Marco Pierre White – Wheeler’s Rib Room and Oyster Bar
Marco Pierre White, labelled as the godfather of modern British cooking brings the latest re-vamp of the iconic brand Wheeler’s.
The building is grand and the décor classy. The first area upon arrival is the bar area, a perfect place to unwind after work, a large area with a long bar running the length of the room. The restaurant has high ceilings, with large windows with iron bars giving credit to its previous life of a Victorian banking hall. There are several huge Marco Pierre White prints around the room, putting his stamp firmly on the restaurant.
The menu, written by Pierre White and executed by head chef Stephen Smith, gives varied choice with lots of other options than just fish dishes that might be expected.
To start we have a classic prawn cocktail, rich in flavour with a generous serving of prawns it was satisfying and my companion had the smoked salmon which had delicious brown bread to go with it which was fresh and very tasty. I stuck with the traditional fish theme and had the Classic Wheeler’s Fish Pie, it was creamy and the mash potato topping was velvety perfection whilst my companion had the fillet steak, tender and full of flavour, served with triple cooked chips. Desserts, a New York Chocolate Brownie and Boxtree Eton Mess were beautifully presented and finished the dining experience at Threadneedles perfectly.
An approachable, slick city restaurant which is perfect for business meals or an after work meal with friends.