Plates of Perfection..Gordon Ramsay’s maze Grill Opens on Royal Hospital Road

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Hot on the heels of the opening of maze Grill on Park Walk, Gordon Ramsay Group opens maze Grill Royal Hospital Road in the heart of Chelsea – the third in the family – at the former site of Ramsay’s Foxtrot Oscar. Relaxed, accessible and open all day, this intimate neighbourhood restaurant takes its inspiration from the grill rooms of Manhattan but with a distinctly British approach.

maze Grill is a stylish space with a menu specialising in dry aged prime steaks – from British rare breed rump to grain-fed 10oz USDA and Japanese Wagyu fillet. Taking equal billing is a range of expertly made-to-order, contemporary sushi and sashimi dishes delivered direct from the raw bar. A selection of small plates, from smashed avocado to tuna devilled eggs, is ideal for sharing or light bites.

Elegant, relaxing and comfortable interiors include herringbone wood flooring, copper and brass lighting and exposed brick throughout the restaurant. Set over two floors, the restaurant offers a mixture of seating, including soft leather banquettes and dark, Nordic-style carver chairs with curved, Carrera marble-topped tables.

Downstairs is a little more intimate with a focus feature wall of wine bottles and a selection of both table seating and booths built into the nooks of the space, with the theatre of the kitchen mere moments away. A rich colour scheme of oxblood red, lime green and chocolate runs through the interior, creating a warm and inviting setting while a curated selection of artwork from Slinkachu and Terry O’Neill adorns the walls.

Small plates of perfection

Delicately filled with on-trend ingredients and taste bud-tingling umami flavours, the sushi and sashimi is not to be missed at maze Grill. Expertly assembled to order from the dedicated raw bar, signature creative choices include scallop sashimi topped with salmon caviar, shisho ponzu and frozen yuzu freshly grated at the table; and tuna tartare rolls with chilli, garlic, avocado, sesame oil and crispy rice pellets. Sensational starters range from small plates and salads to sharing  boards.

Steak your claim

Fired up to 400°C, the grill delivers impeccably juicy and carefully charred steak like never tasted before. Choose from a wide range of cuts from British native and rare breeds as well as US grain-fed and Wagyu. Whether you choose rib-eye, rump, fillet, sirloin and a chateaubriand for two (all dry-aged from 21 to 28 days and beyond) each will be cooked exactly how you like it. Other grills include Herdwick lamb chop, salmon fillet and baby chicken with a host of comforting mains – short rib burger, bone marrow pie – also available.

A sweet deal

Must-try desserts include frozen lime yoghurt with toasted meringue and the Monkey Bread – a cinnamon swirl-style pastry – flipped and unveiled at the table, dripping in caramel, topped with pecans and served with vanilla ice-cream.

Packing a brunch

Ease elegantly into the weekend with maze Grill’s brunch menu, served from 10am onwards, featuring dishes such as grilled ham and eggs; smashed avocado on sourdough toast; and fresh fruit with frozen lime yoghurt. Lap it all up with a gourmet coffee while browsing the daily papers, available from the bar.

Long, leisurely Sunday lunch

Drop in for Sunday lunch and enjoy a roast from the weekly-changing menu – frequent finds on the restaurant blackboard will be either English sirloin or rib of beef with wilted spring greens, Yorkshire puddings, roasties and the sensational bone marrow gravy.

Open all day, seven days a week, pop in for a quick lunch looking out on the terrace from the light-filled ground floor, enjoy a Friday night dinner date in an intimate booth downstairs, or spend Sunday lunch with the whole family – this is neighbourhood dining at its best.

maze Grill Royal Hospital Road

79 Royal Hospital Road, London SW4 3HN

T: 020 7352 4448

www.mazegrillrhr.com 

E: mazegrillchelsea@gordonramsay.com

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