The Pier has undergone a huge £.4.7 million transformation and has recently opened its doors to the public. It is so wonderful to see The Pier reformed to its former glory with The 1873 restaurant, The Promanade Public House and Tea Room now open. The large ballroom, which can cater for 280 diners has yet to have its grand opening. On this occassion, Clark and I agreed a date night was well over due and with The Pier newly opened, we just had to see for ourselves the special transformation.
We took full advantage of the warm, late summer evening, and strolled leisurely down the promenade, appreciating the warm air, gentle waves and grandness of The Pier standing tall and proud.
Once greeted by the doormen on the front gates, we excitedly made our way up The Pier, eagerly anticipating to discover the transformation.
The restaurant is sleek and modern, yet classic with embellished chandeliers and traditional white tablecloths.
The 1873 Restaurant has been decked out with impressive floor to ceiling windows, showcasing the east side of The Pier, with an outlook over The River Humber and to the horizon beyond.
Once seated, we were introduced to our waitress for evening and selected a bottle of Ugni Blanc Les Courtance, a fresh crisp white wine. We had already sussed out the menu and had our heart set on seafood options.
Glass of wine in hand, we mused over the marvellous view. Artists, such as Michael Buble, were playing softly in the background, creating a sophisticated yet relaxing ambiance.
Our waitress took our orders shortly after our arrival and we were offered a selection of freshly baked bread to enjoy while awaiting our starters.
Clark opted for Seared Diver Caught King Scallops, served with curried cauliflower, compressed cucumber sorrel and coriander cress. Not only were they presented beautifully they tasted exquisite.
The starters set the meal off perfectly and set the standard for what was in store for us.
Nothing was too much for the attentive staff, seamlessly refilling our glasses when needed.
For mains, Clark ordered Grilled Fillet of Lemon Sole, served on the bone with thyme and hazelnut gremolata, parsnip puree, razor clam and sea vegetable salad with leek oil.
Clark thoroughly enjoyed his main, particulary enjoying the parsnip puree, which complemented the fish beautifully. I loved that it came served with a razor clam and a sea vegetable salad as it gave a real taste of the sea, apposed to serving with traditional garden vegetables. This dish was really special and by far the star of the show.
Clark ordered Chocolate and Orange Tart, served with salted caramel and hazelnuts. The tart was extremely rich and tasty. The silky texture of the chocolate contrasted wonderfully with the tangy orange and crunch of the hazelnuts.
We could have indulged in the view all night long.
The view cannot be missed at this time of night as the colourful lights create a beautiful ambiance.
Thank you for reading.
Much love, The Hungry Little Lady x