This post on Maze Grill
, Gordon Ramsay’s Mayfair Steakhouse, has been sitting in my drafts for ages. However, I didn’t want to leave in there forever as Maze has set itself apart from other London steakhouses with the inclusion of a sushi menu. Plus now the new Maze Grill has opened I thought it was high time I published this review.
Steak and sushi? Perhaps the perfect combo for some!
The casual dining room with light wood and green banquet, felt light and airy. Light pours in from the large windows, giving Maze a sunny and fresh feel.
My mum and sister were my dining partners. Firstly we were introduced to the meat on offer.
Wagyu, Aberdeen Angus and USDA Prime.
And a T-bone
Very nice to ‘meat’ you…
Starters were roast pumpkin soup with thyme creme fraiche for my mum.
My mum enjoyed the flavour, though I found the consistency and little thin.
My sister and I when down the raw fish route.
Beautifully cut and presented sashimi for her including salmon, tuna and yellow tail.
Spicy tuna tartare with wonton crisps on the side for me. The flavour of the tuna was delicious with a perfect mix of chilli and garlic.
My sister chose to eat the steak, while my mum and myself be of the more more pescatarian persuasion plumped for fish.
My sis chose a fillet steak accompanied by a spicy BBQ sauce. The juicy piece of meat was served on a cutting board along side a garlic rub. She very much enjoyed her perfectly cooked steak and it;s clear that meat is what Maze does best.
My dish was pan fried sea bream with artichokes, chorizo and confit tomatoes.
It was grilled lemon sole with lemon and watercress for my mum.
Side dishes were roast sweet potato, mushrooms and steamed spinach.
I preferred my dish out of the two but both dishes were little flawed. The skin on the bream wasn’t particularly crisp though the flesh was flaky and the artichokes and chorizo were an enjoyable accompaniment. The lemon sole was over cooked and the flesh was a little mushy. I enjoyed the salty flavour provided by the chorizo with the bream and the capers on the sole dish but my mum found them overly salty.
Considering the grill is part of Gordon Ramsay holdings, it certainly isn’t A-maz-ing, though they clearly do steak well. We also very much enjoyed the inclusion of the Japanese options, which sets Maze apart from other London steakhouses.
10 -13 Grosvenor Square