If there is one universal truth to life, it is that no one ever complains about being given a voucher for a two course meal with Prosecco or a cocktail.
Especially if the restaurant in question is a chic city centre brasserie housed in dramatic surroundings. And even more especially if the menu is overseen by an accomplished chef.
In other words, today’s Big Deal for a two-course meal for two from Chez Mal’s summer menu, plus a glass of Prosecco or cocktail each, has ‘absolutely fabulous’ written all over it.
Housed in an impressive building that was once a Greek Orthodox church, Chez Mal in Malmaison hotel is a very atmospheric dining spot.
With its glittering domed ceiling, vibrant murals and relaxed brasserie-style service, this city centre venue is ideal for both relaxed meals and special occasions. Plus the candlelit booths make it a cosy and romantic spot to dine in.
The kitchen team is led by Head Chef John Burns, who has helped to oversee an exciting new set of dishes.
Two courses with a drink
Available until the end of October, this Big Deal is for two people to have a starter and main course or a main course and dessert from Chez Mal’s summer prix fixe menu.
The offer also includes a glass of Prosecco or cocktail for each guest. Cocktails are from the Classics or Twists ranges.
The Classics comprise of our old friends Martini, Negroni, Cosmopolitan, Whisky Sour, Pina Colada, Mojito, Manhattan and the Old Fashioned.
The Twists section features the Vesper Martini, White Negroni, Metropolitan, New York Sour, Painkiller, Gin Gin Mule, Tawny Manhattan and a Smoked Old Fashioned.
Ours is a Whisky Sour, thanks.
Celebrate the flavours of the season
Menus are seasonal, and subject to change, but guests can expect something along the lines of the following:
Soup of the day, baked artisan bread
Spanish charcuterie slate, Serrano ham, Salchichón, chorizo, BBQ baby chorizo, fresh peach & aged Manchego cheese
Thai sticky chicken lollipops, soy, chilli & coriander dipping sauce
Heritage tomato & buffalo mozzarella, watermelon, fresh mint & balsamic
Cumbrian chicken Kiev, pea, mint & gem salad, black aioli & charred lemon
Poached salmon, new potatoes, watercress, shallot & hollandaise sauce
Linguini arrabiata, buffalo mozzarella, baby vine plum tomato, red chilli & basil
Add tiger prawns £4
Grilled chicken breast, seasonal greens & garlic butter
Steak frites 250g, marinated full face rump, confit tomatoes, green salad & pommes frites, for full flavour best served pink
(Supplement of £8 applies)
Catch of the day, seasonal greens & choice of sauce
Mango & passion fruit pavlova, mango sorbet, Malibu cream & passion fruit coulis
Bruce’s Farm strawberry vacherin sundae, fresh strawberries, coulis, ice cream, Chantilly cream & meringue shards
Warm sticky chocolate & hazelnut brownie, caramelised banana & salted caramel ice cream
Le Fromage tray, a selection of summer artisan cheeses, chutney, quince & crackers
Guests are welcome to order additional courses and side dishes. A 10% service charge will be added for extras.
Option one of the Big Deal is priced at £29 and is valid for bookings Sunday to Friday and Saturday afternoons. Option two is £39 and is valid on Saturday evenings.
TripAdvisor reviewers have shared plenty of praise for Chez Mal, including the following, edited for length:
‘...on arrival we were impressed with the decor at reception with dark velvet style and candles, was quite gothic however very bright down stairs with modern bright atmosphere and quite cosy. The food was very nice… the staff very pleasant and accommodating, coming round regularly to make sure everyone received good service, very impressed.’
‘The service we received from Bartek and the other staff here was first class… we will definitely go back.’
‘We had a lovely meal tonight at Chez Mal. Food was excellent, especially the chicken liver mousse, salmon fishcakes and the steak frite. Our Waitress, Julia, was a gem…’
Chez Mal offers the best of both worlds — the glamour of a dramatic venue with the relaxed experience of brasserie dining. So it goes without saying that this would make a lovely and thoughtful treat for the food lover in your life.
Plus as this offer is available until the end of October, they will have plenty of time to take advantage of it.