The Lifestyle Post #11: Christmas at Marco's

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For me, one of the best parts of Christmas Day is the dinner. Nothing says Christmas like a plate full of succulent turkey, pigs in blankets and M&S red cabbage! That being said, being the festive enthusiast that I am, I strongly believe that a Christmas Dinner doesn’t have to be kept exclusively to the 25th. As soon as the middle of November kicks in, I think it is fully acceptable to sample every Christmas sandwich, Christmas Drink and Christmas Cake on offer!

As you can imagine, it didn’t take me too long to take up Marco Pierre White on their offer of sampling the new Christmas Party menu. I headed down with a few other bloggers to see what the renowned Birmingham Bar has got to offer for it’s Party Menu this year.

After being welcomed with a class of bubbly and enjoying the amazing 360 views of the city from the bar, we headed into our private dining area to get to the main event… the food!

To start, I went for the potted duck with piccalilli and sourdough toast and it was lovely! At home I pretty much have toast and pate every year for my starter and this felt like a bit of a quirky alternative to that. I’m a big fan of piccalilli anyway, but the duck was cooked really well and had a great flavour without being too fatty.

Then it was onto mains and I have to say I’m a bit of a traditionalist, so I had to go for the turkey. The dish was made up of a really juicy breast of turkey stuffed to the brim with Marco’s homemade stuffing (which was SO GOOD). To accompany it was a plate of festive vegetables and a really generous helping of port gravy. As Christmas dinners go, it was pretty damn good! The portions were a very generous size and, like the duck, the turkey was succulent and really tasty!

To finish off I had the chocolate cheesecake, and I have to say I think this is the one area that perhaps could have been improved. Although the cheesecake was okay, it wasn’t anything in particularly special and it didn’t shout Christmas to me (okay, okay maybe I’m just getting too carried away with the Christmas theme!)

Overall, I was very impressed with the Marco’s Christmas Party Menu and for the size of the portions and the amount of food you get, £40 is a fairly reasonable price. It was also really nice to meet up with some familiar faces and get in the festive spirit swapping our Christmas plans and stories!

Thank you Marco Pierre White for giving me a very delicious first Christmas Dinner of the year…here’s to many more!

Charlotte x


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1 comment:

  1. Hi Charlotte,


    First of all let me say thank you for responding to my tweet, we can all feel a little uninspired sometimes especially when we're surrounded by big blogs doing so well. We can start to wonder what it is we're doing wrong, or why we haven't made it big yet! It was an absolute pleasure reading your blog, it's such a wonderful combination of lifestyle, fashion, food and travel! You have visited some beautiful places.


    I really love the way you write - it's so down to earth and friendly, I can really relate to your content and that is the single most important thing when building a successful blog! I love your chic and simple layout, it's easy to navigate and looks so cute.


    You have a great style Charlotte and blogging obviously comes naturally to you, so keep doing what you're doing. I wish you all the best!


    Georgi xxx

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