With Father’s Day fast approaching many of us are still looking for the perfect gift. If you’re anything like me, you know that socks or aftershave just won’t cut it – again! Well you’ll not only get extra brownie points, but also one of the best steaks in Belfast by treating him to a meal at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill.

Situated in the four-star Park Avenue Hotel, this east Belfast restaurant is the perfect location for him to sit back and enjoy its beautiful surroundings. Good news, it’s just launched a new summer food and drink menu, and with the best Porn Star Martini’s – you’ll also reap the benefits of this tasty present!

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill opened its first and only outlet in Northern Ireland in October 2015. Since then, over 50,000 diners have enjoyed the restaurant and continue to head east for the unique experience.

The restaurant has attracted foodies seeking succulent sirloin, fillet, T-bone and rib eye steaks sourced from Rodgers Meats in Gilnahirk, and classic French dishes to tickle their taste buds, as well as contemporary cocktails, exclusive Marco Pierre White Wine served with a great atmosphere and impeccable service.

Lauren Goodwin, Manager of the restaurant says; “Our menu is packed with the finest produce and has evolved to keep up with the Marco Pierre White standards. Our new options include seared scallops with black pudding and crispy pancetta, and the Alex James Burger, named after the Blur musician and good friend of Marco’s, featuring his own artisan Blue Monday cheese.

Other popular dishes include the Poached Pear Salad which features that famous blue cheese, and the 160z roast Chateaubriand for two. Surprisingly, vegetarians will love the Steakhouse’s new menu selection with velvet artichoke, gnocchi pomodoro and Marco’s speciality – baked macaroni cheese with poached hen’s egg.

Lauren continued; “We are passionate about using local produce where we can, and our other suppliers include Get Fresh in Dunmurry and Keenan’s Seafood in Belfast, which brings us freshly caught seafood each morning from Kilkeel, Portavogie and Ardglass.”

Desserts include many of Marco’s favourites including his famous ‘Mr White’s Billionaire’s shortbread, rich caramel and gold leaf’ and classics such as baked cheesecake and a sticky toffee pudding.

I was lucky enough to sample the menu last week, and it was honestly one of the best meals I’ve had in Belfast. There’s a special Father’s Day menu priced at £29.95 available from 12.00pm – 8.00pm but if he can’t make this Sunday, you can still get gift vouchers to use at another date. Just make sure you’re his plus one! Enjoy

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