The hottest table in London town right now is at Chiltern Firehouse – an old fire brigade station in the heart of Marylebone. More than just a new hotel or postcode, it’s the man behind this glittering venture, hotelier André Balazs, who is drawing an international jet set crowd – undoubtedly fans of his US hotels which include The Mercer in New York, Chateau Marmont in Hollywood and The Standard hotels in New York, LA and Miami.
Located on Chiltern Street in a gothic style, disused Grade II-listed Victorian fire station, the 26-suite hotel has a 200 capacity restaurant led by Michelin-starred chef Nuno Mendes. On the menu you can expect to see dishes which are already turning into classics including The Firehouse caesar, the steak tartare spiced with chipotle, monkfish cooked over pine with puff barley and slow roasted beef short rib with hazelnut puree and bone marrow.
The building is regarded as one of the finest surviving examples of pre-war Gothicarchitecture. Many of the fire station’s original architectural features have been retained and lost details revealed, including the façade’s carved Portland stone arches and original brickwork.
For reservations, visit the Chiltern Firehouse website or contact your Insignia Lifestyle Boutique personal assistant.