Gordon Ramsay, TV personality, owner of 16 Michelin stars, and arguably Britain’s most famous chef, presents Maze on Grosvenor Square. Fusing Asian and European cuisine to create something in its own league, the sushi is always popular but more adventurous creations such as plum sake foie gras mousse and mussels in apple cider and white miso delight the West End crowd equally. Vegetarians are always well catered to on the menus, that change frequently as a result of their dedication to using seasonal ingredients. Desserts are suitably exotic twists too from sesame parfait to yuzu curd and whey. Finish your meal with one of their original after-dinner cocktails.
This irreverent attitude to cooking is also reflected in the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant, not usually found in an institution of this calibre. Bright and airy with simple, undressed wooden tables, it does away with pomp and ceremony to put the food at the heart of all it does, making it ideal for an informal celebration or a quick bite with their express lunch menu. It’s also one of Ramsay’s more affordable offerings. The dining area is inspired by a modern townhouse kitchen and the jewel-tone velvet loungers in the bar area are an inviting pop of colour for those arriving just for the drinks. With beautiful views across Grosvenor Square, one of London’s eight Royal Parks and home to the US embassy and a memorial to Franklin Roosevelt, it’s easy to while away a few hours here.
A number of private dining and experience dining options are available. Getting a front-row view of the chefs at work from your own dining space for you and five guests or get hands on and creating your own Grey Goose cocktails to accompany your meal from a table in the kitchen to try something new. You can also book the restaurant for your wedding reception and it’s worth checking their event listings for seasonal specials, promotions, and masterclasses.