July 18, 2018
Set a brisk ten-minute walk from the heart of the city, the newly-opened Hotel Indigo welcomed its first guests in early 2018, following a £15m renovation of The Old Shire Hall.
Hotel Indigo has successfully built a reputable name for offering their guests a comfortable stay, at good value for money.
The boutique hotel is steeped in history, and retains the period features that give the building its character and charm, complemented by modern design details.
The contemporary twist on the Victorian façade transitions seamlessly to the hotel interior, with stained-glass windows, marble staircases and brass finishing touches, creating an atmospheric dining setting.
Our server, Kirsty, was warm and welcoming, and provided an efficient and attentive service from the moment we arrived.
I opted for the three-course lunch menu, which was an appealing offering of hearty, seasonal dishes.
My colleagues were impressed with the a la carte menu, with tempting pies, roasts, steaks and burgers – as well as a selection of vegetarian dishes on offer.
The starters arrived swiftly, and we were all impressed by the thoughtful presentation and tasty, wholesome flavours.
Our mains soon followed and were equally as impressive. My dish of roasted chicken breast with creamed cabbage and bacon was succulent and flavoursome, as was my colleague’s honey roasted belly pork with apple sauce.
And, of course, we couldn’t visit without trying a signature steak! My colleague opted for the 8oz fillet – and was not disappointed. Cooked to perfection and beautifully presented, this was the stand-out dish from our visit.
We finished our leisurely lunch with a selection of delightful desserts, and a round of espressos.
The restaurant offers exemplary service in atmospheric surroundings, topped off with a fantastic culinary experience. I have no doubt Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill will be a popular dining destination in Durham city centre.
On the menu:
Pumpkin soup with parmesan croutons £6.50
Tempura of calamari & shrimp with sauce tartare £9.50
Trio of salmon with celeriac remoulade*
Grilled centre cut fillet 8oz £29.50
Honey roast belly pork Marco Polo with apple sauce £16.50
Roasted chicken breast, creamed cabbage and bacon with wild mushroom sauce*
The Box Tree Mess, the perfect mistake (V) £6.50
Cambridge burnt cream (V) £5.95
Chocolate delice with milk ice cream and chocolate sauce*
*Two courses £12.95 per person | Three courses £15.00 per person
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
Hotel Indigo Durham, Old Shire Hall, 9 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HL
0191 329 35 35