Marco Pierre White Steak & Alehouse
Marco Pierre White Steak & Alehouse

Marco Pierre White Steak & Alehouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mpwsteakandalehouse.org/
  • Phone: 020 7247 5050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Open for private bookings only

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00PM - 3:30PM )
    Saturday 12:00PM - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5.30PM - 10.30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, British, Steak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Marco Pierre White Steak & Alehouse's versatile space and layout make it ideal for exclusive full or part hire for private parties or special events of any personal or business nature. The main restaurant and bar area can be adapted to suit occasions of any size from a simple VIP area of the chic lounge bar to a full-blown wedding celebration. Up to 100 people can be seated for dinner and up to 150 for drinks and canapés occasions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bishopsgate
  • Public Transit: Liverpool Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On meters during the day, single yellow after 6:30PM, NCP all day & night.
A word from Marco Pierre White Steak & Alehouse
Marco Pierre White's Steak & Alehouse is a classic British Steakhouse in the Square Mile. We serve Royal Appointed Aberdeen Angus beef from Inverurie on crisp white tablecloths in a professional yet relaxed environment.

Our substantial menu has something for everyone and we always cater for vegetarians in addition to a large selection of fish main courses.

Perfect for corporate entertainment we are also full almost every night of the week with groups of friends socialising.

Our private dining room is perfect for parties up to 35 as well.
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Marco Pierre White Steak & Alehouse reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since 24 November 2013
Average Rating3.5
  • Food3.7
    Service3.5
  • Ambience3.5
    Value3.1
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (64)special occasions (42)fit for foodies (23)romance (21)group bookings (19)pre/post theatre (17)sunday lunch (15)outstanding value (8)brunch (6)child friendly (6)afternoon tea (4)outdoor eating (2)good vegetarian options (1)disabled access (1)Show More
  • disappointing second visit
    professionalfoodies
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    We really enjoyed our first visit to mpw in Liverpool street. We had a very attentive waiter, cocktails were great, cote de boeuf was delicious. Unfortunately, when we returned last week, the service was terrible. Our waiter was disinterested, the cocktails were too sweet and peppercorn sauce tasted burnt. We will not be going back.
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  • Service not great....
    Monica77
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I had a business lunch and the food was great but it was very stressful as the host, as the service was so slow. In addition, one of the waiters did not know what ale's was on tap....We also told them we where on a time limit and yet we did not get the attention that we required. Some of our guest had to go back and missed out on the desserts..
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Went here with 6 friends. Found the booking service very difficult. I called on the day to see if we could add one person to the booking and make an hour earlier and the person at the other end was rude and hung up on me. When we arrived the restaurant was empty and could have easily come earlier. Food was nice, not incredible and the service generally was poor and slap dash. One waiter had poor personal hygiene, two were very rude and all the meals got mixed up as they didn't know who had what and then didn't make any attempt to rectify. Even with 50% off the main courses the bill was still expensive considering the environment, service, quality of food and wine and booking. Won't be returning in a hurry.
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  • Northerner
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My wife selected the Gammon for the main course not realising it was cured which she does not like. When asked by the waiter how our meal was I pointed out that she had mis-read the menu and could not eat the gammon. He was great ,asked if she would like a steak to replace the Gammon and brought one cooked perfectly very quickly. Excellent service.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marco Pierre White
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 28/10/2014
    My friends and I had a great evening at the restaurant. We went for the three course set menu. The food was excellent although the meals needed side dishes which increased the cost of the total bill. The steak was a bit fatty and mine wasn't cooked medium, it was more well done. The wine was good and wasn't overly expensive. Service was also great. All in all, a good evening.
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • Lovely birthday treat
    FussyEater
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    i had such a lovely time at the restaurant and will definitely be going back. I loved the waiters singing 'happy birthday' to me.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great
    sifa
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    Had a lovely time at this restaurant, we went for mums birthday which I bought a cake to and they lit it up and brought it out singing happy birthday which was lovely. The service was a little slow other than that it cannot be faulted all staff members were fantastic. Steak was wonderfully cooked and the triple cooked chips are reccommended!
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • Don't go there!
    Guest2014
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    My friends and I wereso disappointed From the slow service (45 mins to get out mains) to the food. Poor meat quality and lots of fat and very little meat. Even told the head waiter and he said that's just how the meat comes!! I would never go back there again and would not recommend it to anyone
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  • Bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    The food and service in meal and also ambience was ok. But they couldn't get our billing right at the end for a 3 course set meal with wine and a few sides. Charged over £600 instead of £400!! 3 attempts later and we finally settled up. They wondered why we got agitated! Would not recommend as customer service in follow up was even worse, no empathy at all for our experience as the customers.
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  • Average - what a shame...
    LouiseY
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Average food service & price...could be so much better! Going to a restaurant carrying the name of a renowned chef implies better than average. The booking process (I was on a Virgin Experience) was so painful I nearly gave up entirely - the lady booking me had to bend the rules to secure a table I had booked 8 weeks before when following the instructions. The music was so loud at our table that I had to ask them to turn it down - which they did. The fixed price menu has three mains that don't carry a surcharge. Only one (a salad) doesn't need sides - which are on average £4. It feels 'cheap' yet a little bit of a rip off... The pre-meal drink was lovely. The food was tasty although not the best steak ever eaten... Such a shame....
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  • lunch at Marco's
    madge
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    expensive; £4 for a bottle of water and no bread brought with soup was penny pinching in my opinion; having said that the quality of the steak was superb and I would go again.
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    special occasions
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  • 3 course set Menu
    Luv2tea
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Excellent food, excellent value, attentive staff would not hesitate to dine here again.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that great and staff are stuffy
    amedawg
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    The food is OK but the ambience and staff make it feel very stiff. The restaurant is essentially a brasserie but yet, it didn't have that atmosphere at all. I found the staff a little on the arogant side and not very approachable. For me, some of the best restaurants make me feel relaxed and comfortable but this failed to do that. I won't be coming back.
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    business meals
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  • lobsterthermals
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Lovely service - though we did have to ask for them to clear out plates away - and I liked the atmosphere. But disappointed with the steak. Was very fatty and almost impossible to cut with the non serrated steak knife. As I was dining with a client who was happy with her fish I didn't mention it to the waiter as didn't want to disturb the meal. Perhaps just an off cut? I will try again as I liked the ambience and was excited about the menu. But not as good an experiance as I had hoped.
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  • Great Venue
    PTELVIP
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Having not been here for some time we decided to return and take some friends for their first visit. Although they were unsure and another venue may be better value they came and were very happy at what they received. The food was brilliant ,Service great .We had fun , A really good afternoon and our friends loved it so much they are going to tell their friends about it and go again. All had set menu and was very good value.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab time!
    Yvesa
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Took my boyfriend there for his birthday. Both he and I had a lovely time. Good food, gorgeous decor, wonderful atmosphere and lovely staff. A bit pricey though but its a nice restaurant so was to be expected.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it use to be
    AngelfoodieVIP
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    We come here alot but organised a business lunch there and the food was not as good as dinner. The service was slow and we had to wait a long time for them to take our order and to bring the bill
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    afternoon tea, business meals
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  • average food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    it was just ok, food wasnt anything to write home about for the price. Wouldnt go again without the 50% discount offer.
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  • Jasper123
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    Without doubt the best steak I have ever tasted and I have eaten steaks all over the world and in some of the best restaurants, but this beat them hands down. I just need to know the type of green salad lettuce the chef used as that was top class. I'll be back on my next London visit.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Marco Pierre White Steak & Alehouse
    JohnW
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    We were rather disappointed. Everything was OK but expected to be more impressed. Maybe should have had steak instead we chose fish. Won't rush back!
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  • Magnify007
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We were expecting a wholesome steakhouse and instead had food that was less than appetising, Luke warm and looked like it was "one I prepared earlier" It wasn't cheap ,we had one course only with wine .Portions were poor and quality poor. We had family down for the weekend who enjoyed good cuisine and wanted to enjoy a good London experience ....this definitely did not fit the bill. Not an experience to repeat . Service also poor nd by the rime the sauce dor the stark came we had all finished.
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  • Convenience and great steaks
    Discerningdiner
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We love the convenience of the Steak and Ale House, when we have spent the day in London it is nice to have a meal before catching the train home. Being only a two minute walk from Liverpool Street Station means we don't have to worry about possible delays getting from the restaurant to the train. And most importantly, the restaurant serves great food at reasonable prices (especially if you take advantage of one of their offers) in a vibrant "city" environment, with friendly and efficient service.
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Good, but
    MartinAld
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    It's quite obvious this place runs exclusively on a bunch of different offers and deals. There is at least 5 different menus the waiters can give out. Be much better if the place offered just a reasonable value normal menu - instead of making it outrageously expensive then running endless 50% off and set meal deals.
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  • Not what I was hoping for
    Jack77
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I was not impressed with this restaurant. As we chose the special meal for 2 deal, on arrival I felt that the staff were stuck up, placing us on a table squeezed between a pillar and the side of the bar. The options were sparse unless you opted to pay extra, which I did, as steak was not within the £24 per head option. I also choose 3 extra sides and we had 1 drink each. The bill came in at £84.00, which included a 12.5% service charge. The only way to have that removed was to ask them to take it off. This should have been the other way around, meaning they should have asked if I wanted to offer the tip. The staff member taking my payment had his backside in my face whilst I was sitting in my chair. I wouldn't recommend it
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  • No service just ignored
    simon
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I went here for the first time and will never go back. I got seated 1/2 hour late and the staff were downright rude ignoring us. I had to ask numerous times where food was and this was treat with contempt. AVOID AT ALL COSTS
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  • Great food
    Robert
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This was our second visit to marco Pierre whites steakhouse as the first time was very impressive, great food accompanied by great service, hence the second visit, but this time the waiter we had for our table was a huge let down as I can honestly say that I've had better service in a fast food outlet, his attitude was appalling. All said and done, the food was delicious and the general atmosphere is very relaxed. I would recommend this restaurant. Just not that particular waiter
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  • BBBBVIP
    Dined on 23/4/2014
    Always enjoy coming to this restaurant. Even more enjoyable on a deal
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Pleasant evening
    Eat2much
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    Overall a lovely evening, the food was of a good standard but we have had better steaks, the service was excellent and we would return.
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  • One of the worst in London
    NJKCamden
    Dined on 18/3/2014
    I can't understand how this place is still in business. We weren't even able to purchase the set menu option that we had booked. The waiter just said no and that was that. We considered just walking out, but thought we'd stick it out as the ambiance is deceptively nice. I had to get up to get the waiters attention twice. The food was mediocre at best. I wish we had left and gone to the Japanese Canteen down the road to be honest. At the end of the night, we couldn't find the host/manager to get our coats, so we just found them ourselves while a queue formed near the door with no one to seat people. I am not really a foodie. I will eat at China Tang or a Chinese takeaway, but I won't ever come here again. It was almost comical it was so bad.
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  • Food Great, Service SLOW
    Platty
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The steaks and food taste/quality were extremely good, however the time taken to receive food, especially the mains when the restaraunt was around 1/4 full, took around one (1) hour or so. Maybe a ploy to have guests consume more drinks. Our evening started around 7pm and we only finished sweets by 11pm. The service turned the evening into a long one.
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  • Great value & ambience
    girlinthehood
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I took my Mum here for Sunday lunch. The set menu choices are a little predicable, but cooked well and good value for money. The staff are exceptional. Great service and just the right level of attentiveness without being intrusive. The restaurant has a great ambience and while everything is done properly, it's not overly formal. Perfect for relaxed get togethers.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasions
    LN2HC
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I took my boyfried for Stake as a little thank you treat. He enjoyed his stake very much. I had the chicken which was well cooked and presented well. The selection of wine and cocktail was good. The service wasnt great, bit slow and not sure they are aware of the saying 'service with a smile'.
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    special occasions, pre/post theatre
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  • Great MidWeek Steak at MPW's
    AJP201
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great mid week steak at Marco's East London venue, excellent service from the team, and VERY good value!
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  • Always delivers...
    imij007
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    On taste, on service and of course on value as well. The steak was superb and star of the show throughout the three courses, closely followed by the sticky toffee pudding got to be one of the best in London...bravo!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food very good - service not so!!
    BK02
    Dined on 23/2/2014
    We asked for a babyseat for our 2 year old - the first person looked at me like I was mad. It was only when I asked a 3rd member of staff that the manager came over and informed me that "we had 6 babyseats yesterday, but they have gone missing overnight". The service didnt improve much after that - they forgot one of the starters. Staff were leaning over us. Nobody poured the wine or checked if we needed more drinks. I also called the restaurant twice to organise a decorated plate for a special birthday - they didnt even bring that plate out with the desserts. Food was very nice, but the service was bad.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eat here all the time, excellent!
    Kris
    Dined on 20/2/2014
    Good food, excellet service, the 50% discount on mains makes for great overall dining value!
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  • 0th time - great steak, food servic
    Kris
    Dined on 18/2/2014
    great food, had rib eye and it was lovely, good wine, fantastic service (even if they did make a mistake initially on the discount). One of my favourite places in London, unassuming, great food, great service, nice decor, good location and a 50% offer on great quality steak!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A relaxing lunch
    FoodaholicVIP
    Dined on 13/2/2014
    I was surprised that a such lovely restaurant was tucked away in small alley next to Liverpool St. It needs more credit. I started off with an onion soup which was good but the only deceiving part of the meal. But after I had the fillet which was OUTSTANDING. The quality of meat was perfect and the seasoning is undescribable. I finished off with an amazing toffee pudding accompanied by a clotted ice cream.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great Sunday lunch
    fmar
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great deal on a Sunday lunch. And a good way to finish a late morning of browsing through petticoat lane market
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    StevieWonder
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Excellent restaurant, excellent steaks and so very child friendly, unusual for a quality restaurant who often look down on kids and infants. Our waiter Gilberto and the others were so pleasant & professional. 10 out of 10
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    business meals, romance, child friendly, outstanding value, outdoor eating, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.