The Nobu Hotel London Portman Square opened in late 2020 and was much talked about for its sleek, Japanese-inspired design – all clean, smooth lines, cutting through the nearby five-star hotel landscape (where fancy, frilly grandes dames tend to reside) like a refreshingly sharp blade. This is a chance to check into the smart new kid on the block and start getting to know the surrounding neighbourhood.
Your prize includes two nights at the Zen-like sanctuary – a perfect jumping-off point to explore the exceptionally pretty red-bricked streets of Marylebone, where independent cafés, boutique shops and unique restaurants reign. In fact, the first part of this trip after checking in at Nobu is dinner at Trishna, a nearby much-loved Michelin-starred Indian restaurant serving up coastal inspired dishes (you’ll be lucky enough to have their tasting menu and a glass of Champagne each). After breakfast the next day in the light-filled, serene Lounge bar at the hotel (the yuzu crab Benedict is a favourite), your first stop is a wellbeing appointment at Anatomé, one of the best health stores in town, where an expert will give you a bespoke bath-salt-making consultation and a masterclass in essential oils. It’s then a two-minute walk to The Wallace Collection, where a private VIP tour will be arranged – a truly special and one-off experience.
Lunch is a hop, skip and a jump (no black cabs needed) to chic new local restaurant The Italian Greyhound which is included in the prize. It’s a wonderfully laidback affair, with exceptional-quality ingredients; the ricotta ravioli is a standout. Luckily, you don’t have to walk too far to the next stop – a hydrating facial at award-winning spa and clinic Bharti Vyas on Chiltern Street. Plus, to wrap up a seriously spoiling day, you’ll have dinner at A.O.K Kitchen (an upscale, forward-thinking Mediterranean restaurant) followed by drinks at quirky cocktail bar Seymour’s Parlour, located in The Zetter Townhouse, another flagship Marylebone hotel. Enter now and it could be you and a friend living this VIP Portman Marylebone experience. After a leisurely check out the next day, stroll down the road to So French who will send you home with a delicious picnic hamper full of French delights.
The prize is valid until 31 March 2022.
This competition closes on 23 September 2021.
To be in with a chance of winning, answer the question below:
Which coffee shop in Portman Marylebone serves Australian delicacy the lamington cake?
For a clue, watch our Marylebone neighbourhood guide video now.
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