Steakout has been around for a good few years now and was one of the earlier proper “Steak House” style restaurants in the halal sector. Many of our friends have visited various locations with a mixed bag of reviews, not sure why we have not been here before. We were in the area and thought we would visit the harrow branch, we didn’t book and just rolled up, the place was relatively busy but had a couple of tables free.
On to the meat….
We got seated in a nice booth, the selection of food is good, the main five cuts of steak (Sirloin, Fillet, Rump, T-Bone and Rib Eye), they also have a Philly cheese steak, a chicken and beef skewer and fish. There is also a selection of chicken, pies, vegi and burgers including beef and chicken buttermilk.
We ordered a couple of 200g sirloin steaks, some lamb chops and a cheese burger with some buffalo wings to start with. The service was friendly and fast and all the food came out straight off the grill fresh and hot.
The buffalo wings (£4.95) were excellent, nice white meat on on the inside with a crisp outer and covered with a delicious buffalo sauce and a blue cheese dip, very well made indeed. The lamb chops (£8.95) were equally as nice, charred very nicely and soft and succulent on the inside and flavoured with a good spice mixture complimenting the lamb well. Coming here I was expecting a average level of quality, taste and authenticity but so far everything was very good.
I ordered a Sirloin steak (£16.95) with spicy rice but also ate some of the burger and fries. All the steaks can come either as plain or covered with their own braai recipe sauce and we were also told the meats are quality selected and aged meats. We chose the plain options as I prefer to taste the beef. To be honest I was pleasantly surprised how good the the steak actually was, charred outside, very soft and delicious piece of meat, pink in the middle, juicy and amazingly easy to cut. The fries were also good, crunchy outer and light fluffy inside.
The cheese burger (£8.95) was also surprisingly good, as the main focus seems to be steaks I thought the burgers were maybe an after thought just to have more variety on the menu but that is not the case at all, the beef patty was tasty and juicy and just the right consistency (not too course or smooth) the bun was okay, an average kind of bun and did not taste like the usual semi brioche buns used at gourmet burger restaurants. The patty was slightly more cooked than I would have liked but that was the way it was ordered (not by me).
Prices were not the cheapest but considering the quality and taste they are well priced.
Overall we were all very satisfied with everything, the food and service was were very good with a nice relaxed environment. I saw some other tables having some of the bigger burgers with extra toppings, chicken burgers and desserts which I will be coming back to try for sure.
All the food here is HMC certified halal and there is no non halal items and nor is their any alcohol.