Review on Orrery
Generally reckoned to be the brightest star in Sir Terence Conran's restaurant galaxy (now trading as D&D London), Orrery occupies the first floor of a former stable block opposite St Marylebone Church. The entrance is fronted by an 'orrery' (a mechanical model of the solar system), natural light floods in, and the windows along one wall have wonderful views over the leafy churchyard.
The kitchen delivers top-end modern cooking with a few nods to the bourgeois French tradition along the way – witness confit duck raviolo with Madeira consommé. There are also forays into more modern territory (John Dory with celeriac purée and langoustine bisque, for example) although the dazzling cheeseboard returns to France in style. As for desserts, you might be tempted by Valrhona chocolate fondant with milk ice cream or pineapple gel with beurre noisette sorbet.
The breathtaking wine list explores all the inner recesses of the French regions, filling its basket with rare gems along the way (check out the Languedoc, for example), but the 700-strong tome also straddles the globe with its selection of recent and venerable vintages.
Orrery is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 10.00pm (6.30 - 10.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express