The Grill In The Park, Worsley Park Marriott

Front of house sign at The Grill in the Park, Worsley / SHE-EATSNew look, new grill, new menu

The refurb of the restaurant at the Worsley Park Marriott has taken a while, it had started when I came last March and was still ongoing when we came with family at Easter. But now it’s finished and we popped in to check out The Grill In The Park for a midweek treat.*

Its been a big job transforming the hotel restaurant into something that will appeal to local residents as well as hotel guests and exec chef Tom Gardner has overhauled the menu.

The Grill In The Park takes it’s name from the fact that the kitchen has been redesigned around a brand new grill which caramelises the outside of food thanks to its 300c heat.

The Grill in the Park, Worsley / SHE-EATS

The Grill in the Park, Worsley / SHE-EATS

This is the ‘extension’ to the dining room which has always been bland compared to the rest, but it too has now been finished with some nice squishy seating to break it up.

It’s a big restaurant but the new look is quite cosy thanks to their use of wood and light colours.

It’s also a big menu- literally-but it is much more appealing to a wider market than in the past.

Our wonderful host for the night Alison was happy to share her recommendations and tell us about the refurb whilst we nibbled on fresh breads and delicious hummus and pesto dips. Overhead shot of breadboard with dips / The Grill in the Park, Worsley / SHE-EATS

Before I go on, apologies for the purple hue. Everywhere seems to be installing lights that makes food look like it is in a Prince tribute act after dark.

Asparagus, poached egg and sauce at The Grill in the Park, Worsley / SHE-EATSTo start I went with poached egg, asparagus and hollandaise. Basically I love eggs Benedict for breakfast so this was a dream for me. The egg was perfectly runny and thankfully there was bread left for me to mop up the sauce.

risotto with poached egg on top at The Grill in the Park, Worsley / SHE-EATSAndrew started with haddock risotto – and another poached egg. I don’t know, maybe we thought it was breakfast time! Really tasty and he liked the leeks, though we both thought that it was a little heavy on the black pepper.

We had to go from the grill options for our main courses- it would be rude not to. I knew Andrew would go for ribeye so I went for a pork steak.

Slose up of pork steak with fried egg on top at The Grill in the Park, Worsley / SHE-EATSPork steak isn’t something I’d normally choose, but it was cooked really well, perfectly seasoned and was still nice and juicy in the middle. It came with a fried egg and we chose to share sweet potato fries.

The pork was lovely as it was served, but I had ordered a port and shallot sauce on the side. This is a game changer. It was like onion gravy’s sexy big brother! It would have been too sweet for Andrew’s beef steak, but it complimented the pork and fries perfectly. I’ve been looking at recipes to recreate it at home and have with sausage and mash.

Ribeye steak with watercress at The Grill in the Park, Worsley / SHE-EATSThe ribeye steak was 35 day aged, and again nicely seasoned and sealed- and the new grill really gives a great balance of charred outside and juicy through the middle. It was obviously a good quality cut as well which is always the most important factor.

Looking around, I would definitely go for mash next time as I saw creamy mounds of it being delivered to diners around me. The buttermilk chicken, also cooked on the grill, looked like a good choice. So that’s next time sorted…

PEcan pie slice with ice cream at The Grill in the Park, Worsley / SHE-EATSCome pudding, my brain was saying nooooo, but my greed was saying hell yeah. We decided to share a pecan pie because to the best of my memory I do t think I’ve had one before.  To quote Agent Cooper it was a damn good pie. It was late and the pie was a sweet smack in the face. But in a good way. The filling was like treacle tart piled high with nuts. It was awesome.

We’ve enjoyed lots of Sunday lunches over the years at this restaurant, and Alison assured me that the popular Sunday carvery option hasn’t gone anywhere. But now I have somewhere quite close we can nip to for a quality meat feast when the need strikes.

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SHE LOVES: great food practically on my door step.

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The Grill In The Park. Worsley Park Marriott Hotel. M28 2QT

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Posted by Claire

She eats. She drinks. She cooks. She travels. She learns. She tastes. She bakes. A foodie with exceptional taste! Always looking for the best food and drink producers from far and wide. Chocolate brownie queen. Judge: International Cheese Awards 2017, 2018. Cheese fiend! Travel lover. What better way to discover new food, than to travel to it. Massive fan of The Archers. Crazy cat lady and proud. NW England / Manchester / UK Twitter & Insta: She_Eats_Blog Facebook: SheEatsBlog

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