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We find our way to Maze Grill

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.
Maze Grill
10 -13 Grosvenor Square
London
W1K 6JP
020 7495 2211
  • Oooooh that steak looks really delicious! Sad that you didn't find your fish dishes incredible – I really do love fish when it's done well but when it's overdone or the skin isn't crispy it's a bit of a flop really. The raw fish starter however looks incredible!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

    • I know what you mean, but I would have thought they would get it right 🙁
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • That sashimi looks delicious! I guess it's a good place to go if you want that mix of meat and decent fish options!

    C x | Lux Life

    • The sashimi was awesome!
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • Hmm, interesting review. Your photos look truly wonderful but it's really disappointing when you head to a supposedly top quality restaurant and don't receive top-quality food. I do love a restaurant where you get to look at your steak before you order it though!

    Polly xx
    Follow Your Sunshine

    • I know 🙁 it was a shame, though to be fair I thought it was ok, it was more my mum!
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • It's a shame the food wasn't on par, BUT your photography does make it look good! Angie I swear you're getting better and better with each post! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

    • Thanks love, so funny you should say that because I took these pictures before I had my good camera.
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • Hiya babe, omg the food looks the bangbang too bad it didnt taste the bangbang loooool but ur photos are incredible and i love ur blog so classy, the theme i mean is cute x
    thanks for sharing this with us.

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  • Such a shame you didn't enjoy the food more! I absolutely love Maze Grill although I am more of a meat eater than you so have yet to check out their fish options! 🙂 Lots of love, Andrea xxx

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    • I need to try it again as this was a while ago, so maybe it needs a second opinion 😉
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • The sashimi and steak look amazing – but agree the fish dishes don't look as good. It's a shame they are not all up to par. That sashimi though! xx

    • My fault for ordering fish in a steak place 😉
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • That steak, just that steak…!

    • I love the presentation too.

  • So decadent- that steak look insane!

    • Brilliant isn't it?

  • The sea bream looks like a good choice, I love steak but it is difficult to get right. The best place being Goucho. I like Maze, has a relaxed vibe and they do excellent early menus Lucy x

    • Mr S loves Gaucho!