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Summary

Marianne Lumb’s “tiny treasure” (just 14 covers) in Bayswater is “an absolute joy that’s worth every penny!”, with “passionate” personal service, and “confident”, “exquisite” cooking, which create a “wonderfully intimate” experience; “it’s easier to get into Downing Street than to reserve” though.

£122
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Exceptional
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A joyous experience”; Marianne Lumb’ serves “astonishing, delicate and wonderful” dishes in the “small and most delightful” dining room of this “intimate” Bayswater yearling – a “very romantic” location, where “the focus is on your food and your partner”.

£91
Very Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A Bayswater newcomer of note for its sheer (lack of) size; Marianne Lumb has an impressive cv behind her, and just 14 seats in her restaurant; early press reaction has been very positive.

£82
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Marianne Lumb is a butcher’s daughter from Leicestershire. After dropping out of an architecture degree at UCL London in the late 1990s, she began her classical training in restaurants, including at the Michelin starred Gravetye Manor. From 2000 she worked as a private chef in the UK, Mediterranean, America and Australia, where she gained extensive knowledge of the local, seasonal food.

In September 2013, Marianne took the leap of faith and opened a 14-cover restaurant in Notting Hill with a team of three. The following month Marianne was crowned “London Restaurant Festival Chef of the Year 2013”. The team grew, and in 2014 “Restaurant Marianne” was the highest new entry in London at no. 48 in the Sunday Times Top 100, one of only two women head chefs in the top 50.

The restaurant continues to evolve and recently moved to offering "tasting menus" only, serving and highlighting the most beautiful, seasonal produce.

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Marianne Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Marianne Restaurant in W2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Marianne restaurant.
olivier a
Tiny restaurant but impressive food and ser...
Reviewed 4 months,

"Tiny restaurant but impressive food and service. It is intimate but very good, very sophisticated and great to have a view into the kitchen."

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Nick G
Like someone's front room, only with better...
Reviewed 10 months, 29 days ago

"Like someone's front room, only with better food. It is rare than a tasting menu is all hits but this place managed it, from the truffle popcorn to the artichoke cream, to linguine, scallops, beef, the amazing cheese and dessert. Wonderful cooking, charming service and a very pleasant atmosphere. And a nice chat with the chef at the end. A rare treat - a new London opening that really surpasses expectations."

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104 Chepstow Rd, London, W2 5QS
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Last orders: 11 pm

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