The menu is clear and concise, which is a refreshing change from most steakhouses. For starters we order the Classic 1970’s Prawn Cocktail with marie rose sauce, brown bread and butter. This dish is true to its word, a classic prawn cocktail. Served in a glass the chopped lettuce makes for a firm base for the prawns and thick marie rose sauce. A delightful start to our dining experience.
We also try Mr. White’s Fresh Crab with mayonnaise sauce and toast melba. The fresh crab is beautifully presented. We place a generous helping on the toast melba and take our first bite, as the crab meat is very light, the mayonnaise helps to bring the dish together.
The Seaside Salad with King Prawns is next up, brown shrimps, mixed leaves and Mr White’s salad cream. This dish is our least favourite, whilst there is nothing wrong with it, in comparison to the other dishes it just seemed a bit less exciting.
From the classic salad’s menu, we order the Heritage Tomato and Burrata Salad with fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil. The burrata is delightful, soft texture and creamy to taste, just the way it should be. The medley of tomatoes does well to add colour and a range of luscious moments.
Moving on to the steaks! Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill offers a range of cuts from the Master Kobe Grade 9 priced at AED 595 to the affordable yet tasty 35 Day Aged Ribeye Prime US Beef at AED 180. Wanting to go mid-range I order the Grilled 35-Day Aged T-Bone Prime US Beef Steak 500g with classic peppercorn sauce with a side dish of crispy onion rings. We request the steak is cooked medium, once served it doesn’t disappoint.
The culinary team at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill are performing exceptionally well this evening, especially as the restaurant is almost at full capacity. This is partly due to the Great Steakout promotion which takes place every Wednesday from 6.00pm to 10.00pm. Guests are invited to choose from a selection of unlimited steaks, a choice of four sauces, side orders including triple cooked chips, garlic sautéed mushrooms, asparagus, sautéed spinach, potato dauphinoise and tomatoes confit to name a few, plus a wide selection of beverages. Prices for this start at AED 245.
My dining companion, a vegetarian, who was slightly hesitant about dining at a steakhouse is well catered for at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill as the restaurant does have a section of vegetarian dishes on the menu, given its only about three dishes but at least they are trying to cater for all their guests. After some time, she orders the Velvet Artichoke, with Wild Mushrooms A La Provençale, served with a green salad and truffle dressing. This dish impresses, even the truffle side salad leaves us wanting more. Unable to resists we also order a side of the Baked Macaroni Cheese. Again, exceptional.
Finishing on savoury note we order the Cheese Board to share, consisting of fine cheeses, grapes, crackers and chutney. For those wanting something sweet we would highly recommend the Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Overall, we had an enjoyable dining experience at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill, from the pleasant team to the well-executed cuisine, we would highly recommend a visit. Be sure to try the Great Steakout on Wednesdays with a selection of prime cuts at only AED 245, you can’t afford to miss it!
Classic 1970’s Prawn Cocktail, AED 80
Mr. White’s Fresh Crab, AED 115
Seaside Salad with King Prawns, AED 85
Heritage Tomato and Burrata Salad, AED 95
Grilled 35-Day Aged T-Bone Prime US Beef Steak 500g, AED 255
Crispy Onion Rings, AED 28
Baked Macaroni Cheese, AED 35
Velvet Artichoke, with Wild Mushrooms A La Provençale, AED 99
Cheese Board, AED 80