Fronted by Marco Pierre White, Mr White’s English Chophouse is a homage to a traditional English chophouse and already boasts sites in London and Manchester. The restaurant features chic interiors, including pendant lighting and cosy banquettes which are good for groups. These softer touches are juxtaposed with serious looking black-and-white portraits of a young MPW, wielding a cleaver as a nod to the restaurant’s carnivorous menu of steaks, chops and ribs.
To start, you might enjoy dishes such as seared scallops with black pudding, crisp pancetta and cauliflower purée, or sticky barbecue ribs served with US-style coleslaw. The stars of the show are the various cuts of 35-day aged steaks, which are all served with roasted vine tomatoes, English watercress and a choice of triple-cooked chips, French fries or green salad with truffle dressing.
If you don’t fancy steak, other options include burgers, pies and fish dishes, while indulgent sides include crispy onion rings, triple-cooked chips and baked mac ‘n’ cheese. Wash down your meal with classic cocktails (Cosmopolitan, Negroni etc) along with by-the-glass wines and Champagnes.
Round off your meal with classic desserts such as a warm chocolate brownie with milk ice cream, or baked vanilla cheesecake with fresh blueberry compote, while for the savoury-toothed, there’s a cheeseboard which is completed by a helping of ‘drunken fruitcake’. If you visit on a Sunday, you can tuck into a good-value three-course menu which includes several takes on a hearty roast.