Growing up, birthdays were always the biggest of deals: a tradition I have happily continued into adult life. In honour of that, for another of my boyfriend’s many birthday celebrations (this time with his mum), we headed to somewhere we had been dying to go: Marianne.
Housed on the corner of a little Notting Hill street, Marianne is quiet and unassuming from the outside. Seating only 14 people, the atmosphere is intimate, but not at all claustrophobic and the restaurant maintains a pleasant buzz, with views into the busy kitchen.
Upon being seated we ordered a drink and set to work examining what was on offer. Marianne is home to two tasting menus: the Deluxe (£130) and the Classic (£95). Though we all opted for the classic, the restaurant was exceedingly accommodating, allowing us to mix and match with items from both menus. Today, I’ll be taking a look back on some my favourite courses from the meal.
The meal finished on a truly iconic note: The Marianne carrot cake soufflé with butterscotch and spiced pecans. This was all that a soufflé should be and more: light and fluffy, rising high out of the ramekin with a decadent butterscotch sauce that, when poured inside, made the whole thing feel even more indulgent.
I’m so pleased I finally got to try Marianne, and would definitely recommend it for a wonderful seasonal tasting menu in London.
Where else do I need to add to my must-try list?
Love, Sophia x
Marianne, 104 Chepstow Rd, London W2 5QS