culinary diversity in Europe, our chefs have created an exquisite Mediterranean based menu to tingle all senses. Whether you are coming to see us for an espresso while reading the paper on our terrace, a casual lunch or one of our mouth-watering cocktails, we are always happy to see you

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What 85 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good place for relax dîners with friends, mixing the typical pub with continental Europe menu

MC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Been here several times before and normally would rate this as 4 or 5 star, but the service let it down this time.

Still a great vibe, great location... the service was a little off this time so marking it down. Hope it was a one off, as its one of the nicer spots

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great dining experience. And with cricket on the screens.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Sadly they have changed the dining floor upstairs and it has lost it cosy elegant atmosphere and too noisy

c
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, beautifully presented. I'm from Eastbourne so I found it a little expensive but it probably isn't for London. The staff were wonderful. Would definately recommend

The Cavendish
Responded on 23 April 2019

Hello, Thank you very much for this positive feedback, we love happy customers. We hope to see you soon and frequently! Follow our social media accounts for updates on upcoming events and specials, we have a lot going on! Kind Regards, Natalia Salgado The Cavendish Sales/Events Manager

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DG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food was awesome...the staff every helpful and accommodating...we would definitely go back!

MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, pricing typical for London. Service lacked warmth, no real smiles or explanations and once upstairs for food had to wait for someone to appear every now and then. Menu lacked vegetables or salads.

BM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Shambolic. Booked a table for 4, based on pictures and the menu on website. (pictures show a casual 'sit down' restaurant) However when we arrived we were told there were no tables, as such, and were shown to a couch with a small coffee table in the upstairs area. We were told that they were trialling a 'new concept' and were in the middle of a 'soft opening' which turned out to be euphemism for 'they don't know what they're doing'. (we were shown to a small table later on when a large group left). We were handed drinks and food menus and I ordered a pint of Moretti from the menu only to be told that they could only serve pints downstairs in the bar area and that upstairs they would only serve beers in bottles. I went downstairs, ordered a pint, to be told I would have to drink it downstairs as it was 'two separate concepts', -- But it was one establishment as they were able to bill my drink to my table upstairs. We ordered 4 burgers - one to be served medium/well without cheese. Not overly complex. Four medium/rare cheeseburgers arrived surrounded by cold chips with the staff no idea how to rectify the problem -- so they didn't. As we were the only customers that had ordered food this doesn't augur well once the 'soft opening' period is over. We eat quickly and even paid the service charge just to secure a fast exit, plus we had no confidence they would know how to deduct the charge from our bill. Staff were very nicely turned out but that was about the only positive aspect of our visit. If you view this establishment as a bar - its fine. If you view it as somewhere to have food (not even a full blown meal) -- as per its website - then the good news is there are plenty of other options in the Marylebone area.

The Cavendish
Responded on 23 April 2019

Good Afternoon Bryan, We are truly sorry you had such a negative visit, this is definitely not up to our standard. We thank you for your feedback as we work hard on always bettering ourselves to assure the best experience possible to everyone. With that being said, we would greatly appreciate if you could email natalia@35newcavendish.co.uk in order to discuss your visit further in detail and hopefully change your perspective. Kind Regards, Natalia Salgado The Cavendish Sales/Events Manager

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d
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This is my new favorite place for lunch and dinner when visiting London. Service was excellent at lunch and at least adequate at dinner. The menu is simple, but presentation, textures and flavors were delightful. Recommend.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

In the heart of Marylebone, cosy, classy, intimate, with appetising Brasserie dishes.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A very good dinner with interesting food. A bit too noisy, but it is Xmas party season! Good wines and cocktails too. I will go back.

DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Would recommend for drinks but food is disappointing.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately the charmless staff and poor service let this restaurant down. We were ignored and neglected, not offered menus or dessert. The bill came to just under £100 for only 2 main courses and 3 glasses if wine. The food was ordinary and the fish dish very undercooked. By 10pm the staff were squabbling and rearranging tables around us for the nect Day! Although we were impressed by the decor and furnishings and the bar downstairs looks great.

CR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had drinks here a number of times good draft beers and a great selection of gin, cocktails and wine. The service is excellent and having now eaten upstairs for the first time can say the food here is very,very good too. Would recommend this place to anyone for almost any occasion.

P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing. Our party of 4 were sole diners until very much later and this affected the ambience. Staff were very nice and service good but the food was definitely not worth the cost. I clearly made the wrong choices in smoked burrata (it doesn't work!) and my lamb skewer, ordered as medium, was barely cooked and could best be described as flabby! My companions said the fish was well cooked but lacking flavour and the dish not seasoned well. None of this matched the lovely lunch I had a couple of weeks previously. Clearly not the venue for an early week evening. We did not however let it spoil our evening, just disappointed.

L
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good as was the service and surroundings. However, the menu posted on Open Table is incorrect.

GJ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a very pleasant dinner at The Cavendish with my wife. Really great food and service. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good and our table outside was really nice.

The service is very sloppy and slow though.

e
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

We went for brunch on a Sunday for my birthday, it was ok- but for the price not so impressive and some of the food came out cold. Friendly staff though and perhaps a better place for lunch ....?

S
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly and attentive service without it being over the top. Great food and drink and a relaxed atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Very poor quality food, oily pasta, chicken very ordinary.

b
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Given the quality of reviews overall and the price paid, I felt the dishes were lacking in quality and substance and not presented particularly well, a bit slap-dash, but tasted OK. The wine was very good - we had the Mahi Malborough Sauvignon Blanc and I can't fault the staff.

E
London
21 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was very much a pleasant surprise. We were a tick late and not even had they held the table but they had held one inside and one outside so that we could chose. Chose outside, and they had even arranged sunshine. Great staff and the food was excellent. Will definitely be back.

r
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We ordered the chicken and it was very basic and average. The service was fantastic though. A great place for a drink.

BG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Super service.
A bit pricey but worth it.
Always visit it to meet up with friends.

FB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value, great service , what more can anybody ask for.

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The first waiter mor was a real professional but a guy came in to wait the main room while he did a private party and it went downhill. This guy clearly didn’t want to be told what to do by the professional and was lazy. One drink tasted terrible and the second food order too forever.
Food was tasteless.maorry! I wanted to love it! Would only return for a drink in the bar.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

For what we paid the meal was certainly not worth it. The food came cold and had to be reheated, in addition the venue appeared to be understaffed with bathrooms in a mess and a lack attention to service.

The food when it did arrive hot was fine but not the best of nights for a venue of this reputation.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

It was awful! Booked cCavendish as it had rave reviews and wanted to try somewhere different in Marylebone!! Never been more disappointed in a restaurant experience!! And the food was awful and expensive!!!! No atmosphere and virtually no one in there!!!
Disappointed beyond belief!!!

MD
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good dinner and service. Had Christmas menu here.

r
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Had a very disappointing experience with this restaurant. Having booked over 10 days ago for a girly catch-up meal here (6 people), I was really unhappy with the overall service and experience in this restaurant. We were sat upstairs, at our booking time of 3.15. There was a stag party, and another large party also seated upstairs - as a result it took an age to get both food and drinks orders. The food was average (and in many cases cold) at best, but it took that long we didnt dare request again. I was then informed we needed to clear the table for 5pm as the whole floor had been booked for an event - no mention at booking, though was firmly told someone had tried to call me that afternoon. Missed call (only the one), from a London number but no message. They were not apologetic, or in anyway accepting that they were at fault......my friends and I escaped and enjoyed much nicer drinks up the road. Do yourselves a favour and go with one of the other restaurants in this area!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food and good prices. We have been there for brunch on a Sunday afternoon (13:00). Initially there was only a single table occupied which looked a bit odd but within half hour more than half of the tables have been occupied. They were service Sunday roast which also looked amazingly good.

AM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2017
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Food v uninteresting - lack of flavour. No sauces.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The cavendish has a lovely atmosphere and after the noise of the working day dies away it is a great spot for some alfresco pavement dining where you can watch the world go by.
The menu is not extensive, but the food is always good and the place has a friendly ambience that I have always liked.
Plus it sells cigars - how civilised !!

P
London
37 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great bar and a nice atmosphere.

AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Extremely overpriced - had a spaghetti with mussels and lobster. By far the worst spaghetti I have had. Wasn't fully cooked and the mussels were really cold. Kitchen is located in the basement next to the restrooms and looked worn and dirty

Paid 85 GBP for two people for a poor spaghetti each and a below average glass of wine.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good but they close the restaurant for lunch so you have to eat in the pub area which is not ideal for a business lunch. They did not state this on website when I booked.

G
London
25 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Cavendish were fantastic. I was organising an evening for a group of colleagues out of London. The restaurant accommodated our changing party at the last minute and we ended up having outstanding service in the private dining room. Food was just perfect for the occasion and everyone was impressed.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food friendly staff quick service

BG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great bar, super service, classy bar.
We have been here plenty of times for drinks and a bit of food. Love the bar and the staff.

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