Friday, 9 March 2018

At a location near us ....

Hurrah we now have a Miller and Carter Steakhouse nearby. We discovered this great restaurant chain in Cardiff with our daughter; The Hayes is one of their top restaurants and a must for us each time we are in Wales' capital city. The food is excellent, as is the service and restaurant atmosphere.

We've had many superb meals there; special occassions, lunch times and most importantly before the rugby.

There is a Miller and Carter Steakhouse in Leicester and Coventry but both are a little distance for us so we were delighted when a previous Harvester Restaurant just a few miles away was refurbished as a steakhouse ...

They opened on Tuesday so Hubby and I decided to book for Wednesday lunchtime - what a treat. The decor is beautiful, very relaxing ambiance giving the feel of being amongst others but not disturbed by their conversations. Very comfortable seating and great lighting with plenty of fittings without any glaring right at you.

All the staff were great from the greeting, our waitress, the barman bringing our drinks - a few nerves but hey it was only the second day. We certainly felt looked after throughout our meal which wasn't rushed and without long waits between courses.

We decided to have Mediterranean Mezze sharing starter - the chorizo sausage was delicious but my favourite was the camembert and pinot grigio fondue. It was a great sharing dish although it would have been superb with a little bread too.

We both love the steak experience; Hubby's choice was a T-bone, whilst I opted for the Bistro Rump which was quite a thick piece of beef. Both cooked to our order and served with onion loaf, chips or salad, a lettuce wedge (we both opted for blue cheese dressing) and a steak sauce of our choice - mine was Rich Bordelaise, superb.

Lobster Mac and Cheese is my must have side order when visiting Miller and Carter, I do wish it was a main meal option as it is absolutely delicious.

No meal is complete without a pud although we were quite full already, however as mentioned before we were neither rushed nor left waiting and the pud arrived at a perfect 'make a little room' time.

The Creme Brulee was so yummy I almost forgot to take a photo, hence the strategically placed spoon hee hee

Usually for me it's wine with a meal but being lunch time and having such a variety of food to match to one glass I opted for a softail - Citrus Beets. It's a refreshing drink of beetroot juice with cloudy apple and lemon, it was citrusy enough to compliment the Mezze and the kick of beetroot complimented without overpowering the rich sauce on my steak.

A superb Wednesday lunch - thank you Miller and Carter - we'll certainly be back soon. 

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