I visited Ozz, in Marylebone, with high expectations having heard it was amongst London’s best, but least well known fine dining establishments. It specialises in 4, 5 and 6 course taster menus (and no prizes for guessing which one I went for).
The dining room is elegant and romantic, without any of the pretentiousness of some other leading London restaurants. The ambience is serene, so it’s not a place to bring kids or have a raucous catch up with friends.
The food is an exciting and eclectic mix of contemporary fusions. I’ll give them 5/5 for creativity and presentation, but whilst it was all good, none of the courses blew me away. Although the menu changes regularly and the type of food makes reviewing it especially subjective.
The wine list deserves a special mention as it features an extensive selection of award winning wines from all over the world; the two I had were exquisite. And most are affordable, ranging from £25-45 a bottle.
However there were a couple of things that let Ozz down. Firstly the service was slow, which really matters when you specialise in multi course menus. We were in there for 2h 45m! Secondly, the portions were small, even for fine dining standards and even after six courses I still left slightly peckish.
In summary, Ozz is a restaurant to consider if you want an adventurous taster menu and wonderful wine.