There was much fanfare (and a few accusations of cultural appropriation) when celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay replaced his long-standing Maze restaurant on Grosvenor Square with the Asian-inspired Lucky Cat.
However, it seems that in the midst of publicity surrounding that restaurant, Ramsay quietly opened another without anyone really knowing. Those who remember Maze will know that it was split between the Maze dining room and Maze Grill, and it’s the latter space which the chef has transformed, re-launching it as Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill – although it actually doesn’t sound too different to Maze Grill.
This is a Gordon Ramsay steakhouse, with 35 day-aged steaks being the stars of the show. Cuts include cote de boeuf, tomahawk and T-bone which are all served with the usual thick-cut chips and traditional sauces, but there are other options on the menu too.
Those not in the mood for steak can instead enjoy the likes of a classic beef wellington with mashed potato or octopus served with almond sauce and chimichurri which has been roasted on a Josper grill. There are plenty of truffle options too, including truffle gnocchi with truffle cream, wilted spinach and walnuts, as well as a vegetarian Truffle Shuffle burger: Truffle tremor cheese, mushrooms, truffle aioli and watercress.
Fans of Maze will also remember its chef’s table, which has been replaced here by a Butcher’s Block experience, where guests sit right by the open kitchen and are treated to an array of carnivorous dishes.
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill is open all day, so you can expect the likes of a full English or French toast with maple bacon and crème fraiche in the morning, while on the weekends there’s bottomless brunch (avocado on toast, pancake stacks) on Saturdays and traditional roasts with all of the trimmings on Sundays.