Grodon Ramsey Restaurants for set lunch or dinner?
I would like to go to one of his more "casual" places for set lunch or dinner. Which place would you suggest , if any. I love good food- used to be a pastry chef- but don't want to spend lots eating in London as it will break the bank-from US!!!! I plan on eating via Time Out Cheap Eats except for one semi-splurge. I know nothing about any of his places- Boxwood, Savoy Grill, Maze, Banquette, La Noisette-Any ideas which one?
We ate at Boxwood Cafe for lunch on Jan. 2 while we were in London on holiday. The rest of our trip we swore by the Time Out Cheap Eats guide also! Boxwood, our splurge, was EXCELLENT. It is a bit difficult to find, and we had to stop and ask directions several times. It was expensive- I know they have a set lunch-21 pounds I think- but because Mr. Oddcouple is a chef, we ordered ala carte. It came to around 100 pounds sterling. The service was impeccable. For his "most casual" establishment, it was still fine dining by any standard! I had the Red wine braised shoulder of Dedham Vale beef with mashed potato, roasted carrots and baby spinach for my entree. It was outstanding. You definitely need reservations. It wasn't crowded when we went (Jan 2 when everyone goes back to work after the holiday) so we lingered for 2 hours, had a kitchen tour... it was just WOW.
A month or so ago, someone did a very good message about Maze. If you use the search box, I'm sure it will be there. If you like train rides, take one to Heston Blumenthal's pub out in the country near Windsor. It's called the Hind's Head ... in Bray. You will be glad to have made the effort. You should see some of England, not just London!