As a young chef, when I heared about MGJ I was very excited. Luckily I didnt have to book as I went with a few chef friends who knew Gordon, I however had never met him and did not know what to expect. Whatever pre-conceptions you may have about chef's, Gordon is none of them! He and his waitress (sarah) are very welcoming and chatty, and along with the small venue its almost like having a meal cooked by a private chef in your own home.
As a chef/foodie the meal at MGJ was life-changing. I love the way it's a set menu, it's certainly a more enjoyable dining experiance knowing you have to do nothing but enjoy the company of friends, fellow diners and of course.. Gordon/Sarah. As the menu is ever changing it's a good idea to mention any allergies/dislikes at the time of booking. We had a five-course lunch menu which consisted of a cocoa and cumin bread and a braised red cabbage bread, balsamic and herb oil. Then we were treated to a cauliflower and truffle espuma in a dainty cappuccino cup. The next course was plaice fillet with cod's tounge, it doesn't sound very appetising but it's honestly one of the most flavoursome dishes I have ever and will ever eat, as a chef it's truly inspiring. For a main, we had one of the biggest t-bone steaks i'd ever seen, with all the trimmings it wa delicious. Whilst we were eating our fish course you could see Gordan whisking away in his little kitchen, which turned out to be our dessert, a very fresh blueberry and chocolate souffle, which I have already been trying to re-create in the kitchen!
MGJ is the sort of place you brag about being to, one of the first things I did once we'd left was phone every
chef and family member and tell them my utterly amazing experiance! I highly recommend eating here and will be returning shortly!
Well done gordon, you are a brilliant chef and inspired me, personally more than you could imagine! I truly think that when Michelin do there rounds you'll no doubtedly be recieving one! Keep it up and if you ever need a chef to give you a hand it would be an honour!
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