Up-and-coming Marylebone spot Carousel has had some fine chefs through its doors in recent months. Leandro Carreira, Sebastian Mazzola, Murray Wilson and more have taken up residence in the Carousel kitchen since the turn of the year, a veritable... well, carousel of top culinary talent from across the UK and Europe.
Located just around the corner from celeb hot spot Chiltern Firehouse, Carousel is a London pop up restaurant with a punchy reputation, famed for hosting leading figures in the culinary world – such as Moro Chef Tom Ryalls and in-house rising star Ollie Templeton. London restaurants with rotating chefs rarely have as much variety, and the most recent residency at Carousel is no exception.
The Carousel pop-up restaurant space in Marylebone has now announced its latest resident chef: Omar Romero, head chef at Rhodes 24. Between the 16th and 27th of June, Omar Romero will be serving a unique East meets West series of one or two course lunches, as well as opulent four course dinners.
On the menu
Romero’s menu promises to be a wacky collision of his home country Mexico’s cuisine and Japanese-style street food, which he has dubbed ‘Niponexican’. Carousel enigmatically suggest that there will be a fusion of carnitas, sushi, matcha and tamales. Oh, and insects.. Romero is renowned for his experimental style, so we think it’s best to leave your expectations at home.
This will be one for those of you looking for a great meal with a liberal accompaniment of adventure. Book now to catch Romero’s fleeting fortnight in north west London, before Carousel changes its spots once more.
Carousel's rotating service means you can expect to wait a little while between courses, but they are constantly improving and the dishes are certainly worth the wait. We'd recommend booking with a group, as Carousel's relaxed atmosphere and long tables are conducive to intimate dining among friends.
Lunch sittings are offered as one- or two-course, and those arriving early for dinner (doors open from 7pm) can even bide their time with a la plancha bar snacks in the garden. Expect to be there for at least two hours as service is staggered. Our tip: show up at 8 instead of 7 to avoid a wait.
|What||Carousel presents: Omar Romero|
|Where||Carousel, 71 Blandford St, London , W1U 8AB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Baker Street (underground)|
16 Jun 15 – 27 Jun 15, Lunch 12pm; Dinner 7:30pm
|Price||£37 dinner | £10.50 1 course lunch | £17.50 2 course lunch|