Anyway, back to our date night. A few days ago we took the opportunity to leave the little
Staff member: can I just take a swipe of your card then he will pay.
Me: who is he?
Staff member: the one you talked about.
Me: did I? Am I meeting someone?
Staff member (looking totally confused): Yes you said you were, he can pay at the end if you want?
Me: The manager?
It went on in this way for a while until my husband appeared. I think by this point the member of staff thought I was meeting a complete stranger for a night in a hotel together! The reason I was confused was because I was reviewing Malmaison and sometimes when I do reviews the Manager likes to come over for a little chat...
Anyway, here are some piccies of our room and the hotel in general...
|The bag on the bed.|
|Me, yes, dressed up.|
We decided to go out a bit earlier than normal so at 7pm we headed down to the cocktail lounge with full intention of having one then going to another bar in the Mailbox, we never made it out of the bar....I had a Cosmopolitan (predictable) while hubby had some whiskey cocktails.
|Hubby with his "Old Fashioned"|
The meal itself was more like an event, it really was. The staff were amazing and really looked after us. They were really knowledgeable about the hotel chain and the food too. We were really impressed with the Sommelier who seemed to know everything about wine and even let us try a really rare Croatian red which my hubby loved.
For my starter I had some lovely fried scallops and squid with dip. It was amazing. That is all I can say.
|Wine matched to our starters|
When dessert came around I was excited as I had been watching the cheese cart being pushed around for some time. There really was no other option.
|Hubby's Creme Brulee|
I was really full by this time, but the cheese was so amazing I had to give it a try. Luckily we had some amazing dessert wine paired with our choices including a glass of port that really brought out the flavours in the cheeses.
I'd like to think that by this time I wasn't ranting about Canadian dessert wines but I think I was.
We had an amazing evening and were looked after superbly by the Malmaison staff. We slept soundly considering it was a city centre hotel and the next morning managed to try some breakfast (it was really busy in there) which was as you would expect from a great hotel like Malmaison...
We had a great time and I'd like to thank the amazing Malmaison staff for really looking after us and making our stay restful and memorable. We will definitely be back soon.
Malmaison offered us a discount on their normal rate for the purpose of this review though opinions are all my own and are my true thoughts!