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What We Love

  • Cool urban village location, yet minutes from the high street hustle of Oxford Street
  • Chic ski-chalet-style decor
  • “Best of British” menu with gastropub classics like posh fish and chips
  • Roaring fires and real ales
  • Gigantic sleigh beds
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • Bar doubles as a reception desk
  • No staff on-site after last orders; guests are given a front door key and an off-hours cell phone number
  • Only local and national phone calls can be made from the rooms
  • No elevator
  • Bathrooms are on the small side
  • Dining room can get busy, so best book a table in advance
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Overview

The Review

Rarely can you order a pint of ale and a packet of chips while checking into a hotel, but at the Grazing Goat, a stylish gastropub with eight guestrooms in Marylebone’s Portman Village, the bar doubles as the reception desk. Kitted out like an urban après-ski lodge — think roaring fires, mounted deer heads, antler chandeliers, slate gray walls, and a crowd of rosy-cheeked after-work drinkers — it has a welcoming, laid back and effortlessly cool vibe.

Occupying a Regency townhouse on New Quebec Street, the property is divided into three areas: a traditional gastropub on the ground floor, a smarter eating space on the second floor and eight rooms above that. Designed with a nod to alpine chalet style, the rooms have giant wooden sleigh beds, Bang and Olufsen gadgets, anglepoise lamps and sumptuous throws.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/2264/prop-34174-1325610963-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”The always-buzzing restaurant serves a “Best of British” menu and posh pub grub.”}

The pub serves a “Best of British” menu with gastropub favorites like posh fish and chips (pan-fried cod, chunky truffle-infused chips and pea purée). Much of the produce is grown close to home, and the drink list includes bubbly from West Sussex, wine from Gloucestershire and twists on classic cocktails; the British Mojito mixes Hendrick’s gin, mint, cucumber and brown sugar.

The location is well suited to a laid-back break in the capital. Browse the independent boutiques, delis and bookshops in the area, soak up Marylebone’s village vibe (complete with a farmers market every Sunday), take in some art at the nearby Wallace Collection gallery or stroll the green expanse of Hyde Park. There’s little need to hit the crowd-packed sidewalks of Oxford Street, but it’s just around the corner if you need a retail fix.

And the quirky name? The area was once used as pasture for rearing goats for the first Lady Portman, who was allergic to cows’ milk. It’s hard to imagine animals roaming around central London, but then again, sitting by a flickering fire with a drink in hand and the promise of a cozy room upstairs, it’s hard to imagine you’re in central London at all.

How to Get There

The Grazing Goat
6 New Quebec Street
London, W1H 7RQ United Kingdom

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 205 Reviews
Gastro pub with charisma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't comment on the hotel part of this building as I only ate lunch here but, on a sunny Saturday, just minutes form the turmoil of Oxford Street, there was a real "village" atmosphere on Quebec Street. I highly recommend this pub, where you can choose to sit either inside our out on the street and eat well-cooked food at reasonable prices. Staff are friendly and pleasant and there is a welcoming vibe.

The hotel is too expensive for what it is
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location near the Marble Arch tube station is excellent. I chose to stay the night here for this reason and for being sufficiently expensive to promise a nice hotel. It turned out to be less nice than expected. The Grazing Goat is a bar and restaurant with some rooms to rent upstairs. You need to climb 4 floors without an elevator on rather steep floors. Luckily I had only a light suitcase, but I do not envy those that have more, there is no help from anyone in this regard. The room is OK but nothing to justify the enormous price. I suggest to look for a better place if you are willing to pay this price.

The hotel is too expensive for what it is
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location near the Marble Arch tube station is excellent. I chose to stay the night here for this reason and for being sufficiently expensive to promise a nice hotel. It turned out to be less nice than expected. The Grazing Goat is a bar and restaurant with some rooms to rent upstairs. You need to climb 4 floors without an elevator on rather steep floors. Luckily I had only a light suitcase, but I do not envy those that have more, there is no help from anyone in this regard. The room is OK but nothing to justify the enormous price. I suggest to look for a better place if you are willing to pay this price.

Relaxing stay
Reviewed 3 months ago

Our room was nicely done, and modern. Very comfortable bed. It was above the restaurant, so they was a nice background noise of people enjoying themselves, which quickly quietened down by 11pm. Don’t forget to lock your door. We didn’t and one of the restaurant guests mistakenly thought our room was a washroom!

Let down by service
Reviewed 3 months ago

Today was my third visit to the grazing goat, as the central location and cosy pub interior makes it a convenient and nice place to meet friends. The food is good, although light on the vegetarian options, and slightly overpriced reflecting their location. What let’s down the grazing goat is the service. The staff are very slow and not particularly welcoming. Upon arriving at 2.30pm we were told a table would be available in 15 minutes, we eventually sat down at 3.30. This wasn’t the biggest deal as it was a Sunday but we literally sat outside whilst one waiter leisurely cleaned five empty tables at once. After two prompts we got to sit down and our meal continued without hitches although you definitely don’t get the feeling that any of the staff care and you will have to ask a couple of times for most things you might want.