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A “small yet beautiful” restaurant serving exquisitely polite dinner-party food may be of minority interest these days, but Marianne Lumb (MasterChef finalist and erstwhile private chef) has carved a definite niche in Notting Hill. Her cool eau de nil and pink dining room is “like being in someone’s house – cosy and welcoming”, while the cooking is ambitious and skilful, with the bonus of a well-priced set lunch. Lumb’s talents shine brightest in her seasonal tasting menus, which are backed by thoughtful wine pairings: try white asparagus with sorrel and ransoms, linguine with spring truffles, slices of scallop poached in Thai-spiced broth, or Wagyu fillet paired with silky pomme purée and morels. Other beautifully presented dishes include Atlantic turbot with rainbow chard and girolles, while desserts range from a splendid chocolate soufflé with raspberries to ice cream made with Brillat-Savarin cheese and butterscotch sauce. “Worth every penny…we’ll be returning”, concluded one couple.

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Marianne

104 Chepstow Road ,London W2 5QS

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Small yet beautiful

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Feb 2016

Editor's pick Westbourne Park (or, if you’re generous, the borders of Notting Hill) is perhaps not the most obvious location for many Londoners ever to consider visiting. But for those in search of fine dining experiences, make no doubt, there are some very exciting things happening here. Beyond the ever-sublime Ledbury, just five streets away lies Marianne, a small yet beautiful restaurant. And by small, I mean really small. There are just 14 covers here and this makes for an exceptionally intimate experience....

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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Marianne

104 Chepstow Road ,London W2 5QS

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A little gem

by   platinum reviewer (107)

Nov 2014

This is a lovely little place, quite literally ! There are 4 tables only fitted in a small room directly in front of the little kitchen where Marianne (with one assistant and a washing up help) is cooking Small but delicious menu offering 3 choices for starter, mains and desert. A recent good addition is a tasting menu (basically smaller portions of those different courses). Cooking is excellent and there is also a small but nice wine offering. Its a more intimate setting and - given the small...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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    Dips Dines :: Marianne - Great things come in small packages | Dips Dines

    Nestled on a quiet street off Notting Hill’s Westbourne Grove, Marianne is a fine example of a mini-restaurant. With just 5 tables, it seats a mere 14 diners and is super intimate (without being cramped).

    Stepping foot inside, the dining room is concealed behind a tall curtain; pass through this and you’ll enter what for me was a wonderfully tranquil cocoon. Furnished with light pastel colours throughout along with soft lighting, the harmonious decor is immediately calming...
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  • Address: 104 Chepstow Road, London W2 5QS
  • Telephone: 020 3675 7750
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  • Opening Times: Tues-Sun 6-11.30pm (Fri-Sun 12N-3pm)

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