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Maze

Restaurants, Haute cuisine Mayfair
 (Photograph by Chris Tubbs)
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Time Out says

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[Please note, this restaurant is now closed and has been taken over by The Lucky Cat. Time Out editors, 2019]

For such an obviously swanky restaurant, this Gordon Ramsay Mayfair outlet is exceedingly casual, and staff bring a personal sparkle to the generally accomplished service. A sushi bar, complete with bar stools to watch the chefs in action, opened inside the long, stylish space in autumn 2012, adding a full menu of sashimi and sushi.

Its arrival seems to have angled the food further towards the Orient and almost every dish now comes with an Asian twist on French foundations. The menu of small plates is largely designed for sharing – indeed, Maze was one of the first haute cuisine establishments to offer an alternative to the amuse-starter-main-dessert formula. From the set menu (a steal at £25 for four courses) came a supreme of quail with jalapeño miso dressing, bream with dashi broth and enoki, and beef carpaccio with chilli: all perfectly balanced platefuls, although perhaps lacking the zing that might elevate them from strong to distinguished.

On our visit, Maze was buzzing as new arrivals trooped in every few minutes: groups of tourists snapping pictures of their food, lunching couples, even families with young children. It’s easy to see the appeal – this is a distinctive and approachable entry point to the higher end of the Ramsay stable.

 

Maze says
Maze fuses together a playful yet innovative spirit as it tears up the rulebook by reworking classic European dishes with an inspired Asian flourish to create new classics.

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Address: 10-13 Grosvenor Square
London
W1K 6JP
Transport: Tube: Bond Street
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