About Us

Ishtar was the ancient Sumero-Babylonian goddess of fertility, love and light and this is reflected in our recipes. Opened in September 2004, the initial idea was to create a refined yet contemporary Mediterranean restaurant both in its menu and ambiance. With outstanding food, attentive service and inspiring music, Ishtar remains one of the best restaurants in London and continues to enjoy raving local and international reviews. Organic and locally sourced ingredients are carefully selected and interpreted with the utmost respect.

Anatolia In The Heart Of Marylebone

We Create Sweet Memories

Our Menu

Look no further than Ishtar for expert Mediterranean cuisine in London.

Housed in the heart of Marylebone with indoor and outdoor seating, Ishtar offers a taste of sophisticated, contemporary dishes from the Anatolia-Mediterranean region which stretches from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea and is steeped in a rich and colourful history

All of our dishes are seasonal; we work closely with a small network of British farmers and suppliers to ensure our dishes use only the very freshest ingredients. Our herbs and spices are painstakingly sourced to guarantee the finest expression of Anatolian flavour.

Our extensive menu features Mediterranean-Turkish tapas, fresh salads, seafood, and chargrilled meat selections. Be sure to leave room for our range of deserts including pistachio cake, kunefe, and baklava selection.

Private Dining

Explore our event spaces with five private enclaves for parties, weddings, private screenings and small gatherings.

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Experience our Ishtar Lounge, the perfect place to mingle with friends while savouring our selection of cocktails or fine wines. Visit purely for after-work drinks or retire to the lounge after your meal to unwind with live music and dancing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

The sleek interiors include four semi-private booths featuring plush seating, brass detailing and wood accentuating the natural elements of the space, overlooking the lounge and offering a perfect view of the evening’s entertainment.

The live music is available every Thursday to Saturday night. We have four semi private booths up to eight guest so you can enjoy your time with your loved ones in private. The maximum capacity on main floor is 100 guest. The lounge bar is open till midnight.

Ishtar offers an incredible evening with our magnificent cabaret show. Our ground floor is open to this experience every Thursday to Saturday.