• Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

The Verdict: Inside Marco Pierre White’s new look Liverpool restaurant

Marco Pierre White’s Liverpool restaurant at Hotel Indigo has undergone a major renovation after five years serving up high quality fare at the heart of Liverpool’s business district.

Your Move headed along to the Chapel Street venue to check out the new look eatery and sample its revised menu.

Walking through the main hotel doors and down towards the restaurant it was soon apparent no expense had been spared on the renovation works with the striking geometric light fittings giving the dining area a truly exclusive feel.

After being shown to our seats by the bubbly front of house, my dining partner and I were treated to a welcomed glass of prosecco which helped us get into the mood for the evening.

Glancing at the restructured menu I was pleased to find that steak remains very much at the heart of the restaurant’s offering, all supplied from the eatery’s Royal Warrant appointed butcher, Campbell Brothers.

With this in mind I thought it would be silly not to try what should surely ought to be the pinnacle of the menu, the 8oz Fillet steak (£29.95).

Thankfully I was not disappointed – the steak, which I had rare, was as succulent a piece of meat I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting and was dispatched in double quick time.

Served with a helping of perfectly seasoned chips and tomatoes, drenched in a classic peppercorn sauce, the dish will live long in the memory.

Keeping with the meaty theme, my dining partner plumped for The Great American Cheese and Bacon Burger (£14.50), a grilled prime 8oz beef burger, Monterey Jack cheese, crisp streaky bacon, BBQ sauce, iceberg lettuce and tomato served on a warm brioche bun with a side of chips.

My date for the evening likes to see to herself as somewhat of an authority on burgers – nine times out of 10 she will choose one wherever we go, so I was intrigued to find out what she thought of her main.

The verdict was overwhelming positive, with full marks given for the dishes’ presentation and flavour – a honourable mention has to go to the lettuce which my partner somewhat unusually singled out for particular praise.

Time for pudding and the Chocolate Brownie (£5.25) instantly got my attention – as it often does. Accompanied by a dollop of vanilla ice cream, the dessert was a suitably indulgent end to the evening.

My date went for a more retro option with the Classic Knickerbocker Glory (£5.75), served with a helping of Chantilly cream, she was equally impressed.

Chatting on the way to the exit, past the plush bar which was packed with revellers enjoying the revamped drinks menu, my partner and I were in agreement – if you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion in Liverpool then you’ll struggle to do much better than Marco’s.

This revamped restaurant certainly does justice to its illustrious owner and is keeping with his no-nonsense yet quality approach to food and style.

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Move Publishing. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.