Celebrate Christmas at Marco Pierre White in Newcastle with their festive lunch and dinners, Christmas Day celebrations, New Year's Eve soiree or a rather delicious looking festive afternoon tea. There really is something to suit every foodie with plenty of traditional Christmas food to tempt you.
Resisting the urge to dive into the depths of my wardrobe and pull out my Christmas jumper (believe me, I did consider it) I popped along to Marco Pierre White on Fenkle Street with some of my favourite ladies to see what we can expect from their Festive Menu this year.
The Festive Menu at Marco Pierre White is available between 1 December and 21 December as lunch between 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (3 courses £27.50 per person, under 12s half price) or dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (£33.00 per person, under 12s half price).
There are plenty of options per courses with all of the delicious treats you'd expect to find on a Christmas menu including Turkey (ooooh), Christmas pudding (hurrah) and mini mince pies (yes please!)
Our evening began with a tempting selection of seasonal starters. I opted for Mushroom Tartlet with Poached Hens' Egg and Sauce Hollandaise. When it appeared we had a little chuckle as it looked a little like I'd ordered breakfast for my Christmas dinner! Despite the brunch like look of the dish I promise you underneath my pile of eggs and sauce lay a delicious mushroom tartlet. I wiped my plane clean, mopping up with a few pieces of bread and butter - a little greedy maybe but it tasted so good I wanted to enjoy every last bit.
When it came to picking out a main course there really was no competition. If I'm enjoying a festive meal I always go with the turkey option, I am definitely not one of these people that get fed up with turkey during December and I'd happily eat it for every meal! If you're not one of these people then don't worry there are plenty of other options on the menu but for me I had to pick the Turkey Roast!
The Traditional Turkey Roast at MPW comes with all of the trimmings, Bread Sauce, Cranberry and Roasting Juices. When our plates arrived my eyes were out on stalks. Have you ever seen such an epic mountain of Festive food? It was the largest Christmas dinner I had ever seen!
Tucking in with great enthusiasm I was impressed by the tender meat, the crispy roast potatoes (why can I never get them like that at home?!) and the Bread Sauce that was so moreish I was enjoying every forkful with a generous dollop and completely forgot about the jug of extra gravy that was right in front of me!
Dessert came round and despite growing a belly that was beginning to resemble Santa's I managed to plod on - I mean if you can't indulge in three courses at Christmas then when can you?
I decided on the Black Cherry and Sherry Trifle Wally Lad, because sherry was always Santa's drink of choice at my house so it never fails to bring back childhood memories. I was always curious to try the sherry but was never allowed as apparently Santa isn't too happy if little girls drink his sherry!
The Trifle was so good that I decided to only eat tiny amounts off my spoon just to make it last that little bit longer. My tummy definitely didn't have the capacity to fit the entire trifle in but somehow I managed it. The wonderful boozy finish at the bottom of the glass kept me delving deeper and carrying on!
Bookings for Christmas are being taken now - contact the team on 0191 300 9222 or visit their website to book your table before they all go!
I was treated to a complimentary Christmas meal in exchange for an honest review.