Reviewed by Delphi Ellis
The Miller & Carter Steakhouse restaurant at Brookman’s Park in Hatfield is about 25 minutes from junction 10 on the M1. The restaurant is set in peaceful surroundings with comfortable indoor seating as well as an outdoor dining area and plenty of free parking.
The ambience of the restaurant lends itself to quiet, intimate dining but is spacious enough to allow for larger family gatherings, with a mixture of booths, chairs and table arrangements.
On arrival the staff were friendly, wearing a uniform of black clothes, presenting a neat, organised and unified team, even though on the evening visited the restaurant was very busy.
The contents of the menu were explained to us with recommendations given by the waitress who had “researched” the best way to have your steak given based on the type you chose.
After a tray of light but tasty breads to start served with oil and balsamic vinegar (£2.95), we opted for a Fillet Steak at £22.95. This is served with an onion loaf and choice of seasoned fries, salad or jacket potato. Each steak also comes with a choice of “lettuce wedge” (iceberg lettuce served separately) covered in a dressing of your choice and a sauce to complement the steak. We opted for the Bordelaise (red wine) sauce. Steaks cooked to order and to your specification.
The presentation of the food was excellent, and the steak itself outstanding. I genuinely cannot remember the last time I had such a succulent, juicy steak which literally fell apart making my mouth water; cooked to perfection (ordered to be “well done”), the sauce complimented the flavour beautifully and tantalised the taste buds with each mouthful.
Although comfortably full from the starter and main courses, we were tempted by the desert menu and opted for Creme Brûlée (£4.95) and Banoffee pie (£5.95). The Banoffee Pie was heavier in texture than expected and somewhat bland on its own, although the accompanying toffee sauce added enough flavour. The Creme Brûlée was light and delicately vanilla flavoured, a perfect end to a delicious meal.
Remember, your food is cooked to order so be prepared to wait a little longer than you may elsewhere – I can promise you it will be worth the wait.
(A note to the Sat Nav driver, the post code will take you off the main road, stay on the main road and the restaurant is on the right next to the Cock ‘o’ the North pub).
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