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Monday, 25 February 2013

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse - Hotel Indigo

I’d been dying to try out the new Marco Pierre White steakhouse for ages, even thought he looks a lot like the baddy from Ghostbusters 2, I’d heard he was a dab hand in the kitchen. When it was suggested to go there for a business meeting I was made up and jumped at the chance. Come on Marco, I’m boss at making Koka noodles, bring it!
As business meetings in bars tend to go I ended up having their signature cocktail ‘the cotton candy martini’ upon recommendation from the barman. When he put a giant ball of candy floss in the glass I was a bit dubious, 1. How would I drink it? & 2. Is this going to be the most sickeningly sweet tasting drink ever? When he poured the cocktail over the candyfloss and it dissolved and crystallised into the glass then he explained that adding lime juice and champagne to the grenadine (and something else I can’t remember) takes the edge off the sweetness, my fears were allayed. Well it was gorgeous….several of them were consumed.
For the meal I chose the Halloumi (always a winner), the steak in peppercorn sauce (don’t ask me which steak, it was from the set menu) and the banoffee, rum & raisin for dessert. All amazingly beautiful, I’ve tasted some decent steaks in Liverpool but this one was just perfect, almost melted in the mouth and so, so tasty.
The bar and waiting staff were extremely attentive and the service was excellent.
A fantastic restaurant – I’d definitely go again.