The Cavendish

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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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4.3
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AlixW
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience3

So even though we got there saying we had a lunch reservation the waiter failed to tell us that none of the main plates were being made at the moment because they were understaffed. Why didnt I receive a call ahead telling me that? Why wasnt I told when I got to the restaurant rather than only 30 minutes later when we had all picked our food. Total nonsense - not going back and wont reccommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived on time for a 2.45 table booked on opentable to be told the restaurant has closed and no tables available downstairs. Pretty poor. We went elsewhere.

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RC1973
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was great however service wasn't.

A few points to make:

- Staff seemed friendly but not very aware, our area was quiet but it was still difficult to get someone's attention for service
- I had to ask three times for water before it was brought to the table
- We ordered snacks to start but these arrived after our main dishes. I know that some restaurants bring the food out as it's prepared but this wasn't made clear (if it is the case at the Cavendish..?), even so olives and bread shouldn't take longer to serve than steak and fish and chips. The table next to us had a similar experience.

Overall a disappointing experience.

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BGaj1
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The Cavendish is a great place for drinks and food. Great service and super ambiance. Been a regular for the past 3 years

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vipChilts
London
19 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Lunch menu limited and it well advertised

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MaureenR
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The layout is really nice and we were out upstairs where there was no one which was great.
Ordered a nut roast and which was vegetables covered in cheese and nuts sprinkled around it. Also had to pay extra for a Yorkshire pudding, that’s always standard abc included as part of a roast.
Took the staff a very long time to remove the plates only because we told them.
Very average for the price you pay.

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SaraG
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the ambiance lovely. We were expecting better food as the taste was not fine, mainly fried plates, not that different that a typical British pub. Will return only for drinks.

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olivierc
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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MalcolmC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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

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charlottem
London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 April 23, 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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DeniseG
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MargaretS
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

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BryanM
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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 April 23, 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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vipdsnyder
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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Timo
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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Nibbio1960
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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DamienG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Would recommend for drinks but food is disappointing.

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Leo58
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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.

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CraigR
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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Pandfriends
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

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vipLynne
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GisleJ
London
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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

The service is very sloppy and slow though.

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evie
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience3

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 ....?

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Stillonadiet
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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

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bennyminch
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipEaling
London
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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viprlenoel
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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

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BGaj1
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

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FrankB
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JJ
JjJj
London
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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Paddy
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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.

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LesleyS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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
MichaelDavidE
Berlin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good dinner and service. Had Christmas menu here.

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vipriane
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review