'Masterchef' Opening Smallest Upscale Restaurant
The smallest fine dining restaurant in London is set to open in September. Owner Marianne Lumb, a finalist in the 2009 Masterchef the Professionals, is opening an eponymous restaurant in Notting Hill, according to the London Evening Standard. It will have enough room for fourteen guests at five tables.
Lumb was a private chef for high-profile families and a restaurant chef for Michelin-starred The River Café, La Gavroche, and more. Her restaurant Marianne will feature classic dishes made with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. There will also be a daily-changing fish, meat, and vegetarian option. Lumb is currently testing dishes such as soufflé of courgette with Gruyere and Montgomery cheddar, and poached white peaches with nougat ice cream, Hot Dinners reported.
A three-course dinner will cost £48 for three courses, and lunch will start at £30. There will also be a wine menu, with options ranging from £15 to £400. The restaurant will serve only lunch from Friday to Sunday, and it will be closed on Mondays.