I have written about 29 Member’s Club before but I focussed on The Grill Room which is the steakhouse element to the restaurant. This time, I tried their regular menu as part of their midweek 2 for £30 deal. I preferred it to their steak, so I suggest you read on my friends!
We started as we always do…with a nice wine and some freshly baked bread!
Arran Cheddar & Spring Onion Croquettes with a Dressed Leaf Salad & Onion Marmalade
I. Love. These. They were just as delicious as you would expect from a crunchy little parcel of cheese and spring onion wrapped in fluffy potato. Croquettes generally remind me of my gran making Marks & Spencers’ croquettes for me as a child.
Loch Fyne Crab Pâté with Lemon & Herbs, Baby Gem Salad and Spiced Tomato Dressing
This was so nice. I love the cold, fresh and light taste that comes with crab dishes. The salad was a bit sparse, but was still a tasty partner for the crab. The spiced tomato dressing was a nice spin on a Marie Rose sauce.
Peanut & Chilli Crusted Free Range Chicken Breast with Steamed Rice, Wilted Pak Choi and Coconut & Lime Sauce
Chicken Satay is a gorgeous dish and I feel like this was a posh version of it. Rather than the chicken being coated in the peanut sauce and presentation always being compromised, 29 coated the meat in the peanuts and then served it in a really beautiful lime and coconut sauce. The flavours were just incredible and the crunchiness of the chilli & peanut crust was absolutely beautiful!
Seabass with Dauphinoise Potatoes, Crushed Peas and Lemon Butter Sauce
I adore seabass. It’s up there as one of my favourite fish. Dauphinoise is my favourite style of potatoes – I can’t get enough of them! Altogether this dish was tasty, fresh and just s decadent. Fish, potato, cream & garlic = good. If you’ve read my blog for a while you will know that I love that combination, and 29 didn’t disappoint.
Once again I can’t fault 29 Members club on their gorgeous restaurant – the surroundings are just so elegant, dim-lit and romantic. The staff, as always, are knowledgeable about their menu, friendly and attentive. The set menu deal during the week is absolutely worth the money and I can’t recommend them enough!
29 Private Members Club
23-29 Royal Exchange Square