Watch: TV chef Marco Pierre White visits Lincoln

TV chef Marco Pierre White visited his restaurant in Lincoln today as part of a tour of his venues in the UK.

The world-renowned chef, best known on TV for Hell’s Kitchen, visited the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar and Grill at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, June 14.

Diners at the restaurant were able to choose from a hand-selected menu and, as well as a glass of prosecco on arrival, they received a signed copy of Marco’s new book – Essentially Marco.

The restaurant offers a mix of English and French classics, alongside a range of 28-day aged native breed steaks and provides 100 covers.

Marco told The Lincolnite: “I’ve only ever been through Lincoln, I’ve never actually been here before but where are you going to get a better venue than here?

“The scenery here is extraordinary, it’s very nice to see greenery. I like all the narrow boats [on the Brayford], I would like to see more of them.”

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

When asked his favourite dish, Marco said he liked simple, yet filling food.

He added: “I’ll be quite honest, I like simplistic food, I do like something as simple as a slow cooked shoulder of lamb or roast chicken.

“I’m not into small portions, I like to get stuck in and just have one big generous course and then maybe just some cheese to mop it up.”

Darren Cant, Operations Director at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lincoln said: “The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar and Grill has been an amazing success since it opened last year and it’s fantastic that not only did Marco visit us, he also hosted this special lunch.”