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Review of Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Oxford

We reviewed Marco’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill Oxford last month- located at the four-star Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford.

Leila girl about oxfordshire
December 27, 2023


White Heat

Marco Pierre White was the original notorious bad boy chef. Infamous for his kitchen temper, but also stellar cuisine.

At the age of 33, White became the first British chef to be awarded three Michelin stars and the youngest chef to achieve three stars at that point.

After an astounding career in the kitchen, he then hung up his chef whites, handed back his Michelin stars and launched a TV career and later franchise business of signature eateries.

Years ago I once ate at a Marco’s – his signature restaurant brand, at Chelsea FC and remembered a masculine, sleek vibe and more to the point, great steak.

With that in mind and checking the website to make sure there was a good kid’s menu to boot, we booked a table for the five of us at Marco’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill Oxford last month- located at the four-star Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford.


We learnt from the incredibly friendly Polish F&B Supervisor Marzenna Skretowska that Marco’s is all about offering quality British dishes using French techniques. at affordable prices. All served in a glamorous setting.

Walking upstairs to the dining space we were very pleasantly surprised – the room does what it says on the tin, with plush banquette seating, opulent fabrics, and a curved entrance, showing an open kitchen – all you’d expect from an upmarket grill restaurant.

We started with ‘Mr White’s Scotch Egg’ with ‘Colonel Mustard’ sauce – cooked to perfection according to my other half. I had the beetroot & goat’s cheese salad with candied walnuts, Merlot vinegar. For mains we obviously both chose steak. And here it is only the finest Campbell Brothers’ fillet on the menu – either served ‘au poivre’, with garlic prawns or with garlic butter. The fillets melted with succulent richness, as all good steak should.

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Kids are all white

And all three kiddos were well looked after.

Colouring pencils and activity sheets swiftly arriving at the table for the little two, as soon as we sat down. The mini menu offers something to suit toddlers, up to the fussiest teen.

Three kids courses cost £15 and two are £12.50. For example crispy calamari, minute steak, mac n cheese, fresh tomato pomodoro linguine, along with building your own burger – giving them some independence at the table. Even better we learnt that in certain holidays kids all eat free – another good reason to come back soon.

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Leonardo Royal Hotel Godstow Rd,
‎OX2 8AL‎
01865 489953 ‎
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday | 6pm - 9.30pm

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Leila girl about oxfordshire

December 27, 2023