Friday 10 April 2015

Restaurant Review: Manhattan Grill

The Manhattan Grill is part of the Marriott Hotel, based in West India Quay and what makes this restaurant stand out, is not only the incredible steaks but the person who prepares them…he used to be President Barack Obama’s former chef, so you feel quite special when you eat them.

West India Quay is at the heart of Canary Wharf’s business quarters so you can usually get a good table in the evenings and on weekends, although I wouldn't want to venture here during lunch time as there would just be a sea of suits.

As you walk into the Marriott Hotel, take a moment to look around and take in the other delights the Marriott offers, you will spot the recently opened ‘G&Tea Bar’ with an eye-watering amount of gin based concoctions such as Ophir – a gin which has been infused with spices from every port on its journey. 

Please note if you don’t want to be squiffy by dessert venture here after the meal or you will end up like moi.

Tipple of choice
My travels to New Zealand not only gave me a love for fresh mussels but a love for one white wine – Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay, New Zealand, 2013 and The Manhattan Grill have this beautiful and delicate wine.
£15 per glass or £69 bottle

The Al a carte menu boasted a wide range of delicious choices from the sea and from land. To start we went for

Seared black pearl scallops with butternut squash puree and pancetta £15
Spinach Goat cheese parcel with pumpkin puree  

A steak was the only choice for us but they did have a few other choices that could tickle your fancy from fish, burgers and pasta dishes. If you are a steak person, I am not sure why you would choose anything else...they were tender, juicy and delicious.

Creekstone Kansas USDA Angus Beef fillet  
(6oz) £27 / (8oz) £34

New York Strip USDA Angus Beef fillet  
(10oz) £27

Green Beans

After being so full I could pop we shared the decedent double chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream


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