From Mayfair to Piccadilly

Saturday, October 23rd , 2021

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Mantham has taken the place of the lackluster Lucknow 49 on Maddox Street. Run by Rohit Ghai, who seems to be splitting his time between here and Kutir, Mantham has some quite exotic dishes that mostly work quite well. There was the odd dud, such as a bland beef in bone marrow and a peculiarly soft lamb chop, but there were some good dishes too, such as a mustard seed chicken dish and some nice breads.

The Ritz continues to sail along as London’s top fine dining restaurant, with highlights at this meal including a pressed pigeon as well as top notch langoustines a la nage (pictured) and a succession of other excellent dishes. It was intriguing comparing this (laughably just one star) restaurant to my meal recently at (three star) Gordon Ramsay. It was not even close.