All posts tagged: steak

The Meat Co. Steakhouse

Where The Meat Co Steakhouse What South African influenced restaurant, The Meat Co, launched in London in 2008. It caters for meat lovers who yearn for a steak house with style. Experience It was a Thursday night and the weekend was fast approaching. I needed to go shopping all week and, as usual, the London hustle got the better of me. The Meat Co is situated ideally on the approach to Westfield Shopping Centre in Sheppard’s Bush. What better place to meet my friend for a steak dinner with an hour to spare to run my errands? I met my friend Kim, bags in hand, at the downstairs bar. The deluxe decor of rich patterned furniture and tribal hangings immediately took me away to somewhere exotic. The restaurant is situated upstairs via a grand staircase, but there is always the option of ordering snacks at the bar if you are just after a post-shopping bite. Our waiter for the evening, Professor, quickly recommended The Jungle Bear cocktail. It did just fine for a sweet toothed …

Chicken, Steak and Art at Hixter Bankside

Where Hixter, Bankside What The newest restaurant from Mark Hix. The concept is simple – chicken or steak to share. Mighty-marbled Himalayan salt dry-aged steak from hand-selected cows and barn-reared chicken from Swainson House Farm in Lancashire. Starters and puddings change with the seasons. Mark’s Bar, the latest outpost of Mark Hix’s award-winning cocktail bar is located in the basement, serving cocktails that champion British drinks’ producers. The experience A few years ago I worked on the PR team for Hix, so I know the concept of the restaurants well. Since I was on the scene, Mark’s portfolio has increased to include Tramshed, HIX Mayfair, Hixter City and now Hixter Bankside. The food concept is pared back and simple dishes, cooked well with excellent quality ingredients. What sets Marks restaurants out from other steak and chicken restaurants is the stylish surroundings. It’s no secret that Mark is friends with the art crowd, and as a result, beautiful and let’s just say interesting artwork adorns the walls. My favourite was in the loos. As I was leaving …

Recipe – Steak San Marino

This is the first in a series of recipes that I will be posting from a challenge that my ex boyfriend and I set ourselves when the Olympics came to London – we attempted to cook a dish from every country that took part in the games and called the challenge Eat the Olympics. We only made it to 170 something out of 204 but had some incredible experiences along the way, including a supper club and trips to Marrakech and Brazil. Steak San Marino was one of our favourites and we scored it gold. Ingredients: 1kg topside beef steaks Plain flour 2 tsp salt 2 tsp ground black pepper 1 x tin chopped tomatoes 100ml red wine 1 medium onion 4 carrots 3 tsp dried mixed herbs 1 bay leaf 1 tbsp hot sauce Method: 1. Peel and chop into chunks the onion and carrots 2. Cut the steak into four serving portions 3. Combine the flour and salt and pepper and coat the steaks with the flour mix. Coat the bottom of an oven proof …

Bones, Kingsland Road

Where Bones, Kingsland Road What A new all-day restaurant from Joff and Simeon Goodman, the guys behind the fabulous organic and fairtrade store, The Grocery. Situated on Kingsland Road, the restaurant showcases dishes both off and on-the-bone, be it falling off, braised, racked, rotisseried, just picked, pulled or plucked. The experience For me, Kingsland Road has been a go to place for many things; whether that be a cocktail at Jaguar Shoes, a dance at Catch, or a delicious hearty Vietnamese meal at one of the many Vietnamese restaurants on the strip. But now, I shall remember it as an awesome place to go whenever I have a meat craving. I visited Bones a few weeks ago and tried what felt like most of the dishes on offer. There are dishes to share and we tried an amazing Tuscan panzanella salad with tomato, roasted red onions, croutons and garlic and roasted aubergine with feta, pomegranate, chilli and tahini dressing. We also shared the amazing burrata starter with basil oil, chilli flakes and sourdough bread, plus …

The Grill on the Market

A few weeks ago I heard about the new brunch offering at The Grill on the Market. I am a huge fan of brunch as it is but one thing in particular caught my eye – unlimited Prosecco for the duration of your meal. I desperately wanted to visit so I arranged a date with my friend Gabriela on Saturday to enjoy a late lunch and a few glasses of bubbly. We were presented with a glass on arrival and topped up constantly for the duration of our meal. We enjoyed starters – I had beetroot cured salmon salad with a horseradish cream and Gabriela opted for the crunchy calamari. We both plumped for a Hereford rare breed fillet steak for main, which was served with skin on chips, mixed greens and a side salad to share. We also both had the rhubarb fool for dessert, which arrived in a tall glass and consisted of jelly, chantilly cream and crunchy poached rhubarb. We were dining next to a group of girls and occasionally one would …