Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching (so goes the saying).
Good sentiment, but we disagree. We think it should be DINE as if no one is watching. Because a delicious dinner beats an awkward Macarena any day of the week.
And that’s why we’re excited that chic city centre restaurant Chez Mal is offering a two course meal for two from their new summer selection, plus a glass of Prosecco or a cocktail each.
Housed in a dramatic building that was once a Greek Orthodox church, Chez Mal is a very atmospheric dining spot.
With a glittering domed ceiling, vibrant murals and relaxed brasserie-style service, this cosmopolitan city centre venue is ideal for both chilled out meals and special occasions alike.
The kitchen team is led by Head Chef John Burns, who has helped to oversee an exciting new set of dishes for summer.
This deal lets you sample them seven days a week at various times.
Two courses with a drink
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to have a starter and main course or main course and dessert from Mal’s new 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.
Sample the flavours of summer
The seasonal prix fixe menu is as follows:
Soup of day
Charred mackerel, heritage tomato ceviche & coriander
Chicken liver mousse, spiced tomato chutney, rose wine jelly & toasted brioche
Signature summer salad, sautéed chorizo, Beauvale blue cheese, crisp Romaine lettuce, avocado, apple, cherry tomatoes & buttermilk ranch dressing
Summer stew of grilled Merguez sausages, cannellini beans, tomatoes, parsley, garlic & grilled Altamura bread
Seared soy glazed salmon, crunchy hot & sour salad, toasted cashew nuts, red chilli, poussé & crisp gem lettuce
Sticky BBQ rack of pork ribs, pickled vegetables, roast sweet potatoes & chipotle mayonnaise
Tomato & mozzarella spaghetti, basil, black olives & Parmesan cheese
Valrhona chocolate truffle torte, crème fraîche & fresh raspberries
Poached English strawberries, Champagne & mint jelly, stem ginger shortbread
Warm apricot & almond tart, Amaretto crème
Seasonal fromage slate, fruit chutney & crackers
Please note that this menu is subject to change.
Guests are welcome to order additional courses and side dishes. A 10% service charge will be added for extras.
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 receives 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…’
Enjoy a chic meal at Chez Mal
Chez Mal offers the best of both worlds – the glamour of a dramatic venue with the relaxed experience of brasserie dining. So if you fancy an intimate meal with your other half, than snap up this offer for two courses and a drink each.
Given that Chez Mal is within handy distance of various theatres, this deal would also be perfect for a pre-theatre dinner. Whatever your reason, get ready to tuck into Chef Burns’s new seasonal menu while toasting summer with a cocktail or glass of fizz.