SquareMeal Review of
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Liverpool
Tucked away by the lobby of Hotel Indigo (near Liverpool’s waterfront), MPW’s latest outlet attracts business diners through the week, and locals and visitors at weekends. Decor is bright and modern on both ground-floor and mezzanine, with mustard-yellow chairs and glowering photographs of the chef himself; staff are friendly and relaxed. The menu leavens a broadly British approach with European and US flourishes (Bourguignon sauce here, mac'n'cheese there). Our sea platter arrived in three Kilner jars, including a robust smoked-trout tartare that stood up well to a delicate smoked mackerel brandade with fresh horseradish, and kipper pâté with whisky. Next, a heavily seasoned well-aged rib-eye was flattered by a pungent peppercorn sauce and hefty chips. Desserts are pure comfort food – sticky toffee pudding, Knickerbocker Glory, and a tangy orange and Cointreau soufflé wonderfully complemented by orange slivers and chocolate ‘soil’. A great place to wind down at weekends.