23 October 2013: Nottingham’s leading steakhouse celebrated its first birthday having taken the city’s foodies by storm.

The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill on Wollaton Street opened its doors at the end of September 2012 and quickly established itself as one of the region’s premier eateries.

The popularity of the restaurant is underlined by the fact that the venue serves on average 500 covers per week with Marco’s emphasis on serving simply yet marco at aleaquality classic British dishes clearly touching the taste buds of those wanting to enjoy a lunch or dinner of ‘affordable glamour’.

Key to the restaurants success has been the standard of service with Marco insisting that the team has a clear focus on making sure everyone who visits the restaurant is given the best possible welcome with no request being a problem.

Mark Hands, venue director at the restaurant said: “We’ve had a fantastic first year at Marco’s. To have served in the region of 25,000 covers has surpassed even our own expectations.

“Nottingham city centre was in need of a restaurant of this quality and I’m delighted to say that the people of the city and East Midlands have voted with their feet and made this a real destination venue to be proud of.

“One reason for its success is the fact that it is not about fine dining. There are no preconceptions on what our customers can order. Whether it’s an informal light bite for lunch or an evening celebration, all are welcome.

“A second reason has been the level of service given by the team. A lot of credit must go to our restaurant manager Chris Latimer who has been instrumental in holding true to Marco’s vision to provide the best possible service and also to head chef Mark Astbury who has maintained a  really high level of consistency with the food served.

“For Marco the most important aspect of any restaurant is the welcome on arrival, the environment our guests sit in and the service they are given. To that end we’ve been careful to make sure the new restaurant reflects that.

“As Marco said the food obviously plays a very important role but it doesn’t have to be the finest because a lot of his favourite restaurants don’t serve the greatest food in Britain but they serve very good food at a very good price.

“We’ll now look forward to a busy Christmas and another great year.”

For those who haven’t visited the restaurant yet will be in for a great experience. With Marco’s personality stamped all over it, like the great man himself the decor is dark and sultry, alive with his unique brand of charisma and tinged with a hint of his devilish sense of humour.

There’s sophistication aplenty – discreet lighting, leather table cloths, art deco candle lamps and a simple bright red gerbera centrepiece that adds a much needed splash of colour to every table and if there’s one thing this venue boasts it’s ambiance, in abundance.

For further information please visit or to make a reservation call 0115 8719 452.

Marco Pierre White Restaurant 


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