Eating out is something we are lucky enough to be able to do regularly; whether it’s a quick local sushi tea when a freezer dive hasn’t defrosted or a Saturday ‘date night’ somewhere special. But what we don’t ever do is breakfast out.
To tempt me out for breakfast, it would have to be somewhere fairly close (I wake up hangry some days!), good choice and different to what I’d do at home (bowl of porridge or cereal, maybe toast when I’ve a bit more time).
So the Worsley Park Marriot Hotel looked like the perfect weekend treat: only 15 minutes away we could be there before my tummy had the chance to realise it was awake.
We used to have Sunday lunch here with my in laws, so it was nice to come back after a few years away and see that the restaurant has been revamped as The Grill in The Park with a bright interior, mixed seating with squishy booth seating as well as tables and lovely lighting. The second dining area is still on the old style but hopefully that will follow suit soon.
So what about that breakfast? Well there’s no shortage of choice. There are two areas. At the back there is a chef cooking up omelette and waffles to order, surrounded by everything you need to make a full English: bacon, sausages, beans, mushrooms, eggs and hash browns. There’s also pastries and fresh loaves.
Up front you’ve got a fresh fruit bar , and toast area with lots of lovely preserves to choose from.
The first rule of hotel breakfast is that you should set yourself up for the day. So we started with toast, juice and tea. I then moved on to a full English. The scrambled eggs were buttery- so much more indulgent than I’d make them myself and all the better for it. The sausages were delicious too, proper plump porkers with no sign of filler.
However it was Andrew who won at brekkie. He got an omelette to go along with his bacon, sausages and hash browns. I was so miffed that I didn’t get an omelette but I was too inpatient to queue. It was light and fluffy and not on my plate: gutted 🙁
There was still a bit of room so I enjoyed a little fruit salad and a fresh fruit pastry before heading outside. The hotel is literally metres away from the manic motorway, but you’d never know. The golf course makes it look like you’re in a rural idyll rather than 15 minutes from Manchester city centre. There are far worse ways to start your weekend, and none of them involve scrambled eggs that good!
Breakfast is open to residents and non-residents, so the latter like us can get all this for just £16.
Thanks to the Worsley Park Marriot Hotel for having us as your guests for breakfast. Pics marked* are PR shots.
Worsley Park Marriot Hotel and Country Club. Worsley. M28 2QT