Situated in the centre of Marylebone, the Grazing Goat is by Portman Village on New Quebec Street, which lies close to Portman Square (formerly the Bricklayers Arms).
"The first Lady Portman being allergic to cows and their milk requested the land was used for goats to graze on"
This gastro pub is from the same stable as the Cubitt House group which feature other venues including the Orange Public House in Pimlico. This contemporary country house is stylish and oozes glamour in its Marble Arch address.
There is a careful wine list with a number of exciting cocktails to choose from.
The thoroughly British cuisine has touches of French and Mediterranean influences, but you will find such classics as a tasty lamb and rosemary pie, seared scallops with cauliflower, fennel and saffron dressing not to mention a fabulous courgette flower that is full to bursting with goat's cheese, tomato and basil.
You can also take advantage of their extensive breakfast menu which offers handmade muffins, or fluffy blueberry pancakes and classic eggs benedict.
The closest tube station to the Grazing Goat is Marble Arch. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. It is served by the Central line and only takes less than a 5 minute walk. The nearest rail station is Paddington. Opening Hours are from Monday to Saturday between 7.30am and 11.30pm and Sundays between 7.30am and 10.30pm
Extracts from the menu:
Chargrilled British beef burger, chunky chips
Beer battered fish & chips, mushy peas
Chicken, leek & tarragon pie, chunky chips or summer salad
Shetland salmon fillet, broad bean & tomato quinoa, crayfish & watercress salad
Castle of Mey ox cheek, tongue & sirloin, horseradish croquette, carrots, caper & raisin dressing
Corn fed chicken breast, summer truffles, peas, broad beans, potato purée & truffle dressing
Line caught cod fillet, Jersey Royals, baby beetroot, radishes, smoked prawn butter sauce
Minted pea & broad bean tart, spring carrots & turnips, thyme creamed leeks
About this area
If you are a keen shopper then have your wallet at the ready. This is thanks to being within touching distance of some of the most popular shopping districts in the capital. This includes Oxford Street which provides an impressive array of more than 300 different stores as well as high street retail chains. In addition to this, you will be able to discover high end designers around Regent Street and Bond Street while major department stores include Selfridges and Liberty.
Oxford Street is the shopping heartbeat of London where you can also take advantage of many bars and restaurants as well as individual boutique stores.
One iconic attraction is certainly worth a visit and is located close to the Grazing Goat. Madame Tussaude offers visitors the chance to explore through history a number of waxwork figures from the sporting, political and historical world. Gaze in awe at the variety of important figureheads from David Beckham and Nelson Mandela to Winston Churchill, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Amid the bustling metropolis, visitors can enjoy being close to a couple of green areas.
This includes Hyde Park which offers more than 140 hectares of lush green parkland. It is the home of many events which take place throughout the year including the famous Last Night of the Proms. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of sporting activities such as horse riding, tennis and boating.
Other highlights which you cannot afford to miss include the Serpentine Lake and the poignant Princess of Diana Memorial Fountain. Meanwhile, Regents Park is another site to walk around. This is the home of London Zoo where you will have the ability to admire many types of birds, reptiles and amphibians not to mention other animals such as lions, giraffes, tigers and rhinos. It is also the spot to enjoy a summer concert thanks to its open air theatre.