He was cooking’s ‘enfant terrible’, the UK’s first ‘celebrity chef’ and at 33 the youngest to be awarded three Michelin stars.

Now after pop-up stints at the Southampton Boat Show Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill will be a permanent feature at one of the city’s top hotels.

Opening at the Grand Harbour Hotel on West Quay Road the 146 cover eatery is billed as “affordable glamour” serving “a mix of childhood favourites and modern day delicacies, ranging from Welsh rarebit, chicken kiev to baked camembert and a selection of 28-day aged native breed steaks”.

Guests can expect “sumptuous, relaxed surroundings and a range of menu options that offer something for every palate and budget”.

Marco said: “We’ve received some great feedback from those who visited us during the Southampton Boat Show, and it’s great to now be bringing visitors a permanent restaurant. I’m incredibly excited to spend more time in the region, and to watch this new restaurant unfold.

“My restaurants are not stuffy and pretentious; instead they are about enjoying your evening, with excellent food and drink in luxurious, relaxed surroundings and quite simply having a good time.

“That’s the kind of experience that our guests in Southampton can look forward to, with something to suit every taste and budget. I call it affordable glamour and we hope it’s an experience our guests will want to return to again and again.”

Nick Taplin, CEO of Black & White Hospitality, said: “We’ve hosted several pop-up eateries at The Grand Harbour Hotel over the years, and we feel it is the perfect location to showcase the impressive Steakhouse Bar & Grill brand, with excellent food and drink at pricing to suit all budgets. We’re delighted to be expanding our steakhouse offering to Southampton.”

Lara Beechey, general manager at The Grand Harbour Hotel, added: “We have no doubt we’re the perfect venue for Marco’s steakhouse and we’re delighted to be bringing this exciting concept to Southampton for diners to enjoy.”

Steakhouse Bar & Grill is one of White’s five brands. The Southampton restaurant will be the 16th in the Steakhouse Bar and Grill brand.

Opening in May the new restaurant will be the chef’s 33rd and the 16th in his Steakhouse Bar & Grill brand.

Black and White Hospitality Management Ltd -the company which owns the franchises-has grown from eight restaurants in March 2014 to 32 in October 2016.