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“Exceptional attention to detail” – not least the “very refined”, “classical” cuisine – helps win very solid support this year for Marcus Wareing’s illustrious, flagship Belgravia dining room, where chef patrons Mark and Shauna Froydenlund provide the day-to-day hands on the tiller. There is the odd measured report – “everything was lovely enough, but didn’t really take flight” – but on most accounts a trip here provides an experience that’s “not cheap… but amazing!”
“Outstanding in every way”, say fans of Marcus Wareing’s calm Belgravia temple of gastronomy: “a big room, where the setting of each table feels very private”, and where the “expertly crafted and seasonal” cuisine (under chef patrons, Mark and Shauna Froydenlund) is, they feel, “expensive, but oh-so-worth it”. For a large minority in the last survey, though, its “daft” prices defied comprehension, and some of those recalling the era when Marcus himself was more regularly at the stoves felt that “compared with ten years ago, it’s not a patch on what it was”.
“Outstanding in every way”, say fans of Marcus Wareing’s calm Belgravia temple of gastronomy: “a big room, where the setting of each table feels very private”, and where the “expertly crafted and seasonal” cuisine (under chef patrons, Mark and Shauna Froydenlund) is, they feel, “expensive, but oh-so-worth it”. For a large minority, though, its “daft” prices defy comprehension, and those who remember the era when Marcus himself was more regularly at the stoves feel that “compared with ten years ago, it’s not a patch on what it was”.
Marcus Wareing’s “quietly luxurious” Belgravia dining room is one of London’s best-known temples of gastronomy and for its very many fans it fully lives up to that reputation with its “balanced, precise and beautifully presented cuisine”, “discreet and attentive service”, and its “spacious and elegant” quarters (“if you want to seal a business deal, then just wow them with dinner in this place, which strikes that delicate balance between formal and relaxed!”). Not absolutely everyone is wowed though – in particular, the prices can seem plain “silly”. STOP PRESS: Those not wowed now includes the Michelin Man who demoted Marcus from two stars to one in October 2018.
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"It was almost 10 years ago when I last visited the restaurant and it’s still a little gem. The potato bread is super nice and the food, service are ezcceltional. Well done for Kelli g the standards! "
"I'm not sure if the well-spaced tables were a result of the ongoing pandemic or not but either way it's good to have some distance between tables - especially at a hotel restaurant where corporate loudmouths can be commonplace. The tasting menu was a delight and beautifully cooked and presented. If the waiting between courses was too long then it was at least spontaneously acknowledged by the helpful staff, and the wine kept flowing, but for the sky-high price, I'd expect no less."
|Wine per bottle||£50.00|
Wilton Pl, London, SW1X 7RL
|Number of Diners:|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|