Where Did I Go?
Name: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill Nottingham
Address: 33 Wollaton Street, Nottingham, NG1 5FW
Phone: 0115 872 0602
Open Hours: 12:15-3:00 pm – 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Price Range: £££
The restaurant is actually located in the Aria casino and I have spotted it a few times after a few night outs have ended up in the casino. The meal was with work during the week, there were 8 people in our party.
As the meal was midweek the actual restaurant was fairly empty, which I actually like. The tables in the restaurant were nicely spaced, as I hate restaurants that put tables right next to each other.
What’s The Location Like?
The location of the restaurant is fine, its is fairly close to bus routes and the tram line. If coming in on the train there would be a little walk or simply hope on a tram.
There are plenty of great hotels just around the corner that cater for all types of budgets, whether your wanting to splash out on a nice hotel IE Hilton/Plaza or wanting to stay in the nearest holiday inn (which happens to be on the same road as the restaurant)
In terms of bars, it’s very close to bars around the corner house, which include Slug and Lettuce, Saltwater and Nicolson’s which is a little more of a walk from the corner house.
What Did I have?
Starter – Duck & Chicken Galantine (£7.50)
When the dish arrived I was impressed with the presentation, it arrived on a slate board and everything was positioned perfectly. I was concerned that the duck would over power the chicken but it all tasted perfect.
It came with a date and apple chutney which was a great addition with a little watercress on the side (which as you can see is more for decoration)
Overall it was a great starter and would fully recommend it!
Main – Fillet Steak (£28.50)
I love my steak and since this restaurant is a steakhouse and grill, it made sense to get one. If you don’t like steak though don’t let this put you off, there are a lot of other dishes such as fish, salmon, chicken and lamb. (something for everyone really!)
I always have my steak rare and it was cooked perfectly, some places when you get it rare its not sealed properly and tend to get blood over the plate but here it was perfect.
The main came with a little salad, and some chunky chips, which I don’t usually like, but these tasted like proper homemade chips! I had it with garlic butter and that was very nice!
If you like a good bit of steak and don’t mind paying, I would recommend it.
Desert – N/A
I usually have a desert when I go out but I didn’t here, so cannot comment on what they are like. I do plan on going again with Rach so will get a desert then and update this review.
What Was The Service Like?
As the restaurant was fairly quiet there was not a lot of staff but I don’t think there needed to be more. The service was great and always kept our drinks filled up when we needed them.
I cannot comment on how it would be during more busy times but I would expect them to cope very well.
Final Foodie Thought
I would recommend a visit to this restaurant; it would make a great place to take a client out for a meal or a romantic meal for a partner. The food was great, drinks flowed well and the service was perfect.
At first it was a little strange to have it right next to a casino but personally I think this could add to the entire experience, have a meal and then visit the casino for a couple of bets on the roulette or even take a go at a bit of black jack.