Maze review

No matter what the latest trend, a Gordon Ramsay restaurant always carries a certain caché. And maze is a prime example. The private room at maze gives parties a choice of culinary styles and ambiences to choose from.

The Hampton and The Somerton rooms each seat up to 40 on round tables or 32 on one long table. Located on the ground and first floors, directly above one another, the rooms are ideal for use individually, or in tandem as meeting rooms with breakout and dining options.

The rooms have a creamy gold hue enhanced by cream crushed velvet curtains and gold sheer nets, screening the windows from the street. Framed at either end of the room with black walls, gold flowers and a gold textured ceiling add a strikingly opulent feel. High backed cream leather chairs add extra comfort, as does the luxurious black carpet. Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the rooms are ideal for special personal events, business lunches and weekend celebrations, as well as all-day meetings. The daily delegate rate is competitively priced at £45pp which includes a working lunch, three rounds of tea and coffee as well as water, free wifi and access to the plasma tv.

In the same style there is also the Dalby room – seating up to 10 on a round table – which is often used for private business meetings as well as exclusive dinners. Set menus for all private dining rooms start at £45 for three courses.

In Maze Grill, the semi-private Butcher’s Block is located just outside the kitchen allowing for fantastic views of the action as well as irresistible aromas of grilling steak. A meat lover’s paradise, the solid wooden table for up to 14 guests is perfect for friend’s get togethers or breaking the ice. At £95 pp a menu of sharing starters and soups, then different cuts of steak is enhanced by guests being invited to help cook the steak (if they wish).

Maze View has views of the main kitchen but has a more feminine style. With cream leather chairs, an oversize cream lamp with forest views inside and wave effect art wall offset by the rose wood table which seats up to 12 there are options for privacy of closing both the door to the kitchen and to the main Maze restaurant or keeping them open to feel the buzz. The menu is also £95 pp but the seven course tasting menu has a more oriental fusion leaning. Tours of the kitchen are also offered where possible.

Finally, the Kitchen Table located in the main Maze kitchen directly opposite the pass is one of the more exclusive private dining areas in London. Newly refurbished and inspired by Grey Goose Vodka, it’s the very epitomy of understated luxury. The Kitchen Table experience costs £120pp for an eight course tasting menu which includes an explanation of each dish by the chef, chances to cook and chat to the chefs, as well as an arrival drink and canapés.

There’s no minimum spend or room hire for the private rooms at maze, just minimum numbers which depend on time and date of event. The Main maze restaurant is also available as a whole or sectioned off for exclusive use upon request. All dietary requirements can be catered for.