We divert now to a few establishments in London which we visited back in August. It was our last visit to London before our flight back to Kuala Lumpur, so we wanted to make the most of it!
Whilst walking through Selfridges, we took the opportunity to purchase some Pierre Hermé macarons which we know to be good. On this occasion, we had a box of 7 macarons for £15 and consisting of, from left to right: Lemon, Licorice & Violet, Coffee, Apricot & Pistachio, Rose, Milk Chocolate & Passion Fruit and Pistachio. Our favourites were definitely the Milk Chocolate & Passion Fruit and Pistachio. Rest assured, one can never go wrong with these macarons!
Dinner that night was at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze Grill. We’ve wanted to visit a Gordon Ramsay restaurant for quite some time already, so we decided to have something a little fancy which we aren’t able to find back in Malaysia.
They specialised in steak here and the selection was top notch. Our waiter introduced the various types of meat they had and explained how each one would be like. The selection ranged from a cheaper (relatively) Aberdeen Angus grass-fed steak, aged 28 days to the expensive Wagyu ‘9th Grade’ Gold Style steak.
To try a wider range of items, we got a 3-course dinner set priced at £24 from which we were able to select one of three item per category in the Set Menu. We started off with a Chilled Gazpacho Soup. It was served cold and had an acidic taste from the tomatoes in the soup, along with a touch of herbs which lent it an added dimension. We found it very appetising and enjoyable!
The main course of the dinner set was Confit Pork, Smoked Aubergine and Bok Choi. We found the pork belly to be too fat to our liking and we would’ve preferred it with a better balance. However, the flavour of the pork itself was good.
The star of the night was the steak. We ordered the mid-range Creekstone Prime USDA Corn-Fed Rib Eye, priced at £43. It was definitely pricey, but totally worth it! The steak was succulent and infused with flavour. It had an amazing texture when bitten into and was a joy to consume. We were glad to be able to try such a quality steak on one of our last days in the UK.
Our dinner at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze Grill was enjoyable as a whole. It isn’t suitable for those on a budget, but we wanted to treat ourselves on our last trip to London before flying back to Malaysia. The steak was definitely worth every penny and it is no wonder why it is their specialty! We found that the steak was good and probably the wiser choice to order from the menu compared to the rest of the ala carte selection. For more information and bookings, do visit their website.
10 – 13 Grosvenor Square
London W1K 6JP
Tel: 020 74952211