We were on holiday and in London for a week. On this particular day had walked along Oxford St looking at shops and randomly turned towards Glouster Square for a walk. It was about 6.30pm when we stumbled across the Maze, knowing it only from Gordon's TV reputation. I thought, this will be expensive, but why not.
We had no booking, but chanced our luck anyway. The staff could not have been more obliging (and put our shopping in the cloak room). Yes there was a table (as long as we were finished by 8.30 as they had a later booking - a bonus for Gordon I guess, doubling up on table use).
Is Gordon in? 'He was here ealier today with some clients in the Grill and ate with them' chatted the waiter - a second waiter later confirmed the same story. Does he swear as much as on TV? "&^%$ yes".
We chose the set 4 couse menu, on top of which come an amuse bouche and some addtional titbits such as petit four at the end. I'm not going to give a course by course breakdown, I'm not a food writer, merely someone who appreciates good food and different cuisines. I thought the quality was very good and the serving sizes reasonable. I am a big Aussie and I did not go away hungry.
Was it expensive? At £30 I thought the food was an absolute bargain for what it was, and it might stay that way if you only drank water. But what party pooper does that. But Gordon, £59 for that £10 bottle of wine sure discouraged me having another one, or from paying £100 for a better one.
But overall I was very happy, the food and service were excellent, the overall cost was not as much as I expected, so I was pleasantly surprised.
Looking forward to next time.
PS. a small tip for waiters - dont be too attentive - the restaurant wasnt full at 6.30, but dont hover and refill my glass after every sip, wait until it needs to be refilled.
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