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Dining At: Great Central Pub – Elevated Pub Grub at the Landmark London

Dining At: Great Central Pub – Elevated Pub Grub at the Landmark London

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If you’re craving classic British comfort food, look no further. The Great Central Pub by Matt Fletcher has got you covered.

Quite literally tucked away inside the Landmark London Hotel (it took us around 15 minutes to wind our way around the hotel and find the pub, FYI), Marylebone’s Great Central Pub manages to take a comfort food-filled menu and elevate the dishes to the level of fine dining.

Headed up by Chef Matt Fletcher, we were excited at the prospect of dining somewhere that leaves arrogance at the door, focusing instead on using quality British ingredients to produce non-fussy dishes.

And we weren’t disappointed.

Here’s why you need to dine at the Great Central Pub.

Great Central Pub – The Full Review 

The Food 

Let’s get one thing straight: There was no way we were visiting without devouring the Sticky Honey Mustard Pork Belly Bites. No sooner had we seen them on the menu were we ready to order.

As well as this, we opted for the Tempura Tiger Prawns & Sriracha Aioli. Which was a surprising standout of the evening; the huge juicy prawns paired perfectly with the slightly spicy dipping sauce on the side.

Next, it was time for the mains – and good ol’ British comfort food was clearly the way to go here. We ordered a couple of dishes, the first of which was The Ginger Pig’s Famous Steak & Ale Pie served with creamy mashed potatoes. 

Now, we would argue that the pie crust is a crucial aspect of the meal. So what was the verdict? Well, it was delicious. While thick, the crust was as flaky, buttery, and rich as you would want it to be, without teetering over into stodgy territory.

And what about the other main plates? We opted for a Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with creamed cabbage, carrots, bacon and mushroom sauce. No complaints here – the chicken was cooked to perfection and complemented by the creamy, peppery sauce and veggies. 

Though, we do reckon it would have benefitted from some mashed potato (or, maybe order fries) on the side.

We then eyed up the dessert menu – and, of course, we ordered pud. 

The Lemon Brulee Tart was the star of the show. Perfectly tart yet creamy and balanced with the sweetness of a raspberry on top. It ended far too quickly and we were contemplating the ethics of licking the plate and ordering a second.

Instead, it was the turn of the Chocolate Nut Sundae: A huge choccy affair that took us straight back to our childhoods. The wafers and cherry perched atop the cream only made us giddier to dig in. 

And, boy – it was decadent and delicious.

The Drink

We’re sure you’ll agree that no pub is worth visiting unless it has a killer drinks menu. Luckily, Great Central has great booze options to boot.

Boasting an impressive wine list with bottles spanning the globe, plenty of beers, cocktails, spirits, and softs for those who prefer to stay off the hard stuff, we were paralysed by choice. And, in a decision we have since come to regret, we opted for a glass of house white.

That’s not to say it wasn’t good – it was. This is a pub that really knows its stuff.

We particularly loved the boozy coffee options… Because Baileys Coffee is for life, not just for Christmas.

The Look 

Great Central Pub

As you might expect, Great Central Pub looks akin to a cosy country pub – that is, if the country pub in question was pimped up with pastel scatter cushions and huge Victorian portraits on the walls.

We visited throughout the festive season so, obviously, the pub had been doused in a healthy dose of Christmas decor. But we imagine that the oak panelling, textured ceiling, and huge mirrors are equally as impressive throughout the rest of the year, too.

And as any good pub should, Great Central boasts large screens which play sports games. Because nothing goes better with (a banging) pie and mash than a pint and a footy game, right?

Final Thoughts 

Elevated pub grub is the name of the game at Grand Central. Snacks and desserts were standouts, though the huge drinks menu will please pretty much everybody.

Great Central Pub – Practical Information and Map 

Price: ££

Address: The Landmark London, 222 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 6JQ



Review 4/5 

Great Central Pub - The Full Review

Great Central Pub

Elevated pub grub is the name of the game at Grand Central. Snacks and desserts were standouts, though the huge drinks menu will please pretty much everybody.

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