Recently, a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill opened in the Castle Hotel in Windsor, literally bang opposite the castle, and as a family we paid the place a visit for my sisters 21st and had a delightful meal. We had such a lovely time, so when an invite popped into my inbox, inviting me down to the restaurant to try out the menu and learn some more about the restaurant and the brand, it was a big, juicy yes! It was certainly a fab Wednesday treat and after driving over a cone in the car park, being ushered into my reserved parking space (lol it’s the little things!), switching into my heels, and meeting Kenzie of Lemonaid Lies outside, we were whisked inside to meet the lovely Denise from the PR company, Aaron the Guest Relation manager, bloggers Jon and Sarah as well as the lovely Karolina, the assistant restaurant manager, before we started the evening..
Marco’s ethos is all about offering classic dishes, simply cooked using the best, well-sourced, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant offers a traditionally British menu with classics such as smoked salmon and beetroot and goats’ cheese starters available alongside mains including fried haddock and triple cooked chips, entrecote of veal and of course a variety of expertly cooked steaks.
We had a lovely chat in the bar, whilst I enjoyed a delicious Hendricks cooler, before we were seated at our table, which was coincidentally the table we sat at for my sisters 21st meal after my dad requested the best table! We then chatted about the brand, the restaurants and of course the menu! I opted for the Wheeler’s Atalantic Prawn Cocktail to start and oh my, the sheer size of it, I couldn’t eat it all as I knew what I had ahead of me, but the prawns were juicy and generous. For my main I went for the 8oz Fillet Steak with wild mushroom sauce and pommes frites instead of the triple cooked chips as I find those just too filling. My steak was cooked perfectly, I am a medium-rare girl, and it was bursting with flavour. The accompanying grilled tomato and onion rings went really well with the steak too. We also had a 2014 Malbec alongside our meal, as recommended by Marco. After the meal, the chef came out to answer any questions we had, and it is so refreshing and lovely to see a chef so passionate about his food, that it is basically an art form. It was also super lovely to hear that when the restaurant became a MPW Steakhouse no new staff were brought in, instead the existing kitchen staff were trained up, and this passion is really reflected. We then got to have a nosey about the restaurant, as well as the private dining room which can seat between 10-12 people, and is a lovely option if you have a larger group.
Have you tried any of the Marco Pierre Restaurants out before? I’ve managed to go twice in the space of 3 weeks, and hopefully i’ll be back soon!
*I was invited along to the restaurant, all views and opinions are my own.