26 Jul 2017

Grill in the Park at the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club

M and I hardly ever go on dinner dates. We have managed the occasional child-free lunch date when J was at school and M had the day off. But evenings out without a child in tow are a rare occurrence since becoming parents. I am not complaining, for I really do enjoy being accompanied by my son when out and about. I also have nothing against date nights at home. To be entirely honest, it is a lot less effort to curl up on the living room sofa with wine and cake in my pyjamas than sorting a night out.

Grill in the Park at the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club

But every once in a while, it just feels nice to put on something pretty and step out with my husband. So I did, and we headed to the Grill in the Park at the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club to sample their new menu.


The Grill in the Park has recently been refurbished and now boasts a contemporary new look. There is an outdoor seating area that is delightful when it is warm and dry. Or you can choose to sit indoors under the subdued candlelight. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, with live music playing on some days. The menu offers a variety of dishes from pasta, burgers and steak.

It wasn’t strictly speaking a date, more of a blogging event where we sat down to drinks and dinner with other lovely bloggers from around Manchester.


The evening started with a cocktail mixing masterclass. Worsley Park’s residential cocktail experts demonstrated how to mix a mean cocktail, after which we all had a go putting our new skills into practice. I mixed a five-white-spirit Long Island Ice tea. And although it was nowhere as smooth as the one mixed by the experts, I think I did a reasonably okay job.



Cocktails done, we were ready to tuck into some delicious food. I chose the buttermilk chicken skewers in a satay sauce, while M went for the crab fishcakes. The food not only looked pretty on the plates, it tasted amazing as well.




As I was drinking a glass of sauvignon blanc, I stuck with fish for my main course. I ordered sea bass with hollandaise sauce and a side of sweet potato fries. It came with a slow roasted tomato and watercress. The flatcap mushroom got swapped for a roasted lemon, I am not sure why.


M on the other hand, went for a medium steak with a peppercorn sauce to accompany his craft beer. The beer battered onion rings he ordered were altogether awesome. I could easily have spent the evening eating nothing else.


After two sumptuous courses, it was difficult to think about dessert. But after the manager had described the Chocolate Pot, I was sold! It sounded like the perfect chocolate lover’s delight, and when it arrived on the table, it turned out to be just that. Chocolate mousse served in an edible chocolate pot and chocolate spoon, marzipan carrots with a sprinkling of biscuit dirt, a mini toffee apple and cream in a watering can – it was the perfect garden on a plate. I loved it.




Disclosure: We were guests of the Grill in the Park for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.














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