Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Cambridge at DoubleTree by Hilton restaurant reviewWednesday, April 06, 2016
On Saturday we had a lovely day out in Cambridge with lunch out somewhere rather special. It's unusual for us to head into the city but it's refreshing to head out of familiar territory and explore.
We had been invite along to dine somewhere rather special for lunch, so we made sure we arrived with a healthy appetite. The DoubleTree hotel by Hilton is located right by the river Cam, the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill has an amazing outlook over the river with it's glass front. We felt all the enjoyment of being out in the sunshine with all the luxury of sitting in comfy chairs in a beautiful restaurant.
We were offered wine, but instead we fancied something refreshing and non-alcoholic. So I asked if there was something soft that came recommended. An elderflower fizz was proposed and we both immediately asked for one. Elderflower is always a real treat! The drinks were wonderful, refreshing and perfect to sip as we mused the difference between a kayak and a canoe as both bobbed by outside.
In true Sophie style, I considered that going out for a meal and not having a pudding to be something of a travesty so I ordered the bread and butter pudding with custard. I was hardly going to pass up a favourite.
The verdict? We absolutely loved the restaurant for so many reasons. The portions were plentiful and the quality of ingredients and cooking was very high. Price wise, the set menu represented excellent value from our point of view. I would be more than happy to return next time we are in the city for some more wonderful food. The service was attentive and professional, the team worked well together and we were made to feel at ease and most welcome. It was a most enjoyable dining experience and somewhere I'd recommend. Great food, service and location.
Thank you to DoubleTree at Cambridge for inviting us. We received a complimentary meal from the restaurant but all content and opinions are entirely my own.