Reform Social and Grill at the Mandeville Hotel

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Reform Social and Grill at the Mandeville Hotel
Alex Maguire

Formerly home to the DeVille restaurant, The Reform Social and Grill opened within the Mandeville Hotel in summer 2012.



Venue name: Reform Social and Grill at the Mandeville Hotel
Address: Mandeville Place
Transport: Tube: Bond Street tube
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2.8 / 5

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I know what you're thinking "savoury and sweet Yorkshire puddings, hello!" And I hate to burst your bubble but they were a bit meh; greasy, flat and somewhat bland. The other dishes my friends ordered were not any better and the service wasn’t great either.


The Sunday roast is my favourite meal, based solely on the fact I get to pile my plate high with Yorkshire puddings. So on hearing that Reform Social and Grill had a menu dedicated to the Yorkshire pudding I knew it was the place for me.

Situated at The Mandeville Hotel in Marylebone, with a retro decor and a relaxed vibe. The staff were super keen and helpful, even the Maître D was extremely pleasant and succeeded to make us laugh at every given opportunity with her dry sense of humour. 

Underestimating quite how filling the Yorkshire pudding menu would be, we ordered starters. These were amazing, but entirely unnecessary. Six rather large Yorkshire puddings, three savoury and three sweet, proceeded the starters. They were all incredibly delicious, but I'm a traditional at heart so my favourite was the salt beef, and horseradish. Sweet Yorkshires is not something I'd ever tried before (or even considered) but oddly it works!

The wine list was extensive, which is good news for us. We managed to find a fitting bottle at a fairly average price.

I'd be tempted to return again to try something else from the menu, there were a lot of clean plates in the house.


I feeeeel like this place should be rated higher than 3* however my friend and I went there solely to try their Yorkshire pudding menus (3 savoury and 3 sweet - yes that is a lotta Yorkies!) and although we came away stuffed to the brim we weren't wow'd.

To add to the let down on flavour, the staff were quite hoity toity and very pushy trying to get us to order additional wine and sides continuously throughout the meal. The service was also very slow with a 20 minute wait between finishing our savoury Yorkshires and getting our sweet ones. 

The savoury Yorkshires were definitely my favourite; smoked salmon, beef with horseradish and truffled Brie. The Yorkshires for the mains were nice and fluffy although served on a small wooden board which although pretty made it really hard to eat. My fav by far was the Brie and truffle which was packed full of flavour. The beef was a bit chewy and tasted like old school dinners however the horseradish it was served with had a real punch. The smoked salmon was also good but my Yorkshire was a bit crispy. 

Although we were stuffed after the mains we still had a long awkward wait in a rather quiet restaurant lacking atmosphere. When they came they were much smaller (not a problem but meant they were too crispy and hard to cut). The fillings were pretty boring - cream with jam and a bland custard with some banana. My favourite was the caramel and chocolate but there was sooo much it overpowered it and made it so sickly.

Presentation for all 6 was lovely and the idea is awesome but overall it was a bit of a let down!

We had one aim - to taste and devout the special Yorkshire pudding specials. On a closer inspection of the savoury Yorkshire pud menu it turned out that we weren't all that excited on what was on offer. So instead we each got a main dish from the standard menu. The service was incredibly slow but eventually the burger, which I asked for to be cooked medium, arrived well done. Fairly tasteless meat and accompanied with averagely fried chips - no, I was not impressed given that it was fairly pricey. Yes, I could be paying for the posh interior but the service did not match up to that posh standard (the waiters would rather place the table for breakfast than serve us). We did end up ordering the Yorkshire pud puddings - the strawberries with cream and the banana with custard fillings tasted fine but it was bizarre to taste the buttery Yorkshire pudding. The chocolate pudding was not great - the gritty chocolate did not leave a pleasant flavour.