A new Sunday roast menu has launched at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill in Lincoln and it was only right that we gave it a try. The restaurant itself is tucked away on the top floor of the Doubletree by Hilton hotel, located in Brayford Wharf North. And the panoramic views of Brayford Pool and Lincoln Cathedral are stunning.
After being seated by the window, I was given some time to browse the new set menu while taking the occasional peek outside at the beautiful city sights. Although I came for the Sunday roast, I couldn’t leave without trying some other classics on the menu.
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A prawn cocktail with brown bread and fresh lemon seemed a reasonable starter of choice, knowing that I would need room for all the Yorkshire puddings I was about to consume. Other starter options included beetroot & goat’s cheese salad, French onion soup, Caesar salad, and whitebait.
The prawns were slightly rubbery, but combined with the bread and a generous squeeze of lemon, it was a perfect way to begin the meal. For the main event, I was faced with a choice between roast loin of pork, roast chicken breast, roast sirloin of beef, or all three. So I decided to do the sensible thing and take on all three.
While the unlimited Yorkshire puddings of course took centre stage, the roast also boasted pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, carrots, red cabbage, garden peas, sage and onion stuffing, and madeira roasting juices. Other main options on the menu included fishcake, chicken & leek pie, and gnocchi.
As the food was placed in front of me I couldn’t help but notice the thickness of all three meats, which did make them a bit tough to eat. However, everything else was cooked to perfection and if I could afford to eat the same meal again every Sunday then I most certainly would.
Both the pigs in blankets and Yorkshire puddings stole the show for me, but the meat was just too thick to finish. There was an awful lot of food, but can you ever have too much on a Sunday roast? After that delightful monster of a main meal I had very high hopes for dessert, and I was not let down one bit.
A generous slab of sticky toffee pudding with ice cream and butterscotch sauce topped off an all round tasty meal. Other dessert options included cheesecake, apple & almond crumble, dark chocolate mousse and ice creams & sorbet.
The service was speedy and staff were very friendly, warm and attentive. A two-course set menu costs £22.50 while three courses set you back £27.95. A wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks were served from The Electric Bar just next door.