REVIEW DATE: 14 NOVEMBER 2017
Found this steakhouse by chance while in East London (near Westfield shopping centre) From the outside it looked pretty small but inside they have loads of space, we were greeted and taken care of in a friendly manner although our waitress seemed to be new and did not know any of the answers to questions we asked. They have a variety of steaks, meats, burgers and sides, the meats are cooked with a Josper grill which they boast about, not sure if it makes much of as difference.
And on to the food…
We started with the “English Pie Trio” £8 and the “Wings” £6, the starters were probably the nicest part of the whole experience for us, the wings were nicely grilled and glazed with honey and Jelapeno sauce, quite different to other wings, the honey has caramelisedand thickened up the sauce and jelapenos added a nice mild kick.
The trio of pies were a selection of three mini pies (minced beef and onion pie, Cornish pasty & a scotch egg) all were rather nice, tasty filling with a good pastry crust and with a side of gravy. I would recommend trying this if you like pies.
For this part we ordered the “Proper Cheeseburger” £13, “Serloin Steak” £18.50 and the “London Philly Steak” £13. I ordered the steak to be done medium but came very rare, I tried eating it but it was too raw for my liking so the steak was given back, the meat is supposed to be dry aged grass fed etc but it tasted very average to me, I didn’t really like the flavour and the meat was quite tough to chew.
The burger an average burger too, a bit dense, nothing special about it. The halal burger scene has grown massively in the last few years and this did not come close to any of the top contenders.
Finally the London Philly steak which was a spin on the classic American Philly steak sandwich, this one is basically a hot dog bun with strips of beef and topped with onions, cheese sauce & jalapenos. I was quite excited to try this and again found it slightly underwhelming, to be honest it was nice but let down because of the beef, it was chewy and the gristle parts were hard and off putting.
Our experience was not one that would be urging us to return any time soon. The best part of our meal were the starters which were tastier and better prepared that the mains. The food is all halal and is verified via the management and is also stated on the website, the restaurant has a lot of seating and is child friendly including a children’s menu.
No alcohol is served here, they have a variety of shakes, mocktails and soft drinks. But some were not available when we visited.