Level 25, Marco Pierre White

Love it or hate it, Marco Pierre White at the Cube is one of those Brummie institutions that we’re guilty of taking for granted. We expect a solid sunset, strong steak game and all the lols with a sprinkling of glamour as standard. Live music is probably not the first thing that springs to mind, but that’s about to change.

Friday night has had a bit of a makeover in the entertainment stakes with themed live music in the form of a series of Level 25 presents (not every Friday, so check the website for dates and deets). We got wind of Eighties-inspired music in September and promptly booked a babysitter faster than you can say Wham!


First thing’s first, don’t expect cheesey tunes that will interrupt dinner and we wouldn’t advise rocking up in fancy dress, although what do we know? Do what you like. This was a sophisticated affair with great music – all the faves – from the super talented Elegant Entertainment which enhanced dinner rather than dominating the evening.

A succinct menu – not themed to fit the music in case you were wondering – did what it said on the tin. Pea and ham soup was superb, bresaola with mozzarella and a punchy dressing was delicious and as you’d expect, the sirloin was top notch and cooked to perfection. Crunchy, fluffy chips were excellent and those of us that hadn’t ordered them were as green as the pea soup.

A tasty chicken a la forestiere had a cheeky little Madeira sauce that brought all the elements together served with pomme fondant which was nicely done. We shunned dessert in favour of a night cap. Hicc. The service was a little slow, but that really didn’t matter. We were having a great time. MPW, forgive us, we won’t take you for granted anymore.


MARCO PIERRE WHITE STEAKHOUSE AND GRILL, 200 Wharfside, The Cube, Birmingham, B1 1PR. Tel: 0121 634 3433 www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk/our-brands/steakhouse-bar-and-grill/birmingham/special-offers/level-25-presents