Delamina Marylebone has been one of my many fancy’s since moving to my current company. It is tucked away on Marylebone Lane, a quieter part of London. However the restaurant itself got busier as the night went on.
Delamina Marylebone provides a healthier way of enjoying Middle Eastern dishes; grilling, roasting and using herbs and spices to marinate the meats this includes the vegetarian dishes. They have a sister restaurant in Shoreditch originally called the Strut & Cluck, now named Delamina East.
The restaurant has large windows and I can imagine how bright it would be during the day, I met up with my partner after work to experience some Middle Eastern homemade inspired cuisine. The waiter warmly welcomed us in, our table was along the white wall with beautiful foliage that hung creating a modern atmosphere. The light was lit dimly creating a relaxed and sophisticated environment.
We had already chosen from their website what we were having, Asiel chose Moshe’s herbed & spiced Angus beef & venison koftas on a bed of hummus & tahini, grilled onions, harissa oil drizzle, pomegranate seeds. It was delicious, using pita bread that combined the flavours together creating a tasty delight. He paired it with a gold star dark lager beer from Israel with its malty aroma, a lightly toasted caramel flavour. Personally I thought the beer tasted a bit like Budweiser, I prefer beers that have a stronger taste and flavour.
For my choice of dish was their lamb chops marinated in kabsa spices & plums then grilled, charcoaled hispi cabbage, vine leaves chimichurri – this was juicy with incredible flavouring. The lamb was cooked to perfection, the sauce was delicious and I’d happily eat that every day.
Asiel and myself were wondering what B C and G was on the wine list. Our waiter Natalie informed us that the C meant carafe that holds 3 glasses wine – great for sharing if you don’t want to drink too much on a school night but also want to enjoy yourself. I decided to choose a glass of red Shiraz, Heywood estate, South East Australia 2016 medium bodied, rich and intense flavours that blended nicely with the lamb.
Throughout the evening the restaurant became full and buzzing with the sound of the customers. I would highly recommend booking in advance if you fancy a bit of Eastern Mediterranean dining. The staff here were really friendly and the place felt homely I’d look forward to going back.
Delamina Marylebone opening times are Monday’s 12.30pm to 12.45pm and reopens from 5.30pm to 9.15pm. Tuesday’s they open from 12.30pm to 2.45pm and then reopens from 5.30pm to 9.45pm. Friday’s they are open from 12.30pm to 2.45pm and reopens from 5.30pm to 10.15pm. Saturday’s 10.30am to 3.45pm and reopens from 6pm to 10.15pm and Sunday’s 10.30am to 3.45pm and reopens from 6pm to 9.15pm.