Which Marriott Restaurant In The London Area Is The Best?
We will be in London starting Saturday, and we have a certificate that gives us dinner for 2 at any Marriott Restaurant. Wanting to make the best use of the certificate, I thought I would ask here: which restaurant at any of the Marriott Hotels in London or the general area (including Southampton, up to Stratford-Upon Avon) has the best food?
(I also asked a question about the Paris Marriotts on the France board, since we have 2 certificates and we'll be in Paris the following week.)
I can only say that last year I went to a very nice party at the Westminster Marriott (The Marriott Country Hall). The food was quite good, but that wasn't in their main dining room, so I can't tell you anything about the quality there. The hotel, itself, is beautiful. I would guess the Marriott Park Lane might have a good dining room, but it's just a guess.
Marriott Grovsenor Square has Maze which is a Gordon Ramsay restaurant with a great reputation, The Renaissance Chancery Lane has Pearl, which has both good and bad reviews. And The Grovsenor House has Bord'eaux which generally got poor reviews.
I would head for Maze if your voucher works there Jason Atherton is red hot at the moment.
The food at Maze is very good, but the service was atrocious. The Crab parfait was possibly the most delicious and interesting crab preparation I've ever tasted, but I won't return because I found the servers to be rude and aloof, rather than gracious.
It took over 2 1/2 hours for 2 small plates (mostly cold small plates) and 1 dessert each. We asked the staff to pick up the pace since we were running late for an appointment, but they did not seem to care, or perhaps they just didn't understand plain English. It was a very frustrating time, especially in between courses, looking around frantically, wondering when our next dish would arrive.
The poor service took away from the enjoyment of the food. Mind you, it's possible it would have bothered me less if I wasn't spending my own money.