Food & Drink
10 must try dishes at Marco Pierre White’s Wheeler’s of St. James’s
5 years ago
Marco Pierre White’s restaurant Wheeler’s of St. James’s at the fabulous waterfront four-star Pullman Hotel serves up one of the freshest seafood menus in the city.
The restaurant upholds Wheeler’s century-old standing as the world’s oldest and finest fish brand and this little culinary heaven, next to the Echo Arena, has already built up an enviable reputation for its exquisite seafood collection and timeless British classics.
New this autumn, Wheeler’s has launched its exclusive vegetarian and vegan menu. The new range is bursting with warming autumnal flavours that celebrate the very best stock from this season’s freshest vegetables.
Each dish on the refined menu has perfected to Marco’s high standards and they are perfect accompanied with a scrumptious cocktail or a chilled glass of wine from its extensive wine list.
We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite dishes which are a must-try if you are visiting. They are guaranteed to get your tummy rumbling and your mouth watering….
- ESCARGOTS À LA BOURGUIGNON*
*This is Marco’s favourite dish from his menu
Wheeler’s take on the French delicacy highlights how fresh, high quality yet simple ingredients create the most powerful flavours. Dorset Snails are paired with a traditional garlic butter and baked with parsley and thyme breadcrumbs, offering diners a little taste of Burgundy from the heart of Liverpool.
- ROAST CHICKEN AND LEEK PIE
This indulgent dish serves up a comfort food favourite. Flaky pastry encases a heart-warming chicken and leek filling, served with buttered garden peas. There’s nothing quite like a traditional chicken pie to warm up the first days of autumn.
- ARTICHOKE BARIGOULE AND CONFIT ARTICHOKES IN A TOMATO AND OLIVE STEW (VG)
Artichoke barigoule is one of the restaurant’s new vegan dishes and is a delicious way to enjoy artichokes when they are in season. A traditional French dish, this tasty stew is the perfect way to welcome some of those autumnal tones back to your palate.
- HALF A DOZEN COLCHESTER OYSTERS AU NATUAL
The “R” rule is followed meticulously by oyster connoisseurs across the globe. The proverb states that oysters should only be consumed in months with the letter “R” (September-April), to ensure warmer waters don’t spoil their flavour. After one long summer, Wheeler’s Colchester oysters au natural is certainly the perfect way to reunite with the delicacy. The oysters are served with shallots, seaweed, tabasco and zingy fresh lemon.
- WHEELER’S CLASSIC GRILLED DOVER SOLE
In Liverpool, a city built where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea, Wheeler’s is plating up the some of the finest bounty the sea has to offer. Wheeler’s classic grilled Dover sole is a fresh and light dish served with shallots, capers, pickled cucumber, fresh lemon and tartar sauce with a side of buttered spinach.
- TEMPURA STYLE VEGETABLES, CHILLI AND CARROT DIPPING SAUCE (VG)
A light and crisp starter from the new vegan range, Wheeler’s tempura style vegetables taste as good as they sound. This colourful dish showcases the freshest, in-season vegetables with a light and tangy dipping sauce. A deliciously warming dish to start your meal.
- THE GOVERNOR’S FISH AND CHIPS
Christened ‘Good Companions’ by Winston Churchill himself, no British fish brand would be complete without our beloved fish and chips. Marco Pierre White’s expertly formed golden crisp batter, flaky fish and marrowfat mushy peas are served with chunky chips and zingy tartare sauce. This classic combination is a fool proof way to unite foodies and fusspots alike.
- SEARED SEA SCALLOPS AND BLACK PUDDING
This beautiful clash of sea and land is a must-try. Wheeler’s pan-seared scallops with black pudding, cauliflower puree and crisp pancetta is an autumn feast that’s unquestionably one of the restaurant’s most wonderful dishes.
- ROAST YORKSHIRE HERB FED CHICKEN WITH WILD MUSHROOMS
Cushioned between a host of seafood dishes this mouth-watering classic should not go amiss. The chicken’s buttery crisp skin is coated with wild mushrooms, a brilliant source of antioxidants, meaning that diners can keep their summer glow for longer! The sweet notes of the Portuguese Madeira roasting juices give this dish a distinct Mediterranean flair.
- CAMBRIDGE BURNT CREAM
There is always room for dessert … especially when it is as timeless as the Cambridge Burnt Cream. Wheeler’s has reclaimed the hotly debated Anglo-French favourite. With cracked caramel shards and a smooth vanilla custard centre, this is definitely the best way to complete your Wheeler’s dining experience.