London's Best Steak Restaurants: Post Isolation
When it comes to steak it's fair to say that it's not just the way it is cooked but more about the flavour and the story of how it journeyed to your plate. We present our list of the best steakhouses in London that will make your mouth drool, because here at Vingt Sept steak is not just a dish, it's an experience.
Hix & Oyster Chophouse
Covered in artwork by Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, Mark Hix MBE presents Hix & Oyster Chophouse located in London's Farringdon with a mix of decor and a wall looking distinctively like an abattoir to ensure diners appreciate what is on their plate. Signature starters include the Hix Rock Oysters and the Native Loch Oysters caught in fresh running water from Essex to the north of the country, these are best paired with the Hix Pinot Moët or the Chardonnay Pinot Noir both made in the UK, with fabulous Tracey Emin etchings on some of the bottles.
Two great steaks to try include the Angus Beef and Shorthorn; the Shorthorn is similar to Wagyu however without the daily massage, the cattle are grass-fed and free-range which adds to the flavour, the beef is then aged in Pink Himalayan Salt for 30 days. Another great addition to the menu is the sharing rib steak full of flavour and best-served medium.
Price rating £££
Address: 36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross St, Farringdon, London EC1M 6BN
34 Mayfair is located just off Grosvenor Square in London's Mayfair, known for serving only the best cuts of beef and creating a culinary fine dining experience for politicians, artists and the creme de la creme of the city the restaurant is one for the fine dining bucket list. The establishment bring a range of Britain's original heritage breeds such as the Black Angus, Dexter and the Shetland to your table.
Head Chef John Edwards introduces international influences to the menu including the A5 Japanese Wagyu and a diverse selection of wine from across the world.
Purely a fine dining experience is sure to be experienced, as you are greeted through the deco doors of this elegant Upper Eastside-esque venue where the walls are covered in etchings by Tracey Emin in the Emin room.
For those of you not ready to jump onto the Wagyu, the Bone-in Rib Eye from the Saltcoats of Scotland is a must, accompanied by a side of our choice, the tenderstem broccoli with chilli and almonds. Compliment your steak with the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon which is rich in flavour,
Price rating ££££
Address: 34 Restaurant, 34 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HD
Jones Family Kitchen
Nestled in the beautiful and historic Eccleston Yard in Belgravia, the restaurant breaths an air of relaxation with low lighting to create a calm ambiance away from the hustle and bustle of London.
Members of The Jone's Family presented us with their flavoursome signature Salt Beef in Kimchi as a starter. All steaks are from grass-fed cattle and dry-aged for a minimum of 28 days by The Ginger Pig ensuring quality cuts of beef arrive at your plate. The Fillet Steak melts in the mouth and the truffled macaroni and cheese add a modern twist to the meal.
Price rating £££
Arlo’s launched in 2016 with the goal of bringing their different butcher’s cuts to London’s neighbourhoods, their beef is sourced from British native breeds in farms which raise the cattle on a natural diet of grass and hay.
Walking into the cosy restaurant it feels like you are in a rustic farmhouse in the countryside with an open kitchen and a homely atmosphere. Starters to sample include the crispy Halloumi marinated in ginger and chilli and the hot smoked Chorizo.
When it comes to steak Arlo's Try Them All is a great option for those of you that have trouble deciding which of your favourites to have. The three favourite cuts include the juicy yet tender Bavette; Hanger - which is lean and tender offering full flavour; and of course the staple Sirloin. All steak cuts are from traditional native breeds.
Price rating ££
Address: 1 Ramsden Rd, Balham, London SW12 8QX
Omnino Brazilian Barbeque
Argentinian beef is rightly held in high regard across the globe, and at Omnino Steakhouse these prime cuts hold center stage. At the sister restaurant Omnino Brazilian Barbecue the focus is on the use of other cuts primarily from Brazilian Zebu cattle. Sustainability is the focus of head chef Eduardo, seeking to utilise the less-considered cuts alongside the classic Picanha and Maminha, with a particularly expansive selection of 12 types of meat from the grill available on the evening menu, 6 at lunch. This is not the place to go for all you can eat cheap meat, but a place to savour quality meats well prepared alongside a thoughtful spread of tapas showcasing a range of cuisine from across Brazil, designed and changing on a monthly basis and lead by the chefs to entertain their creative culinary desires.
Price rating ££
After the success of their other branches, Flat Iron presents their newly opened Liverpool Street location at Bevis Marks and they've extended the menu beyond the classic options known to many, with the inclusion of the Barley Native Breed Ribeye. This addition is mouth-watering and well seasoned, it is best served medium or medium/rare accompanied by the restaurant's famous dripping chips.
The flavorsome cuts of beef are sourced directly from Flat Iron's own herd near Thirsk in North Yorkshire. This is definitely worth a visit for flavour and affordability.
Price rating ££
Address: 19 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7JA
The Ivy Soho Brasserie
Located in the heart of Soho on Broadwick Street, The Ivy Soho Brasserie is a laid back yet intimate venue offering sophistication. The art-deco yet modern decor provides an opportunity to forget that you are indeed in the heart of London and dining on one of the busiest streets of the capital.
Starters to sample include the Seared Atlantic Scallops nestled on a bed of smoked cauliflower purée, with the addition of capers, lemon, golden raisins, and a samphire tempura.
For the main, the Ribeye on the bone served medium/rare is a succulent well-flavoured option accompanied by creamed spinach and toasted pine nuts.
Address: 26-28 Broadwick Street, W1F 8JB London