Friday, 1 December 2017

Miller & Carter Steakhouse // Southampton



In August, Southampton saw Miller and Carter open one of their much loved steakhouses and they invited Arran and I to try it out for ourselves. We took advantage of my parents offering to babysit and booked in to enjoy our first night out as parents where we enjoyed prosecco and the most delicious meal. We already can't wait to go back, just look at the menu - Miller & Carter!



After ordering our drinks and toasting our newborn, we got to the important part, the menu. Jade, our server for the evening was fantastic from the minute she handed us our menus. From checking if it was a special occasion to making me feel so comfortable and relaxed about leaving our little one for the first time, she really made our evening so much easier and memorable. We'd already decided we would go all out with three courses, it was just a case of choosing what to have as there was so much we wanted to try after recommendations from my parents who had visited the weekend before.

We started with the Bread Board Platter (£5.95) which was served with marinated olives, a blend of olive oil & balsamic vinegar, pesto and smoked beef dripping butter followed by starters of Cluck & Duck Wings (£6.50), sticky chilli-hoisin glazed chicken & duck wings served with buttermilk ranch dressing and dressed slaw and Salt & Pepper Calamari (£6.75) served with a chipotle chilli mayonnaise. The portion sizes were perfect for starters, it's just enough to get you ready for your main and we both thoroughly enjoyed ours. I always order the calamari wherever I go and this was definitely one of the best, lots of flavour, not the slightest bit greasy and it went perfectly with the accompanying sauce.



Arran and I both ordered steaks from the Off the Bone section with Arran opting for the 12oz Ribeye (£23.95) while I tried the 8oz Bistro Rump (£17.50). I can't even explain how good it was not to eat a steak that was really well done now I'm not pregnant! Each of the steaks are served with parsley butter, seasoned fries, a slice of onion loaf and balsamic glazed beef tomato along with that famed lettuce wedge in your choice of dressing and a steak sauce if you fancy it. We also ordered a side of Garlic Button Mushrooms (£2.95) to go with our main. Both of the steaks were cooked to order and the flavour that came through was exquisite, we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals with appreciative ahhs all the way through. There was not one complaint that could be made. 

Jade checked on us throughout the evening making sure we were happy and our drinks were topped up. Having been to the restaurant that was there before Miller & Carter, it was interesting to see how well they've utilised the space, the interior was gorgeous and the way it was set out hid the fact it was so big which was great when wanting an intimate meal. 



After letting our steak bellies settle we got stuck into dessert! There was lots I wanted to try from the Chocolate Hazelnut Bomb to the Cheese board but I eventually settled on the Chocolate Brownie because I knew Arran wouldn't let me have a piece of his, he doesn't share brownies! The Rich Chocolate Brownie (£5.95) is served warm with vanilla bean ice cream, rich Belgian chocolate sauce and a dark chocolate & pistachio shard. I cannot begin to explain how chocolatey rich this was but omg, it was worth every bite and the food baby that promptly appeared afterwards. 

After finishing up our desserts well I did, the brownie defeated Arran, we drank our coffees and just sat back. It's been a long time since we've been in a restaurant that hasn't rushed you through your meal and out the door as it's near to close of service or they've over booked. We had such a lovely evening, it was just so enjoyable. We honestly cannot wait to visit again. 

If you head over to my Instagram, alicespake tomorrow 2nd December 2017, you can enter to win a £50 voucher for Miller & Carter so you can try it out for yourself. Don't miss out!


Complimentary meal for the purpose of review - see disclaimer for more information.
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24 comments

  1. Good Lord! I'm now craving steak and a brownie and I haven't even had breakfast yet!! It sounds like the perfect place to go for a treat meal xx

    Beautylymin

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  2. My mouth is watering just thinking about eating this food, it sounds amazing!! x

    Gemma Louise

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  3. I had an amazing experience when I went last week for Jack’s Birthday. The food was delicious!

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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    1. We were so impressed and can't wait to go back again xx

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS. Thanks for that, I am now starving lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  5. Omg that’s made my stomach rumble. The Calamari sounds amazing, that is so what I’d order. Need to try this menu ASAP!! X

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    1. It was so yummy, Megan! You would love it! xx

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  6. Wow - it all sounds and looks delicious!!! There’s one of these near me...I think I’d better book a table!!
    Em x
    https://t.co/bBoutlNVDs

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    1. Definitely do it! We were so impressed xx

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  7. Oh my gosh the chocolate hazelnut bomb sounds heavenly and the brownie looks lovely! 😍

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    1. I want to try the Hazelnut bomb next time xx

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  8. The food here looks amazing, I just wish we had one locally! x

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    1. Ah that is such a shame, that you don't! xx

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  9. I think I'll be dreaming about that brownie tonight haha! x

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    1. Me too, I could totally eat it again xx

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  10. I don't think I've ever been to a Miller and Carter, the steaks look gorgeous though and I've never been much of a steak girl!! x

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    1. It was so delicious, I can't wait to go back xx

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  11. I read this post the other day on my phone so couldn't comment but I loved this post!! Miller and Carter is one of my favourite places to eat, mainly because a rare steak is my favourite item of food ever, and because the onion loaf is the best thing since sliced bread.

    Abi | abistreetx

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    1. Haha thanks for coming back to comment! I loved the onion loaf too! xx

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  12. There is nothing better than a good steakhouse & this place looks absolutely amazing! x

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    1. Completely agree with you! Can't beat a bit of steak xx

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