SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

March 20, 2014 16:08 ET

Mother's Day Inspires an Unforgettable Lunch Among Restaurants in Canary Wharf

Get Mum Out of the Kitchen and Into the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay for a Special Three-Course Lunch

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Mar 20, 2014) - Mother's Day is just around the corner, and the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay is doing its part to ensure the holiday is a success. Recognising the myriad ways mothers make the world a better place -- from tending runny noses, to running corporations -- the hotel's Canary Wharf steakhouse, Manhattan Grill, has composed a celebratory menu designed to bring families together much the same way mothers do every day.

The three-course menu begins with a choice of starters where the diversity accommodates meat-lovers as much as vegetarians and pescetarians. Guests can choose from asparagus soup, Loch Fyne smoked salmon and braised-ham jelly terrine before moving on to the star of the menu: the roasts.

Served whole, the two roast options include a corn-fed chicken or a striploin of Aberdeen Angus beef. Because it's presented in a family-style way, guests can choose to carve the meat themselves or allow one of the chefs to slice it up instead. Other menu choices feature grilled Scottish salmon fillet and spinach-and-ricotta lasagne.

Manhattan Grill has earned a reputation among Canary Wharf restaurants for selecting premium cuts of meat and then expertly preparing them in a way that spotlights their natural flavours. Fuss and frill are abandoned in favour of straightforward sides, and this Mother's Day menu is no exception. Yorkshire pudding, duck-fat roasted potatoes, cauliflower cheese and minted peas and carrots accompany the roasts for a satisfying meal just like (or maybe a little better than) Mom used to make.

To end the lunch on a sweet note, Manhattan Grill's chefs have devised a tempting trio of dessert choices. Guests can choose from Quay lime pie with red-berry compote, apple crumble with bourbon custard and, every mother's favourite, chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream.

Manhattan Grill is usually closed on Sundays but will open for this special event. The set menu is available between noon and 4:30 p.m. on March 30, 2014 for £24 per person. Reservations can be made online at http://manhattangrill.co.uk/ or by phone at (44) 0207 517 2808.

About the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay
Rising above the Canary Wharf district, the five-star London Marriott Hotel West India Quay embodies the best of modern Britain. Visitors can luxuriate in the clean-lined and stylish guest rooms, which are outfitted with 300-threadcount linens, flat-screen televisions, spacious work areas with laptop safes and, in the case of the seven Curve Suites, breathtaking panoramic views. The hotel offers 279 guest rooms, 22 suites, 20 meeting rooms, four concierge levels and one state-of-the-art health club for the ultimate in guest convenience. The property's Manhattan Grill is a local favourite thanks to its commitment to serve only the finest USDA and Scottish steaks on the market, while guests can opt for lighter fare, tea and cocktails at the hotel's Lobby Lounge. Plus the surrounding area is as conducive to business as it is to pleasure, thanks to attractions like international businesses, shops, restaurants and major event venues like ExCeL, The O2 and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This Docklands hotel, in other words, affords a view and an experience of London like nowhere else.

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