Fischer's: What to Know About Marylebone's New Austrian Eatery
The Gist: The latest restaurant offering from Jeremy King and Chris Corbin — the pair behind The Wolseley, The Delaunay, Colbert and Brasserie Zedel — serves classic Austrian food in an immaculate space evocative of old-world Vienna.
The Vibe: From high ceilings and glossy dark wood to leather banquettes, large mirrors and shiny brass fixtures, many of the restaurant's features will feel familiar to King and Corbin's regulars. Fischer's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so expect to dine amongst everyone from tourists to suits, families and shoppers.
Eat This: Wiener schnitzel served Holstein-style with a fried egg, anchovies and capers on top; five varieties of würstchen (German sausage) including bacon wrapped with garlic and Emmental or pork, paprika and chive. For something lighter, try the fresh and colourful chopped chicken salad.
Drink This: Traditional Austrian coffee including Wiener Kaffee — a large espresso with whipped cream or Kaffee Kirsch — a large espresso with kirsch, Belgian chocolate and whipped cream. Coffee is always served with a shot of water.
Skip This: Grilled Sea Trout — a perfectly acceptable dish, but why play it safe with so many more exciting things to try?
The Damage: Approximately £50 per head.
The Verdict: A smart spot with good, old-fashioned values (attentive service, tablecloths, reservations, attention to every detail) that makes a welcome change from the trend for shabby-chic pop-up restaurants.
Fischer's, 50 Marylebone High St., W1U 5HN; 020 7466 5501