Maze Grill Mayfair 1

10-13 Grosvenor Square , London, W1K 6JP

020 7495 2211

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SquareMeal Review of Maze Grill Mayfair

The Maze Grill concept now inhabits two more reinvented Ramsay sites across town, but the Mayfair original still competes in a steak-crazy marketplace by refusing to slobber over down 'n' dirty juices. This is meat you eat with a knife and fork, in a room that's a symphony in taupe, on a square that has as much romance as history. With Maze next door, it's no surprise that sushi creeps onto the menu, along with iceberg salads, simple grilled fish and other warm-up acts. The main event is steak from a variety of sources (native British, USDA, Japanese etc), cooked in the charcoal-burning Josper oven and offered with all-American sides including onion rings and mac 'n' cheese. Breakfasts of ricotta hotcakes and eggs Benedict are also worth knowing about. As for the vibe, some detractors brand it more "prissy London chophouse" than NYC.

Maze Grill Mayfair is recommended for

Buzzy | Child Friendly | Group Dining 8 Plus | Breakfast | Wheelchair Access

Special offers

Festive 2/3 course set menu

Enjoy 2/3 courses from a seasonal set menu for lunch or dinner for £27/£31.

From: 19 November 2018

To: 26 December 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Set dinner menu

Enjoy 2/3 courses from a seasonal set dinner menu for £21/£25.

From: 11 September 2018

To: 18 November 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Set lunch menu

Enjoy 2/3 courses from a seasonal set lunch menu for £21/£25.

From: 11 September 2018

To: 18 November 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Sunday Roast with unlimited sides for £27

Enjoy 35 day Dry-aged sirloin of rare breed beef with all the trimmings and unlimited sides from a set menu.

From: 03 January 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Sushi Saturday with bottomless sushi & Prosecco £40

Enjoy the Sushi Saturday set menu featuring bottomless bubbles and sushi. Please note that each seating is for one and a half hours.

From: 03 January 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Bottomless Brunch £30

Enjoy one brunch dish from the brunch menu served with unlimited fries, side salad and coffee refills, as well as free-flowing Prosecco or Bloody Mary's.

From: 19 May 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Prosecco and Bloody Mary serving period 90 minutes when ordered with a brunch main.

Social Hour

Enjoy early evenings between 5 and 7pm, for every cocktail, beer, or glass of house wine you purchase, you can enjoy one on Gordon!

From: 04 June 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Bond Street Tube Station 257m

Marble Arch Tube Station 604m

Address

Address: 10-13 Grosvenor Square , London W1K 6JP

Area: Mayfair Oxford Street

Opening times

Mon-Sun 6.45-10.30am 12N-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Selfridges 285m

James Street 310m

Details

Telephone: 020 7495 2211

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Cuisine: North American Steak

Lunch: £21 (3 courses)

Private Dining: 15

5.2

Food & Drink: 5.9

Service: 4.9

Atmosphere: 5.3

Value: 4.5

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 1.0

Rebecca L. gold reviewer 25 April 2017

Maze Grill wins two prizes from me - the most expensive roast dinner I've ever had and also the worst roast dinner I've ever had. It'd be funny if it wasn't so disappointing. I visited with two friends on a Sunday afternoon and the restaurant was dead making the atmosphere about as much fun as a wake. The staff didn't seem to want to be there which given the atmosphere and food, isn't surprising. I don't even know how you can get a roast dinner so wrong. The meat was medium rare but incredibly dry, like it'd been kept warm under a lamp. The roast potatoes were dry, not crispy or fluffy and lacked any seasoning. The vegetables looked as sad as me when I left. I'm northern, this kind of error with a roast is distressing and offensive to me. To add insult to injury the wine list was extortionately priced. I tried to cheer myself up with 'chocolate cake' but got a moussey not very chocolatey torte.I definitely won't be back and don't advise you go and waste your money.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

Peter F. 21 December 2014

What lets this place down is that it aspires to have a NYC vibe but really it's just a prissy London chop house with an inability to take its eye off the bottom line. To be scolded by some shrill, anonymous Front of House twerp because the last member of our party still hadn't arrived 20 minutes after the time for which we had booked our table didn't add to our enjoyment of our cocktails (not particularly competitively mixed, priced or sized). Given it was a mid-week December evening and things were clearly slow, the threat that "we will need the table back at 8:45" was as untrue as it was spiteful. When I pointed out that there was no mention of a time limit when I made the reservation, I was treated to a withering stare and a snarled "It's standard!" There was nothing wrong with either the food or wine but nothing memorable either. There are plenty of other London restaurants which do this sort of cooking just as well if not better but also manage to make you feel welcome.

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 0.0

Michael B. 14 December 2013

Sadly this is the worst restaurant I have been to in London in quite some time. If you can't cook steak, something is very badly wrong. So much fussing around with overly elaborate starters, desserts and even a ludicrous ipad wine list, failed to hide the fact that four out of the eight steaks presented were inedible and had to be returned. The staff were entirely at sea throughout – 10 plus minutes necessary to catch the waiters eye and then they seemed surprised to be asked for anything. It clearly did not occur to them to top up wine glasses, offer more wine – we gave up waiting for coffee. And all this for £ 165 per head – I hope GR is suitably ashamed of the place, but given how busy it is, I guess not.

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 0.0

Tylor H. 22 August 2013

In one line, go to Goodmans or Hawkesmoor if you are looking a good steak in London. This place is certainly not the place to go. The first warning, was when after ordering the steak black and blue, the waiter later came back and told us the chef suggested that rare would be better. I grew up in rural Canada, and been around the beef industry a good part of my life. When a chef tells you to cook a piece of meat more than you have requested it almost always is an admission the meat is of lower quality than can be supported by your choice. The steaks are about 30% more expensive than comparable places. Which would be acceptable if it was better. However, the steak was of the same quality as a gastro pub that charges you £20, not over £100 for a single steak. Wine list, is on a Ipad. A bit gimmicky and different if it worked. It has the potential to tell you more about the wine, the grapes and reviews. However, in this case it provides little information; the app is poorly designed and does not work well. When I tried to select a chateauneuf de pape, it kept giving me a sancerre. When we did order, we ended up getting the wrong wine. We did not notice until the bill came, and the one we had was £30 more expensive. The sommelier was rude and not helpful with mistake on his part. As I showed him on the Ipad the problem, again, and that only happened with the wine we ordered, not with the one he brought. The only redeeming feature was the sushi as a starter was nice. However, if I want sushi I will go to Japanese restaurant. I was thoroughly disappointed with this experience…

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Gourmand Gunno platinum reviewer 15 August 2013

A visitor from out of town resulted in an impromptu lunch at Maze earlier this week. As we approached our destination, our guest raised the conversational topic of how so many restaurants managed to survive in London, a city he only passed through around once a year, but where he noticed new openings on each occasion. It got me thinking about Maze, a place I had visited in its various guises on and off over the years since it had first opened. My response to our visitor’s topic was, well, it’s in a great location (moneyed Mayfair and overlooking sedate Grosvenor Square), a celebrity chef (Gordon Ramsey) lends his name – if not his cooking – to the place, and it’s adjacent to the Marriott hotel. Having dined there, it seems that this is enough to keep Maze alive: in other words, if you can benefit from location, constant customer traffic and a brand name, then it actually doesn’t matter if the cooking is little better than average and the service distinctly poor. In terms of service, if it were not bad enough to have the wrong drinks order brought to our table, then having the waiter staring at us with incomprehension (we wondered whether he even understood English) and failing to apologise for his error was truly shocking. Next up, we all know steak – the main culinary event here – can sometimes be chewy, but that still does not mean that when you are still on your last mouthful that your dish should be whisked away, especially when the restaurant was no more than half full. These were probably the most egregious service errors, but the general trend was one of studied indifference. In terms of the food, I personally often find steak overrated, but it was executed competently and served nicely, on a wooden block and with a large roast garlic. The wine too was an undoubted success, a reasonably priced offering from the Toro region of Spain, and a good meat match, still refreshing and light, even after five years of age. Would I come back? Probably, but only under similar circumstances – more out of convenience (the place was booked by another person) than choice. And, probably if enough people do what we do, racking up three-figure lunch bills at relatively short notice on a weekday, then Maze will still be here next time our visitor comes to London.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

clayton q. 13 June 2012

Myself & my partner went to maze grill the weekend just gone 9-6-12 and this was for a pre-concert meal and i must say it was excellent. The service was good the food was out of this world i would strongly reccommend this to anyone, What an experience we had. Superb. Clayton Qualters

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 0.0

Anita L. 23 April 2012

Had pre concert dinner and was very disappointed. Asked three times for ice to put into the warm sparkling water. The mustard for the steaks arrived when the meal was almost over. Expected a really good experience – would not recommend it or go again.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 3.0

David J. gold reviewer 29 May 2011

A starter (or ‘appetiser’ to you who dine out on accounts) is a restaurants first introduction. It is their opening, their welcome to you, an opportunity to sample in moderation and whet the taste buds, salivate the tongue, before the guest of the party arrives, and the main course. And what a main course is lined up at Maze Grill. Steak is a main course. It’s a hearty dish, too manly and fatty and wholesome ever to be considered as a starter. It is the school bully of ingredients, the gatecrasher of a high school party, the beef, the over-trained, steroid induced bouncer of a swanky nightclub. It is the flagship dish, and Maze Grill, next door to Maze restaurant in Grovesnor Square, flies that flag at top mast. And with this I fluttered past the appetiser menu to the mains. It was past lunch and I was hungry for steak. The room is smart enough, clean, calm in colouring. We sat in the corner by the window, as not to alarm the other diners. “Good God, look over there. He’s not wearing a tie. WHERE IS HIS BLACKBERRY?” At least by the window, on a fine day, we had a pleasant view across the Grovesnor square (over the heads of the suited smokers standing by the entrance, congregating like hyenas around their prey). Let me simplify, there is Herefordshire and Aberdeen Angus steak (25 and 28-day matured), corn-fed Creekstone from America (35-day), a Casterbridge (21-day and Britain’s first grain-fed) and a Wagu, priced at £110 (that’s just for the meat) which has been wrapped in cotton wool, swaddled, and then massaged to death by some Japanese medicine master. An example of each cut is shown to you by a member of staff, wheeled over to your table on a presentation board, the meat wrapped in white linen with the degrees of marbling on display. It’s the presentation and overall fascination and care of the meat that is most noticeable. I chose a rib-in-eye Herefordshire (£21.50) accompanied by creamy mashed potato (£3.50) and Portobello mushrooms (£3.50), the finest mushrooms in the country, seasoned and finished to the finest of fungi standards. A top side-dish. Wine was Corte de Rhone (£6.00 a glass 175mml). Warm and almost carbonated, stinging the tongue for a second before flowing down the throat. A punchy matching for the rib-eye. The meat was ordered medium, and arrived so. Tender and easy to cut through. The bone took up a large proportion of the plate but the welcomed taste of marbled fat, and seasoned meat tasting juicy and plump. The outer layer of fat however was not the same as in the centre (creamy) but hung loosely in stringy clumps along the perimeter. Disappointing as the meat itself was delicious. From what I saw on the neighbouring table, three Essex boys in Moss Bros suits, media savvy bullshitters discussing selling techniques as if they were the only people in the world ever to have seen Glengarry Glen Ross, tucked into sirloin, which would have perhaps been a finer choice. Dessert was five cinnamon donuts along with chocolate espresso froth and a dark chocolate expresso drink – sweet! Too sweet for me. And too much after my steak. I sat still, slouched, and bloated in the corner. Chubby and content, and paid the bill.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 1.0

Andrea C. bronze reviewer 07 May 2011

Dont bother A group of us went there on a Friday night and the few empty tables were indicative of the fading fortunes of this resaturant. We were sandwiched between a table of suits and lookalikes from The Only Way is Essex. We had all been before a long time ago and this visit was very dissapointing – both in terms of food and service. We started by asking three different people for wine and half an hour later, found the waiter that could actually take our order. Water is a rare commodity with empty glasses having to be asked to be refilled several times. The whole theatre of the display of the different beefs tableside, was made a mockery of when the food arrived since two of our four steaks were hugely overcooked and when they did arrive correctly – one of the fillets was hugely fatty. We therefore ate our meal in two sittings – two of us whose steaks were fine and then the other two. Clearly not what you want and with sides getting cold etc, really not great. Small plates of salt and pepper squid were nice and we didnt have dessert so cant comment on that. In terms of ambiance the dining room is nice but the the 90s dance music was odd – don't know if they are going for a restaurant / disco feel but it's the oddest choice and doesnt fit with the ambiance or the style of the place. Felt like someone was going to clear the tables and produce a dance floor.. Bizarre! At the end of the meal there was no apology from the manager – so we asked to see him and he said he'd take the service off the bill. Although the service wasnt great, didnt see why the service should come off as we didnt want to pay for the substandard steak so he removed this at our request but still, at £65 a head, there are much better places in London to eat steak. Evening was topped off by a long wait for our coats so needless to say we wont be going back. Mr Ramsey ought to pay attention to Maze Grill before it becomes a kitchen nightmare.

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 0.0

paul s. silver reviewer 14 April 2010

one word..bloody awful, had ordered the rib eye steak for about £30, but was more like a minute steak, as we had booked at 5 pm they obviously though we where cluelsess tourists! after complaining to manager we were given proper steaks, but meat was poor, service was very average, i suggestion to the chef there, go to goodmans steak house and then u will see what a great steak should taste like. defo will never be going back. perhaps Mr ramsey should concentrate more on his business and less on his tv career.

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  • Maze Grill Mayfair Butcher s Block
  • Maze Grill Mayfair London restaurant

The Butcher’s Block can seat up to 15 guests on an elevated wooden chef's table, which allows for a birds-eye view of both the kitchen and restaurant.

Butcher's Block
Capacity: 15
Special offers

Festive 2/3 course set menu

From: 19 November 2018

To: 26 December 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Set dinner menu

From: 11 September 2018

To: 18 November 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Set lunch menu

From: 11 September 2018

To: 18 November 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Sunday Roast with unlimited sides for £27

From: 03 January 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Sushi Saturday with bottomless sushi & Prosecco £40

From: 03 January 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Bottomless Brunch £30

From: 19 May 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Prosecco and Bloody Mary serving period 90 minutes when ordered with a brunch main.

Social Hour

From: 04 June 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.