About Us

Ishtar was the ancient Sumerian-Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, and light, and her influence is evident in our recipes. Established in September 2004, our initial concept was to create a sophisticated yet contemporary Mediterranean restaurant, both in terms of menu and ambiance. With exceptional cuisine, attentive service, and inspiring music, Ishtar continues to be one of London's premier dining establishments, consistently receiving rave reviews from both local and international patrons. We carefully select organic, locally sourced ingredients and treat them with the utmost respect in our culinary creations.

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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Indulge in the ultimate experience at Ishtar Lounge, where you can effortlessly connect with friends while savoring our exquisite range of cocktails and wines. Whether you're seeking a cozy spot for post-work libations or looking to elevate your dining experience, our lounge is the ideal destination. Join us after your meal to relax with live music and dance the night away, making Friday and Saturday evenings truly unforgettable.

Our sleek interiors boast four semi-private booths, complete with plush seating, elegant brass detailing, and warm wood accents that harmoniously blend with the natural elements of the space. From these exclusive vantage points, you'll enjoy captivating views of the lounge and the evening's entertainment.

Join us for live music or Dj set every Friday & Saturday night. Elevate your experience with our four semi-private booths, perfect for gatherings of up to eight guests, allowing you to enjoy private moments with your loved ones. Our main floor can accommodate up to 100 guests, ensuring a vibrant atmosphere. The lounge bar remains open until midnight, ensuring you can savor every moment.

Ishtar guarantees an unforgettable evening with our spectacular cabaret shows, mesmerizing belly dancers, and vibrant live music or DJ performances. Join us on the ground floor every Friday and Saturday to immerse yourself in this captivating experience.