Harden's survey result
“Marianne Lumb nails it, spot on, time and time again” at her “very special, petite restaurant” (just 14 covers) in Bayswater. La patronne herself “is not only a brilliant chef, but also a charming and welcoming host” and the “tiny but lovely” set-up is “perfect for a romantic evening” (if “without a lot of buzz”). “The set menu is chosen with good taste rather than extravagance, and the cooking is peerless perfection” (“it is rare that a tasting menu is all hits but this place manages it”). Finally, “the wine list is a real draw too – a terrific selection at prices that are actually affordable”.
“Exceptional in so many ways” – Marianne Lumb’s “tiny space for 12” is “like eating in someone’s front room, but with better food”, and with the “small kitchen (a vision of calm efficiency) entirely on view”. “It is rare that a tasting menu is all hits: this is” and “some of her creations are breathtaking”. “Truly welcoming staff” manage the confines of the space well, and it’s an experience many find “romantic”.
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.
Marianne Restaurant Diner Reviews
"charming little restaurant. quiet (no music blasting in the background). good value for money considering quality of the food."
"The best food in London, with brilliant service. I don’t like only being offered a tasting menu, and the room is small, but the kitchen is peerless."
"Eel, goats curd; egg and truffle; brill; cheese and truffle; chocolate and mango. Matching wines. 2 people. £400! Blimey. Delicious though - though one for a (very) special occasion."
"Marianne's achievement in this tiny space is remarkable. The set menu is always interesting and her love of soufflés makes a triumphant ending to a beautiful and always imaginative meal meal. It's very expensive for she has to make a living out of a small space. But for a special treat it's the must go place."
104 Chepstow Rd, London, W2 5QS
|Tuesday||6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Wednesday||6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Thursday||6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|