Marco Pierre White restaurants have been popping up in various locations and up until now I have not actually tried one out.
Set in seven acres of Cheshires Goyt Valley, Bredbury Hall Hotel is now also home to one of the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and I was invited along to try out what they had on offer.
The restaurant itself is one of three at the hotel, however it is also a destination in its own right.
On entering the restaurant itself, you are transferred to a stunning victorian style dining hall, with gorgeous plaster work and walls painted in a very tasteful blue.
We are shown to our table and handed the menu. As is expected, it is dominated by steak, it is a steakhouse after all, however there are a few other options and it was these that we decided to explore.
I opted for Mr White’s Scotch Egg (£7.25) as a starter, soft in the middle as it should be, it was well seasoned, with the outer being more more like a mousse in consistency.
For my main I opted for Roast Rump of Moorland Lamb À La Dijonnaise (£22.50), crusted with a chive blanket and drizzled with rosemary resting juices, it was also served with buttered french beans and potato dauphinoise.
The Lamb was tender and full of flavour and cooked just how I like, the potato was also incredibly tasty and a lot of care had gone into its production.
India decided to choose a braces friendly option of Mr Lamb’s Shepherd’s Pie (£14.50) which is topped with a creamy egg mashed potato and accompanied by a separate pot of buttered peas.
The mash was really good on the top and the pie enjoyable, although I found it a little sweet from the amount of diced carrot. To be honest this wouldn’t normally be a dish that I would opt for when dining out as its one I make myself lots and you get used to making them exactly how you like, but it was still a good Shepherd’s Pie.
Next up came dessert, and I took the recommendation or our server and went for the Millionaire’s Shortbread (£7.25)
Boy was a glad I did – this was divine. It kind of reminded my of Dime Bar cake that I used to serve up when working in a coffee shop in my teens and that I always did ‘taste tests’ on.
It was huge and I rarely eat dessert, however it was that good that I struggled my way through to the end. A creamy and tasty middle, a top a crumbly biscuit and caramel base and topped off with chocolate. This was served with a bitter chocolate ice cream that was also excellent.
India went for the 70% Dark Chocolate Mousse (£6.25) which was also suitable for vegetarians. This was rich, luxurious and silky smooth.
All the good served was good, with the lamb and millionaires shortbread being exceptional and make any visit worthwhile.
So if you are anywhere near Stockport, then don’t forget that have a fantastic restaurant right on your doorstep that is definitely not just for the hotel guests.
The restaurant currently has a competition to win dinner for four, which can be entered here
Marco Pierre White’s Restaurants are also offering up a Black Friday Offer where you can purchase £100 worth of vouchers for just £50 just head to there website here between black friday and cyber monday.
I was invited to dine at Marco Pierre Whites Restaurant as a guest where dinner and drinks were complimentary. The review as always are the honest and independant thoughts and opinions of Manchester Food Tourist