SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

July 05, 2012 12:13 ET

Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar Is the Newest Restaurant Addition Near Westminster

This English Steakhouse at the Historic London Marriott Hotel County Hall Is a Cut Above the Rest

LONDON--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2012) - A quintessentially English dining experience, Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar celebrated the best of English when it opened on Friday, 6th April.

Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar is the most English of English dining destinations, from the interior design to each cut of beef. Set in the London Marriott County Hall hotel, built 100 years ago to house London's government, with views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Few can claim a more inherently English location or vista at this London restaurant in Westminster.

The choice of namesake, James Gillray, a famed caricaturist of the late eighteenth century, reflects the political history of the County Hall's past, and the intelligence, style and humour of the English personality. James Gillray's work punctuates the menu and will be exhibited on the walls of this bar and restaurant near Westminster, London.

Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar is an homage to top quality beef -- 35-day dry aged Hereford Cattle from the Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey Estate in Yorkshire. The menu features nine cuts of steak -- bone-out and bone-in -- 300g Fillet on the bone, 450g Porthouse and 600g T-Bone steaks. Gillray's Steakhouse signature dish, the 1000g 'Bulls Head' steak, will steal the show -- a 1000g-butterfly cut, double rib steak served with the bone in.

Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar is all about indulging in great English produce. Every inch of the menu reflects this, displaying English food at its best -- Brixham Diver Clams & Mussel Broth, Foreman's London Cured Smoked Salmon and hand chopped Steak Tartare.

The design of this London restaurant in Westminster is sophisticated but unpretentious, playing on the eccentric but charming details of classic lighting and furniture pieces, such as Chesterfield sofas and Waterford chandeliers, all bespoke designs by designers Blacksheep. The elegant setting is perfect place to host an exclusive event or intimate dinner at our venue on River Thames

The bar offers a sophisticated and stylish Thames-side destination, featuring one of the finest selections of gin in London and an impressive cocktail collection designed by head bartender Carlos Santos. The newly created cocktail menu is ordered by historical era, from the Georgian era -- cocktails such as National Debt, Wife & No Wife and Very Slippy-Weather each taking their name from popular James Gillray sketches -- through to contemporary and modern English concoctions. The cocktail collection doesn't stop there, but gives a nod to the next generation of cocktails -- molecular mixology.

The Englishness of Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar is evident throughout the bar menu, populated by 10 English beers (and two Scottish beers from Innis & Gunn), 29 English gins (including a few British favourites such as Hendrick's) and five English vodkas. The bar snacks menu brings Englishness to life in bite-sized morsels -- Pigs in Blankets, English Crumpet & Soft Boiled Egg and Venison Sausage Rolls with HP Sauce -- England on a plate.

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