London’s Latest Culinary Experience, Marlowe Bar & Restaurant Opens Its Doors

London’s Latest Culinary Experience, Marlowe Bar & Restaurant Opens Its Doors

NOVEMBER 2023: London’s latest culinary experience, Marlowe Bar & Restaurant at Montcalm East, the design-focused hotel in East London, is now open, promising an extraordinary dining and drinking experience inspired by legendary playwright, Christopher Marlowe.


Nestled between Shoreditch and the Square Mile, Marlowe pays homage to the vibrant history and diversity of the city. The bar and restaurant are a nod to the days when Hoxton and Shoreditch thrived as the bustling entertainment neighborhoods, rivalling the glamour of the West End’s Theatreland.

A place where history, culture, food and drink come together to create memorable experiences from the bustling streets of Shoreditch to the magic of London’s history, Marlowe boasts three spaces for guests to enjoy. The ground floor Café is an all-day haven, serving from breakfast to dinner. Comfort and sophistication are fused together to make it the perfect spot for relaxed catch ups after dark to a cozy workspace throughout the day. The restaurant, located on the first floor, exudes timeless charm and understated sophistication. Catering to discerning palates seeking culinary pleasures, it’s a true embodiment of refined hospitality. The cocktail bar exhibits the vibrant spirit of Shoreditch and muse Christopher Marlowe, with a fusion of classic cocktails and signature concoctions.

Marlowe features a modern British menu offering a diverse selection of dishes. With meat sourced from small family-owned farms specialising in heritage breeds, dishes include Lyons Lyons Hill Farm sirloin steak served with a duck egg, bone marrow butter and shallots; Lyons Hill Farm beef cheeks & bone marrow flatbread topped with Ogleshield cheese and tomatoes; and Huntsham Farm Middle White pork belly with tomato, baby gem lettuce on toasted brioche. Seafood is responsibly caught from day boats and ports along the South Coast with the menu featuring Peterhead cod, marrowfat peas, white wine & caper sauce topped with Brixton Beer batter scraps; Salt cod fritters and Cornish smoked mackerel, pickles, poached eggs and sourdough. Guests can also raise a glass with wines from around the globe, local beers and a fusion of carefully crafted signature cocktails, inspired by the life and work of Christopher Marlowe and the city of London.

The restaurant will also be open for breakfast with pastries, croissants, granola and yoghurt alongside more substantial dishes, Severn & Wye smoked salmon, scrambled egg on sourdough toast and Buttermilk waffle with creme fraiche and berry compote.

The elegant interiors are a nod to Marlowe’s era with a decor of rich velvets, bold prints and wooden panels with dimly lit candle lighting that cast a warm glow of the dining areas. The rose that bears Marlowe’s name, the Rosa Christopher Marlowe, is also seen adorning every table and gives the restaurant its logo as part of a geometric rose motif that echoes the botanical themes of the restaurant design.


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