Christmas in Marylebone: Fancy Crab Review

‘Tis the season to wine and dine, right? I can’t even tell you how much I’ve eaten over the last few days and if that wasn’t enough, I kicked things off with a fancy Christmas dinner at Fancy Crab last week.

Located on Marylebone’s Wigmore Street, the seafood-centric spot has gone all out this season. With an entrance adorned in pine and baubles and a huge statement tree in the middle of the restaurant, it’s Christmas to the max.

Haven’t had enough festive feels just yet? The special Christmas menu costs £45 each and is available until January 9th. We started with a couple of plum bellinis as we perused the set menu. There’s all the usual suspects (think turkey etc) but we were after something a little different.

Crab and lobster ravioli sounded lush, though it was way too salty to enjoy. Luckily, duck liver parfait was far tastier, but could have done with a decent amount of bread. When it came to mains, my lobster Thermidor was delicious but slightly on the small side, so we ordered a side of truffle fries which hit the spot.

The boyfriend, Josh, wasn’t as impressed with his cod; pan-fried and served with cauliflower purée and fried lettuce, it was a bland and left him hungry. A few oysters later, though, and all was forgotten.

Ending with a couple of glasses of champagne, I tucked into an Eton mess, while Josh went for a pear and fig tart. Always the key to my heart, you can’t go wrong with after a and this was no exception.

What we ate:

  • Christmas Menu (£45 per person)
  1. Duck liver parfait with sloe gin and berry chutney + grilled bread
  2. Crab + lobster ravioli with smoked tomato fondue
  3. Lobster thermidor
  4. Pan-fried cod with charred baby gem hearts and cauliflower purée
  5. Eton mess
  6. Pear and fig tart
  • Dungarvan Irish oysters (£ 9.25 for 3)
  • Truffled fries (£5)

What we drank:

  • Seasonal Bellini (included)
  • Veuve Cliquot (£12)
  • Fancy Candy (£12) – Champagne, berry liquor

Dinner in pictures:

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You’ll find Fancy Crab at 92 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, W1U 3RD.

London Girl ✖️

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