I am big fan of eating out, when I got the opportunity to travel to London for the weekend I was relishing the chance of having some great meals out. I particularly love a good steak so began my hunt for the best steak house in London.
Gillray's was my first choice; everywhere I looked I found fantastic reviews for both the food and the service. The dining experience was quintessentially English, I was lucky enough to have a window seat with fantastic views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. I went for a fillet steak that was 35-day dry aged Hereford Cattle from the Duke of Devonshire's estate in Yorkshire. Gillray's is all about the quality of the meat. A would highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good hunk of meat.
Hawksmoor Seven Dials
Hawksmoor Seven Dials was my choice for round two. I learnt they take their steak so seriously they even have a steak club, how could I not check this out? It was a tad pricey but what you expect for a high end restaurant. The steaks are served classic with all the sides and trimmings having to be ordered separately. Loved my steak and I am now a proud member of a steak club.
So which restaurant would you name London's best steakhouse? Join the discussion in the comments, and let us know.
Ben you've restored my faith. I've lived in London all my life and buy excellent meat from my local butcher so would rarely eat a steak in a restaurant. Also I'm always amazed at how the ubiquitious Angus and Aberdeen Steak Houses, with their retro red velvet banquettes, are always packed out - probably with tourists who don't realise how dire they are. Walking through Leicester Square a few weeks ago there were actually queues to get into one of these establishments.