Marriott Hotel, Al Forsan.
🌟🌟🌟 and half with plenty of promise 🌟🌟🌟🌟- service A splendid soft opening. And with 50% off food and beverages for 17/18th Feb why wouldn't you?
As you would expect menu slightly limited in this phase but what they did have was great.
Complimentary yummy fresh breads and dips. Starters well priced even when there isn't a discount. Crab cakes - fresh and delicious. The kofta lacked that BBQ taste but was told it was Turkish kofta - still nice just not great. The chowder was beautifully presented and very tasty.
Mains A large range of steaks to suit all tastes and budgets which is terrific. The tenderloin was an absolute knock out! And reports of the entrecote were excellent too- all cooked to perfection - though I was a little surprised that sauces to go with the steaks are not included in price. Lamb chops were very nice. Salads fresh and fab. Creamy spinach wonderful!
There is also a decent selection of seafood and chicken on offer as well as the interesting sounding Cauliflower Steak!
Desserts Apple Pie huge and yummy with a cinnamon ice cream. There was another house specialty but can't remember the name but if you love pistachios and dough then this is your nirvana! Individual ice cream scoops very small but ended up being complimentary - smart!
No kids menu - not sure if they plan to but they were more than accommodating and prepared a sensational burger even though it wasn't on the menu.
And dare I say it people! There is drinkable affordable wine! Yes - indeed!!!! 🍷!
Decor lovely - Open kitchen seeing food prep is nice. Staff delightful and attentive. Manager Ivan - honest, approachable and was most gracious in receiving compliments and constructive feedback.
Hooray for the peeps of Khalifa A - this new hub is going to be a popular local me thinks !