We’re an award winning optical boutique offering a relaxed and professional service.


We are an award winning optical boutique located on Paddington Street, Marylebone, in Central London. Winner of the “Fashion Eyewear Practice Of The Year” award and listed in Time Out magazine’s “Top 100 Shops & Services In London”. Optometrists Joan Mallon and Shanah Taub opened the boutique in 2003. The idea for the boutique was inspired by a visit to an eyewear fashion show in Milan. Impressed by the style and variety of the eyewear collections available, we made a plan to open our own store… With a difference.

We provide thorough eye examination consultations, incorporating an Optomap retinal imaging exam. Our optometrists also provide contact lens assessments, all types of contact lens fittings and aftercare. All these services are performed with the highest degree of care and attention.


In our boutique you will receive a highly professional service from our charming, knowledgeable and experienced staff, and feel at ease in a relaxed, friendly and comfortable environment.

Our stylish and inviting interior reflects our desire to make your visit to our boutique a fun and sophisticated affair. The elegant and warm décor, complemented by fresh flowers and beautiful eyewear designs, create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere in which choosing your eyewear is a fresh and enjoyable experience.


Inside Mallon+Taub boutique, you will find an eclectic selection of hand crafted frames from top designers as well as our own Mallon+Taub range. We specialise in bespoke hand crafted horn frames manufactured in Germany by Hoffmann Natural Eyewear and we are also able to reproduce a handmade replica of your own favourite acetate spectacles.

We’ve an extensive sunglasses range and also specialise in sports eyewear for diving, swimming, golf, tennis, shooting, cycling and skiing. In our boutique, you will find a wide range of elegant magnifying glasses, colourful spectacles cases and ready readers. We carry a large collection of spectacles frames and sunglasses for babies and children.


The ophthalmic lenses that we use are of the highest quality. They are custom made by the best Japanese and German lens manufacturers. These manufacturers are at the forefront of lens technology research with their cutting edge development and design. In our lens laboratory, we use sophisticated Nidek equipment to cut lenses to fit your spectacles and sunglasses. We have a large range of single-vision ophthalmic lenses, which means that, upon request and very often on the same day, our technicians can produce a ready-to-wear pair of spectacles with your prescription. This service is available Monday to Friday 10-4pm. We can also carry out most types of spectacles repairs in the store.