Best steak in London 2016: the finest cuts in the capital

DATE: 14 Apr 2016 | BY
Steak Gordon Ramsay's Maze restaurant, London The succulent steak on offer at Gordon Ramsay's Maze restaurant

We’ve sourced (not sauced) the best steak restaurants in London, offering quality and succulent cuts that melt in the mouth. Vegetarians, look away now...

Raise the steaks and treat your inner carnivore to a slap-up meal in one of London’s top steak restaurants, as picked by our team of taste enthusiasts. Whether you’re on the hunt for a medium-rare slab or clean cut fillet that’s oozing blood, you needn’t look any further than our list below to find the best steak in town.

Flat Iron

Flat Iron is a stylish steak house situated just off Regent Street, in the heart of London’s West End. It’s worth noting that they don’t take bookings, but if you’re prepared to wait (30-40 mins, depending on the day and time) you're in for a real treat. There’s only one thing on the menu (steak) and one price (£10), so you know what you’re getting the moment you enter.

The only things that need any thought is how you want your meat cooked and what sides you want with it. We recommend the the tripple-cooked chips, creamed spinach or roast aubergine (our personal favourite). There is also a burger option for those who don't fancy a slab, but really, if you're going to pick that over a quality steak, you may as well not bothering entering at all. 

Flat Iron 17 Beak Street, London W1F 9RW 

The Heliot Steakhouse

Love chips with your meal? Then this is the restaurant for you (except they serve a different type of chip). Located in Leicester Square’s infamous Hippodrome Casino, there’s great food and after dinner fun to be had at Heliot Steakhouse, which boasts a rich menu of succulent steaks, including New York strip with house fries – our personal favourite.

White meat options are also on the menu, including market fish with roasted peppers and wild rocket and roast corn-fed chicken with braised gem, so you don’t have to be a red meat-munching carnivor to enjoy this hidden gem. Don't worry about the bill either - you can re-fill your wallet with just a couple rounds on the tables (assuming you win). 

The Heliot SteakhouseCranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH

Marco Pierre White Steak & Alehouse

Amid the hustle and bustle of London’s Square Mile sits Marco Pierre White’s Steak & Alehouse, a hot spot for business lunches and Friday night feasts. Beef is sourced from UK cattle and is aged for up to 21 days on the bone, resulting in tender steaks that melt in the mouth. If you’re not in the mood for something red, the restaurant also serves a wide selection of white meat options, and caters for vegetarians, so no one in your party will miss out. But hurry: tables get snapped up pretty quickly.

Marco Pierre White Steak & AlehouseEast India House, 109-117 Middlesex Street, Bishopsgate, E1 7JF

Meat People

If the name didn't give it away, Meat Peopl is a self-confessed meat mad restaurant and a favourite among locals. Based in Islington, this restaurant isn't shy when it comes to the butcher's choice: the menu is filled with several meat options, from steaks to lamb shank and even slow roasted pork belly. We opted for the steak (of course) which was fantastic - fresh and cooked exactly to our taste. We recommend the hand-cut chips, free-range fried eggs and mushroom sides. Combined, they went down a real treat. The laid-back atmosphere puts you instantly at ease, while the fresh ingredients and exquisite attention to detail will leave you wanting for nothing.

Meat People 4-6 Essex Road, London N1 8LN 

Shaka Zulu

Looking for a culinary adventure? Head to Shaka Zulu. This South African restaurant serves everything from beefsteak fillets to ostrich, zebra and springbok, a type of antelope (we personally recommend the ostrich, which has a slightly richer taste than beef). Side dishes include Cape Malay Yellow Rice (a must-try), samp and beans and peri-peri fries. The cocktail list is also worth raving about, while the décor is second to none.

Shaka Zulu, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AB  

Hix Oyster & Chop House

Just a short walking distance from London’s famous Smithfield meat market, Hix Oyster & Chop House is a classy but traditional affair. It specialises in seasonal dishes from the British Isles, as well other dinner table staples, such as sausage and mash, and err, fish fingers (if you're in the mood for something with bite, the Hanger steak comes highly recommended).

The service is also a something to rave about; staff are friendly and even bring out a small selection of meats so you can try before you buy. Heaven. 

Hix Oyster & Chop House 36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street EC1M 6BN 


Gaucho

Grill Gaucho is a famous name around London, with several restaurants dotted around the capital. The Argentinean beef undergoes a 35-day wet ageing process for a lean, rich flavour, and there's a variety of cuts to pick from, including the delectable Churrasco de Lomo fillet steak.

As you'd expect prices are on the high side, but for a special occasion or celebration, the warm aura of Gaucho is hard to ignore. 

Gaucho 89 Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3DX  


Hawksmoor Seven Dials

Ask any steak loving-Londoner for a decent cut of beef and they’ll point you in the direction of Hawksmoor. With an enviable reputation as one of the best restaurants in the capital, all Hawksmoor’s beef is reared right here in Britain - and to fabulous effect.

Each steak is cooked simply but to perfection, while the exemplary service will have you coming back again, week after week (if you can afford it). Top marks all round.

Hawksmoor 11 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JG

Rango's steak The sizzling steak on offer at Rango's


Rango's Hot Stone Kitchen

This Holborn eatery is the place to go if you like your food hot hot hot. At Rango’s your meal will be served on a bed of heated lava rock so you can cook it to taste and ensure every mouthful is hot and fresh. As well as the fillet steak - a must-try - Rango’s is famed for its cocktails and sizzling atmosphere. One for a special occasion.

Rango's Hot Stone Kitchen 59 Mount Pleasant, Holborn, London WC1X 0AY


Roxie Steak

Our top-rated London steak restaurant scoops the honour as much for its food, as for its chilled, casual and friendly vibe. The menu is extensive and reasonably priced, while the meat-sharing platter is a must if you want to try a bit of everything to start. The food is outstanding and cooked exactly to order, making this hidden gem well worth a visit.

Roxie Steak , 803 Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 5HE 


The Bull Steak Expert

The Bull Steak Expert is hands down one of the finest steak restaurants in London. It’s pricey, but the mouthwatering selection of Argentine steaks and complementing wines will satisfy even the most hard-nosed connoisseur. The service is great and the quality of food second-to-none. Plus, the venue - in the heart of central London - is convenient for most occasions.

The Bull Steak Expert 54 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PD


JW Steakhouse

This typical American steakhouse is full of character and situated within a stone’s throw of Hyde Park. The dry-aged American steaks are mouth-wateringly good, while the JW Onion Rings are to die for.

Add in the specially selected wines and chopped side salads and you’ve got one of the best steak restaurants in the capital.

JW Steakhouse 86 Park Lane, London W1K 7TN 


Goodman

Goodman is a New York steakhouse situated in the heart of Mayfair, that prides itself on its dry-aged, hand cut meats that are cooked to perfection over charcoal. Though the menu isn’t cheap, you’ll soon find that you get what you pay for, with a delicious selection of mouth-watering meats and incredible truffle chips. Perfect for a celebratory occasion, this authentic American steakhouse is a must-see, must-taste experience.

Goodman 26 Maddox Street, London W1S 1HQ 


Maze

Gordon Ramsay's Maze Maze is situated in the heart of Central London

The classy Maze Grill is owned and run by TV chef Gordon Ramsay. The décor is immediately inviting, while the American steakhouse-style menu uses the best British ingredients and fabulous rare breed beef.

The 28-day dry-aged steaks are cooked over charcoal for a real American taste, complemented brilliantly by the wine and cocktail selection. Tried and tested, Ramsay gets it right once again.

Maze 10 - 13 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP 

Marco Pierre White Kings Road Steakhouse & Grill

Marco Pierre White’s second London steakhouse is located in the heart of Chelsea on the famous Kings Road. The restaurant is always buzzing and is a favourite among locals, tourists and you might even spot some celebrities enjoying the food there.

All of the steak served at Marco Pierre White Kings Road Steakhouse & Grill is sourced by Aubrey Allen from the top 10% of British beef herds. The menu boasts an array of classic steak cuts as well as fish dishes and a vegetarian dish of the day for the less carnivorous. 

Marco Pierre White Kings Road Steakhouse & Grill, 386 Kings Rd, London SW3 5UZ

Barbecoa

Barbecoa dry-ages its handpicked cuts for anything up to 70 days. Run by Jamie Oliver and with gorgeous views over St Paul’s, each steak is marinated in a delicious selection of ingredients. The huge 1.1kg rib eye for two will leave even the biggest eaters totally satisfied, while the vast selection of wines, cocktails and whiskeys allow you to wash it all down in style.

Barbecoa, 20 New Change Passage, London EC4M 9AG

Comedor Grill & Bar

Argentina is world renowned for its steaks and at Comedor Grill & Bar you can enjoy carefully selected meat cooked the Argentinean way. All of the steaks prepared at the restaurant are sourced from top organic suppliers and are brushed with a delicious, authentic chimichurri marinade. Whether you prefer fillet, sirloin or rump steak, at the Comedor Grill & Bar you are guaranteed top quality steak cooked to your liking. If you’re feeling very (very) hungry then this London steakhouse caters to you with their 700g Churrasco on the bone steak; probably best to hold the chips with that one!

Comedor Grill & Bar, 176 Upper Street, London N1 1RG

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